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「一緒に入っちゃう?」 (Issho ni Haicchau?)
“Go In Together?”

Chizuru brings Kouta to her mother’s onsen inn, but isn’t pleased that Nozomu and the others have tagged along. Upon entering, everyone is greeted by Chizuru’s mother, Tamamo, and Yukihana, much to their surprise. After settling all the confusion, everyone relaxes for a bit before dinner, with Kouta, Chizurua, and Nozumu taking a dip into the onsen. While Chizuru is in angst for not being allowed to bath with Kouta and Nozomu is happily playing with her rubber ducks, Tamamo comes by the men’s bath and offers to wash Kouta’s back so that they can talk a bit about Chizuru. Overhearing those two, Chizuru tries to get over to the men’s bath, but soon finds out that a barrier has been erected. (…ahem, pun not intended.) As Tamamo takes things further, she transforms to her kyuubi (九尾), i.e. nine-tailed, kitsune form, but Chizuru breaks through the barrier with her kitsune form and protests.

During dinner, Chizuru isn’t present after being locked away somewhere, so the others start to eat first while Tamamo and Yukihana serve them Kubito, a medicinal drink that supposedly rejuvenates youkai, but acts as a “small” love at first sight potion on humans. Chizuru soon breaks out of the basket she was stuffed into and hurries to Kouta, but finds him completey infatuated with Nozomu at that point. Tayura passes by and hears of this side effect on humans, so he decides to get Akane to drink with him. Meanwhile, back with Kouta and the others, Chizuru is desperately trying to win Kouta back, but is unsuccessful as he and Nozomu sneak around the inn to do ecchi things together. After Kouta tells Chizuru to leave the two of them alone, she gets depressed and runs off.

With Kouta and Nozomu finally alone without disruptions, the two start getting into the swing of things, but Kouta snaps out of the Kubito effect when images of Chizuru pop into his head. Unaware of everything he’s been doing while under the love potion effect, Kouta goes off to find Chizuru, who’s been crying to herself. After realizing that Kouta has returned to normal though, Chizuru is emotionally relieved. The next day, everyone checks out of the inn, during which Tamamo tells Kouta to take care of Chizuru. With everyone gone, Yukihana asks Tamamo if Kouta passes, to which she replies that she’s surprised he can’t even lose to Kubito and that she might even fall for him.

 

Next Episode:
「感じすぎちゃう?」 (Kanjisugichau?)
“Feels Too Good?”

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Impressions:
In light of its cancellation on online streaming sites such as GyaO, I found this episode relatively tame in comparison to the previous one. Now I’m not sure whether this is due to the writers adjusting the script to accomodate ethical concerns or simply because I’ve become accustomed to Kanokon’s lack of reservation in the area of ecchi-ness. While there was still a fair amount of Chizuru and Tamamo’s breasts to be seen, nipples were conveniently covered by hair this time around. As for Nozomu, I’m really starting to think the producers have decided that she has nothing to show, so it’s okay to flaunt all her flat chested-ness around like there’s no tomorrow. Given that she’s so ecchi herself, I guess this is within ethical boundaries, but I get the feeling that if she wasn’t willing, it would have “promoting pedophilia and child pornography” written all over it. Now that would be a tough subject for the producers to beat around the bush with. Despite all the dangerous “territory” that Kanokon has treaded into this season, that’s definitely one land mind they don’t want to step on.

As for Tamamo, the saying “like mother like daughter” probably best describes her ecchi-ness, even though she’s not Chiruzu’s birth mother. Granted, Tamamo actions had a hidden motive behind them, but regardless, it’s pretty evident that she’s comfortable with drying Kouta and displaying all her goods in kyuubi (九尾) form and all. (Just nine-tailed fox spirit here, not Naruto nine-tailed jinchuuriki.) As for her seiyuu, Shindou Naomi‘s portrayal of Tamamo’s is somewhat reminiscent of Shizuru’s forceful perversions in Mai-Otome, except the “victim” here is Kouta rather than Natsuki. Naomi is probably better known for her role as Cagalli Yula Attha in Gundam SEED though.

I’m still a bit unsure who these two are, but according to the credits, the chibi one would be Mitama Minori. I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough, but for now, I’m just wondering (…maybe hoping?) that they’re a bit normal, since this seems to be a rarity in Kanokon, as I mentioned before. Aside from that, it seems like the writers tried to build up some drama and a mini-plot this time around with the depressed mood Chizuru was in. While I wouldn’t say it was a poor attempt to add some depth to the character interactions in this series, I just couldn’t help but think, “come on, this is Kanokon; it’s much too late to be trying that now”, while watching those scenes.

Next time, Nanao twin ninjas!

 

Cast:
- Oyamada Kouta (小山田 耕太) / Noto Mamiko (能登 麻美子)
- Minamoto Chizuru (源 ちずる) / Kawasumi Ayako (川澄 綾子)
- Ezomori Nozomu (犹守 望) / Takeuchi Miyuu (竹内 美優)
- Tamamo (玉藻) / Shindou Naomi (進藤 尚美)
- Yukihana (雪 花) / Hayamizu Risa (早水 リサ)
- Minamoto Tayura (源 たゆら) / Toyonaga Toshiyuki (豊永 利行)
- Asahina Akane (比奈 あかね) / Saito Chiwa (斎藤 千和)
- Sasamori Yuuki (佐々森 ユウキ) / Seto Saori (世戸 さおり)
- Takana Kiriko (高菜 キリコ) / Miyazaki Ui (宮崎 羽衣)
- Mitama Minori (三珠 美乃里) / Nishihara Kumiko (西原 久美子)

May 25, 2008 at 6:46 am
21 comments »
  • May 25, 2008 at 6:48 amgfire

    yay for kanokon

  • May 25, 2008 at 7:32 amevofantasy

    2nd!
    much less echiness compared to the previous episode…

  • May 25, 2008 at 7:36 amSeed

    if it was any other show (out side of hentai)i dont think i could say this but it did seem a little tame. but i love kanokon.

  • May 25, 2008 at 7:45 amWindspirit

    Boring. And Kanokon sure wasn’t “too” extreme, WTF ? Bondage Game was extreme, Kanokon was just an ecchi that knew how to entertain…

  • May 25, 2008 at 8:07 amncyphe

  • May 25, 2008 at 9:05 amGP

    Just think if all potential future mother-in-laws did that kinda test to guys in real life! I know I wouldn’t pass, I’d be all over Tamamo in a flash!

  • May 25, 2008 at 9:27 amShinn Agami

    MILF!

    *nosebleeds*

  • May 25, 2008 at 10:23 amwhitey-chan

    yay! nanao twins! :D

  • May 25, 2008 at 11:46 amHister

    hehe, exelend episode, dirty and funny.

  • May 25, 2008 at 12:09 pmjulie

    even with ecchiness the usual, it was a pretty good episode!… i love this series xoxo ><

  • May 25, 2008 at 12:16 pmMip

    “dangerous”?

    QFT@Windspirit

  • May 25, 2008 at 12:40 pmXKlibur

    I was thinking of reviewing this show in my blog, but it has turned too ecchi XD My readers may not like it at all.

    Now, I cannot deny that the show has some “potential”, in their area that is. It has the clear purpose of being pure ecchi, and it has focused very well into achieving that.

    And the next chapter looks promising XD

  • May 25, 2008 at 2:44 pmMicchi

    Can’t wait for Nanao twins!!

  • May 25, 2008 at 9:08 pmTmoo

    battle of the fox vixens!

  • May 25, 2008 at 11:00 pmSize_D

    this scene is totally shouldn’t be apart on this show bcuz it’s so extreme check this out:

    http://randomc.net/image/Kanokon/Kanokon%20-%2008%20-%20Large%2014.jpg

  • May 26, 2008 at 2:01 amqwe

    no one likes a surf board

  • May 26, 2008 at 1:29 pmnewbfy

    hmm. I wonder why there was so much against this episode. Possibly because of the molestation of an underage boy? I don’t care, but I can see why it would be a problem. Before this episode, it was kept between teenagers of the same age. Now the mom is in on it.

  • May 26, 2008 at 4:41 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    UHH Ooh! nine tail fox + boobs out= good doujin

  • May 27, 2008 at 1:04 pmHudson

    EXCELLENT EPISODE!!!

  • May 29, 2008 at 6:32 pmEvilDevil

    I knew there was somethign going on between those two girls… feeding each other again…

  • May 30, 2008 at 1:26 amyomi

    http://randomc.net/image/Kanokon/Kanokon%20-%2008%20-%20Large%2016.jpg

    i think we all agree that 9 tail fox is a win