Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha is a very delightful anime. It proved to be very suspenceful at times, but it, however, did not leave you hanging for long.
* WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!!*
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha was very well thought-out. The beginning introduced the main character nicely and did not reveal anything too heavy. Along through the story you are introduced one-by-one as each problem seeks new characters. Inari may have a crush on Tanbabachi, but their relationship is left to the viewers imagination while only to go off of Tanbabachi's realization of his crush on the main character and a few hand holding scenes. (Would have really looked forward to a kiss scene.) Even thought the romance aspect wasn't all that fullfilling, the fantasy aspect was well brought with magic and power gain around every corner. Even though Inari did not use the power she had gotten from Uka-sama occasionally she did use it responcibily. The most disliked part of the plot, for me, was how much untied ends it left. There were no goodbyes, just nothing.
After watching most of the episodes, many will realize that the anime doesn't just "copy and paste" the characters. Each character was well planned and seems to fit their personality. That, unfortunately, is where my satifaction ends. At many points in the story the animators used CGI instead of keeping a 2D aspect. The area of Colonial Plains was a bit of a change in the wrong direction, but it had seemed intentional. Whether it be intentional or not it did not fit, not in the good way. I think the animators were trying to make the location seem magical or just like the ancient art seem in most Japanese drawings, but it did not leave that kind of feeling and instead left a sour taste in my mouth. As for CGI, at the time when Inari was saving Uka-sama from fading is when Kon had called out to all sleeping fox idols and they had gotten up in a roaming, flying fashion. This did not benefit the anime because they all looked copy and paste and it just wasn't satifying.
Music was absolutely wonderful. It felt very traditional and was very soothing to the ears. The only complait I do have is when Kon and the other fox spirits (Roro and Shishi) were calling out to wake up the fox idols. That time it certainly hurt me ears to here repetitive howling. The crying parts weren't all too better either.
The thought of each character was very individualized, but when it came down to it there was not much back story to them. The only person we learn much about is Sumizome, who we learn has a detachment towards people because her parents were always working.
This anime left me with a relaxing feeling. It was sweet and short, very to the point. It may have been only 10 episodes long but it got the job done. I was fairly satasfied in the end. I would have to recommend this to anyone looking for light-hearted comedy and easy-going romance.