A goddess gives transformation powers to a middle school girl. People make friends and fall in love.
This reminded me a bit of Kamichu and Natsuiro Kiseki, with the same innocent, cutesy feel involving a girl who doesn’t know what to do with her newfound powers. Although it involves magic and gods, it’s more a slice of life story about the lives of some middle schoolers and those around them. And although it is slice of life, it’s not the boring type like Aria. There’s a continuous story and a reasonable amount of drama between characters you come to care about.
My favorite part was the relationship between the goddess and the main character’s brother. Both of them have their own oddities that complement each other nicely. E Minor thinks the brother is abusive, and while he does act like a jerk at times, I think calling him abusive is a bit of a stretch… although certainly the potential is there.
Also the show has a great sense of humor and Inari and the fox spirits are very cute.
- Storytelling – B – There were a few episodes that were weaker than the rest. The drama between the middle school girls in particular was kind of dumb… but hey, it’s drama between middle school girls. So it should be dumb.
- Voice – B – Cutesy fun charm.
- Characters – B – Some of Inari’s friends annoyed me. And Inari’s crush could have been used much better. But the core characters were great.
- Attention Grab – A – Always kept my interest.
- Production – C – Not the cleanest animation or the best voice acting. But that adds to the charm?
- Overall – B
Recommendations – Kamichu, Natsuiro Kiseki, Wagaya no Oinari-sama
6 thoughts on “Inari, Kon Kon, Koi Iroha Review — B”
About voice. I don’t like how Inari raised her tone for every last syllables of her sentences. It felt weird and unusual.
Really. I will have to go back and pay attention to this now.
Are Kamichu and Natsuiro Kiseki worth watching? Anything with the words slice of life scares me, and that’s why I dropped log horizon. I read this Kon kon koi iroha, but got bored of it eventually. I was hoping for more transformations.
I think Kamichu and Natsuiro Kiseki are worth watching. Kamichu in particular is great. Some very good middle school romance, and a large variety between the episodes. I also liked Log Horizon though so your mileage may vary.
This was one of my favourites last season. Cute girls in a shinto setting cannot go wrong, it seems! The relationship between Uka and Inari’s brother was indeed sweet! But I really loved the yuri subplot w/ Sumizome (the cute blonde girl) and tomboy Keiko!
Yep, Shinto settings in general can never go wrong! Unless they’re shounen with demon fighting and stuff. The yuri subplot was excellent indeed!