English: Photo Kano
Synonyms: Foto Kano
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.401 (scored by 14260 users)
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SynopsisKazuya, a mild-mannered high school sophomore coming to the end of a very average summer break, receives a digital single lens reflex camera as a gift. His nerdy fascination with its design soon turns to wonder when he realizes this little gadget could really give his social life a shot in the arm!
Characters & Voice Actors
Before watching this anime, you should know the definition of "omnibus format". The omnibus format main purpose is to dismantle harem genre anime such that the protagonist is able to have romantic developments with the multiple different chosen candidate without having a dispute between each other. One famous example would be the Amagami SS.
Amagami SS was the first anime that adopted the style "Omnibus Format". Each heroine had 4 episodes arc in which their romantic confrontation was completed. By each confront's conclusion, the universe would reset to the initial world for the next heroine's romantic confrontation to begin. All memories of moments that happened during the 4-episode arc are also wiped. Photokano was successful in doing the same style.
However, Photokano which was aired in an omnibus format, used a different approach compared to Amagami SS. It used an introductory arc to let the viewers know more about the characters. Then, it approaches to appeal the viewers using the omnibus format.
Many would think that one or two episodes for each character may be too short. I might have to disagree with that.
The few episodes duration was enough. Even with the short duration, they've managed to deliver a well-developed character progress. Each heroine has drastically improve their relationship with the protagonist. Remember, at the end, the anime only has 13 episodes, with about half has been taken off for the introduction arc. If you're looking for a fully developed romantic anime, this place is not for you, please leave.
One thing I would like to mention which is the introduction arc. It's not very appealing and is superficial in expressing the show to its viewers. When I began watching this show, I was expecting this show might not produce great results. Although the omnibus format truly surprised me, the introduction arc didn't cause a great impact on me to continue watching it. In the end, one would think it's just an introduction. If the introduction were juicy, will it affect the main story and the climax? Ultimately, the decision lies on the viewers. For me, I'm fine with the advancement they used.
But again, this anime doesn't have many advantages. The only think I like is that they surprised me with using the omnibus format and the acceptable character development within such short duration. Other than that, I wouldn't say I'm very interested in the most other areas of the show.
In a nutshell, this anime is designed specially for people who are looking for an omnibus format style anime. If you like Amagami SS , this could be a wonderful gem for you. However, if you prefer a fully detailed romance anime, I suggest you drop this anime immediately.
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This anime is one of the worst i've ever seen and i didn't just watch one episode. I watched eight, yes i wasted a good couple of hours sitting and wasting my time on this. Ok, its based on a game and to be fair, when you're watching it, it feels as if you were playing a videogame. But if i wanted to play i videogame i would have bought the videogame.
Now, lets start by saying that the music in this show is the most intrusive music ever, you cant focus on the utterly pathetic dialogue and almost non existent but most certainly dreadful plot because there is this arrythmic clown-like music playing at a volume and speed that will probably annoy you to the point where you just want to stop watching the show.
The dialogue...oh, the dialogue. I just cant imagine this crap bien written by anything else than a undeveloped monkey that is high on acid, forced to write.
So, i wont say much more, but this is just my opinion and i dont want to make it too long so yeah. This show is just. Bad read more
shows one girl after the next, romance, school.
Similar situations, has arc's just like Amagami SS and its seems to be based along the same style of story setup.
Not only does both series takes place in a school life setting, but the main protagonist gets himself involved with many girls who often gets caught up with his life.
In both series, there is comedy, romance, and some fan service.
Both series' main protagonist seems to be a normal guy although often says the wrong things. However, they seem to be kind and often looks out after others.
If you liked the omnibus format of Photo Kano (separate stories set in separate alternate paths), you'll find Amagami SS far better. It follows the same theme of romance, except it executes it far better.
What can i say, despite the fact that the setting and the character are slightly different. Amagami SS and Photokano are very similar to each other, where the MC in both series are your typical highschool boy but somehow they both end up with all the girls in the show. Not only the setting are pretty much exactly the same, the artstyle are also very similar since both show are made by TBS. Over all if you're enjoy a School/Romance/Harem series then you'll like one or the other.
Same setting: School, Romance (One is Ecchi)
Different arc = different girl
Both series are based on Dating Sims and are presented in an omnibus format (multiple scenarios involving different female leads and their individual stories)
Both have the same concept
There are many "routes" regarding the romance story of these two Anime; It's not harem; after every couple of episodes, the story "changes" as the Female character of the Couple changes.
It's a series about one guy in highschool with a number of girls who are potential girlfriends (all different type of stereotypical anime girls). Each girl has her own arc in which she turns out to be the one for this guy.
Both girls in these anime fall for one guy.
If you love school romance drama and this anime is for you.
and both are definitely worth watching!
Opening Theme"Koisuru Lens (恋するレンズ)" by Kaori Hayato
Ending Theme#1: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Utakano♪ (eps 1-4)
#2: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Haruka Niimi (Kanae Itou) (eps 5-6)
#3: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Hikari Sanehara (Kaori Mizuhashi) (ep 7)
#4: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Aki Muroto (Mai Nakahara) (ep 8)
#5: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Nonoka Masaki (Chiwa Saito) (ep 9)
#6: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Mai Sakura (Hisako Kanemoto) (ep 10)more
#7: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Rina Yunoki (Asuka Oogame) (ep 11)
#8: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Tomoe Misumi (Miyuki Sawashiro) (ep 12)
#9: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Kanon Maeda (Mariya Ise) (ep 13)
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