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Anime Spotlight - Inari Kon Kon

by Anthony Foronda,
January, 2014

Key Staff

Director: Toru Takahashi
(episode director Azumanga Daioh, High School of the Dead, Monster)
Series Composition:Touko Machida
(Lucky Star, Tears To Tiara, Allison and Lillia)
Character Design:Yuka Takashina
(D.C.S.S De Capo Second Season, Ambition of Oda Nobuna, Transformers: Energon)
Opening Theme Performance:May'n
(Macross Frontier, Accel World, Phi Brain- Puzzle of God)
Closing Theme Performance: Maaya Sakamoto
(Wolf's Rain, Escaflowne: The Movie, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled OVA)
Animation Production
Production IMS


A shapeshifting romantic comedy in elegant Kyoto. Falling in love, today and tomorrow.


Fushimi Inari, a middle school girl living in Fushimi, Kyoto, is a shy girl with a crush on her classmate Tanbabashi-kun.One day, when repaying her for rescuing a fox, Uka no Mitama no Kami, the god of the shrine, makes a mistake and grants her the power to shapeshift.With the power to shapeshift, Inari begins her tale of romance filled with drama in the backdrop of Kyoto! This is a work filled with all the heartwarming moments of youth as a young girl frets over love and friendship as she matures.


Fushimi Inari
VA:Naomi Ozora

A middle school girl with a crush on Tanbabashi from the basketball club. One day she receives the power to shapeshift from Uka no Mitama no Kami. She's bit clumsy and very kind.

Uka no Mitami no Kami
VA: Houko Kuwashima

The main deity worshiped at Inari Jinja. Uka-sama for short. When Inari rescues one of her fox familiars, she grants the girl some of her divine power. Her hobby is playing Otome Games.

Tanbabashi Koji
VA:Hiroshi Okamoto

He's the ace of the basketball team, and the man Inari has a crush on. He was raised by a single mother, and had to be strong to help care for his little brother.

Fushimi Touka
VA:Youji Ueda

Inari's older brother.He has a bit of an eight-grader syndrome, and he publishes his own short stories on his blog. He's a fellow gamer with Uka-sama.

Sumizome Akemi
VA:Iori Nomizu

A girl in Inari's class. She's beautiful, smart, and strong willed. Inari yearns for her.

Sanjou Keiko
VA:Kumiko Watanabe

Inari's childhood friend. She has a manly, determined spirit, and she's the type who acts before she thinks. She's physically strong as well.

Marutamachi Chika
VA:Kaori Sadohara

One of Inari's friends. She's an otaku who wears glasses. She always hangs out with Keiko and Inari.

Otoshi no Kami
VA:Takehito Koyasu

Uka no Mitama no Kami's older brother, also known as Toshi-sama. He has the hots for his sister, and he's also a womanizer. Uka-sama makes a point to avoid him due to his unusual love for her.

Oomiyanome no Kami
VA: Shiori Mikami

She's one of the five deities in the Inari Shrine. She's a god of economic prosperity. Amidst all the unique deities, she leaves a calm, gentle impression.

Amaterasu Oomikami
VA:Masako Isobe

The goddess of the sun who rules over the heavens and the world of gods.

Shishi and Roro
VA:Satoshi Hino (Shishi) VA: Natsuki Hanae (Roro)

Uka no Mitami no Kami's fox familiars. They each have different styles of speech.

VA:Sayuri Hara

A fox cub familiar supporting Inari.She was saved by Inari when she was about to fall in the river.


Fushimi Inari
Naomi Ozora
Uka no Mitama no Kami
Houko Kuwashima
Tanbabashi Koji
Hiroshi Okamoto
Fushimi Touka
Youji Ueda
Sumizome Akemi
Iori Nomizu
Sanjo Keiko
Kumiko Watanabe
Marutamachi Chika
Kaori Sadohara
Otoshi no Kami
Takehito Koyasu
Omiyanome no Kami
Shiori Mikami
Amaterasu Oomikami
Masako Isobe
Satoshi Hino
Natsuki Hanae
Sayuri Hara


Original Creator
Morohe Yoshida (Young Ace Magazine, Comics Ace Publishing)
Toru Takahashi
Assistant Director
Hideki Okamoto
Series Composition
Touko Machida
Character Deisgn & Chief Animation Director
Yuka Takashina
Main Animator
Hong Shen
Prop Design
Matsuri Okuda/dd>
Color Design
Aya Ouchi
Art Director
Osamu Onishi
Art Setting
Ryu Sakamoto
Director of Photography
Ryosuke Tsuda
Shigeru Nishiyama
Sound Director
Kazuya Tanaka
Sound Effects
Noriko Izumo
Sound Production
Dax Production
Takeshi Senoo
Music Production
Flying Dog
Animation Production
Production IMS
Inari Konkon Koi Iroha Production Committee/dd>

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