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Default 50th G-View: Kanamemo

Hello and welcome to G-Views, where SoL reigns supreme, moe is respected and Dokuro-chan sucks poopie. Since I'm near number 50: I might as well make a quick review this time. so let's get cracking with Kanamemo!


Genres: slice of life
Themes: loli, moe, shoujo-ai, yuri
Number of episodes: 12
G-Rating: 7/10....6/10 depending on your tolerance level.


Plot Summary: The story centers on Kana Nakamichi, a middle-school girl who had already lost her parents and just recently lost her only remaining relative, her grandmother. As a result, she ends up living and working at a newspaper delivery office. Everyone else living at the office are all charming, self-assertive bishōjo. The manga follows Kana’s daily life in the fast-paced yet joyous environment.


In some ways, this is a historic series. In others, it showcases both the best and the worst that yuri has to offer. The canonical couple of Yuuki and Yume is depicted as an open, undisguised lesbian relationship and one that is acknowledged and accepted by their fellow cast members, and over the course of the show they share many deeply satisfying moments of romance and couple-y togetherness. There is even a second pairing of Mika/Kana, although this is largely a one-sided crush on Mika's part. Sadly, this yuri extravaganza is marred by the character Haruka, a lesbian pedophile whose drunken molestation of the younger castmembers is as idiotic as it is repulsive. Assuming you can weather her "antics", however, Yume and Yuuki are a pair that are sure to delight yuri fans.

The animation is moe. Nuff said.

The music is decent, but nothing worth writing home about.

Here's the thing. Unlike my previous Double Slammy episode where I reviewed 2 yuri shows that I guaranteed that anyone could watch them, this one on the other hand.....depends on how strong your willpower is.
It's all due to Haruka's crazy antics. This one is pretty much an anti-tupac.
If you take away the shoujo-ai and yuri, this show is pretty much another cute slice of life/comedy, focusing on the daily life of working at a newspaper store and what the girls go through both on and off work. It's pretty basic stuff with a dash of both yuri goodness and bad at the same time.


In conclusion: I'm not sure if this one's for everyone, but I suppose I'd recommend it to anyone who's curious about one of 2009's impact making yuri couple, Yume and Yuuki. There's enough cuteness here to please SoL, yuri and moe fans.
Manly otakus and anti-tupacs should stay away from this one.
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Default Re: 50th G-View: Kanamemo

C-cute.
The little one looks very similar to Rika.... lol

Very nice review EmperorG!
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Default Re: 50th G-View: Kanamemo

it looks good i like the drawing style ^^
great job on your 50th review
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Default Re: 50th G-View: Kanamemo

I suppose you could say that the Chief (The Little Girl is the chief or manager of the newspaper store) does sorta look like Rika, with a different hairstyle. Oh, but their personalities couldn't be any more different from each other. She's awesome btw. So it's a great reason to watch the show, to witness the Chief pwning everyone in her way.
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This one looks cute! I'll be sure to watch it!
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Default Re: 50th G-View: Kanamemo

Be careful though. Read the warnings I pointed out in the review. Do not get angry about me if the dark energies of Haruka are too strong for you to handle. Although if you can survive her antics, then by all means enjoy the show as much as I did.
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Default Re: 50th G-View: Kanamemo

I quite liked this one. Good cast of characters and quite funny. I would agree with the review score of 7 or 8/10. Good review
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Default Re: 50th G-View: Kanamemo

Like I said, it all depends on how well you will handle Haruka's antics. That's really the only major threat that this show has. The ironic part is that despite her bizarre fetish, Haruka is actually a very smart and kind person.
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I love dark energy stuff! That makes it fun for me
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You'll see the dark energy sprout around episode 3 I think.
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