As Takako would say, Enishing is possible! And I would agree with her for the most part, only, one thing that Hanasaku Iroha has failed to do for the past summer season is fascinate me, enthrall me. There was actually a time where I looked forward to every episode in this show. I reveled in Ohana’s exploits and her efforts in adjusting and gaining friends. I liked the whole romance angle with Ko. Now, PA Works has scrapped those early “pluses” and decided to create an episode for each and every supporting character. It’s as if they didn’t have an inn chock-full of them in the first place. My god.
Symbolic in the sense that the shower head could represent her tears, or that the shower head could represent the torrent of Minchi’s feelings coming out. Nah, most likely just fanservice. Make Ohana all “wet” and get Minchi nehkehd in the process. It’s a win-win for everyone! Read the rest of this entry
Roses are red, violets are blue, I made an omelette with rice, just for you. Find anything odd with that little ditty? You should because omu-rice isn’t something you tend to give to your crush. I would have imagined something as cliched as a boquet of roses or a moonlight serenade…but rice? Come on, how stereotypically Asian can Hanasaku Iroha get? They’re going to be throwing rice at the wedding at this rate.
Culture Festival mumbo jumbo gets sorted out in this week’s episode of HanaIro. Expect the typical “Fue?” from Ohana as well as a heavy helping of Yuina’s banshee-cries, “Eey!” Well moving on, Minchi informs everyone of her habit of sitting and staring creepily at chefs, Nako helps her loner classmate, and Ohana and Yuina do nothing. What a wonderful episode. I couldn’t have cared for the plot any less. Read the rest of this entry
This is technically cheating (In a way) considering that this screen belongs to next week’s episode. We’re going to, no doubt, get into Minchi’s past. Best for last? Maybe. That just leaves Ohana and Ko after this stuff gets sorted out. Anyways, relish these Minhi-focused weeks – she’s that cute. But hold on a minute, what’ thi-
No! What the heck? What is with anime and cross-dressing. First we have Naoya from Astarotte no Omocha and Ruka from Stein’s Gate…and now…Ko. If there exists a divine being up above, get rid of this horrible atrocity this instant. I can not go about my day in the right mind after having seen something this scarring. And the way he laughed? I shudder at the thought. Read the rest of this entry
Why so surprised, Ohana? She looks much better in that dress compared to you, and I bet those boys didn’t fail to notice how well-endowed she was. She’s got you beat in several departments, Ohana – sad to say. And even though I just praised Nakochi for being cute and whatnot, she managed to grind my gears in spite of that. Such a shame.
Hanasaku Iroha chose to select Nakochi as its main character for this week’s episode. And as such, we follow her throughout her daily routine as she dreams of being a mermaid, takes care of her siblings, works, gets paid, and gets hit on. What a day. Or so I would say, except for the fact that it doesn’t mean jack considering she’s to shy to really do anything much in any of those situations.
Treasure this picture of Yuina, folks, as this is pretty much her only scene in this whole episode. She didn’t play much of a role at all this week and her only purpose was to deliver news to Ohana – which she already knew. That being said, it wasn’t only Yuina who was shafted; Ohana, Nakochi, Minchi, and Jiromaru (My precious Jiromaru) were all relegated to the statuses of side characters. Most of the show focused on Enishi’s self-confidence issues and his “blooming” period, for lack of a better term.
Hanasaku Iroha wasn’t the only show that threatened to turn into a bore-fest, Sacred Seven fell into a ditch this week as Alma, Ruri, and Kagami take part in the school’s efforts to set up the school festival, the hallmark of any school-based show – besides of course, the swimsuit episode. Anyways, the Dark Stone was a joke and didn’t call for a transformation. After all, aren’t those stones expensive as hell? Read the rest of this entry
It was all fun and games in the swimming pool with the hose until…
Oh sna- No, it was all a joke. Please wait patiently while I make a trollface over in the corner.
Anyways, the real post is after the jump. See you guys in the comments section (Hint hint, that means read more) Read the rest of this entry
I shit you not, Yuina really does start to get a little bit jealous of Ohana. It’s about high time she changed her whole attitude towards everything because, quite frankly, she’s starting to act like a snotty brat. And though Yosuke was characterized as a giant dick in the past episode, it comes to light that he’s actually a nice guy underneath all that. It’s just that he’s inexperienced (aren’t they all?).
Yosuke’s inn faces a huge dilemna once the part-timers decide to quit. Couple that with Yuina’s shocking rejection, and you can bet that Yosuke’s got a lot on his mind. Luckily for him, the whole class is out and about town, doing whatever pleases them. When Ohana realizes that the inn is in a pickle, she’s quick to offer her assistance. Also, Ohana’s delighted once the inn considers it. However, they decline at first and ask the girls to go about their field trip. Read the rest of this entry
That’s weird, I though they were already friends. Anyways, Hanairo’s 14th episode takes us for a brief stint at the beach and then takes us to Yuina’s fiance’s inn. Did you catch all that? We also find out Yuina’s got more on her mind than just having fun and being a tease, because you know, she was totally a deep character even before this.
It seems like Yuina’s not the only popular girl on the beach as a boy admirably confesses his love for Minchi as loud as he can, and in front of everyone else on the beach. The boy’s got balls! It’s a shame that Ohana and Nakochi didn’t get too much time in the spotlight but this, at least, opened up enough time to delve into Yuina’s problems. They’re the typical rich-girl-who-wants-to-escape-from-family type of dilemnas where the character wants to break free from the expectations and roadmap his/her parents have laid out for him/her. If I was the heir of an inn family, I’d probably turn tail and run as well. What about you?
With all of the problems I had with the previous episode, it was certainly a pleasant break for me to see that this episode made great strides towards correcting a lot of the flaws that popped up before. Ohana starts to reflect on her actions and learns from them as well. We also get a glimpse into the past and into this strange little love pentagon that’s forming between Ohana, Minchi, Tohru, Koichi, and the girl from the bookstore.
So, Ohana has been running around the streets of Tokyo for quite some time and who better to pick her up than Tohru and Minchi? How they found her, I have no idea, but regardless of that, they take her to a hotel where they sleep for the night. Before dozing off though, Tohru gets jealous of Koichi and tries to get some information about him from Ohana. Unfortunately, Minchi happens to overhear this and gets worried. Read the rest of this entry