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
Another week, another episode. Luckily for us, Sacred Seven comes bundled with a new OP song which looks much more epic than a two meter teen hunched over a small moped. Also, the show gets a bit more bearable – possibly because of the new OP.
What’s that? Kenmi’s been playing the Darkstone people all this time? Yeah, with his shifty eyes, that wasn’t hard to predict.
And Ao no Exorcist…dang. I don’t know what to say about that show. It’s entering a lull once again. Six weeks are left of Ao no Exorcist, if not eight, so there’s a fair amount of time for a small mini-climax to build up. Hopefully it’ll be more tantalizing than a demonic bucket of KFC. Seriously, Konekomaru (or whatever his name is) turning into a chicken was laughably bad.
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
I’ve been disappointed with this series so far and I’m going to keep on covering it just so I can bash on it. Isn’t that noble? In other news, I’ll be away for quite a few days, so be surprised if you see the daily updates flowing in. I’ll try to get what I can covered, but until then, leave a comment (Yes, that was a shameless plug). Anyways, now it’s time to see why Kijima nabs Ruri. 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
Did I mention I hit another milestone today? Or a few days ago, really. Yeah, this thing is growing so fast…I don’t know what to do with it. Okay, it’s the beach episode that everyone’s been waiting for. And wouldn’t you know it, seeing everyone showing off their beach bodies wasn’t too disappointing… Well, for the most part. SUNRISE managed to tack on a completely unwarranted Darkstone encounter which, in essence, killed what little value this episode had. Yes, I’m being critical – wouldn’t you be the same if you haven’t slept for the past three days? 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