Ranked #478

Hanasaku Iroha

Alternative Titles

English: Hanasaku Iroha ~Blossoms for Tomorrow~
Synonyms: Hana-Saku Iroha
Japanese: 花咲くいろは

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.041 (scored by 56,984 users)
Ranked: #4782
Popularity: #310
Members: 122,407
Favorites: 1,345
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Synopsis

After her single mother decides to run off with a boyfriend to dodge debt collectors, the young and energetic Ohana is sent to live with her grandmother. However, her grandmother is the strict owner of a hot springs inn and requires her to work at the inn to pay for her living expenses. Although Ohana is unhappy about this situation at first, she decides to make the best of her situation and work hard. Ohana's life is suddenly filled with fun, mischief, and drama!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Matsumae, Ohana
Matsumae, Ohana
Main
Itou, Kanae
Japanese
Itou, Kanae
Tsurugi, Minko
Tsurugi, Minko
Main
Omigawa, Chiaki
Japanese
Omigawa, Chiaki
Oshimizu, Nako
Oshimizu, Nako
Main
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki
Wakura, Yuina
Wakura, Yuina
Supporting
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka

Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Horikawa, Kenji
Producer
Ando, Masahiro
Ando, Masahiro
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 It's Spring, I'm 16, and I'm Still a Bud
Juuroku Sai, Haru, Mada Tsubomi (十六歳、春、まだつぼみ)
Apr 3, 2011
2 Vengeance is a Staff Meal
Fukushuu Suru wa, Makanai ni Ari (復讐するは、まかないにあり)
Apr 10, 2011
3 Balut
Hot Vit Lon (ホビロン)
Apr 17, 2011
4 Grey Heron Rhapsody
Aosagi Rhapsody (蒼鷺ラプソディー)
Apr 24, 2011
5 A Tearful Chef Romance
Namida no Itamae Bojou (涙の板前慕情)
May 1, 2011

Opening Theme

#1: "Hana no Iro (ハナノイロ)" by nano.RIPE (eps 2-13)
#2: "Omokage Warp (面影ワープ)" by nano.RIPE (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hana no Iro (ハナノイロ)" by nano.RIPE (ep 1)
#2: "Hazy" by Sphere (eps 2-5, 7, 9-10, 12-13)
#3: "Tsukikage to Buranko (月影とブランコ)" by nano.RIPE (ep 6)
#4: "Yumeji (夢路)" by nano.RIPE (eps 8, 26)
#5: "Saibou Kioku (細胞キオク)" by nano.RIPE (ep 11)
#6: "Hanasaku Iroha (はなさくいろは)" by Clammbon (クラムボン) (eps 14-21, 23, 24)
#7: "Hi Leap (ハイリープ)" by nano.RIPE (ep 22)



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Archaeon
Oct 20, 2011
"Like father, like son. Like mother, like daughter"

There's an age old belief that certain traits are passed down from parents to children, and like most ancient convictions, there's an element of truth to this one. It's a well known fact that much of a person's future behaviour is learned during their formative years, and while it's true that children will instinctively copy the mannerisms and behaviours of the role models closest to them (which in most cases means their parents), even trained professionals and researchers can't fully explain the "inheritance" of less tangible traits like stubbornness, temper, perspicacity, etc.

But what does all that have to read more
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wumbmasta
Dec 19, 2013
Hanasaku Iroha Review:

Everybody knows that "void" feeling you get when you finish a really great show. The feeling of emptiness that you feel when you finish a show that really connected with you or entertained you on a higher level. Only a few shows give you a feeling like this, and for each person the type of shows that can produce this feeling differ. For me, Clannad is the golden case of a show that gave me a void, because for months on end after finishing it, all I wanted to do was rewatch it.
Hanasaku Iroha is an anime that gave me my first "void" read more
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Satire
Jul 8, 2013
It's been a long time since I've seen a Slice of Life done well. I'm not sure what it is about Hanasaku Iroha, but it is one of the calmest anime I have seen in a long while. There's something about the series that is just very relaxing.

The story essentially revolves around Ohana, a young teenage girl, and her experiences as she works as a waitress in an inn. As the show progresses, you are able to see the blooming relationships that develop as she begins to understand herself and the people around her. The show focuses on the challenges of being a teenage girl read more
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Bringerof_D
Jun 13, 2011
Hanasaku Iroha was in my eyes the best show of the season.

The Art is simply beautiful and the animation is definitely good for a TV series. At no point is any of the character art off model or deformed even for distant shots. Generic background people in high population scenes tend to be done in the crappy 3d which has become popular in most recent shows, however the models are properly textured to blend with the environment and main characters, though their walk animations feel a little off. This is of course only a small problem since most of the show takes place where there read more
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