Ranked #477

Hanasaku Iroha

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.041 (scored by 53,402 users)
Ranked: #4772
Popularity: #297
Members: 113,444
Favorites: 1,117
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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
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Itou, Kanae
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Tsurugi, Minko
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Omigawa, Chiaki
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Oshimizu, Nako
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Toyosaki, Aki
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Wakura, Yuina
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Tomatsu, Haruka
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Horikawa, Kenji
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Ando, Masahiro
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Aketagawa, Jin
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Sound Director
Hashimoto, Masakazu
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Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(25/26)

# 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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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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Oct 23, 2011
I enjoy slice of life. I really do. The problem I have with them is that it’s incredibly difficult to find one that isn’t terrible. The two biggest pitfalls I find with the genre are the lack of compelling plots and the lack of depth as the episodes get drowned in clichés. They often end up simply being boring as the episodes drag on to the formulaic beach/school festival/holiday routine in an attempt to entertain. Needless to say, I’m usually turned off by the introduction to a slice of life anime before I can even get into the series.

I watched Hanasku Iroha with massive heaps read more
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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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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 animes I have ever seen. There's something about the series that is just very relaxing, in a good way.

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 read more
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