This the first Autumn post for this seasons line-up. And well I thought I’d kick off with a nice, fuzzy one for the long cold nights. So kick back and enjoy!.
In a village inhabited by youkai, the lives of several fox mononoke working in a hot spring inn. The stories revolve around a new employee, Yuzu. Yuzu had always been living in the mountains, but now has to adjust to a new life working in a high class inn. She is oblivious and clumsy at first, but with her simple cuteness, she is able to get along with all the other foxes
As you can tell straight away from the synopsis, this is your typical “cute girl, does cute things” or rather cute fox girl, doing cute things, if that’s how it should be put….or something like that.
Anyway, Konohana new employee Yuzu is your typical sweet, cute, naïve, clumsy, helpful girl. Whose first job is working at a high-class inn. The story revolves around her and her co-fox workers, that attend to the guests that come and stay at the inn. These co-workers of hers are: Kiri the head servant girl (she looks a lot like Saber from FSN), Satsuki (tough on the outside,but sweet on the inside), Ren (tsun), Natsume (tomboyish) and the childlike Sakura. That’s the main cast for the series. I don’t have to say it, but will, the tropes are there. Not that I’m complaining, as tropes aren’t a bad thing per-say. They can be annoying for some, just putting it out there.
Now, the biggest criticism that can be levied at it, is that nothing is really happening. Which can put some people off it. On top of that the sickening cuteness of it. Yes, it oozes that much cuteness. I mean, Yuzu gets off some blunders she makes by just being cute and sweet. Whilst the other girls, who are mindful of their guests, are surprised by how forgiving they are to her. However, that’s pretty much the standard stuff for these type of shows. That’s not to say I’m not enjoying the show.
What I like about Konohana is the slow pacing, as you see the fox girls going about their lives/daily chores. Seeing Yuzu helping out the other fox girls, when they are in a dilemma or need some emotional support. And adjusting to her job. The slow development of the characters, as they get their own episode (so far) dedicated to them. Satuski being the favourite of mine. And yes, they have hinted at yuri. Which is quite surprising, to be hinting to it this early. Also it’s episodic.
The OP & ED are quite nice as well, fitting for the show. Also the art / animation is nice.
If you didn’t like flying witch, then this series won’t interest you.
For me, the first impression of this anime:
Overall impression: Nice & Sweet
Alternatives: Flying Witch
What are your impression of the anime?. Have you seen this anime, or do you plan to?. Let me down in the comment section!!.