What they couldn't show you on TV, they show here. Not that they didn't try to show that on TV anyway.
The Kanokon DVD specials are essentially soft-core porn. They don't even try to disguise that point. The odd numbered specials are just various images of the female characters from the series set to music. And yes, you get to see them naked. The even numbered specials are little two minute scenes, mainly of Chizuru seducing and/or molesting Kouta, sometimes with Nozomu's assistance. They contain the typical bawdy humor found in the series, and are good for a laugh, so long as your not put off by the explicit animated nudity.
If there's one thing Kanokon does right, besides pushing the borders of what's allowable to air and sexually-loaded comedy, it's the artwork. The characters are drawn absolutely gorgeously, and the animation is incredibly smooth. Take special 4, for example: the scene is depicted as though shot by a camcorder, and the motion and intentional blur are done quite impressively.
While there isn't much dialogue, all of it is done well, and the background music for the odd numbered specials is cheery without being overbearing.
These specials know what they are, and they don't try to be anything else. It's good for a laugh or *ahem* visual stimulation from girls with a variety of body types (read: a full range of bust sizes, from flat as a board to excessively large), but for anything else, don't bother.
Note: The place where I found the specials doesn't have them anymore. I don't know where to find them now. I'm sorry, but please stop asking me.read more
What was lacking in the main show, was shown here.
Like I said in my Kanokon review: I watched it mainly for the ecchi scenes and boobs, but I didn't actually get to see much nudity. So the Specials gave me what I wanted to see. And I'm thankful for that.
The story is almost totally absent. Kanokon Specials, basically, consists of 12 minisodes, with the average length of two minutes, and they contain short segments filled with eroticism. One of them, for instance, has Chizuru picking a Valentine Day's gift for Kouta, the other features mostly static images, and some other minisodes feature other characters, such as Asahina or the twins, in provocative poses and situations.
Yout get the gist: this is just pure fanservice, made for those who were unsatisfied by the amount of boobs in Kanokon. Being one of them, I liked this, even more than the show itself. On the other hand, if you didn't like Kanokon and don't care about ecchi scenes and nudity in it, you won't miss anything by avoiding this.read more
I debated to go with a 5 or 6. decided on 6 because i have seen harder stuff than this so maybe i am just numb to what it is going for but you can definitely expect an ecchi approach.
Specials go from mini slideshow of a specific character to a mini episode clip and continue. Don't like the character show no worry you will see one you could like in another special. One thing i did like is that the specials during the slideshows stuck with the original airing pairings. For examples both twins made their appearance together.... the main character's mother and sister stayed together.
I viewed this in eng sub not dubbed. Maybe there is a dubbed version but personally i don't think i cared since the specials had next to no spoken audio.
To be fair with my rating if you did not read my original review on the original show i think i indicated i was not happy with the character design from the start.read more