12 of 12 episodes seen
Kanokon was obviously made with horny sex craving boys as its audience. You want fanservice? It has fanservice. You want naked chicks? This anime has it. In fact, this anime goes over-the-top borderline with its sexual innuendos, activities and visual eye candy. The main character, Kouta, is stalked by two girls, both being what men usually crave. The ready-and-willing big-breasted pretty girl, and the ready-and-willing breast-less loli character. Both want sex from him, and will do anything to do it. To sum it up, this anime is probably the closest you'll get to a hentai without it actually being a hentai.
The story was mediocre, at best. I loved the whole 'demons and spirits mingle with the humans', thing, but that's about where it ended. The arc with the little loli-girl and her Nue partner was the closest this series got to an actual plot, and was probably the only part of the series I really enjoyed, since it mildly turned away from the ecchi to focus on action and combat. The fact that two girls follow and want to bed one boy who looks like he should be in grade-school was enough to turn me off. I'm a girl, and I love my shota, but this is just unbelievably unrealistic to a very fine degree.
This is where the anime really shines. The art is undeniably some of the best in the anime released this spring, and I probably won't forget the beauty of Kanokon's style anytime soon. To be honest, it was probably the art that made me stick with and endure the show to the last episode. Even I have to admit that the animation remained smooth throughout the entire series. Maybe when animating the males it fell slightly, but when doesn't that happen when you're watching an ecchi or harem anime? The Art would have gotten a perfect 10 if it wasn't for my lingering thoughts that the animation was made like this solely to tune up the ecchi.
Not really much to say here. The only really great point of the sound is the voice-acting. Of course, to most that's the whole deal right? I don't really remember the music that much, so that goes to show that it wasn't all too good in my opinion. Yeah.... this is all I can really say about the sound.
The characters were decent enough. I didn't really like the fact that poor little Kouta's called 'the ero-king' by all the girls and is put down by that, even though it wasn't his fault. Of course, that seems to be the fate of all boys in harem and ecchi animes. Even if a face-plant into the nearest rack was an accident, it's ALWAYS the boy's fault. Poor, poor boys. There were only three characters that succeeded in putting a smile on my face whenever they were onscreen. And that's Tayura, and the twins Ai and Ren.
Is it over yeeeet?
This anime had me checking my player's episode length to see how much longer I had to suffer through another episode of boobs, sex and girls that want sex. I was so bored through most of the episodes I would pause about every eight minutes to go see what was happening elsewhere on the net. Yes. It was THAT good.
Overall? Don't watch it unless you're a boy that gets off on this kind of stuff. Or a girl that can tolerate this anime that greatly degrades women. read more
26 of 26 episodes seen
The storyline is wonderful. The anime itself is mainly episodic, and each episode focuses mainly on one person, and the suffering they're experiencing due to one person. As you read more into the character's lives, and just how badly they're treated, you, yourself, will want to see that red string pulled, just so that person can suffer what he/she's had coming to them, and you'll be anxious to see their horrifying experience before they're ferried off to Hell by Enma Ai, the Jigoku Shoujo.
You won't always see the the person's experience in hell, nor will you always see the person being carried off by the Jigoku Shoujo. The main experience of this anime is coming to know and feel sorry for the characters that are desperate enough to call forth the Jigoku Shoujo to end their suffering. If you're looking for humor, this isn't a series to watch. Though it does have it's moments, it's more for the people that enjoy supernatural and paranormal related anime, such as Ghost Hunt and XXXHolic. In fact, if you enjoyed either of these, though the two of them are more humorous than anything else, I recommend putting Jigoku Shoujo, and Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori on your plan-to-watch list.
Anyway, this anime is one of those where you'll either love it or hate it. This is a series that got me hooked on the first episode, but if you aren't enjoying it by the third or fourth, then you most likely won't get into it. I hope this review has helped you and convinced you to look into this wonderful anime. Have fun and enjoy. read more