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* DistractedByTheSexy: One of the female leads, Rina Yunoki, is this. Apparently everyone calls her "My Wife" seeing as she's the motherly type and has the body of a goddess.
** [[spoiler: Yuko Uchida]] turns out to become this trope to various otaku guys when [[spoiler: she cosplays as Alice]].


'''Photo Kano''' (フォトカノ ''Foto Kano'', lit. "Photo Girlfriend") is a Japanese DatingSim video game developed by Dingo and Enterbrain, the latter being the same studio behind ''VideoGame/{{Kimikiss}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'', making this its SpiritualSuccessor. It was released for the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable on February 2, 2012, but received an UpdatedRerelease for the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita on April 25, 2013. It also got an AnimatedAdaptation that aired as a part of the Spring2013Anime season, using a similar omnibus format the ''Amagami SS'' adaptation had.

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'''Photo Kano''' ''Photo Kano'' (フォトカノ ''Foto Kano'', lit. "Photo Girlfriend") is a Japanese DatingSim video game developed by Dingo and Enterbrain, the latter being the same studio behind ''VideoGame/{{Kimikiss}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'', making this its SpiritualSuccessor. It was released for the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable on February 2, 2012, but received an UpdatedRerelease for the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita on April 25, 2013. It also got an AnimatedAdaptation that aired as a part of the Spring2013Anime season, using a similar omnibus format the ''Amagami SS'' adaptation had.



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* BeachEpisode: Or rather a "segment" of a episode - Kazuya and Haruka go to the beach together in Episode 6, as well as Episode 9 with Nonoka.
** Turns into a PlotPoint during a FlashBack in Episode 13: Kazuya recalls something important with them when they were younger.

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* BeachEpisode: Or rather a "segment" of a an episode - Kazuya and Haruka go to the beach together in Episode 6, as well as Episode 9 with Nonoka.
** Turns into a PlotPoint during a FlashBack in Episode 13: Kazuya recalls something important with them [[spoiler:Kanon]] when they were younger.



* BeeAfraid: A beehive is occasionally seen nested near the school swimming pool. In Episode 8, Itta and Takashi Azuma knock over the beehive while trying to take pictures of the girls in the Swim Club.

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* BeeAfraid: A beehive is occasionally seen nested near the school swimming pool. In Episode 8, Itta and Takashi Azuma knock over the beehive while trying to take pictures of the girls in the Swim Swimming Club.



* CassandraTruth: When Mai discovers Kazuya's porn magazines, he tries to explain they aren't his, but they belong to other members of the Photography Club (which is true). Mai looks at him and asks if that's really true, but he [[LampshadeHanging immediately points out]] the look in her eyes suggests she's not going to believe him.
* ChekhovsGun: In Episode 9, while cleaning the Photography Club room by himself, Kazuya accidentally knocks a box over which contains some of Yuko's belongings. [[spoiler:He sees a PlayboyBunny suit along with a black wig, and suspects the Alice cosplayer he was taking pictures of in an earlier episode might be Yuko]].

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* CassandraTruth: When Mai discovers Kazuya's porn magazines, he tries to explain they aren't his, but his and they belong to other members of the Photography Club (which is true). Mai looks at him and asks if that's really true, the truth, but he [[LampshadeHanging immediately points out]] the look in her eyes suggests she's not going to believe him.
him regardless.
* ChekhovsGun: In Episode 9, while cleaning the Photography Club room by himself, Kazuya accidentally knocks a box over which contains some of Yuko's belongings. [[spoiler:He sees a PlayboyBunny suit along with a black wig, wig and suspects the Alice cosplayer he was taking pictures of in an earlier episode might be Yuko]].



** All the heroines at the start of Episode 1 does this to Kazuya when he's taking a picture of the Alice cosplayer. Haruka taps him on the shoulder, and as he turns to look, they all seem slightly mad and pouting, since they're all in PlayboyBunny outfits themselves. [[spoiler:Turns out it as AllJustADream]].

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** All the heroines at the start of Episode 1 does this to Kazuya when he's taking a picture of the Alice cosplayer. Haruka taps him on the shoulder, and as he turns to look, they all seem slightly mad and pouting, since they're all in PlayboyBunny outfits themselves. [[spoiler:Turns out it as was AllJustADream]].



** In Episode 9, after Haruka is finished sewing Nonoka's damaged bag, the latter gives a dirty look at Kazuya, who's simply just watching them; Nonoka continues to be mad at him for paying attention to Haruka and storms out of the classroom. In this case, it's because she

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** In Episode 9, after Haruka is finished sewing Nonoka's damaged bag, the latter gives a dirty look at Kazuya, who's simply just watching them; Nonoka continues to be mad at him for paying attention to Haruka and storms out of the classroom. In this case, it's because she she's starting to accept her budding affections for him after their AccidentalKiss.



** Haruka Niimi and Haruka Morishima are the {{School Idol}} with an optimistic personality.

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** Haruka Niimi and Haruka Morishima are the {{School Idol}} SchoolIdol with an optimistic personality.



** Kanon Maeda and Miya Tachibana are the protagonists' energetic younger sisters who call them by unique variations of "big brother", and classmates of potential {{Love Interest}}s.
* {{Fanservice}}: Used quite a bit alongside with MaleGaze.
** {{Gainaxing}}: Abundantly done, as each heroine has enough cleavage to bounce, especially when they're wearing bikinis and PlayboyBunny outfits.
* FlashBack: Used a lot in episode 5 to show more back story with Kazuya and Haruka.
** Done also in episode 13 with Kazuya and [[spoiler: Kanon]].
* FoodAsBribe: {{Inverted}}. Mai does this to Kazuya in episode 10 to help describe various foods she likes but can't eat because of dieting. He initially refuses to, until she mentions the [[BlackMail dirty magazines]] she confiscated from him earlier.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Happens to Nonoka while running on the beach in episode 9.
** It also happens to Katsumi in episode 13 during the beach volleyball game.
* GenkiGirl: Kanon and Nonoka.
* GirlishPigtails: Mai, Aki and Yuko.

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** Kanon Maeda and Miya Tachibana are the protagonists' energetic [[GenkiGirl energetic]] younger sisters who call them by unique variations of "big brother", brother" and classmates of potential {{Love Interest}}s.
* {{Fanservice}}: Used quite a bit alongside with MaleGaze.
in the anime
** {{Gainaxing}}: Abundantly done, as each heroine has enough cleavage to bounce, especially when they're wearing bikinis and PlayboyBunny outfits.
outfits. Also occurs with Katsumi Kurebayashi in Episode 13 during the beach volleyball game.
** MaleGaze: All over the place but it's specifically invoked by the Photography Club.
** MsFanservice: While technically all the girls could qualify, Haruka gets the most attention in this regard early on, although not entirely by choice, no thanks to the Photography Club's attempts to take pictures of her at any given moment.
*** Nonoka fits this trope in Episode 9 when she suggests she puts her hands under her bikini top to cover her breasts in a sexy pose for Kazuya. He's almost DistractedByTheSexy before he pulls an AboveTheInfluence out and tells her that he doesn't want to take lewd pictures of her.
*** Aki, by far, has the most gravure photo shots taken out of all the girls.
*** Tomoe tries to become one on purpose by wearing a skimpy bikini because she feels she's too "plain-looking". Cue collective FaceFault from Kazuya and the girls.
* FlashBack: Used a lot in episode 5 Primarly used throughout Haruka's arc to show more back story with Kazuya back-story between her and Haruka.
** Done also
Kazuya. Also used in episode Episode 13 with Kazuya and [[spoiler: Kanon]].
[[spoiler:Kanon]].
* FoodAsBribe: {{Inverted}}. {{Inverted}}; Mai does this to Kazuya in episode Episode 10 to help describe various foods she likes but can't eat because of dieting. her diet. He initially refuses to, until she mentions the [[BlackMail [[{{Blackmail}} dirty magazines]] she confiscated from him earlier.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Happens to Nonoka while running on the beach in episode 9.
** It also happens to Katsumi in episode 13 during the beach volleyball game.
*
GenkiGirl: Kanon and Nonoka.
Nonoka
* GirlishPigtails: Mai, Aki Aki, Mai and Yuko.Yuko



* ICouldaBeenAContender: Aki and Katsumi Kurebayashi; the former gave up diving because of family issues stemming from academics and being told to succeed her father in medicine, the latter gave up volleyball after suffering a GameBreakingInjury.
* ImagineSpot: Mai in Episode 10 when Kazuya starts describing various food he's forced to consume, allowing her to immerses herself in them.

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* ICouldaBeenAContender: Aki and Katsumi Kurebayashi; Katsumi; the former gave up diving because of family issues stemming from academics and being told to succeed her father in medicine, the latter gave up volleyball after suffering a GameBreakingInjury.
* ImagineSpot: Mai in Episode 10 when Kazuya starts describing various food he's forced to consume, allowing her to immerses immerse herself in them.



* LonersAreFreaks: Sanehara often prefers to spend time by herself, as Kazuya finds out. In episode 7 he starts inquire more about why she does.
* LoveConfession: Thanks to the series' ContinuityReboot, Kazuya gives one to each of the girls during their episodes, and they reciprocate:
** [[spoiler: [[RelationshipUpgrade Haruka]]]] in Episode 6.
** [[spoiler: Aki]] in episode 8.
** In episode 9, he gets one from [[spoiler:Nonoka]] in the form of a love challenge. He later confesses at the end.
** [[spoiler: Mai]] in episode 10.
** [[spoiler: Rina]] in episode 11.
** [[spoiler: Tomoe]] in episode 12.
** [[spoiler: Kanon, who turns out not to be blood related to Kazuya]], in episode 13.
* LoveEpiphany: Kazuya has one in episode 5, [[spoiler: when he remembers all the times he's spent with Haruka, and realizes that she's liked him all this time, hence why she was so upset at his suggestion that she date the soccer captain earlier in the episode.]]
* MaleGaze: All over the place but it's specifically invoked by the Photography club.
* MeatOVision: Happens to Mai briefly in episode 10. Kazuya is showing her pictures, when his arms suddenly turns into a piece of fried chicken, prompting her to bite him.

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* LonersAreFreaks: Sanehara Hikari often prefers to spend time by herself, as Kazuya finds out. In episode 7 he starts inquire more about why she does.
alone
* LoveConfession: Thanks to the series' ContinuityReboot, Kazuya gives will give one to each of heroine at the girls during their episodes, and they reciprocate:
end of her respective arcs, though there are exceptions.
** [[spoiler: [[RelationshipUpgrade Haruka]]]] in Episode 6.
** [[spoiler: Aki]] in episode 8.
** In episode 9, he gets one from [[spoiler:Nonoka]]
Inverted with Nonoka, who confesses to Kazuya in the form of a "letter of challenge", citing he'll wind up falling in love challenge. He later confesses with her when he never felt the same way, even after their AccidentalKiss. Played straight at the end.
end of the episode.
** [[spoiler: Mai]] [[spoiler:Kanon]] also inverts this in the final episode 10.
** [[spoiler: Rina]] in episode 11.
** [[spoiler: Tomoe]] in episode 12.
** [[spoiler: Kanon, who turns out not to be blood related to Kazuya]], in episode 13.
and the confession is considered fine since [[spoiler:she and Kazuya are NotBloodSiblings]].
* LoveEpiphany: Having spent enough time with a heroine, Kazuya has will come to have one as he realizes his affections for her in episode 5, [[spoiler: when the form of a photograph he took of that heroine displaying all the qualities of that character. A more specific example is in Episode 5 [[spoiler:when he remembers all the times how long he's spent with Haruka, and realizes that realizing she did so because she's liked him all this time, hence why she was so upset at his suggestion that she date the soccer captain earlier in the episode.]]
* MaleGaze: All over the place but it's specifically invoked by the Photography club.
including when they were children]].
* MeatOVision: Happens to Mai briefly in episode 10. Episode 10 - when Kazuya is showing her pictures, when pictures he took of her, his arms suddenly turns into a piece of fried chicken, prompting her to bite him.



* MsFanservice
** While technically all of the girls could qualify, Haruka gets the most attention in this regard early on, although not entirely by choice thanks to the photography club's attempts to take pictures of her at any given moment.
** Nonoka fits this trope in episode 9 when she suggests that she puts her hands under her bikini top to cover her breasts in a sexy pose for Kazuya. He is almost DistractedByTheSexy before he pulls AboveTheInfluence out and tells her that he doesn't want to take lewd pictures of her.
** Aki even more, because she has the most gravure shot taken.
** Tomoe tries to become one on purpose by wearing a skimpy bikini because she feels she's too plain looking.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Kazuya after hearing that Haruka hasn't been showing up for practice and isn't answering her phone. [[spoiler: As he storms out of the photography club's room to search for her, he begins to think about past memories with her and realizes what a big mistake he's made when he finally realizes the feelings she's had for him since they were kids.]]

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* MsFanservice
** While technically all of the girls could qualify, Haruka gets the most attention in this regard early on, although not entirely by choice thanks to the photography club's attempts to take pictures of her at any given moment.
** Nonoka fits this trope in episode 9 when she suggests that she puts her hands under her bikini top to cover her breasts in a sexy pose for Kazuya. He is almost DistractedByTheSexy before he pulls AboveTheInfluence out and tells her that he doesn't want to take lewd pictures of her.
** Aki even more, because she has the most gravure shot taken.
** Tomoe tries to become one on purpose by wearing a skimpy bikini because she feels she's too plain looking.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Kazuya after hearing that Haruka hasn't been showing up for tennis practice and isn't answering her phone. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As he storms out of the photography club's Photography Club's room to search for her, he begins to think about past memories with her and realizes what a big mistake he's made when he finally realizes the feelings she's had for him since they were kids.]]kids]].



** Episode 9 utilizes this quite a bit with Nonoka's letter of challenge to Kazuya, such as having the school roof turn into a battlefield, complete with both characters in armor and flying arrows. Nonoka even takes off her helmet and some arrows are seen stuck in the gate before the scene switches back to normal with them in their school uniforms.
** Itta and Takashi's super high angle pose in episode 11.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Momoko, who gets lost trying to find the garbage dump at their school in episode four. After Kazuya teases her about finding her way back, she claims she totally can, but has him guide her back anyway just to play it safe.
* [[spoiler:NotBloodSiblings: In episode 13, it's revealed that Kazuya and Kanon aren't blood related. His mother married her father, hence why they're living together.]]
* OffModel: While its not always obvious, the girls in this show have been given much more detail and care in their animation compared to the guys, especially Itta and Takashi.
* PetTheDog: In episode 5, when Haruka and Kazuya have a small falling out after a bad suggestion he makes to her regarding the soccer captain, none of the photography club members seem to have it in them to take secret pictures of her during that time. They even go looking for her with Kazuya after Kanon reports that she hasn't been showing up for tennis practice and doesn't answer her phone.
* PlayingSick: Kanon in episode 10, as an excuse for Kazuya to go with Mai to a waterpark together. After she tells him Mai was really excited about him going, he [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that she seems awfully cheerful for someone who's supposed to be sick, and after a moment she immediately lays down in bed again and coughs.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Alice the cosplayer has red eyes, but they're actually a subversion: since she's really [[spoiler: Yuuko, who has dark grey eyes as she revealed in episode 4, she's just wearing contact lenses while in cosplay]].

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** Episode 9 utilizes this quite a bit with Nonoka's letter of challenge to Kazuya, such as having the school roof turn into a JidaiGeki battlefield, complete with both characters in armor and flying arrows. Nonoka even takes off her helmet and some arrows are seen stuck in the gate before the scene switches back to normal with them in their school uniforms.
** Itta and Takashi's super "super high angle pose pose" in episode Episode 11.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Momoko, Student teacher Momoko Otani, who gets lost trying to find the garbage dump at their school in episode four.Episode 4. After Kazuya teases her about finding her way back, she claims she totally can, but has him guide her back anyway just to play it safe.
* [[spoiler:NotBloodSiblings: In episode NotBloodSiblings: [[spoiler:In Episode 13, it's revealed that Kazuya and Kanon aren't blood related. His Kazuya's mother married her father, hence why they're living together.]]
Kanon's father when their children were young]].
* OffModel: While its not Not always obvious, but the girls in this show certainly have been given much more refined detail in character design and certain care is taken in their animation animations compared to the guys, especially Itta and Takashi.
* PetTheDog: In episode Episode 5, when [[spoiler:when Haruka and Kazuya have a small falling out after a bad suggestion he makes to her regarding the soccer captain, captain]], none of the photography club Photography Club members seem to have it in them to take secret pictures of her during that time. Haruka. They even go looking for her with Kazuya after Kanon reports that she hasn't been showing up for tennis practice and doesn't answer her phone.
* PlayingSick: Kanon in episode 10, Episode 10 as an excuse for Kazuya to go with Mai to on a waterpark together. pool date. After she tells him Mai was really excited about him going, he [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that she his sister seems awfully cheerful for someone who's supposed to be sick, and sick; after a moment she moment, Kanon immediately lays down in bed again and fakes a coughs.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Alice the cosplayer has red eyes, but they're actually a subversion: since subversion [[spoiler:since she's really [[spoiler: Yuuko, Yuko, who has dark grey eyes as she revealed in episode 4, she's just eyes. She's simply wearing contact lenses while in cosplay]].



* SecretKeeper: Rina is asked to keep one in episode 11, [[spoiler:that Yuuko is Alice the cosplayer. She was about to ask Yuuko that until the latter asks her to keep it a secret.]]

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* SecretKeeper: Rina is asked to keep one in episode 11, [[spoiler:that Yuuko is Episode 11 [[spoiler:when she recognizes Yuko cosplaying as Alice for the cosplayer. She was about to ask Yuuko that until cosplay cafe at the latter asks her to keep it a secret.]]school festival]].



** Kazuya feels this way about Haruka, who has grown from a boyish little girl into a stunning beauty.
** He also says the same about [[spoiler: Kanon]] in episode 13 when he takes pictures of her while she's playing tennis.
* SmashingWatermelons: Nonoka's picture is taken in episode 9 while doing this.

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** Kazuya feels this way about Haruka, who has grown from a boyish {{Tomboy}}ish little girl into a stunning beauty.
** He also says the same about [[spoiler: Kanon]] What he thinks of [[spoiler:Kanon]] in episode Episode 13 when he takes taking pictures of her while she's playing tennis.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Tomoe
* SmashingWatermelons: Nonoka's picture is taken in episode Episode 9 while doing this.



* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Kazuya is on the receiving end of this from some angry girls after Itta and Takashi are caught trying to take pictures of them. When he mentions he's only taken pictures of girls in the gymnastics team, it doesn't win him any favors, and he gets slammed to the ground, and beaten up when they realize he's staring at them.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Haruka gets rather angry with Kazuya after his nonchalant suggestion that she date the soccer captain who asked her out moments earlier in episode 5. She suffers through a HeroicBSOD as a result of this, which causes some problems with her club for a few days later.]]

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* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Kazuya is on the receiving end of this from some angry girls after Itta and Takashi are caught trying to take pictures of them. When he mentions he's only taken pictures of girls in the gymnastics team, it doesn't win him any favors, and he gets slammed to the ground, ground and beaten up when they realize he's staring leering at them.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Haruka gets rather angry with calls out Kazuya after for his nonchalant suggestion that she date the soccer captain who asked her out moments earlier in episode Episode 5. She suffers through a HeroicBSOD as a result of this, which causes some problems with her club the Tennis Club for a few days later.]]later]].


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* {{Meganekko}}: Aki.
* MsFanservice: While technically all of the girls could qualify, Haruka gets the most attention in this regard early on, although not entirely by choice thanks to the photography club's attempts to take pictures of her at any given moment.

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* {{Meganekko}}: Aki.
Aki
* MsFanservice: MsFanservice
**
While technically all of the girls could qualify, Haruka gets the most attention in this regard early on, although not entirely by choice thanks to the photography club's attempts to take pictures of her at any given moment.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: Episode 9 utilizes this quite a bit with Nonoka's letter of challenge to Kazuya, such as having the school roof turn into a battlefield, complete with both characters in armor and flying arrows. Nonoka even takes off her helmet and some arrows are seen stuck in the gate before the scene switches back to normal with them in their school uniforms.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: MundaneMadeAwesome
**
Episode 9 utilizes this quite a bit with Nonoka's letter of challenge to Kazuya, such as having the school roof turn into a battlefield, complete with both characters in armor and flying arrows. Nonoka even takes off her helmet and some arrows are seen stuck in the gate before the scene switches back to normal with them in their school uniforms.



* SecondYearProtagonist: Applies to Kazuya, Haruka, Nonoka, Rina, and Tomoe.

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* SecondYearProtagonist: Applies to Kazuya, Haruka, Nonoka, Rina, and Tomoe.Tomoe



* SheIsAllGrownUp: Kazuya feels this way about Haruka, who has grown from a boyish little girl into a stunning beauty.

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* SheIsAllGrownUp: SheIsAllGrownUp
**
Kazuya feels this way about Haruka, who has grown from a boyish little girl into a stunning beauty.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Variation - although it's touted to be one to ''VideoGame/{{Kimikiss}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'', the producer to ''[=KimiKiss=]'' is the sole recurring staff member of all three games.
* StealthHiBye: Several of the photography club members seem capable of this, with Yuuko utilizing it the most, [[ExaggeratedTrope to the point of appearing out of and fading into thin air]], sometimes even while another character is looking at them.
** Hilariously, it doesn't work on Rina, as seen in episode 11. Kazuya is at first confused as to who she's talking to, then Yuuko's "stealth" begins to fail, allowing him to see her as well.
* StudentCouncilPresident: Aki Muroto.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Variation - although it's touted to be one to ''VideoGame/{{Kimikiss}}'' ''[=KimiKiss=]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'', ''Amagami'', the producer to ''[=KimiKiss=]'' is the sole recurring staff member of all three games.
* StealthHiBye: StealthHiBye
**
Several of the photography club Photography Club members seem capable of this, with Yuuko Yuko utilizing it the most, [[ExaggeratedTrope to the point of appearing out of and fading into thin air]], sometimes even while another character is looking at them.
** Hilariously, it doesn't work on Rina, as seen in episode 11. Rina: Kazuya is at first confused as to who whom she's talking to, then Yuuko's allowing Yuko's "stealth" begins to fail, allowing him to see her as well.
* StudentCouncilPresident: Aki Muroto.
dissipate and fail.



* WhatTheHellHero: Haruka gets rather angry with Kazuya after his nonchalant suggestion that she date the soccer captain who asked her out moments earlier in episode 5. She suffers through a HeroicBSOD as a result of this, which causes some problems with her club for a few days later.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Kazuya tells Aki this in episode 8 when the latter is going through a HeroicBSOD due to all the pressure being put on her by her father to become a doctor.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Haruka [[spoiler:Haruka gets rather angry with Kazuya after his nonchalant suggestion that she date the soccer captain who asked her out moments earlier in episode 5. She suffers through a HeroicBSOD as a result of this, which causes some problems with her club for a few days later.
later.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Kazuya tells Aki this in episode Episode 8 when the latter is going through a HeroicBSOD due she believes she's not cut out to all the pressure being put on her by her father to become be StudentCouncilPresident or a doctor.


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Kazuya, a mild-mannered high school sophomore coming to the end of a very average summer break, receives a digital single lens reflex camera as a gift. His nerdy fascination with its design soon turns to wonder when he realizes this little gadget could really give his social life a shot in the arm!

Photo Kano (フォトカノ ''Foto Kano'', lit. "Photo Girlfriend") is a Japanese dating sim game developed by Dingo and Enterbrain, and was released for the PlayStation Portable on February 2, 2012. It also got an anime that aired as a part of the Spring2013Anime season.

The anime may be watched legally on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/photo-kano Crunchyroll]]'s website for viewers living in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

!!Tropes associated with Photo Kano:

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Kazuya,
Kazuya Maeda, a [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent mild-mannered high school sophomore sophomore]] coming to the end of a very average summer break, receives a digital single lens reflex camera as a gift.gift from his father. His nerdy fascination with its design soon turns to wonder when he realizes this little gadget could really give his social life a shot in the arm!

Photo Kano '''Photo Kano''' (フォトカノ ''Foto Kano'', lit. "Photo Girlfriend") is a Japanese dating sim DatingSim video game developed by Dingo and Enterbrain, the latter being the same studio behind ''VideoGame/{{Kimikiss}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'', making this its SpiritualSuccessor. It was released for the PlayStation Portable Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable on February 2, 2012. 2012, but received an UpdatedRerelease for the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita on April 25, 2013. It also got an anime AnimatedAdaptation that aired as a part of the Spring2013Anime season.

season, using a similar omnibus format the ''Amagami SS'' adaptation had.

The anime {{Anime}} may be watched legally on the [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/photo-kano Crunchyroll]]'s Crunchyroll]] website for viewers living in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

!!Tropes associated with Photo Kano:
Denmark.




* AboveTheInfluence: Kazuya, to the point that the girls will only allow him to take pictures of them.
* AccidentalKiss: At the start of episode 3, after Nonoka jumps the corner of the stairs, she crashes face first into Kazuya.
** The exact same thing happens again in episode 9.

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\n!!Tropes associated with ''Photo Kano'':

* AboveTheInfluence: Kazuya, to the point that the girls heroines will only allow him to take pictures of them.
* AccidentalKiss: At the start of episode Episode 3, after Nonoka Masaki jumps the corner of the stairs, she crashes face first into Kazuya.
** The exact same thing happens again
Kazuya. This is what kicks off her character arc in episode Episode 9.



** ThanksForTheMammary: A surprising subversion. [[spoiler: In episode 6, Haruka actually asks Kazuya to touch her, and while she's in a bikini to boot.]]
*** Played straight in episode 3 with Rina when Itta pushes Kazuya towards her.
*** And again in episode when he tried to help Haruka to the nurse's office in episode 5. A FlashBack also reveals he did the same thing to her years earlier.
* ACupAngst: In episode 10, Mai tells Kazuya she wishes she was a bit bigger. She then clarifies that she's the shortest member on her gym team... as well as the flattest. He tells her she's plenty good looking in other ways.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: The first four episodes [[DebutQueue introduces each]] of the girls and gives them some brief time with Kazuya.
** Episodes 5 & 6 focuses on Haruka.
** Episode 7 gives Hikari some screentime.
** Episode 8 allows Kazuya to explore Aki's background some more.
** Episode 9 focuses on Nonoka.
** Episode 10 focuses on Mai.
** Episode 11 is dedicated to Rina.
** Episode 12 focuses on Tomoe.
** Episode 13 focuses on Kanon.
* AllMenArePerverts: The photography club members seem very interested in shooting some rather revealing pictures of the various girls in their school. Kazuya seems to gradually get sucked into it as well.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: [[spoiler:Hikari Sanehara's middle school life was filled with bullying from her peers.]]
* AshFace: Happens to Nonoka in episode 9 after Kazuya tells her that the two big bowls of food she plans on eating turns men off. She gets [[MundaneMadeAwesome zapped by lightning]], and for the next few seconds talks to him with a blackened face before returning to normal.
* BeachEpisode: Kazuya and Haruka go to the beach together in episode 6.
** He does it again in episode 9, this time with Nonoka.
** He goes with Kanon in episode 13. He also has a FlashBack with her there of something important to them when they were younger.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Yuko when [[spoiler: she cosplays as Alice.]] The difference is huge.
* BeeAfraid: Episode 8, when Itta and Takashi knock over a beehive while trying to take pictures of the girls in the swim club.
* BigEater: It is implied that Mai is normally this, but subverts it on purpose to stay in shape. Instead she makes Kazuya taste food for her, and he inadvertedly becomes one.
** BalloonBelly: Kazuya gets this as a result, albeit briefly.
* {{Blackmail}}:
** Kazuya does this Aki after catching her attempting to sneak in the school. He puts it to use twice in episode four, first to help Nonoka and Kanon avoid disciplinary action by Aki, and then later by having her do his homework for him.
** It gets turned on him when Mai catches him with some porno mags in episode four. She threatens to tell her club leader about it, thus revoking his privileges to take pictures at their club, but then Mai forces him to make a promise to her. Kazuya wonders if this is LaserGuidedKarma for his treatment of using it on Aki. This comes into play again in episode 10 during Mai's ADayInTheLimelight.
* BlandNameProduct: Kazuya's "Canan" camera.
* BlindingBangs: Yuuko Uchida, the sole female member of the Photography club. She does part her hair back slightly to reveal one of her eyes and a BeautyMark in episode four.
* BrokenBird: Sanehara, who was ostracized by some female classmates in middle school. Which is why she largely decided to focus on shooting scenery and animals rather than people. Kazuya attempts to help her break her out of that mold in episode 7.
* CameraFiend: The Photography Club and Hikari.
** The PeepingTom: The photography club, except Kazuya.
* CassandraTruth: When Mai accidentally sees Kazuya's porno mags in episode four, he tries to explain that the magazines aren't his, but rather the other members of the photography club. She turns to look at him and asks if that's really true, but he [[LampshadeHanging immediately points out]] that the look in her eyes suggests she's not going to believe him.
* ChekhovsGun: In episode 9, while cleaning the club room by himself, Kazuya accidentally knocks a box over which contains some of Uchida's belongings. [[spoiler:He then sees a playboy bunny suit along with a black wig, and suspects that the cosplayer he was taking pictures of in an earlier episode might be her. Confirmed in episode 11.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: If Kazuya decides to pursue Haruka.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: [[spoiler:Haruka made this with Kazuya, as revealed in a flashback in episode 6.]]
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Kazuya pulls a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo]] in episode 7, complete with ScaryShinyGlasses.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In episode four, Kanon looks at a picture of her leg that Kazuya took to help her see if she has a bruise on it. She then starts looking at other pictures in his camera, and finds some rather interesting shots of Aki in her swimsuit, and gets a bit upset at him, then claims he's cheating on her, even though they're siblings.
** In episode 9, after Haruka is finished sewing Nonoka's damaged bag, the latter gives a dirty look at Kazuya, who's just watching them. She then gets mad at him for paying attention to Haruka and storms out of the classroom.
** Practically every girl in the very beginning of episode 1 does this in Kazuya's dream when he's taking a picture of a cosplayer. Haruka taps him on the shoulder, and as he turns to look, they all seem a bit mad, and Haruka makes a pouty face at him.
* ContinuityReboot: After the first four episodes, each episode (two for Haruka) focuses on one particular girl for Kazuya, and then resets to show him interacting with a different one with no continuity between them.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Alice aka [[spoiler:Yuko]]
* CowerPower: Both Kanon and Nonoka hide behind Kazuya in episode 4 after Aki catches them playing baseball in the school hallway with a rag and a broom.
* CryCute: Haruka [[spoiler:in episode 6 when Kazuya confesses to her.]]
** Nonoka [[spoiler:also does this in Episode 9 at Kazuya's LoveConfession.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Hikari.
* DemotedToExtra: Practically every girl that's not being given ADayInTheLimelight treatment after episode 4. They're either not seen at all, or play a very minor role.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Photography Club is filled with perverts, but they make a point of refraining from taking any explicit shots of girls.
* EvolvingCredits: Starting Episode 7, the ending credits is changed a bit. The girl that releases the dandelion (in 1:02) is different depending on who gets ADayInTheLimeLight on that episode. Up until Episode 6, it was Haruka that released it.
* {{Expy}}: Some characters have parallels with those from ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'':
** Both Haruka Niimi and Haruka Morishima are school idols with an optimistic personality.
** Both Nonoka Masaki and Kaoru Tanamachi are upbeat tomboyish girls who befriended the male leads in middle school.
** Both Kanon Maeda and Miya Tachibana are the male leads' energetic younger sisters who call them by unique variations of " big brother", and classmates of potential love interests.
** Both Hikari Sanehara and Ai Nanasaki are calm and cool (yet occasionally snarky) girls with SugarAndIce personalities.
** Both Mai Sakura and Sae Nakata are friends with the male leads' respective sisters, are kouhai to the male leads, and are shy and meek. They both also sport GirlishPigtails.
** Both Rina Yunoki and Rihoko Sakurai are ditzy, clumsy busty girls with a love for either cooking or food.
** Both Aki Muroto and Tsukasa Ayatsuji are both students in [[StudentCouncilPresident positions]] [[ClassRepresentative of power]] who act [[spoiler:tsundere]] towards the male leads, and are involved in [[spoiler:blackmail]]. They both also [[spoiler:have hidden aspects to their personalities.]]
* FanService: Used quite a bit along with MaleGaze.

to:

** ThanksForTheMammary: A surprising subversion. [[spoiler: In episode subversion, yet deliberately invoked - in Episode 6, Haruka actually [[spoiler:Haruka Niimi asks Kazuya to touch her, and while her chest (while she's in a bikini to boot.]]
boot) to prove she's not as physically fragile as he feared she was when they were children]]. This is PlayedForDrama rather than for sensual purposes.
*** Played deliberately straight in episode Episode 3 with Rina Yunoki when Itta Nakagawa pushes Kazuya towards her.
*** And again
her and in episode Episode 5 when he tried tries to help Haruka to the nurse's office in episode 5. A FlashBack also reveals he did the same thing to her years earlier.
office.
* ACupAngst: In episode Played with - in Episode 10, Mai Sakura tells Kazuya she wishes she was a bit bigger. She then Kazuya (including the audience) think she means chest size, but Mai clarifies that she's the shortest member on her gym team... the gymnastics team...as well as the flattest. He tells her she's plenty good looking in other ways.
flattest.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: The first four episodes [[DebutQueue introduces each]] of the girls heroines and gives them some brief time interaction with Kazuya.
**
Kazuya. With the exception of Haruka, who gets Episodes 5 & 6 focuses on Haruka.
** Episode 7 gives Hikari some screentime.
** Episode 8 allows Kazuya to explore Aki's background some more.
** Episode 9 focuses on Nonoka.
** Episode 10 focuses on Mai.
** Episode 11 is
and 6, every heroine has one episode dedicated to Rina.
**
their character arc, starting with Hikari Sanehara, Aki Muroto, Nonoka, Mai, Rina and Tomoe Misumi, respectively, then automatically [[ContinuityReboot reboots]] to allow the next heroine interacting with Kazuya, having no {{Continuity}} between them. Episode 12 13, however, focuses on Tomoe.
** Episode 13 focuses on Kanon.
[[spoiler:Kanon Maeda, Kazuya's sister]].
* AllMenArePerverts: The photography club Photography Club members seem very interested in shooting some rather revealing pictures of the various girls in their school. Unfortunately, Kazuya seems to gradually get sucked is pulled into it as well.
their hijinks.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: [[spoiler:Hikari Sanehara's [[spoiler:Hikari's middle school life was filled with bullying from her peers.]]
peers]].
* AscendedExtra: Completing all seven heroine's routes in the game unlocks [[spoiler:Kanon]] as the eighth heroine; this is repeated in the anime where the final episode is dedicated to her.
* AshFace: Happens to PlayedForLaughs on Nonoka in episode Episode 9 after Kazuya tells her that the two big bowls bowlfuls of food she plans on eating turns men guys off. She gets [[MundaneMadeAwesome zapped by lightning]], and for the next few seconds talks to him with a blackened face before returning to normal.
* BeachEpisode: Or rather a "segment" of a episode - Kazuya and Haruka go to the beach together in episode 6.
** He does it again in episode 9, this time with Nonoka.
** He goes with Kanon in episode 13. He also has a FlashBack with her there of something important to them when they were younger.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Yuko when [[spoiler: she cosplays as Alice.]] The difference is huge.
* BeeAfraid:
Episode 8, when Itta and Takashi knock over a beehive while trying to take pictures of the girls in the swim club.
* BigEater: It is implied that Mai is normally this, but subverts it on purpose to stay in shape. Instead she makes Kazuya taste food for her, and he inadvertedly becomes one.
** BalloonBelly: Kazuya gets this
6, as a result, albeit briefly.
* {{Blackmail}}:
** Kazuya does this Aki after catching her attempting to sneak in the school. He puts it to use twice in episode four, first to help Nonoka and Kanon avoid disciplinary action by Aki, and then later by having her do his homework for him.
** It gets turned on him when Mai catches him with some porno mags in episode four. She threatens to tell her club leader about it, thus revoking his privileges to take pictures at their club, but then Mai forces him to make a promise to her. Kazuya wonders if this is LaserGuidedKarma for his treatment of using it on Aki. This comes into play again in episode 10 during Mai's ADayInTheLimelight.
* BlandNameProduct: Kazuya's "Canan" camera.
* BlindingBangs: Yuuko Uchida, the sole female member of the Photography club. She does part her hair back slightly to reveal one of her eyes and a BeautyMark in episode four.
* BrokenBird: Sanehara, who was ostracized by some female classmates in middle school. Which is why she largely decided to focus on shooting scenery and animals rather than people. Kazuya attempts to help her break her out of that mold in episode 7.
* CameraFiend: The Photography Club and Hikari.
** The PeepingTom: The photography club, except Kazuya.
* CassandraTruth: When Mai accidentally sees Kazuya's porno mags in episode four, he tries to explain that the magazines aren't his, but rather the other members of the photography club. She turns to look at him and asks if that's really true, but he [[LampshadeHanging immediately points out]] that the look in her eyes suggests she's not going to believe him.
* ChekhovsGun: In episode 9, while cleaning the club room by himself, Kazuya accidentally knocks a box over which contains some of Uchida's belongings. [[spoiler:He then sees a playboy bunny suit along with a black wig, and suspects that the cosplayer he was taking pictures of in an earlier episode might be her. Confirmed in episode 11.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: If Kazuya decides to pursue Haruka.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: [[spoiler:Haruka made this with Kazuya,
well as revealed in a flashback in episode 6.]]
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Kazuya pulls a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo]] in episode 7, complete with ScaryShinyGlasses.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In episode four, Kanon looks at a picture of her leg that Kazuya took to help her see if she has a bruise on it. She then starts looking at other pictures in his camera, and finds some rather interesting shots of Aki in her swimsuit, and gets a bit upset at him, then claims he's cheating on her, even though they're siblings.
** In episode 9, after Haruka is finished sewing Nonoka's damaged bag, the latter gives a dirty look at Kazuya, who's just watching them. She then gets mad at him for paying attention to Haruka and storms out of the classroom.
** Practically every girl in the very beginning of episode 1 does this in Kazuya's dream when he's taking a picture of a cosplayer. Haruka taps him on the shoulder, and as he turns to look, they all seem a bit mad, and Haruka makes a pouty face at him.
* ContinuityReboot: After the first four episodes, each episode (two for Haruka) focuses on one particular girl for Kazuya, and then resets to show him interacting with a different one with no continuity between them.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Alice aka [[spoiler:Yuko]]
* CowerPower: Both Kanon and Nonoka hide behind Kazuya in episode 4 after Aki catches them playing baseball in the school hallway with a rag and a broom.
* CryCute: Haruka [[spoiler:in episode 6 when Kazuya confesses to her.]]
** Nonoka [[spoiler:also does this in
Episode 9 at Kazuya's LoveConfession.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Hikari.
* DemotedToExtra: Practically every girl that's not being given ADayInTheLimelight treatment after episode 4. They're either not seen at all, or play a very minor role.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Photography Club is filled
with perverts, but they make a point of refraining from taking any explicit shots of girls.Nonoka.
* EvolvingCredits: Starting ** Turns into a PlotPoint during a FlashBack in Episode 7, the ending credits is changed a bit. The girl that releases the dandelion (in 1:02) is different depending on who gets ADayInTheLimeLight on that episode. Up until Episode 6, it was Haruka that released it.
* {{Expy}}: Some characters have parallels
13: Kazuya recalls something important with those from ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'':
** Both Haruka Niimi and Haruka Morishima are school idols with an optimistic personality.
** Both Nonoka Masaki and Kaoru Tanamachi are upbeat tomboyish girls who befriended the male leads in middle school.
** Both Kanon Maeda and Miya Tachibana are the male leads' energetic younger sisters who call
them by unique variations of " big brother", and classmates of potential love interests.
** Both Hikari Sanehara and Ai Nanasaki are calm and cool (yet
when they were younger.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Yuko Uchida [[spoiler:whenever she cosplays as Alice]]; the difference is ''striking''.
* BeeAfraid: A beehive is
occasionally snarky) seen nested near the school swimming pool. In Episode 8, Itta and Takashi Azuma knock over the beehive while trying to take pictures of the girls in the Swim Club.
* BigEater: It's implied Mai is normally this, but subverts it on purpose to stay in shape for gymnastics. Instead, she makes Kazuya eat her share as a proxy, inadvertently becoming one himself, during her character arc.
** BalloonBelly: Kazuya as a result, albeit briefly seen
* {{Blackmail}}
** Kazuya does this on Aki after catching her attempting to sneak into school. He puts it to use twice in Episode 4, first to help Kanon and Nonoka avoid disciplinary action from Aki, then later by having her do his homework for him.
** [[LaserGuidedKarma Turned against Kazuya when Mai catches him
with SugarAndIce personalities.some porn magazines]] in the same episode, who threatens to tell her club leader in gymnastics about it, thus revoking his privileges to take pictures at their club. Instead, Mai forces him to make a promise to her by eating her share of food she can't eat to stay in shape during Episode 10.
* BlandNameProduct: Kazuya's "Canan" camera
* BlindingBangs: Yuko, the sole female member of the Photography Club. Justified in order to hide her distinct BeautyMark [[spoiler:that would oust her dual identity as the Alice cosplayer]].

* BrokenBird: Hikari was ostracized by some female classmates in middle school, which explains why she largely dedicates to focusing on photographing animals and scenery rather than people. Her character arc involves Kazuya attempting to help her break her out of that mold.
* CameraFiend: The Photography Club and Hikari
** Both PeepingTom: All members of the club sans Kazuya
* CassandraTruth: When
Mai Sakura discovers Kazuya's porn magazines, he tries to explain they aren't his, but they belong to other members of the Photography Club (which is true). Mai looks at him and Sae Nakata are friends asks if that's really true, but he [[LampshadeHanging immediately points out]] the look in her eyes suggests she's not going to believe him.
* ChekhovsGun: In Episode 9, while cleaning the Photography Club room by himself, Kazuya accidentally knocks a box over which contains some of Yuko's belongings. [[spoiler:He sees a PlayboyBunny suit along with a black wig, and suspects the Alice cosplayer he was taking pictures of in an earlier episode might be Yuko]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: If Kazuya decides to pursue Haruka
** ChildhoodMarriagePromise: [[spoiler:A FlashBack in Episode 6 reveals the two of them made this promise when they were children]].
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Kazuya pulls a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] pose in Episode 7, complete with ScaryShinyGlasses.
* ClingyJealousGirl
** All the heroines at the start of Episode 1 does this to Kazuya when he's taking a picture of the Alice cosplayer. Haruka taps him on the shoulder, and as he turns to look, they all seem slightly mad and pouting, since they're all in PlayboyBunny outfits themselves. [[spoiler:Turns out it as AllJustADream]].
** In Episode 4, Kanon looks at a picture of her leg Kazuya took to help her see if she has a bruise on it. She starts looking at other pictures in his camera and finds interesting shots he took of Aki in her swimsuit, and gets a bit upset at him, claims he's "cheating" on her, even though they're siblings.
** In Episode 9, after Haruka is finished sewing Nonoka's damaged bag, the latter gives a dirty look at Kazuya, who's simply just watching them; Nonoka continues to be mad at him for paying attention to Haruka and storms out of the classroom. In this case, it's because she
* CosplayOtakuGirl: [[spoiler:Yuko]]
* CowerPower: Kanon and Nonoka hide behind Kazuya in Episode 4 after Aki catches them playing baseball in the school hallway with a broom and rag.
* CryCute: Haruka in Episode 6 and Nonoka in Episode 9 [[spoiler:when Kazuya professes his feelings to each of them, respectively]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Hikari
* DemotedToExtra: As a result of the omnibus format, every girl not given ADayInTheLimelight treatment post-Episode 4. They're either not seen at all during that heroine's arc or play a very minor role.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Photography Club might be filled with perverts, but they make a point of refraining from taking any explicit shots of girls.
* EvolvingCredits: Starting with Episode 7, the ending credits is changed slightly. The girl releasing the dandelion is different depending on who gets ADayInTheLimeLight for that episode. Up until Episode 6, it was consistently Haruka.
* {{Expy}}: The girls in ''Photo Kano'' share parallels
with the male leads' respective sisters, ''Amagami'' characters.
** Haruka Niimi and Haruka Morishima
are kouhai to the male leads, {{School Idol}} with an optimistic personality.
** Hikari Sanehara
and Ai Nanasaki are shy calm, collected and meek. They both also sport GirlishPigtails.
** Both Rina Yunoki and Rihoko Sakurai are ditzy, clumsy busty
cool (yet occasionally snarky) girls with a love for either cooking or food.SugarAndIce personalities.
** Both Aki Muroto and Tsukasa Ayatsuji are both students in [[StudentCouncilPresident positions]] [[ClassRepresentative of power]] who act [[spoiler:tsundere]] towards power]], a [[spoiler:{{Tsundere}}]] for the male leads, and are lead, involved in [[spoiler:blackmail]]. They both also [[spoiler:{{Blackmail}}]] and [[spoiler:have hidden aspects to their personalities.]]
personalities]].
** Nonoka Masaki and Kaoru Tanamachi are {{Tomboy}}ish {{Genki Girl}}s who befriended the male protagonist during middle school.
** Mai Sakura and Sae Nakata are friends of the male leads' younger sisters, the protagonist's [[SenpaiKohai kouhai]], shy and meek and sport GirlishPigtails.
** Rina Yunoki and Rihoko Sakurai are [[TheDitz ditzy]], clumsy, noticeably busty girls with a love for either cooking or food.
** Kanon Maeda and Miya Tachibana are the protagonists' energetic younger sisters who call them by unique variations of "big brother", and classmates of potential {{Love Interest}}s.
* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: Used quite a bit along alongside with MaleGaze.MaleGaze.
** {{Gainaxing}}: Abundantly done, as each heroine has enough cleavage to bounce, especially when they're wearing bikinis and PlayboyBunny outfits.



* TheGlomp: Kanon does it to Kazuya in the beginning of episode four as she's running away from a bee. She then latches onto his head.
* GondorCallsForAid: In episode 5, while Kazuya didn't exactly ask for help, the photography club members decide to help him find Haruka anyway. They also get various other characters to help out as well.
* GotVolunteered: Kanon does this to Kazuya in episode 10 by telling him that she was supposed to go to a waterpark with Mai, but isn't [[PlayingSick feeling too well]], so she told Mai over the phone that Kazuya would go in her place, without asking him first.
* GratuitousEnglish: The photography club president tends to do this during the next episode's preview.
* HeroicBSOD: Both Kazuya and Haruka suffer through one in episode 5, [[spoiler: after Kazuya suggests she date the soccer captain. She's pretty unhappy that the guy she likes tells her to date another guy. Kanon later tells Kazuya that Haruka's been missing tennis practice regularly, and when she does show up, she's extremely unhappy.]]
* HiddenDepths: Several of the girls. Sanehara, Muroto, and particularly Yuko, whose HiddenDepths are greater than pretty much everyone else.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Aki and Katsumi, The former gave up diving because of family issues and the latter gave up volleyball after suffering a GameBreakingInjury.
* ImagineSpot: Mai in episode 10, when Kazuya is describing various foods, she immerses herself in said foods.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Kazuya towards Haruka. She's a great tennis player, fairly smart, beautiful, and is liked by both the male and female students at their school. Contrast to himself, where he's largely seen as an average guy with no real defining qualities. So naturally he feels like she's too good for him, regardless of what her feelings towards him may be. [[spoiler: This comes back to bite him in episode 5 when he suggests she date the soccer captain.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In episode 5, Kazuya overhears some girls gossiping about how Haruka could do so much better than with a guy like him. It seems to depress him, then he also overhears the captain of the soccer team asking her out moments later. She's hesitant to answer him, but Kazuya suggests she go out with a guy like him since they're both athletes and would probably be a good couple. However, this suggestion makes her extremely upset, and she storms off crying.
* LargeHam: The photography club, Kazuya in Hikari and Nonoka focus episode.
** The Photography club president tends to do this during the next episode reviews at the end.

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* TheGlomp: Kanon does it to Kazuya in the beginning of episode four Episode 4 as she's running away from a bee. She then latches bee by latching onto his head.
* GondorCallsForAid: In episode Episode 5, while Kazuya didn't exactly ask for help, the photography club Photography Club members decide to help him find Haruka anyway.after she skips class for a day. They also get various other characters to help out as well.
* GotVolunteered: Kanon does this to Kazuya in episode Episode 10 by telling him that she was supposed to go to a waterpark the pool with Mai, but isn't [[PlayingSick feeling too well]], so she told thus tells Mai over the phone that Kazuya would go in her place, without asking him first.
* GratuitousEnglish: The photography club Photography Club president Hiromichi Kudo tends to do this during the next episode's preview.
* HeroicBSOD: Both Kazuya and Haruka suffer through one in episode 5, [[spoiler: after Kazuya Episode 5 [[spoiler:after he suggests she date the soccer captain. She's pretty unhappy that the guy she likes tells her to date another guy. Kanon later tells Kazuya that states Haruka's been missing tennis practice regularly, and when she does show up, she's extremely unhappy.]]
downtrodden]].
* HiddenDepths: Several of the girls. Sanehara, Muroto, Hikari, Aki and particularly Yuko, whose HiddenDepths are greater though the latter's PlayedForLaughs rather than pretty much everyone else.drama.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Aki and Katsumi, The Katsumi Kurebayashi; the former gave up diving because of family issues stemming from academics and being told to succeed her father in medicine, the latter gave up volleyball after suffering a GameBreakingInjury.
* ImagineSpot: Mai in episode 10, Episode 10 when Kazuya is starts describing various foods, she food he's forced to consume, allowing her to immerses herself in said foods.
them.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Kazuya towards Haruka. She's Haruka - she's a great tennis player, fairly smart, beautiful, smart, and is liked well-liked by both the male and female students at their school. Contrast to himself, where he's By contrast, he views himself largely seen as an average guy with no real defining qualities. So naturally he feels like qualities, believing she's too good for him, regardless of what her own feelings towards him may be. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This comes back to bite him in episode Episode 5 when he suggests she date the soccer captain.]]
captain]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In episode Episode 5, Kazuya overhears some girls gossiping about how Haruka could do so much better than with a guy like him. It seems to depress him, then him; moments later, he also overhears the captain of eavesdrop on the soccer team captain asking her out moments later. She's out. Although Harkua's hesitant to answer him, but Kazuya [[spoiler:Kazuya suggests she go out with a guy like him the captain since they're both athletes and would probably be a good couple. However, this suggestion makes her extremely upset, and she storms off crying.
crying]].
* LargeHam: LargeHam
**
The photography club, Photography Club in general, but specifically Hiromichi (see GratuitousEnglish)
**
Kazuya in Hikari and Nonoka focus episode.
** The Photography club president tends to do this during the next episode reviews at the end.
Nonoka's arcs



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''VideoGame/{{Kimikiss}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Variation - although it's touted to be one to ''VideoGame/{{Kimikiss}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}''.''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'', the producer to ''[=KimiKiss=]'' is the sole recurring staff member of all three games.


** Double [[Expy]] points go to Mai for looking exactly like Azusa from K-on. Not to mention she actually puts on cat ears....


* BeeAfraid: Episode 8, when Itta and Takashi knock over a beehive while trying to take pictures of the girls in the swim club.



* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Episode 8, when Itta and Takashi knock over a beehive while trying to take pictures of the girls in the swim club.


* AccidentalKiss / CrashIntoHello: At the start of episode 3, after Nonoka jumps the corner of the stairs, she crashes face first into Kazuya.

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* AccidentalKiss / CrashIntoHello: AccidentalKiss: At the start of episode 3, after Nonoka jumps the corner of the stairs, she crashes face first into Kazuya.


* AccidentalKiss/CrashIntoHello: At the start of episode 3, after Nonoka jumps the corner of the stairs, she crashes face first into Kazuya.

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* AccidentalKiss/CrashIntoHello: AccidentalKiss / CrashIntoHello: At the start of episode 3, after Nonoka jumps the corner of the stairs, she crashes face first into Kazuya.


* AccidentalKiss: After Nonoka jumps the corner of the stairs she crashes face first into Kazuya.

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* AccidentalKiss: After AccidentalKiss/CrashIntoHello: At the start of episode 3, after Nonoka jumps the corner of the stairs stairs, she crashes face first into Kazuya.Kazuya.
** The exact same thing happens again in episode 9.


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* CowerPower: Both Kanon and Nonoka hide behind Kazuya in episode 4 after Aki catches them playing baseball in the school hallway with a rag and a broom.

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* HiddenDepths: Several of the girls. Sanehara, Muroto, and particularly Yuko, whose HiddenDepths are greater than pretty much everyone else.

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** Double [[Expy]] points go to Mai for looking exactly like Azusa from K-on. Not to mention she actually puts on cat ears....


* BeautifulAllAlong: Yuko when [[spoiler: she cosplays as Alice.]] Seriously the difference is huge!
** Though to be fair she is pretty damn attractive when in her standard fare clothes

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* BeautifulAllAlong: Yuko when [[spoiler: she cosplays as Alice.]] Seriously the The difference is huge!
** Though to be fair she is pretty damn attractive when in her standard fare clothes
huge.

Added DiffLines:

* BeautifulAllAlong: Yuko when [[spoiler: she cosplays as Alice.]] Seriously the difference is huge!
** Though to be fair she is pretty damn attractive when in her standard fare clothes

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