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


Next Episode:
「ついにしちゃう?」 (Tsui ni Shichau?)
“Finally Do It?”

Hmm, lately Chizuru’s been pretty “civil” in terms of ecchi behaviour, but Nozomu doesn’t seem to ever back down. Band-aids as a swimsuit? Wow, that was a daring move by the producers. I guess they’re really trying to appease all the lolicons out there or something when they gave us a full frontal shot of our perverted wolf youkai. However, aside from that one scene, this episode was pretty ecchi-free.

On another note, it was nice to see them push the Tayura x Akane relationship a bit closer together after having it as a constant background pairing for most of the series. Seeing as Tayura always gets abused despite being helpful most of the time (albeit mainly by Chizuru), I like how they rewarded him for his efforts and genuine sentiments. It’s a minor aspect in the overall theme of the series, but leaving relationships undecided one way or another (i.e. open-ended just like when they started) usually irks me the wrong way.

As for Chizuru, it seems like her character’s “grown” a bit as she’s not really jealous of Nozomu anymore. Her question to Kouta right at the end asking how he feels about her was also a nice setup for the series finale next week too. I get the feeling that Kouta will come to terms with how he truly feels about Chizuru and things will continue on as-is with the two of them being a bit closer though. While I’m not trying to label Kanokon as predictable or anything, I see this as the typical way to end an ecchi fan-service series. Because of this, I’m not expecting to be surprised in any way next week, but I’m still interested to see how they decide to wrap things up.


- 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)
- 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)
- Minamoto Tayura (源 たゆら) / Toyonaga Toshiyuki (豊永 利行)

June 15, 2008 at 2:04 am
  • June 15, 2008 at 2:08 amGStrike-


  • June 15, 2008 at 2:20 amtPhan

    Seems like the series might close up well.

  • June 15, 2008 at 3:24 amTakuto


  • June 15, 2008 at 3:47 amPaud


  • June 15, 2008 at 3:49 ammetan0rn

    O…..my…..gawd…(looks at the bandaids)

  • June 15, 2008 at 3:55 amnunka

    Nozomu is the only reason to watch this show.

    And what a glorious reason she is…

  • June 15, 2008 at 3:56 ambearzerger

    despite bandaids and all this show has really gotten tame, the outcry after episode 7 or whatever seems to have worked and now the show is nipple free

  • June 15, 2008 at 4:20 amGaret

    Just like to mention that next week’s title is ついにしちゃう?
    “Finally doing it?”

  • June 15, 2008 at 4:43 amroast-beefy

    I’m actually happier to see some Tayura x Akane development than I am to see Nozomu in Band-Aids, and that’s saying something.

  • June 15, 2008 at 5:27 amLulu FTW

    It ends this shortly? T-T I’m sad…

  • June 15, 2008 at 6:13 amGP

    This is probably just the start really. The manga is still ongoing from what I remember. It’s at 4 volumes and still going. And the original light novels are up to 9 volumes. I think this anime has been a big hit either if you’re a lolicon, or a healthy girl lover like me (boobs ftw! kthx.)

    So we should get more really. They only hinted at deeper plot with Koutas hidden power etc. This could go the way of ZnT with another 12-13ep season 6 months from now.

  • June 15, 2008 at 6:15 amGP

    Oh, I’d also like to point out that it seems the anime has covered 3 of the 9 novels. So, make of that what you will.

  • June 15, 2008 at 7:51 amAkumaten

    What a way to spend my birthday, full frontal nudity by Nozumu and exposed boobies by Chizuru….^-^/-_-; I would say something witty but, I don’t know what to think anymore.

  • June 15, 2008 at 8:40 amexia

    aw season ends already? boo, i was hoping this would go longer than to love ru

  • June 15, 2008 at 9:02 amMidnightTide

    can only hope for a season 2

    (it is popular over there in japan, so why not)

  • June 15, 2008 at 10:02 amloplop

    It will be interesting to see what happens when the manga goes on sale in the US later this summer . . .

  • June 15, 2008 at 1:48 pmHister

    Aburrido, me quedo con el manga.

  • June 15, 2008 at 1:49 pmJulius

    please stop this porn.

  • June 15, 2008 at 2:30 pmShinn Agami

    *drowns in own pool of blood*

  • June 15, 2008 at 3:20 pmHudson

    i smell a season 2 coming.

  • June 15, 2008 at 4:54 pmtsunku

    bearzerger at 3:56 am on June 15th, 2008

    despite bandaids and all this show has really gotten tame, the outcry after episode 7 or whatever seems to have worked and now the show is nipple free
    wow you must really hate women, how can you not like female nipples?

  • June 15, 2008 at 5:18 pmSocrates

    Why the &#@! is this series still running, seriously, its a waste of space on this awesome site!

  • June 15, 2008 at 7:54 pmTmoo

    why do haters waste their energy typing up opinions no one gives a damn about?

  • June 15, 2008 at 8:38 pmKadian1364

    Band-aid Bikini… Who comes up with this stuff? Really, I’m past being abhorred (is that a verb?) and I’m genuinely amazed at Kanokon’s collection of clever fanservice devices. Some are really quite inventive, yet still “play by the rules” of modern censorship boundaries.

    Do they just have a dark, locked room of otaku and don’t feed them or give them light until they come up with some new ecchi TV techniques?

  • June 15, 2008 at 11:05 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    I AM a MAN, and I AM a PERVERT……but something inside me tell’s me that i did’nt need to see that “band aid”……well maybe i did?…?..NOOOOOOOOO!!! i didn’t!!!! maybe?? anyway good to see that wolf dude get some glasses girl action, or is that a day dream?

  • June 16, 2008 at 4:47 ambearzerger


    I hate female nipples? Where did you get that from? I was merely stating a fact, without any judgement at all.

  • June 16, 2008 at 8:50 amSplash

    I like this series. Will be sad to see it go. Hope they make a second season.

  • June 16, 2008 at 12:11 pmMoor

  • June 16, 2008 at 1:48 pmyahiko

    Stupid animation all the way through. The main character is nothing but a little child. STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • June 16, 2008 at 2:09 pmLiza

    I heard someone say that the main character Kouta is nothing but a little child, he looks like it but really he isn’t he did say he was in high school, first year, but in Japan they don’t have the four years of high school like in America, I think they start on 10th grade which would make him I think 15 years old. That being the case 15 yrs isn’t that little. Isn’t Ichigo from Bleach 15, in any case I think that they just drew him like that so that he would be more adorable.

  • June 17, 2008 at 1:52 amULTRA MAN

  • June 17, 2008 at 1:53 amULTRA MAN

  • June 26, 2008 at 12:08 pmDeG

    Oh sad , sad, I am.
    I loved the show.
    Loved the story.
    Loved the voice/ set of character’s.
    my heart is broken.
    With all the responses the gotten in japan.
    I’m they wont let it cut , it will be for sure have a S2.
    Or that’s what my heart wants to tell me .