Kanokon (Japaneseかのこん) is written by Katsumi Nishino and illustrated by Koin Light Novel series, which has been published since October 31, 2005. The series was adapted by Rin Yamaki as manganese, which has been published since June 2006, his magazine Monthly Comic Alive. In 2007, a series of radio plays, which joined an anime television series and a Ren'ai - adventure game for the PlayStation 2 in 2008.
The story focuses on the young and somewhat diminutive high school student Kota Oyamada, who attended the first year and it drew from a rural area in the city. On his first day he meets the beautiful and breasted schoolgirl Chizuru Minamoto, who attended the second year and at the same time begins to seduce him. So she asks him to meet her in the music room alone. If you arrive she confesses her love for him and leaves seen from provided that it is a Kitsune Yōkai. Since then, Chizuru flirts with Kota regularly, which always puts him to shame, as well as innocent bystanders watch or it 's going to be aggressive. Soon after, the exchange student Nozomu Ezomori attended the same class. It begins as a contest between the flat-chested wolf goddess Nozomu and Chizuru for the favor of Kota, suggesting the embarrassment extreme peaks.
Starting from this situation by living the three main characters of different adventures that are associated with both the school and their family backgrounds. The students in their class are also always involved and even the board of the school sees itself confronted with it, to keep the forces of the various " animal - gods " under control.
Light Novel series
Kanokon began as a series of light novels written by Katsumi Nishino. The illustrations were from Koin. Originally, the series was published under the title Kanojo wa Kon, to Kawaiku Seki o Shite (彼女 はこん,と かわいく 咳 を し て), as the first issue of Media Factory for annual literary competition MF Bunko J Light Novel Rookie of the Year Award was filed in 2005. The light novel reached the third place together with two other works.
This included the offer of Media Factory, the first issue was published on 31 October 2005. Until April 17, 2009 published by the still ongoing series of 12 issues that appeared under the label MF Bunko J.
Outside Japan, the series was first licensed by the Los Angeles-based company Seven Seas Entertainment to translate it into English. Later, these plans were dropped and removed the announcement from the company's website.
An adaptation of the book series as a manga is made by illustrator Rin Yamaki. It follows the plot of the light novel and is reprinted in Japan since June 27, 2006 at his magazine Monthly Comic Alive by Media Factory. Until 16 April 2009, the individual chapters of the manga have been grouped into six tankōbon editions that appear under the label MF comics since 31 January 2007. The fifth tankōbon edition was offered in two different versions, one of which a DVD was settled with an episode of the anime television series.
Radio play CDs
On 28 March 2007, a radio play ( ZMCZ - 3284 ) by Media Factory was published, which told its own smaller stories. In addition to the pieces of the theme music of the radio play Otokonoko Desho (オトコ の コ でしょ) was included, which was sung by Marina Kuroki.
A second radio play (FVCG-1029) was published on 25 June 2008, which was offered in reference to the anime and computer game. It contained, besides a play broadcast five episodes of the web radio program.
Internet radio show
An Internet radio show entitled Kanokon Radio - Kota to Chizuru no Yuya Yon Seicho Nikki (かのこん ラジオ~耕太 とちずる の ゆ や よん 成長 日記~ ) has been transferred since 21 March 2007. Every Friday was produced a result of the broadcast, which were hosted by Mamiko Noto and Ayako Kawasumi, the spokespeople of Kota and Chizuru in the anime.
Each of these episodes was divided into four parts and started with a radio play, which was joined by general news about the Anime implementation. It was also discussed questions of listeners.
The program started with the opening credits each title Strategy of Ui Miyazaki and ended uncredited with Sweet Time by Yui Sakakibara.
Anime television series
The animation studio Xebec produced and directed by Atsushi Otsuki a 12- episode anime television series. The character design was adapted by Akio Takami to the series, but is mainly based on the illustrator of the light novel, Koin. The artistic direction took Toshihiro Kohama together with the designer Yoshinori Shiozawa.
The series was first broadcast on 5 April 2008 to June 21, 2008 a week on the Japanese television station AT -X. About ten days later, the consequences on the transmitters Bandai Channel and GyaO were repeated.
The series was released in Japan on 6 DVDs, each containing two episodes and miscellaneous bonus material. The packaging was one additional music CD, a single character, enclosed in each case. The individual DVDs were published in the period from 25 June 2008 to 21 November 2008.
In the opening credits of the series a shortened version of the title phosphorus was played, which was interpreted by Ui Miyazaki. The guy was backed entitled Koi no Hono (恋 の 炎). It was sung by Yui Sakakibara.
According to the August issue of Megami magazine, which was released on June 30, 2009, a continuation of the anime is planned to be animated by the same studio and director. However, a more accurate title of the second season is not fixed yet.
The Ren'ai Adventure Kanokon: Esuī (かのこんえ すいー) was published on 31 July 2008 for the PlayStation 2 in a normal and a limited edition version. The limited edition version includes a mouse pad and a CD. The mouse pad has a layer with ink that is invisible in the heat and the underlying motive revealed. The CD contains exclusively the title Koi no Miracle Summer Vacation (恋 の ミラクル ☆ サマー バケーション) of the voice actors from Kota, Chizuru and Nozomu.
As a genre of " blustering romantic comedy -adventure " (ドタバタ ラブコメADV, dotapata rabukome ADV) is specified.
The biasing song Happy Succession is sung by Ui Miyazaki, and the end credits song Eien no Koi (永遠 の 恋, dt " Eternal Love " ) by Yui Sakakibara.