「もう濡れちゃう？」 (Mou Nurechau?)
「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)