Ranked #1336


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Synonyms: Hana Yamata
Japanese: ハナヤマタ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished 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: 7.531 (scored by 11530 users)
Ranked: #13362
Popularity: #1018
Members: 30,234
Favorites: 125
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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
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition
Tanaka, Minami
Theme Song Performance

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Sep 22, 2014
Your first impression of this show is probably spot-on. Yes, it’s a show about cute girls doing cute things. Yes, it’s flowery, adorable, and sweet to the point it makes you cringe. And yes, it’s a typical story about the friendship between five girls in a club setting. On the surface, Hanayamata doesn’t do much to deviate from being the stereotypical anime featuring everyday lives of girls in a school club. Since the anime realm is saturated with these types of anime, you will more or less get what you expected with Hanayamata, especially in terms of the overall plot progression and the character developments.

However, read more
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Sep 22, 2014
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

Dancing is usually seen as something different to many people. For some, it is an art form for the human body. And yet for others it is an expression of the soul. When it comes down to it, dancing is what the dancer makes of it. In Hanayamata, Hana, Naru, Yaya, Machi, and Tami come to learn that yosakoi, to them, is a bond of everlasting friendship and love.


Hanayamata starts by introducing Naru, a young girl looking to become more "dazzling." One night, she witnesses a young girl, Hana, dancing beautifully in the moonlight. After becoming friends, Hana read more
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A small group of girls trying to start a music-and-dance-related club in their school. They struggle to recruit members, and their goal is to participate in a competition. Cute girls doing cute things.
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

"Hana wa Odore ya Irohaniho (花ハ踊レヤいろはにほ)" by Team "Hanayamata" (チーム"ハナヤマタ") [Naru Sekiya (Reina Ueda), Hana N. Fontainestand (Minami Tanaka), Yaya Sasame (Kaya Okuno), Tami Nishimikado (Yuka Ootsubo), Machi Tokiwa
(Manami Numakura)

Ending Theme

#1 "Hanayuki (花雪)" by smileY inc. (eps 1-11)
#2 "Hanayuki (花雪)" 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)] (ep 12)

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