Kanokon #05 — A Day Without Kouta

May 3rd, 2008


Slightly more entertaining than cancer. Slightly.


Ugh. Come on, Kanokon. I don’t ask for much. Amuse me in some manner. Give me something to talk about. Go where no other show has dared to go before. Just don’t be really painfully boring, which is what this episode unfortunately was. Nozomu’s brother rides onto the scene at the start and rides off at the end after beating up everybody but Nozomu and lovelove power Chizouta… Kouzuru… Whatever. Most of the episode was Chizuru lurking from the shadows while Kouta is lonely for her attentions. Good lord, they weren’t apart for even 24 hours and both were struck by the plague of loneliness. I realize that this is anime and THINGS MUST HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY, but jesus… the dude spends the first 5 minutes of the episode whining about Chizuru, then the next 15 longing for her. Make up your mind and stick to it.

Chizuru is just as guilty. Don’t just tell the dude that the evil bracelet is forcing you to stay away, sneak around like an idiot. Even for Kanokon, every character here was just too stupid for words. Well, not Nozomu. She sucked it up and just survived a TORTUOUS THIRTY SIX HOURS without trying to dry (or wet, you never know with this cast) hump Kouta into oblivion. I was also amused that frog-girl showed up to confront Saku at the start of the awful awful demon ‘battle’ (Reused Animation ‘R’ Us) and then immediately disappeared from the fight entirely. Did they forget that they brought her? It’s not like she was knocked out or off screen or anything, she just completely vanished after that initial shot.

Meh. I don’t mind the attempt at drama and actual seriousness in place of rampant unchecked dry humping on every pointed service, but at least don’t suck at it. Or maybe suck more. If this approached a Geass level disaster, I think that could be charming in its own awful fashion. This though…? Bleh. Not terrible enough for me to have fun mocking it, but not even close enough to good enough to actually be palatable.


This preview had more shots of peoples’ hands than I think the entire rest of the episode.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Ciupy says:

    Your reviews are hilarious,witty and all around well written.

    Kanokon is what it is in the end,a massive fanservice show..as long as that will be good I guess that the viewers will ignore all the other things wrong with it.

    In short,if you like fanservice,you will love this but don’t expect anything else.

    Hmm..I wonder why you are not blogging Macross Frontier,an awesome show..to be honest I would love to see what you have to say about that..XD

  • Aroduc says:

    Well, I hate mecha for starters. ^^ Nothing against giant robots, but I just can’t stand them at all. To me, they’re just a combination of every poor writing shortcut rolled up into one ball… and with a healthy sprinkling of magical robot power eleven times out of ten.

  • B.Boitano says:

    Hahah, and you don’t hate this? Macross Frontier is a pretty good (one of the better shows this season) one by the way. “Magic robot power”? Come on, what about “retarded slut fox girl powers”? Ill take “mecha magic” thank you.

  • Rincewind says:

    ¿”Magic Robot Power”? Wrong franchise. Thats is Gundam. :)
    And by the way, I choose slut fox´s boobs over a Gundam everytime. :D