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Hanasaku Iroha

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.051 (scored by 47457 users)
Ranked: #4612
Popularity: #274
Members: 98,615
Favorites: 980
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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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Adaptation: Hanasaku Iroha
Side story: Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home
Character: Utopia

Characters & Voice Actors

Matsumae, Ohana
Matsumae, Ohana
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Jeong, Mi Sook
Jeong, Mi Sook
Oshimizu, Nako
Oshimizu, Nako
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Yang, Jeong Hwa
Yang, Jeong Hwa
Tsurugi, Minko
Tsurugi, Minko
Omigawa, Chiaki
Omigawa, Chiaki
Bae, Jeong Mi
Bae, Jeong Mi
Hiwatari, Masako
Hiwatari, Masako
Sawada, Izumi
Sawada, Izumi
Choi, Mun Ja
Choi, Mun Ja


Horikawa, Kenji
Ando, Masahiro
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Hanyuu, Naoyasu
Episode Director

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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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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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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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Oct 2, 2014
Hanasaku Iroha... PA's 2011 hit and I think it could be one of its last gems.

Why do I bother writing a review for series that aired more than 3 years already? But still, let me rant until I get the end of my satisfaction gauge.

It could be wise to rate Hanasaku Iroha's story as just "Very Good" but I can agree to others liking it as a 10. What Iroha does best is how it pertained life with the simplest explanations and refrained from including your everyday overly dramatical course needed.

Why, well the drama element is needed for a SOL series but Iroha does more read more
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Both Anime have beautiful Animation, the characters are amazingly diverse and the story is driven by the emotions of the characters and one can feel like they are really there. It is also slice of life that carefully picks what it is going to be about and focuses primarily on that with the little extras on the side
Each person has to come up with a dream for themselves. However, sometimes you need someone to show you the way. Both of the females try to make their dreams come true, one in finding her dream, and one in achieving the dream she's already found.
Both of these slice-of-life Anime deal with the working class. Working!! takes on a more comedic look, while Hanasaku takes on a more realistic life approach. Either way, the work force is looked at and serious issues are handled, albeit one in a serious manner, and the other in a more comedic manner.
Both awesome and serious life stories. Animation is great, kinda similar with bright colors. I also find openings very similar, the songs, actually.
Both have the same protagonist lineup (four girls), and both shows are slice of lives which emphasize in the depth of the story about friendship, family, etc. Similar character design also (Rinko has similar hair with Ohana).
Hanasaku Iroha and Ano Hana has both tear jerking drama and splendid animation. Both are also original works.

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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