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Synonyms: Foto Kano, Photograph Girlfriend
Japanese: フォトカノ
English: Photo Kano
German: Photo Kano
Spanish: Photo Kano
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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: RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.191 (scored by 4757047,570 users)
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Ranked: #84592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1769
Members: 127,294
Favorites: 169

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Episodes: /13


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)

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"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) (eps 7)
4: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Aki Muroto (Mai Nakahara) (eps 8)
5: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Nonoka Masaki (Chiwa Saito) (eps 9)
6: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Mai Sakura (Hisako Kanemoto)  (eps 10)
7: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Rina Yunoki (Asuka Oogame) (eps 11)
8: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Tomoe Misumi (Miyuki Sawashiro) (eps 12)
9: "Smile F (スマイルF)" by Kanon Maeda (Mariya Ise) (eps 13)


Jul 1, 2013
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 ...
Jun 28, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Photokano is about a boy Maeda Kazuya whose father passes his old camera to him. "Through the viewfinder" (he says it that way), he meets girls, and told in separate episodes, develops romances with each of them.

Story: 5/10
The initial premise frankly doesn't sound too bad. You are given introductory episodes where Maeda meets the heroines. After that, each of the heroines' romance stories with Maeda is told in one episode. Each route follows the same format: an encounter that puts Maeda on the girl's route, problem, resolution, confession, then ending. Because each route is crammed into one episode, everything is rushed, and abrupt development ...
Jul 2, 2013
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 ...

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