Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2014 to ?
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisFushimi Inari is a shy, not-so-bright middle school girl living in Kyoto's Fushimi ward. She has a crush on her classmate Tanbabashi, but cannot express her feelings. One day, as thanks for helping a fox pup, the deity Ukanomitama-no-kami grants her the ability to change her form.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
Sequel: Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. OVA
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I've always found pure slice-of-life anime to be a strange genre. I mean it isn't a sitcom or comedy, though often provides chuckles, and there isn't very hardcore drama or intense romance either. As a result in the last few years its appeal has been that it is the perfect place to chuck in amplitudes of moe and the so called cute-girls-doing-cute things genre has essentially been merged with it. People who know will of course point to Aria, Natsume Yuujinchou and a few others as proof that slice of life isn't just the bedding ground of moe but plenty of good stories too. My problem though is that stuff like Aria is almost belatedly boring to watch, IMO. People claim to watch it because it relaxes them, or it has very subtle and real stories but I just don't see it. At the very least a story in another world or with supernatural beings isn't very real, effectively it's cheating. One more problem I have with slice of life and its perception is that beyond the original setting the plot is static. That is simply ironic considering how life is actually always changing, whether it's the world around us or the one within us.
This has of course all been a preface towards my points on why Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, while essentially the same, does a few things slightly different but as a result does not end up as a static and mostly boring watch.
Yet another setting about a girl meeting a god in a shrine. What's different here? A plot follows afterwards. Each episode seems to extend the plot with a number of character arcs getting set up right away. A character driven plot is my favourite and IKKI has a pretty good one, involving most of the characters and subtly changing as we go along, unlike many other pure slice of lifes that simply shuffle along unchangingly. Relationships, perceptions, desires, bodies, beliefs, etc. are always changing slightly, maybe too slightly for us to tell immediately but they are. If they're not I'd consider that person dead (at the very least if the body has stopped changing they are actually dead).
Nothing too special. Character designs are quite cute but also nicely understated.
One of my biggest draws for this anime was that the entire cast spoke in a Kyoto accent. There have been dozens of animes in Kyoto but hardly any actually used proper Kyoto ben. It's like Lovely Complex and Osaka, to someone who is a fan of Japanese language it is great to hear different dialects rather than the standard Tokyo style. The ED and OP are ok, nothing too special.
All slice of lifes, whether they're the ones I like or not, depend on their characters. If they're moe, moe lovers will like them, if they're subtle and understated they have a small audience as well and in IKKI's case a bunch of people whose lives are constantly changing. Whether the plot caused it or it's a reaction to someone else the cast is constantly changing their perceptions and relationships. This of course creates more character arcs and adds to them. Simply put IKKI is more alive because the characters are growing up seamlessly each episode and these changes are added on, reacted to by others and gives IKKI it's wonderful character driven plot.
It's a lot easier to enjoy something that is alive like IKKI than dead or lethargic like the stories of most pure slice of lifes. The latter have their audience and their appeal but I'm not in nor will I ever be part of it.
IKKI isn't something outrageous or touching on a mass level but it is slightly different and thus better than countless predecessors. In conclusion I don't think Aria, Gingitsune and their ilk are slice of lifes simply because what kind of life is unchanging. An immortal one perhaps but we are mortals. That is why IKKI and particularly Gin no Saji are much better examples of how a slice of life should be - because life is constantly changing and capturing that change, how we deal with it and the choices we make and grow to make is what life is all about.
P.S. I realize I've written IKKI a lot but I mean Inari Konkon, Koi Iroha NOT Ikkitousen. read more
Both anime revolves around a girl who lives in a shrine and has the power to see the inari's that live in the shrine, both are daily life events and are cute and funny at times.
Main character from both series are shrine priestess. The bridge between humans and god/spirits is a central theme. They can see and interact with them. Both dealing with Fox deity who watches over the main character. Giving them advice. One series deals with the daily life of a shrine priestess while the other is the romantic side of it. Similar feeling are presented in both anime. From the animation, music/ost, and character design.
The stories of both series takes place in a similar setting involving shrines and priestesses. Our main female protagonist is a shy girl but is helpful, compassionate, and caring towards others.
For the stories, there are supernatural elements such as spirits and otherworldly beings that inhabits the worlds they are living. Some of them are helpful while others tends to cause a bit of trouble. The main girl deals with these beings on a daily basis.
Gingitsune has a slice of life feling while Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha has more romance. Both of them are adapted from manga and follows their perspective stories.
Both stories involve fox (Inari) shrine settings. It is the common place for people to go to. From the preview of Inari Konkon at least, it seems that both anime will have very beautiful scenery in it. Both anime are adaptations of their respective mangas.
Another similarity is the reference to the deity in both shows. The deity in Gingitsune is not present, although he/she is mentioned. Inari Konkon has this deity (Ukano Mitama) present as one of the main characters.
Gingitsune is slice of life while Inari Konkon is romance. Both however rely a lot on character interactions for the story. The main characters in both stories make mistakes but grow and learn from their experiences.
The story follows a girl who live close to a Shrine and has the ability to see any Spirits in front of her perspective view. Some characters can also see spirits, but other characters can not. The girl usually have a conflict of herself and ask the spirit to cooperate with her or do things by herself. It has a good, calm atmosphere filled with comedy and romance around the show.
Not much of a difference since both have the same characteristics. Although Gingitsune focuses on Heralds and help her needs, while Inari, follows a girl who a spirit gave her powers by transforming.
Both are school life series that involve shrines and fox spirits.
While Gingitsune is a light hearted anime which is specially focused on friendship, Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha seems to be a romance comedy which involves other genres such as fantasy and supernatural.
- Bot are romance, comedy, supernatural anime.
- Both have a cute and cheerful main protagonist.
- Both focus a bit on high-school life though Inari Konkon is more slice-of-life-y.
- Both involve the concept of Gods, shrines and familiars.
A treat especially for those who love shoujo-ish anime.
In both, normal girls somehow 'received' god power from a god.
Though the plot in the 2 series go into different paths, become a god or remain as a human.
Nanami is 'bind' by her role as a land god but Inari is going into the direction so that she can control and live with the power as a human without becoming god.
Both contain their troubles with love and interaction with other gods.
Taking place in modern times, it takes on the romance genre and mixes it with fantasy elements involving a deity that comes in contact with a young girl. From there on, the characters' lives change forever as they get involved with supernatural beings they've never imagined before.
There is a certain degree of drama present in both series but also at the same time, scenarios of comedy. The female characters are compassionate toward others and are always ready to give a helping hand to those in need.
Both start out with a supernatural being meeting normal girl and giving her powers, although this is presented in a different way in both, with one departing after making arrangements for the heroine to have a place to stay, and the other remaining a source of comfort and guidance for the heroine.
Both share themes of romance and fox-related (Inari) beings. Struggles faced with love are important parts of the story in both.
The same genre where it involves deities, high school girls, romance a supernatural.
Opening Theme"Kyou ni Koiiro (今日に恋色)" by May'n
Ending Theme"SAVED." by Maaya Sakamoto
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