Hello, everyone. I know that I should be studying for finals (not that I need to do since they’ll be a cinch…), but I wanted to talk about a very interesting spring anime series that I watched recently after getting some precious free time, C – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, a very unique anime. The synopsis:
The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved, and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro, raised by his maternal grandmother after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to avoid all this and live a stable life. One day, however, he meets a man who offers him a large sum of money if he’ll agree to pay it back. From then on his fate is radically altered as he’s drawn into a mysterious area known as “The Financial District.”
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.
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!