It’s finally New Year’s Eve. While Yuzu helps cleans the room, she finds a scroll. I wonder what it is.
After Yuzu help clean the attic, she had dinner with her friends. Eventually, they decide to go to a shrine. When Ren help Yuzu prepare, she tips over a scroll. It happens to be a Kenzoku Scroll. More on that later.
After the girls make their prayers, someone bumps into Yuzu and her scroll dropped and rolls away. With that, Yuzu accidentally went through a gate into another world chasing after it. A girl named Tsubaki takes Yuzu to a different world by accident. They arrived at a Kenzoku temple, which grants wishes requested by other people. Of course, the girls working at the temple will only grant them on certain terms. First, he or she need to deserve their help and made a wish for someone else. In other words, you can’t make a wish for yourself.
With that, Yuzu asks the girls about the scroll she found in Ookami’s room. Apparently, no one could undo the seal. After learning what happened, it seems that Yuzu can’t go back home since she is in a different world. Also, in this world, Konohanatei doesn’t even exist.
Before Yuzu could react to the bad news, Kozue collapse. It’s amazing how Yuzu is able to read and write on the scrolls to help record wishes from other people. Thanks to her, she is able to save the say. There is no wonder the girls want her to stay since Yuzu can’t return home.
Eventually, the goddess, Inari Ohkami finally appears and it seems that she knows Yuzu’s caretaker. From learning about Yuzu’s job, it seems that Inari wants to open a hot spring of her own. From there, we also learn that Tsubaki used to work at a temple before a landslide destroyed her hometown. In short, like Yuzu, Tsubaki doesn’t have a home to return to. Either way, Yuzu seems upset since she won’t be able to see her friends ever again, even if they go their separate ways.
Yuzu eventually became able to return home thanks to the scroll she had all along. Apparently, someone wished her to return home. With that, Yuzu is able to reunite with her friends.
Is Yuzu’s visit to another world revealed secret behind the scroll Ookami had? It seems that Ookami is Tsubaki all along. This is not surprising since she made the wish for Yuzu to return home and stored the scroll on a shelf. This can explain why it ended up in the attic of the hotel.
Of course, Yuzu manages to create a temporal paradox. She is the one that created the Konohanatei. In her scroll that she made, she wishes Tsubaki to have a warm home for her. One can interpret a warm home as a hot springs hotel. Still, given that young Tsubaki and Ookami’s human form looks similar, it explains everything. Not to mention, she said “welcome home” after realizing the red caped girl that she met in the past is in fact Yuzu. Either way, it’s a nice ending.
As expected, Konohana Kitan is an enjoyable slice of life anime with cute fox girls and lesbians. While the comedy can be repetitive at times, usually with Yuzu messing up. Aside from that, it’s nice to see the show cover the subtle things in life and the girls solving people’s problems. Also, the production values are nice. ¶