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Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.  
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Description
Fushimi Inari has a hopeless crush on her classmate Tanbabashi. One day, while trying to interact with him, she accidentally humiliates him in front of the whole class. He refuses to accept her apologies, and, to make matters worse, she discovers that he probably has a crush on their incredibly cute classmate Sumizome.

She has all these things in mind when she is summoned by Uka-no-Mitama-no-kami, a pale fox goddess. In return for rescuing a little fox-spirit creature before school that day, the goddess offers to grant a single wish of Inari's. Without thinking, she blurts out that she wants to be Sumizome. As one might expect, this wish does not go nearly as well as Inari had hoped, and the kindly goddess breaks a goddess-rule to give Inari the ability to change herself back. Now, Inari can change her own shape at will, and using her new skill is very tempting as she keeps trying to win Tanbabashi's heart. But if Inari flaunts her ability, both she and the goddess might end up in trouble with Amaterasu!

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Associated Names
いなり、こんこん、恋いろは。
稻荷恋之歌
อินาริ มนตราสื่อรัก
Inari Konkon - Syllabary of Love
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha

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c.42 by Animum Mutare (127d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 24

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Average: 8 / 10.0 (221 votes)
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November 24th 2014, 9:09pm PST


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Year
2010

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Ace (Kadokawa)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #666 increased(+172)
Monthly Pos #1120 decreased(-48)
3 Month Pos #1148 decreased(-329)
6 Month Pos #626 decreased(-41)

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On 1933 reading lists
On 784 wish lists
On 52 unfinished lists
On 259 custom lists

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Surprisingly very very nice :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Padawan
May 29th, 2014, 9:21am
Reading the summary, I totally misunderstood what the story was going to be about. I'm glad I tried the anime though, because this series is surprisingly very nice and charming smile
Pretty funny too, especially them gods acting all silly~
In a way its also a slice-of-life about Japanese Shinto gods lol.
Oh and it also has plenty amount of FEELS! lol. Which is actually quite nice and not the annoying type.

I only read the manga after I finished the anime though, and thank God I did because the manga is a WHOLE lot better than the anime (and the anime was already quite nice). Not to mention, the anime skips a LOT of stuff and changes much of what actually happened in the manga, like the locations and order of events. The anime was also way too short (10 episodes!) and ended way too early with what practically is a cliffhanger.

Highly recommended.
Inari is a sweet and adorable little girl, and Uka-sama is a lovely lady smile

... Last updated on May 29th, 2014, 10:14am
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Well Worth Reading   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by powerdown
December 1st, 2013, 12:40pm
This manga relies on its characters than most stories rely on their plot and that's likely because every character here is special.

You will see characters be introduced, often as a hurdle to 'overcome' and later you and Inari realize that -- just maybe -- that the person you were both writing-off had feelings, too. Within this story you will read of sorcery and sociology, hopefully answering taboos that exist only to crush one's spirit. Is it taboo because you're in love, mustn't you correct the mistakes made in the name of love? What if they won't love me back?

Inari attempts to solve these questions by using other peoples answers, often gaining confidence through someone else in more ways than one. But the more she adopts another's facade she knows less of from whom that confidence is coming from.
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Lovely   
Rating: N/A
by KendricO
May 4th, 2013, 3:11am
When I first saw the synopsis of this series, I thought "Oh great, another child-turned-super hero manga." But as I read each chapter, I became more and more immersed in the heartwarming little girl known as Inari. Each character stand out in their own way, although the story mainly focuses on Inari and Uka's problems. In fact, USING her power seems to create more problems than it solves...

Suffice to say, I find this manga a gem and an adorable read.
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Worth persevering a little   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by babel
April 14th, 2013, 5:37am
A heartwarming and often very funny title about when humans and gods interact. If you're reading the scanlations, be warned that for around the first dozen chapters, the translation becomes pretty appalling, but it's worth pushing on because the quality suddenly rises to pretty much professional level after that (thanks AM!).

... Last updated on April 14th, 2013, 5:39am
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Great   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by Suxinn
January 2nd, 2013, 2:40pm
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. is definitely not what one would expect from a series about a girl who gains the power to transform into other people. In fact, it's not about the transformations at all. It's about how Inari (the main character) grows and develops as she learns not to rely on this ability to help her in difficult situations. It's really an unbelievably adorable series.

All the characters are fairly strong on their own, though, arguably, everyone other than Inari remains largely static. Understandable, really, since the entire series is about Inari's growth.

Would I recommend this series to everyone? Yes, of course. Is it for everyone? No, I don't think so. If you come into this manga expecting a lot of flashy transformations, misunderstandings galore, and caricature villains, you'll be disappointed. At its heart, Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. is really a slice-of-life series that's more character-focused on plot-focused. But that's what I like about it, really.
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Dreading where this is going   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by fuzetsuscans
November 24th, 2012, 6:50am
Liked the first chapter, but was frustrated that there the transformation element was soon neglected. (I've seen this in Ranma 1/2 and Gatcha Gatch Secret, but my guess is the author ran out of ideas almost immediately after deciding to write a story about a girl who shifts forms. So we end up with a plot thread that just eats up virtual space since you keep wondering when there will be a shift, only it never happens.) Also the main character and her crush are boring people, and I stopped reading their conversations. The only thing that kept me reading to ch 20 was curiosity about the Goddess's slow as molasses relationship with someone that reminds me of CardCaptorSakura's brother. Yes they're both stock characters, but they're still funner to watch than the main story and it leaves you wondering if they should have been the focus of this work.

Overall its obvious the story could have been executed much better, and I saw a lot of missed chances for character elaboration or better drama...jokes for instance that only had two panels rather than 3 or more. There is also no antagonist and the series just limps along unsure of where its going...

In fact, I'm expecting a dreaded ending of the type where "the protagonist loses her memories of it all," to come any time now. Authors use it when they want drama, but are creatively bereft or have written themselves into a corner, and want to stop beating their head against the wall. They would rather reset everything at the end and make everything you read meaningless, than write a solution to the story. Also known as the screw-the-reader ending? I really wish Japanese authors didn't have a propensity for this type of ending, and Buddhism must be a deep influence. (I hope this direction isn't followed, but then again I never enjoyed Buddhist reincarnation in stories either, since if it doesn't allow you to keep your old memories, writing about a person's past is meaningless.) If I knew the author I'd try to convince him that this forshadowed ending is a lame cop-out, and ask him to please not give us a ending such as from the manga Karin.

The transitions were also pretty quick with sloppy time-skips, and more than once I had to stop reading to figure out where we were chronologically, or what just happened. I didn't care about most of the characters and the jokes stopped being as funny early on (I blame it on the lack of "follow-through" in the writing, although maybe it was also the translation.?) Add the fact that many characters are so simply differentiated that its easy to mix them up, and you have a recipe for confusion.

No transformation, suspicious foreshadowing of a crappy ending, light character development, and awkward transitions keep me from recommending this series to others. If you'd like to satisfy your curiousity just treat the 1st chapter as an interesting one-shot.

... Last updated on November 24th, 2012, 6:58am
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meh   
Rating: N/A
by MinM66
September 17th, 2012, 11:10pm
I really liked this, until around chapter 5... then it turned slice of lify, the story is interesting at first but it doesn't go anywhere i may drop it, or just not read it for a very long time has a shoujo ai feel not sure why it is labelled as seinen its mostly about a girls emotions and how they feel and coming to terms with how they feel... i really don't see the seinen aspect sigh
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Very light comedy   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Black Hole
February 25th, 2012, 10:17am
This comedy is very light, there is nothing major plot behind he scenes nor apocalyptic weapons nor a handsome bishounen flipping into the main character's life and stealing her heart away and stuff like that. At it's core, it's hard to see at first but this story is about feelings, for one side we have the feelings that create a character's persona, feelings of over protection, or wanting to share, or wanting to experience, feelings of innocence or simply earnest feelings; on the other side we have the feelings of "love" and "wanting to love".

The writing style and the way the story unveils is very refreshing, the way the characters portray themselves is interesting and eventually they sneak upon you, making you care for them.... this is when the feelings of "being themselves" touch the reader; the feelings of love are also clearly explained and one of the strongest grabs of the story: you can't describe the story as "a cheap harem" or "a cheap love triangle", characters change their perspective, experience more things and explain themselves better; in fact some of the side love stories in this work are strong enough to carry on the manga by themselves; in fact while I do like Inari's quest for love, I have to admit that eventually the possible story of Uka's -the Goddess that gave Inari her powers- has become my favorite thing about the manga.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Having a high ranking Goddess who longs for a normal life unawarely falling in love with a Chuunibyou overprotective older brother who is kinda insensitive is way more interesting that what's originally advertized. In fact, when the older brother slapped the Goddess with a bug catcher for being too lazy I quietly thought to myself "these two need to happen"


As long as you don't hate lighthearted not plot heavy stories and female perspective strongly present in the story, this one should score highly on your books, as it does gets better with time. By chapter 3 I really "liked it" and by chapter 10 this one is within my reading top priorities, and perhaps it will get better from now on.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2012, 10:28am
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shocked   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fengde
October 9th, 2010, 12:11pm
Feeling after reading first chapter
This manga has a plot that doesnt appear much on shounen. (a female lead)
I personally not really interested in shounen with female lead but this manga has attracted me after
Also, the story so far develop to an interesting line.
I will look forward for the future release smile


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Feeling after reading 3rd chapter
I personally dislike the way she abuse the power. But when i think of it as another way to know the person she liked, I changed my perspective.

Rating : 10/10

... Last updated on October 9th, 2010, 12:40pm
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