Ranked #2365


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Synonyms: Hana Yamata
Japanese: ハナヤマタ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.191 (scored by 5145 users)
Ranked: #23652
Popularity: #1156
Members: 23,786
Favorites: 71
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Normal appearance, normal intelligence, normal in arts and sports... just normal. This is the entirely normal 14-year-old, Naru Sekiya. While she admires "Heroines" she continues to live a normal life until one moonlit night she meets a fairy. This foreign girl then guides her into the extraordinary world of the yosakoi dance.

(Source: Manga Time Kirara)

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Adaptation: Hanayamata

Characters & Voice Actors

Fontainestand, Hana N.
Fontainestand, Hana N.
Tanaka, Minami
Tanaka, Minami
Nishimikado, Tami
Nishimikado, Tami
Ootsubo, Yuka
Ootsubo, Yuka
Sasame, Yaya
Sasame, Yaya
Okuno, Kaya
Okuno, Kaya
Sekiya, Naru
Sekiya, Naru
Ueda, Reina
Ueda, Reina


Ishizuka, Atsuko
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition
Tanaka, Minami
Theme Song Performance
Numakura, Manami
Theme Song Performance

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Aug 31, 2014
UPDATED (Episode 9) 2. september 2014
Remember to take every review with a grain of salt. This is my personal opinion about this anime. After watching 9 episodes, I decided to write this review.

Story (7,4/10): Simple, yet good story. We have our main protagonist Naru. Who is indeed just an ordinary girl, nothing more. But one day she encounters a strange-looking blonde girl, that would change her life forever. This is a slice of life anime with a little bit comedy and some drama involved. This is indeed a dance anime with a lot of moe/kawainess too.

Characters (8.1/10): Some of these characters are quite likeable. There read more
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Aug 18, 2014
I'll try to make this quick. (spoilers)
This is one of the few animes im currently watching this season and at the beginning i thought "wow this might be a pretty good anime" but my thoughts changed after watching few more episodes.

The art is really nice and has that colorful, sparkle kinda look and its cute but not the best. Sure i said cute but its not like cutecute... its hard to explain...

For the character's voices, personally i dont think the producers made the right choice in the voice actors.
The voices sound weird to me and unfitting. Naru sounds like a 5 year old girl and read more
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Slice of life series with a group of characters coming together to do with they love. There is talent that exists among the characters of both series. The energy level is ecstatic with a strong empowerment to the story that drives the series' characters and their goals. Recommended for anyone into a slice of life with purpose.
Both shows are slice of life anime about a bunch of cute girls. The "main" girl joins a club even though she doesn't know much about the subject of the club, but they have a little trouble creating the club due to a lack of members and advisor. Yui from K-On can be seen as a mix of the both main chars in Hanayamata since she is not very confident, like Naru, but she's enthusiastic and lively like Hana.
K-On! is about music and Hanayamata is about Yosakoi dancing, also K-On! is a lot more lively overall. However, both shows mainly aim to being "cute" and have slight Yuri subtitles due to a lack of male characters.
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Opening Theme

"Hanaha Odori Reya Iroha ni Ho (花ハ躍レヤいろはにほ)" by Team "Hanayamata" (チーム"ハナヤマタ") [Naru Sekiya (Reina Ueda), Yaya Sasame (Kaya Okuno), Hana N. Fontainestand (Minami Tanaka), Tami Nishigomon (Yuka Ootsubo), Machi
Tokiwa (Manami Numakura)]

Ending Theme

"Hanayuki (花雪)" by smileY inc.

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