Kanokon: Manatsu no Daishanikusai

Title:Kanokon: Manatsu no Daishanikusai
Kanokon (OVA)
かのこん ~真夏の大謝肉祭~ (Japanese)
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An OVA telling of the erotic summer happenings of Kouta, Chizuru and the rest of their school friends. (Source: ANN)

2 OVA episodes (~25 min)

These two episodes will be aired the (Japanese) AT-X channel on Oct 5th and Oct 12th, with the DVD releases following about a month later (Volume 1 on Nov 25, 2009 and Volume 2 on Dec 22, 2009.)

See original series: Kanokon

"真夏" ("manatsu") = "midsummer; "大" ("dai") = "big", "謝肉祭" ("shanikusai") = "carnival" (a festival with fireworks)
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Avoid 6 7 3 7 3 4 Devil Doll [series:2210#752]
[Score: 46% = "Avoid"]

I guess the reason why the ecchi elements feel so filthy is still the same as in the series: It doesn't looks erotic with this obviously unwilling little boy Kouta and his huge-tits onee-san Chizuru acting on her animal instincts. Severe downgrade of several attributes for child abuse. Both the soumen scene, certainly borderline hentai, and the event during the rain in episode 2 might have worked when Kouta were, say, six years older and visibly enjoying things like this.

Technical attributes are much like the series (whose marvelous ED song is missing here, what a pity), so no high ratings here as well. I can handle a summer holidays filler with not much story rather well as it can focus on the small things that flesh out characters (at least I prefer it to a series trying overly hard to tell a story and failing at that). Unfortunately we don't get a lot of Character development here as these scenes are split up between too many irrelevant side roles. The only reason for watching this OVA might be the cold treatment that class rep Akane gives to Tayura, which alone doesn't legitimate a "Watch" rating here.

Last updated Friday, September 10 2010. Created Friday, September 10 2010.
Watch 10 10 10 10 10 10 Anonymous #3176 [series:2210#3176]
Wow, after I watched Season one several times, this has become my most favouritest Anime I have EVER watched and will ALWAYS be my favouritest really. I CANNOT WAIT FOR SEASON TWO!

Top 5

1. Kanokon 2. To love Ru 3. Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan 4. Puni Puni Poemi 5. Tenjho Tenge

Last updated Wednesday, November 25 2009. Created Wednesday, November 25 2009.
Buy 10 10 10 10 10 10 Jordan Evans [series:2210#3166]
Omfg, after I watched Season one, this has become my most favouritest Anime I have EVER watched and will ALWAYS be my favouritest, I dont think anything could compare to it VIA Ecchi, Fan service, Pantsu, and a great storyline and events. This is by far the best Anime I have ever watched, 10/10 all the way. I CANNOT WAIT FOR SEASON TWO!, it is going to be insane!!! I love this show so much I would never find ANYTHING wrong with it!!! I swear to any Ecchi lovers out there, you will DEFENANTLY love this show!!!. For anyone who wants to see the TOP 5 Ecchi's created please visit my page on mikomi for: TOP 5 class A ecchis and class B and class C, thanks. (It is being worked on at the momment).

Last updated Thursday, October 29 2009. Created Thursday, October 29 2009.
Buy 6 7 6 5 4 5 Xenoknight [series:2210#2967]
A tale of an erotic summer and simple romances...

Kanokon is back again -OVA style- as we gear up in preparation for the new upcoming season (C.A.s are the best). We see the gang again and the pleasant memories all come rushing back. Things are very slow to progress, but I see no need for high expectations from OVAs of this caliber. Chizuru still wants every ounce of Kouta like usual and the summer heat is no match for her burning desire.

The art style is in all respects - normal. The episodes themselves were nothing to be proud of either. Chizuru's flowing noodle presentation was fun, though Kouta completely punked out like always and the mother put on a 'show' that had Chizuru beat in every department. There were plenty of moments overall where things could've gone softcore, but they kept it surprisingly clean, unfortunately. The smoke censor cover-ups were really uncalled for seeing how this is an ecchi OVA. Aside from Kouta and Chizuru, most of the parts dealing with the support characters were as boring as can be. Not because they aren't ecchi, but because they were miserably slow and attempted a simplistic small scale romance. I wasn't trying to see all that. They should've saved that sort of crap for the full season where they'll need filler material to move things along. It wasn't a smart move on their part to use it on a two ep OVA.

All in all, I had fun watching Kouta and Chizuru again. This OVA had some fun interactions, but was held down by really weak substance and story. No harm, no foul though. I give this the Buy out of sheer respect for the Kanokon universe itself, even though this title was sub par at best. I can't wait for Kanokon (S2) to begin. Like I said before, nothing on earth will stop me from seeing S2 when it comes out. Until then, I'll continue doing what I do best.

Let's hope Kouta finally grows a pair to keep up with Chizuru's raging sex drive...

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Last updated Saturday, September 11 2010. Created Wednesday, October 28 2009.
Watch Stretch [series:2210#628]
(Watch- or Avoid)

I probably would have been better off if I hadn't watched this, since I'd managed to forget a good deal about Kanokon but this OVA brought the memories flooding back. Chizuru is blatantly ecchi, in a way that makes me grind my teeth and feel guilty for watching. Her technique of serving soumen noodles to what's-his-name was especially sickening. Everybody else, on the other hand, does nothing funny or interesting at all. There were all sorts of disjointed bits and pieces of countless stories which made little sense in this context. I found myself fast-forwarding at one point to check how much more of this alternately perverted and tedious stuff I would have to endure in order to say I'd watched the whole thing. The supernatural aspect of the story was hardly mentioned at all. What's kind of sad is that the quality of the artwork in such a sorry show was rather good. I like tasteful fanservice as much as the next guy, but I don't like feeling dirty after having watched a particular show.

Last updated Tuesday, October 27 2009. Created Tuesday, October 27 2009.
Watch Jan-Chan [series:2210#967]
WHOOOOAAA!!! Weak, very weak.

Just kicking the erotic action up a notch or two IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR A PLOT!! (Now, remember that this was released direct to DVD, so it can be pretty raunchy).

All of the school characters are back for this 'summer story', and even Chizuru's mom manages to make an appearance.

In short, this is just a quick little side story that is intended to titillate those fervent fans (emphasis on tit).

Last updated Friday, November 27 2009. Created Monday, October 26 2009.

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