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Kanokon – 10

「遠慮しちゃう?」 (Enryou Shichau?)
“Show Some Restraint?”


Next Episode:
「もう濡れちゃう?」 (Mou Nurechau?)
“Already Wet?”

Either Kanokon’s ecchi-ness has toned down a fair bit or I’ve just grown accustomed to it to the point where it no longer phases me. While the latter case worries me a bit (from a personal standpoint), it was nice to see some plot development progress along, with Minori causing Kouta to awaken his own powers and be the one to fuse with Chizuru. Other than that, I felt that the Nanao twins realizing the wrongs of their ways during this episode also gave Kanokon some more plot/story elements, which as odd as it may sound, made this week’s showing very “normal” and un-Kanokon-like. While the depth of the plot isn’t nearly as profound as many other series, it’s definitely there, so this can go to show that Kanokon isn’t all about ecchi-ness and nothing else.

Next time, it looks like everyone’s headed off for some scorching hot sun, which leads me to believe that this is going to be our obligatory beach episode.


- 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)
- Nanao Ren (七々尾 蓮) / Kadowaki Mai (門脇 舞以)
- Nanao Ai (七々尾 藍) / Nakanishi Tamaki (仲西 環)
- 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)
- Sahara Iku (砂原 幾) / Shitaya Noriko (下屋 則子)
- Yatsuka Takao (八束 たかお) / Matsuyama Takashi (松山 鷹志)
- Kiriyama Omi (桐山 臣) / Kondou Takashi (近藤 隆)
- Osakabe Mio (長ヶ部 澪) / Itsuki Yui (伊月 ゆい)
- Kumada Ryuusei (熊田 流星) / Nomura Kenji (乃村 健次)
- Mitama Minori (三珠 美乃里) / Nishihara Kumiko (西原 久美子)

June 8, 2008 at 10:23 am
  • June 8, 2008 at 10:44 amkarloni

    looks like a good episode

  • June 8, 2008 at 10:47 amsemtex

    hot spring and beach episodes are a ‘must’ in these kind of series :D

  • June 8, 2008 at 11:06 ameviltrain

    Actually Semtex, I fail to see the point of a beach episode for Kanokon. What with wearing bikini’s and one pieces, this will cause LESS skin to be revealed.

    If only japanese anime had obligatory “clothing optional” episodes.

  • June 8, 2008 at 11:26 amAndy

    No, the ecchi-ness of the this episode did drop, they need the extra room for plot movement. As for the hot spring and beach episode, it for the viewers to be able to see them with different clothes other than their usual ones, but inthe case of Kanokon, them WITH clothes for once…

  • June 8, 2008 at 11:42 amHister

    Chingón, le volieron a crecer las tetas a Chizuru, tan cagado como siempre el anime.

  • June 8, 2008 at 12:06 pmKaitune

    I doubt the beach episode will be more ecchi than typical Kanokon episode (apart from this latest one)

  • June 8, 2008 at 12:36 pmSteve

    Maybe it’s a nude beach.

  • June 8, 2008 at 1:48 pmasdf

    strange how I find that people w/ smaller breasts are more aesthetically-pleasing… can’t imagine all that blubber sitting in one (two, actually) places…

  • June 8, 2008 at 2:13 pmMelchior

    lol at Chizuru drinking lots of milk to try to get her precious assets back.

  • June 8, 2008 at 3:27 pmDeathclock

    Amaenbo-san shittekudasai (@ウ@)
    i want that too!

  • June 8, 2008 at 4:41 pmGP

    Oh man! Are those wonderful breasts back? Oh god please say they are!

  • June 9, 2008 at 2:38 amdivine

    Yup, Chizuru got her breasts back after Kouta forcefully merged with her.

  • June 9, 2008 at 5:36 amexia

    beach episode. tell me one other harem series thats never had a beach episode

  • June 9, 2008 at 7:29 amsemtex

    true, more clothes won’t do Kanokon justice

  • June 9, 2008 at 9:30 amSolaris

    omg… what plot are speaking about, Divine? This “anime” never had such plot :/
    And there are only two episodes left, but still we have a “beach episode” filler. We’re already arrived at the forelast episode and we still have no clue of the reason kouta is so likeable to youkais or a proper ending to his love story with Chizuru. Who the heck is Minori i.e.? We just se random episodes that will eventually finish in 2 weeks, leaving a big “what the hell was this?” on our heads.
    And you all are discussing on skin and clothes… bah >.<

  • June 9, 2008 at 2:20 pmUnknownVoice

  • June 9, 2008 at 3:45 pmSolaris

    lol unknownvoice ^^” Pity (or lucky) the only 2 lolis, the frog girl and Minori, never appeared naked.
    Maybe there’s still a taboo kanokon hasn’t destroyed yet XD

  • June 10, 2008 at 11:12 pmSplash

    I really liked this episode. Particulary the spot where the 2 fused and Kouta/Chizuru merged and cleaned out all the uglies.

  • June 11, 2008 at 12:33 pmshin1990

    its so sad that nozomu isn’t as good as her brother, i wonder why.

  • June 11, 2008 at 2:50 pmJason Isenberg

    LOL Omg you should of taken the screening of Nozomu rolling on the floor literally, that made me laugh so much. Go Rollzomu go! ROFL

  • June 12, 2008 at 12:19 pmJonathan

    “We’re already arrived at the forelast episode and we still have no clue of the reason kouta is so likeable to youkais ”

    Its more blatant in the manga but is mentioned in the anime that his scent is quite attractive to them and that it partly comes from his heritage of havign grown up in a land full of nature and that it left a real impact on his very soul or something like that. It might also be this “power” in him that others speak of.

    More than that, it is a soulmate/destiny type of thing that Chizuru was able to sense and was affirmed when she first fully merged with Kouta, something that is supposed to be almost impossible for a fox spirit and human.

    Also Chizuru really likes cute boys more than buff ones.

    “or a proper ending to his love story with Chizuru.”

    Given how long she (and Kouta perhaps) could conceivably live and the nature of the series I don’t see them ever showing a real ending for them. As far as closure this episode gave a bit of that with Kouta proclaiming that he wants to be with Chizuru no matter what.

    “We just se random episodes that will eventually finish in 2 weeks, leaving a big “what the hell was this?” on our heads.”

    It is only supposed to be a look into some of the events from the manga and novels. People can go there for the whole story and more plot.


    Also, I loved how 5-tailed Kouta fought. It’s weird though that he couldn’t remember doing it.

  • June 16, 2008 at 3:26 amJason Isenberg

    Haha John, I enjoyed the “Boob Crusader Kouta” bit that Nozomu told after Chizuru’s speach.