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Hanasaku Iroha 08 ~ Things are getting serious now…

First off, you may have noticed that I’ve been revamping my blog with a new layout. I am extremely satisfied with it, and I intend to have this layout become possibly permanent. I’ve also added some new pages, so check them out if you like!

Well, onto episode 8 of Hanasaku Iroha! In this episode, the plot is starting to really ramp up, with large groups of customers coming into Kissuiso. The manager has also succumbed and forced to go to the hospital at this critical moment. On top of that, Ko-chan is coming to see Ohana, who still does not know about his impeding visit. Of course, this episode was not without some minor comedic relief…

Riiiiight. Keep dreaming...

In order to combat against the dire situation, the young master foolishly calls in Takako-san to help them (oh no!). Takako-san, with a glint in her eye, affirms that there must be some magazine reporters who are in disguise amongst the guests. After all, why would there be so many customers at this time when there usually are so few customers? Takako-san sends Jiroumaru-san to scout out the guests…

Are you sure you got the wrong room, hmm? *Raises eyebrow*

After scouting out the prospective guests, Takako-san tells Ren-san to cook his best for the most likely guests, much to his dismay…


And then there’s Ohana, who steps in and takes charge in accordance with her grandmother’s wishes. Ohana believes that all the customers should be treated equally, and she recruits Nako, who had the day off, to help. Next, she races all the way to the city to retrieve Tohru-san, who is attending a wedding in the city. The episode then cuts off with Ohana peeking into a ballroom, searching for Tohru-san. Next episode, we shall see what happens in Kissuiso, but I’m really dying to see Ohana and Ko-chan’s meeting. Ah well, we’ll have to wait, so here’s a nice wallpaper!

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Hanasaku Iroha 03 ~ Yuri Goodness!


Oh, Hanasaku Iroha! You crack me up so much! This episode just about blew away my expectations and more! That does it. I will follow this series and maybe blog it more often, but we’ll see depending on my schedule and free time. For now, my impressions follows.

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Hanasaku Iroha 01 ~ Off to A Great Start!


One of the new spring anime series of 2011, Hanasaku Iroha, has started off a great episode in my opinion. Hanasaku Iroha’s synopsis is:

Ohana Matsumae is sent to live with her grandmother, who she has never met nor spoken to, at her Taisho-era (1920s) hot springs inn. It’s not a lifestyle that Ohana would have chosen, but she decidesnot to be discouraged and to make the most of her new circumstances.

Hanasaku Iroha is a P.A. Works series, known for their reputation and works (Angel Beats!, true tears, etc), so as expected, the animation was up to par with their high standards with beautiful backgrounds. The dialogue of the show is great, not rushed or paced out at all, just perfect enough for me. I must say that I couldn’t help but smile the entire time I was watching this episode except the confrontation at the end, and personally I do think that this will become one of my top favorite for this season. Ohana, the main character, is cute in her own way but I’m not going to declare any favorite yet until we go more into depth on the other characters, such as the sharp-tongued Minko, the strict grandmother, the shy Nako, the boyfriend (probable?) Kouichi, etc. The cast looks to be widely varied, and I can definitely say that this will be a very enjoyable series!



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