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.
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 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 Dark generals should stay away from this one.