Ranked #3141


Alternative Titles

Japanese: かなめも


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2009 to Sep 28, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Feel
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 9,047 users)
Ranked: #31412
Popularity: #1684
Members: 21,217
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Nakamachi Kana is a junior high school girl. Her grandmother passed away and she was left all alone. She finds a newspaper carrier station and starts working as a live-in carrier. Her room has a hole on the wall. Other female workers living next door comes in through the hole and start a wild merrymaking.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Nishida, Haruka
Nishida, Haruka
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Kujiin, Mika
Kujiin, Mika
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Amano, Saki
Amano, Saki
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Nakamachi, Kana
Nakamachi, Kana
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki


Takayanagi, Shigehito
Takayanagi, Shigehito
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Osedo, Satoshi
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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Opening Theme

"Kimi he to Tsunagu KOKORO (君へとつなぐココロ)" by Aki Toyasaki, Kaoru Mizuhara, and Rie Kugimiya

Ending Theme

"Yahho!!" by Horie Yui

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Sep 30, 2009
Here we have a yuri, ecchi, slice of life comedy with a little bit of a warm and fuzzy feel to it. If you like those genres then you should definitely check this one out. Allow me to break it down for you...

STORY 7/10- Other than the story behind the main character's arrival we don't have much of a plot, which is fine given the anime's episodic nature which I personally find fitting for a comedy. There are numerous strong ecchi scenes which an outspoken population of anime viewers find distasteful, but I generally look at it as another form of read more
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Oct 15, 2009
Stressed out from the most dragging of dragging unfunny and unimportant/fanservice-filled filler episodes ever? Trying to find a totally relaxed slice-of-life anime? Not terribly offended by yuri? (PROTIP: Yuri doesn't have an everlasting effect, there is little to mild yuri hinted here, may be disturbing but most of the time it is quite used in a comical sense)

Then Kanamemo is easily one of the newer ones I would recommend to you. Remember though, that this is a very hit-or-miss thing. What you would benefit from, is to not think of it hugely as a comedy series but instead as a simple slice of life series read more
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Nov 6, 2014
Kanamemo is slow paced and for those who don't want something to take heavily. It's not bad, but has a few bumps in the road. Could be better, but for what it is you should have fun if you enjoy SoL/Comedies in general.

Story: 4

What story? There is barely a story if you can call it one. The main character Kana's parents have passed and she was in the care of her grandmother who soon passed and now she is homeless and looking for work. She ends up finding a place to work and live, but it's filled with eccentrics and quite the busy place. Her read more
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Jun 9, 2010
"Kanamemo" is about Kana, an orphaned girl working at a newspaper delivery office after the passing of her grandmother.

Animation: 4/10
Nothing spectacular about the animation, I would even say it's below par. Character design is pretty cute, and the vivid coloring was nice though. Some outdoor scenes had a decent atmosphere using blurring techniques, but overall, lacking detail.

Sound: 3/10
Extremely poorly done and annoying voice acting. Perhaps it's my personal preference, but voicing of all the young girls sounded strained and tiring after couple of episodes.
Music/OP/ED were bland, and didn't really stand out.

Story: 8/10
Despite the technical flaws in this series, the story was extremely strong. Kana slowly read more
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Anime: Yuru Yuri
If you like the slice of life comedy + yuri combination, you will like both of them.
The setting is different though (Yuru Yuri has a tipical school setting, while Kanamemo is more focused on the life outside school - precisely at work), but the feel is definitely the same with a bunch of cute girls (mostly lesbians, of course) living their normal lifes filled with comedy, jokes and... well, yuri. 
reportRecommended by Sayuri92
Anime: Azumanga Daioh
Kanamemo is also a comedy with all-girl cast. The humour might be a bit different, but while watching Kanamemo I couldn't help but think about Azumanga Daioh characters! Hinata is a lot like Kagura, Kana's imagination immediately brings Osaka to one's mind, and Yuuki & Yume are a lot like Sakaki & Kaorin might be if they ever got together. Even superdeformed scenes in Kanamemo are closely mimicking Azumanga in style. 
reportRecommended by Solarius_Scorch
Anime: Maria†Holic
Both are very funny yuri (or anti-yuri^^) comedy with specific sense of humour. 
reportRecommended by MilkShake
Anime: K-On!
Kanamemo is, shortly, a yuri version of K-ON!, minus the music.
In K-ON! the girls are in a music club, while in Kanamemo they work in a newspapers delivery office. Both the protagonists (Yui and Kana) are voiced by Aki Toyosaki, and are surrounded by female friends who support them. However, like I said before, Kanamemo has yuri: in fact, there is a side canon lesbian couple, a perverted woman who likes loli and a girl who is in love with the protagonist. There is no romance though, so even if you don't like yuri much but you like shows like K-ON! you may  read more 
reportRecommended by Sayuri92
Anime: Kiniro Mosaic
I think they are really similar
• they have similar feel
• similar humor (made me laugh in both)
• good art - girls drawn good and cute though I have to admit, Kiniro Mosaic is a bit more cute
• both really good slice of lifes
• I know this has nothing to do with the anime but the openings are super similar
Idk I just felt they have a similar feel and all even though Kanamemo is listed as yuri and it is but still, I find those scenes some cute and some funny. They are just similar so you should try both  read more 
reportRecommended by JokerPerson
Anime: Yama no Susume
Both are about a bunch of girls working on a specific goal/hobby , both are filled with humor and heartwarming moments , if you like Yama no Susume , then you will love kanamemo ! 
reportRecommended by WhiteFact

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