Kanokon ~Manatsu no Daishanikusai~ OVA – 02 (END)
Stranded out in the rain, Kouta and Chizuru get it on with their first sexual experience.
…Or at least that’s what they’ll have you believe until Kouta stops Chizuru’s advances. The screencaps speak for themselves for that scene, which I found rather boring to be honest. Over my 15+ years of exposure to anime, I think I’ve become desensitized to this sort of stuff. It’s either that or the fact that there’s much more risqué stuff out there. To be fair, the scene here didn’t even come off as pure ecchi fan-service, but rather Chizuru taking the initiative to move their relationship forward. The reason I can say that is because she didn’t just straight up rape Kouta or something. :P
That said, I’m not completely oblivious to the fact that this is the fan-service scene of the episode. It’s just that it didn’t come off nearly as perverted and dirty as the stuff from the actual TV series. Because of that, I can’t help but wonder if they tried to conclude things in a more innocent light. For one, it was nice to see Tayura actually being able to invite Akane out to the fireworks. Also, Nozomu had little to no contact with Kouta and didn’t try to force herself upon him when she did. All that resulted from her screentime with him was a hug.
Even with the addition of Yuuki’s voyeurism, this was a pretty uneventful OVA. I mentioned that I found the pacing really slow in the first episode. After watching this second one, I can safely say it was because the show was completely devoid of a soundtrack 90% of the time. In lieu of music, all we got were sounds of cicadas in the background. When you stop and think about it, it’s kind of amazing how music can impact the overall delivery, presentation, and enjoyment of a show so much. This is blatantly obvious when there’s no music at all like we have here.
Much like the TV series, I wasn’t expecting anything profound from this Kanokon OVA. I more or less wanted to see if this was just going to be pure Queen’s Blade level fan-service. Surprisingly, they went for a much softer approach that was pretty boring and very un-Kanokon-like. While I can appreciate the change of direction, I can’t say it made a lot of sense given the context of the series.