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
I honestly would not be against a show all about Ohana’s mother, Satsuki. She’s much more self-confident about herself than her daughter and has tons of spunk and personality to back her up. Just look at the picture up there, wouldn’t it be interesting? And to find out what finally made Kissuiso unbearable for her, wouldn’t that be a treat? But unfortunately, they’re probably going to go over it throughout the rest of the series, which is around 12 episodes, I believe.
Also, it’s strange how the flashbacks of Satsuki have Ohana’s seiyuu (voice actor) provide her voice for that character as well. There’s something to be said for familial resemblance, but to have the exact same voice is a bit lazy, though I do have to admit that getting a new seiyuu just for that would have been tedious. Anywho, the whole episode is about Ohana’s mother, Satsuki, visiting the Kissuiso inn for a night. The workers are in a fright over this and expect the worst. However, their worries turn out to be unfounded as Satsuki Read the rest of this entry