Random Reviews: Inari Konkon Koi Iroha


My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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2 Responses

  1. Noc says:

    I totally agree with all your ratings (although I loved the music all along lol)!! As a manga reader, I really enjoyed this adaption, even more so than the manga at some points! Even though they made little tweaks to the storyline here and there, the general outcome was always the same and the charm never faded.

    To be honest, I was a tad upset with the final two episode because it felt a little *too* non-canon, a little *too* stretched out, but I knew that they wanted to have things end when Inari returned the divine powers and were just trying to make that work so I forgive them. It’s just that I would have done things differently…overall though I really loved the anime, and it from what I read on the ‘net it looks like a lot of people feel the same, anime-only viewers or otherwise.

    I was always waiting for Kon to appear in her human form since she’s been in the opening sequence this whole time, but in the end it never happened haha. Maybe they’ll show her in the OVA? I’m hoping they’ll fit in Inari’s shopping date with Tanbabashi somehow as well, and maybe the study session. Those portions of the story weren’t super necessary for the plot, but I was always a little sad that they skipped them since it was such sweet development on the InaBashi side of things ^^

    The little ‘Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha End’ tag at the end made my heart drop, but it’s still okay to hope for a second season, right!? I’m gonna do it TT^TT

    • Eva says:

      I ABSOLUTELY LOST IT AND WAS IN TEARS. I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS!!!! (What a great touch though! Or maybe it’s just me because I am weak when it comes to animals crying)

      I have learned from this experience, that if they drop the emotion bombs and stay true to the characters and the goal that needs to be accomplished- even if it’s over the top (lets face it, it was quite stretched like you said, and over the top hence makes it a bit cheesy) I can still enjoy it despite the tweaks and changes. I feel this sets a great example of how adaptions can make the best of it when it strays a tad off the canon material. That said, I am looking forward to future adaptions by Production IMS, and I hope they will develop a good reputation on doing adaptions.

      I do hope there will be an OVA, or better yet a second season (if it’s are getting a second season, without a doubt we’ll get an OVA). But yeah, it’s quite a (pleasant) surprise to see just how focused they were on the foundation of the story as oppose to the romance. yet despite that, I have to say, the anime really helped me appreciate Inari x Tababanshi’s relationship more in the manga (well even more so with what had happened in the last couple of chapters- SO PRECIOUSSSSSSSSS).