Kanokon


For my 10th entry in my “12 moments in anime 2009” I’m choosing the philandering ways of Touya from the White Album series.

 

       In the harem themed anime of the past such as Ranma ½ and Tenchi Muyo the guy at the center of the harem had many redeeming qualities that would lead the girls surrounding him to want his DNA. The harem leads from the past weren’t pathic punching bags for all the tsundere chicks in his harem like Keitaro was from Love Hina, and I could no more picture either Tenchi or Ranma getting slapped around by all the women in their lives as I could ever picture myself putting up with any of my former girlfriends/lovers slapping me around to show me that they love me.

 

      So, what the hell happened to the harem genre and their males leads over the intervening years? Well, my personal theory is that in the past, anime in general was targeted and viewed by a larger general audience, and those shows made back their production costs, and then some, by being popular enough to actually make money off of commercial advertising. So, as television audiences and anime audience’s numbers began to slip the production companies had to reley on sales of VHS tapes and later DVD sales to make a profit. 

      This situation led to these types of anime being targeted towards the hardcore buyers of DVDs and away from trying to attract a large diverse audience. So, where we once had male leads of harem type anime where female viewers liked them and male viewers looked up to and aspired to be like them we’re now left with male leads who are avatars for lonely/sexually impotent male viewers who spend more money on anime then getting laid.

 

        Even in a harem anime such as Bakemonogatari where the male lead, Koyomi, is a pretty tough hard core guy and surrounded by attractive females who are available, he’s sexually impotent. Koyomi gropes Mayoi and both enjoys himself and loathes himself for the act but can go no further, he leers at Nadeko who’s attracted to him and available but does nothing, and even when he finally gets Hitagi as a girlfriend he practically had to get dragged kicking and screaming to their first date, she did all the work. Then we have other harem type anime such as Kiss X Sis, Kanokon, and Kiss on my Deity where the male leads practically have pussy shoved in their faces everyday and they’re so pitiful and impotent it’s no wonder why Japan has a negative/zero population growth problem judging by how these males react to women.

Loser #1

Loser #2

Loser #3

 

       So, all this ranting brings be to Touya from White Album, the hero of this post. While Touya may be many negative things such as; a very bad boyfriend to Yuki, a man-whore, a liar, an unreliable person, and a piece of shit, he’s certainly not impotent. When Touya gets that loving feeling he’s not contented with a little panty shot, he wants what’s underneath that thin piece of cotton, and he knows where his sausage belongs. Out of the six main girls in Touya’s harem he’s filled the love canal of three of the six girls (Yayoi, Misaki, and Haruka), and made out with two of the remaining three (Rina and Yuki).

Hit Yayoi many times.

Hit Misaki and left it.

Hit Haruka and left it.

Kissed Rina and wanted to hit it.

Yuki, the girlfriend, kissed her and been trying to hit it the whole series.

       So, in the spirit of the awards season Touya wins the erect penis award for knowing how a man should react to readily available lonely women. Yes, Touya’s shining example should be a guiding light to all males involved in harem situations: Yes, Keitaro you should have slammed every chick before settling on Nauru; Yes, Keita you should bang both Riko and Ako before picking one; Yes, Kouta you should have deflower both Chizuru and Nozomu; Yes, Yuuri you should really taste Mashiro and all the other girls around you; and Yes, Koyomi you should have acted first by picking a girl and doing something; you’re all losers compared to Touya.

All male harem leads please read the following advice.

 

      This episode begins with Tayura cooking dinner for Chizuru when someone knocks at their door and when he opens it he sees Nozomu standing there. Later at school Nozomu seems to be putting more refined moves on Kouta, and the other girls in class think her tactics are straight out of a relationship guide. Tayura is laughing in the corner of the classroom, and when the other girls ask him whats up he tells them that since Chizuru is shirking her chores at home he told Nozomu what women’s magazines Chizuru is reading, this makes Chizuru very angry.

 

        Later at lunch Kouta gets backed into a corner by Chizuru and Nozomu, they both made him lunch and he must decide which one is better. The girls from his class have turned it into a contest, under extreme pressure from both girls he tries to eat both lunches at the same time landing him in the nurse’s office.

      Later the girls try the same thing again and again he ends up damaging himself by trying to eat both at the same time. The next day at lunch both girls present Kouta with lunches that aren’t even edible and he melts down before he can even sample any of it.

      This goes on for days with the lunches getting worse and worse, and Chizuru even begins to inflict her poor cooking on her classmates, and finally Akane tells Kouta to just tell the truth to Chizuru if he really cares for her. So, at lunch Kouta takes Chizuru outside to talk to her about the lunches and as he’s about to tell her, they get attacked by two students Omi and Mio. Kouta is injured when he blocks an attack from Omi that’s aimed a Chizuru.

     Once they find out that they injured a human they begin to apologise, so in order to help Kouta, Chizuru takes Mio inside the school to releases some her toad oil (it helps heal things). Then Chizuru rubs the oil all over herself so she can apply the oil to Kouta as first aid. As she’s applying the oil soapland style to Kouta, Nozomu shows up and also begins to apply toad oil to him, and after a while he recovers only to experience a oily overload.

 

       The next day at school Chizuru is about to fight Nozomu when he remembers Akane’s advise and he scolds her because of her bad behavior. Chizuru gets upset over Kouta’s scolding and she runs out of the classroom tears and Akane tells Kouta now he has to go after her. When he finds her she is happy that he cares enough to get angry at her, so she says she’ll take any punishment for being a bad girl. A spanking is suggested and soon Chizuru readies herself for a spanking in the raw, and soon Kouta gives her a smack but she wants more, so he really gives it to her. Well, That’s all for this episode.

      Well, it been a while since I’ve watched a episode of Kanokon but now I’ve finished a couple of backlogged series and now I can get back to Kanokon. The last episode was loaded with fan-service and pretty much nothing else, but this episode cuts back on the fan-service and adds some typical anime school situations.

       This episode was about the typical anime school situation about a girl making a bento for her man, but instead of one bento the guy has to choose between two almost toxic bento. Now for the fan-service, there were only two major skits involving skin, the fist one was the two girls applying oil to Kouta’s body, and the second one was of Chizuru demanding a spanking in the raw.

      I don’t know about you, but to me Kanokon is at it’s funniest when it’s being very naughty. I feel the reason that this series has to be naughty is that there is so little beef in the plot that normal anime skits can’t carry the series.

      Now for my rant: For god sakes Kouta just do the two girls and get it over with, but that probably won’t happen. If Japanese guys and gals don’t step away from the TVs and cellphones and start having some real sex there won’t be many Japanese people around in about fifty years. 

    

     This episode begins with a cute blond haired girl being dropped off at school by her brother, it seems that she is looking for Kouta. While Kouta is walking to school , Chizuru continues to tease and excite him until he has to run away from her or overload with excitement. While escaping from Chizuru, Kouta runs into the blond haired girl and realizes right away that she like Chizuru, and Just as he’s about to ask her if she’s a spirit she tells him that her name is Nozomu, then she sniffs his scent and runs off telling him she’ll see him later.

     The next morning Kouta is awaken in his school dorm room by Chizuru whom has crawled in bed with him, Kouta jumps out of bed in shock but is tempted by Chizuru’s attire. later while walking to school Kouta tells her not to do that again, and to turn the pass key back in (I’ve never seen a guy try to dodge having sex so much).  Then Chizuru places a magical ward around the two of them because she wants to have sex but the ward is soon broken by Nozomu, and Kouta and Chizuru are caught half naked in the middle of the street by normal people and schoolmates.

     Back in class, Kouta gets chewed out again for his lewd behavior, and one girl even says she may get pregnant if she gets to close to him. Just as Chizuru is telling everyone that the only girl Kouta is devoted to is her, Nozomu runs into the classroom and jumps on top of him. Now the class seems to be convinced about Kouta womanizing more than ever,  and Chizuru does not take kindly to someone trying to grab her man. Later, Nozomu is introduced by the teacher as a new transfer student, she takes a seat right next to Kouta causing a stir in the classroom.

     Later Chizuru is tied up in the counseling room getting chewed out by one of the school’s teachers, Chizuru tells him that if she doesn’t hurry Kouta’s virginity will be in danger from the “cat”. But the teacher tells her that Nozomu is really a wolf spirit from a famous wolf clan in the north, upon hearing this Chizuru escapes the office and rushes after Kouta. Outside the school Nozomu tells Kouta that she’ll be his just as Chizuru shows up. That night Kouta is in the dorm bath when Chizuru pays him a visit, then Nozomu shows up and starts to insult Chizuru’s body, and that triggers a fan service barrage of girl on girl action.

     The next day at class Kouta comes down with a cold and ends up in the infirmary where he thinks he can finally get some rest, but both Chizuru and Nozomu hop into bed and proceed to fight about who will sleep with him. Just as the battle heats up Kouta’s class representative shows up with some medicine she got for him and catches all three of them in the recovery bed. Well, that’s all for this episode.

     Well, another week and another fan service loaded episode of Kanokon is upon us, after watching the first episode I wrote that I really didn’t mind the male lead Kouta. But, as this series goes on I just might change my mind, seldom in anime is so much booty showered on one guy, with that guy avoiding sex like it’s plague.

     This episode introduces another spirit girl vivaing of Kouta’s affections and most likely his DNA, but I don’t see why this would be the case, maybe there’s a shortage of indecisive and cowardly genes in their gene pool. While Chizuru is well proportioned in every possible way, Barbie ain’t got shit on her, Nozomu is built for men who live by the saying “more than a mouthful is a waste”.

     One of the things I find interesting about this anime is that while Kouta’s classmates make quite an act of seeming shocked by Kouta’s and Chizuru’s public lewd behavior, some of them seem strangely intrigued or might I even say turned on by their hentai behavior. If I was in Kouta’s classroom and had to pick some girl other than the main sexpots I would pick the redheaded girl, pics posted below, she seems very interested in whatever “E or H” events are occurring at the moment.

     I really don’t know what the creators of this anime are shooting for “pardon the pun”, they seem to be pushing the envelope of how much and what type of fan service is acceptable in a non-hentai show. All they really need to do to make this a full blown “pardon the pun again” adult/hentai series is to add a futanari girl, a sexually repressed brainy girl, a innocence imouto girl, and a teacher with a bull whip than they have the makings of one hell of a hentai series.

     On his way to school our male lead Kouta-kun is greeted warmly by a busty schoolgirl named Chizuru who hugs him warmly and proceeds to rub her best assets all over him, and Kouta-kun gets very embarrassed because this occurs in front of many students. A short while later an upperclassman comes over and gives Kouta-kun and Chizuru a chewing out, telling them to behave like proper high school students.

     Later we find out that Kouta-kun and Chizuru’s relationship is the talk of the school, everybody tries to figure out why a hot chick like her would like a first year student like Kouta. At lunch Kouta meets Chizuru’s younger brother Tayura, and after a while Chizuru shows up and hands Kouta-kun a love letter?

     Later that afternoon Kouta-kun goes to meet Chizuru in the music room, she gives Kouta-kun his first kiss and asks him if she’s his first  then he notices that she has grown a tail. Chizuru has transformed in to a Kitsune (fox spirit), she notices that she’s transformed and asks Kouta if she can still be considered human. She tells him that if he’s frightened, she’ll reveal herself to everyone and just go away, it seems that lots of spirits attend their school and if they are exposed they have to leave.

     Chizuru starts to cry, then Kouta-kun tells her that at first he was scared of her, but now he thinks that she’s so beautiful that it’s scary (good close the deal line), she’s so happy that she pounces on top of him and tells him that it’s going to be her first time with a guy (lucky). She starts to undress, and Kouta-kun is uncertain but he’s soon won over by her beauty. Just as Kouta-kun is about to become “an adult” they are interrupted by her brother, who chews her out for revealing herself to a human.

     Tayura tells Kouta that it’s very dangerous for spirits and humans to mix, but Kouta looks confused. Chizuru tells Kouta that she’ll show him how dangerous it is, and proceeds to kiss him again, during the kiss she disappears in a flash of light. The next thing you know is that Chizuru is inside Kouta and that they have combined into a fox boy/girl, and Tayura explains to him that in order for that to happen the human must be willing, so if the human closes their heart the combining can’t happen. Chizuru says that they are now one body and soul, but Tayura summons up some power to test that theory, Chizuru summons their power which is about 100x greater than Tayura’s and blasts Tayura completely through the school’s wall. Afterwards, Chizuru separates from Kouta and tells him that the power is equivalent to the power of their love. She then grabs him and tells him that she’ll finish what she started earlier, and this time he won’t get away. Well, that’s all of this episode. 

 

     Well, I was pleasantly surprised by this anime, I tend to not like harem anime where the male leads are very wimpy and indescisive, but for some reason I really didn’t mind Kouta, maybe that was because he actually got some, he actually got more action in one episode than most male harem leads get in an entire 26 episode run. An uber cute fox girl, a school full of spirits, a little magic here and there, and the male lead getting some, so far this anime gets the Ah-kun seal of approval.