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Photokano


Alternative Titles

English: Photo Kano
Synonyms: Foto Kano, Photograph Girlfriend
Japanese: フォトカノ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS, Enterbrain, BS-TBS, RAY
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Ecchi, Romance, School
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.331 (scored by 24,902 users)
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Ranked: #59362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1092
Members: 55,688
Favorites: 73
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Episodes: /13
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Synopsis

Kazuya, 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!

(Source: TBS)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Niimi, Haruka
Niimi, Haruka
Main
Itou, Kanae
Japanese
Itou, Kanae
Sanehara, Hikari
Sanehara, Hikari
Main
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Japanese
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Masaki, Nonoka
Masaki, Nonoka
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Muroto, Aki
Muroto, Aki
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai

Staff

Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Director, Script, Series Composition
Kawazoe, Kengo
Kawazoe, Kengo
Sound Director
Hayashi, Soutarou
Hayashi, Soutarou
Script
Yuasa, Masaaki
Yuasa, Masaaki
Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Koisuru Lens (恋するレンズ)" by Kaori Hayato

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#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)
#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)




More reviewsReviews

Jul 1, 2013
darkj25 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 2, 2013
Stark700 (All reviews)
Well, what do we have here. It's PhotoKano, a series based off the dating game of the same name. The series focuses on this young boy named Kazuya Maeda who happens to be a high school student enjoying the youth of his life. Perhaps he is enjoying it too much though with that little toy of his. It's a camera and used to capture memories through its lenses. With imagination, you can discover magic through a camera. But that's just all an imagination because in PhotoKano, magic doesn't exist. Rather, there exists many girls who wants to pose for you in lascivious positions just wanting read more
May 11, 2013
Ressamp (All reviews)
I've made another review. The original one (the one I wrote at six episodes out of ten) is below.

~ Completed Review ~

Photo Kano was definitely a disappointment. The first few episodes led me on, it suggested potential that was definitely never realized. And that, makes me sad. It makes me sad because Photo Kano was something that I had actually looked forward to watching - that implementation of photography, actually really interested me. The art and character design, were actually appealing. The opening, wasn’t amazing, but it was better than average. It was potential. From the very first episode, I felt some, if any potential. read more
Dec 4, 2014
Znatte (All reviews)
Have you ever had that situation where you love the beginning of an anime but the rest of the series doesn’t turn out too well. You get disappointed and just want to forget all the things that were bad. That is how it was with Photokano for me.

This series is about Maeda Kazuya, a normal high school boy that receives a digital camera from his father. He starts to get interested in photographing which opens a lot of doors for him. During the series he comes across people he would never had talked to if it wasn’t for his newfound hobby.

The structure of read more

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