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Japanese: HANOKA~葉ノ香~


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 8, 2006 to Oct 31, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: RAMS, Fanworks
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Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Sci-Fi
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.291 (scored by 642 users)
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Ranked: #78582
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Popularity: #5959
Members: 1,636
Favorites: 3
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This anime is the first full-fledged TV anime made with FLASH.

The story takes place on a planet Tokinea where human beings and Star Races have been fighting. The story revolves around a girl who was made as "Demon God," an ultimate weapon against human beings, and a boy who is a partner of the girl.

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Nogawa, Sakura
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Kashimura, Satoshi
Kashimura, Satoshi
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Dual Love on the planet ~Hanoka~" by Sakura Nogawa

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Oct 23, 2008
I'm not really sure what I expected from this show initially. I'm all for new techniques used in any kind of context, and given that this Anime series had been animated entirely in Flash format, I thought of it as perhaps something exciting, something catching. Also, the episodes were short...meaning I wouldn't have to endure THAT much if it proved to not be worth my time. :-J So, how did my opinion turn out?

Story: 3/10
Rehash, rehash, rehash. Well, it's a war between humans and large ferocious aliens, and special superpowered units have been deployed to aid the humans in the war. Hanoka is one of read more
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May 15, 2016
Honestly? The story isn't terrible. It's very basic, simple, and not even attempting to bring anything new to the table, but there's a vague understanding of general pacing, structure, foreshadowing, and other basic traits of writing. In fact, in the right hands, this narrative has the potential to become something very likable. Patricians will consider it drawl regardless of the form it takes, but that doesn't denounce the fact that this definitely has a ladder it could climb.

That said, in regards to what keeps this from being all that great, the problem is the lifeless leads. There isn't enough time to really spend creating any read more
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Sep 17, 2010

The story in Hanoka is a jumbled up mess and it is really incoherent. It is also a stereotypical story about a war between humans and aliens over a planet. There were a million moments in which the story followed cliches to the letter. There is minimal originality in this story. Also the ending has got to be the worst ending I have ever seen to an anime series. Terrible does not even begin to describe Hanoka.


Hanoka was the very first full fledge anime series to be animated completely in Flash. This is a terrible mistake. The flash makes the animation look unnatural, especially when read more
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Oct 16, 2016
This wasn't as other shorts/one episode ova series I've seen. I'm basically trying to watch all the shows I've found on a top 10 worst anime list I found on this site. I'm trying to see if how bad they really are or if something is actually redeeming in them. Surprisingly, Hanoka actually has some redeeming qualities. The story is simple and Hanoka is too over powered with no explanation, but the sound and music is actually decent. I would never try to find the soundtrack for the show, but it wasn't horrible. Even the animation didn't seem as bad read more
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