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Hanasaku Iroha Episode 21 – Enishing is Possible

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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.

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Is that sprinkler supposed to be symbolic?

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

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 20 – When Omelettes Just Don’t Cut It

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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.

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Yuina's eyes bug me

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

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 19 – The (Many) Faces of Minchi

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D'aaaaaaaw

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-

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Dang!

 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

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 18 – The Little Mermaid (Ikoku Meiro no Croisee, Too)

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Why so surprised?

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.

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She blushes ...all the time

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.

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Hanasaku Iroha Ep. 17 – Sacred Seven Ep. 4 – Houston, We’ve Got Two Problems

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Bang!

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.

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OH MY NAKO

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...sets my LOINS on FIRE.

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

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 16 – Oh Snap! Ohana Gets Shot

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Minchi sure looks nice in a wet tee

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"Ahahaha, it's so fun in the pool. What could possibly happen?"

It was all fun and games in the swimming pool with the hose until… 

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BANG BANG BANG!

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Gah!

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

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 15 – Yuina Gets Jealous of Ohana

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She even tears up a bit

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?).

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Same goes to you

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

Hanasaku Iroha 13 – Satsuki in Summer

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Faito, little boy!

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.

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I'm guilty of something like this as well :3

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

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 12 – A Step in the Right Direction

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Like mother like daughter...

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.

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You wouldn't want them to get pinched

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

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 11 – Ohana Cries, A Lot

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Reminds me of that one song about crying...

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that all the rain in this episode was caused by Ohana’s tears. Wait a moment, I might be on to something… Regardless of the source of the rain, this episode was (surprise, surprise) focused mainly on Ohana’s pent-up feelings, her efforts to deal with them, and her Ko-chasing.

But before we get to all that emotional turmoil-talk, I’d like to re-direct you guys to this lovely little article. I’m still curious as to who wrote it. :)

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"Where were you last night?"

My god, after I saw this scene, I realized that Ohana would make a pretty damn good lawyer. So fearsome is her gaze that even the editor at a publications company goes wide-eyed in fear. Read the rest of this entry

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