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Japanese: ハナヤマタ
English: Hanayamata
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, IyashikeiIyashikei, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 4077140,771 users)
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Ranked: #26632
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Popularity: #1950
Members: 111,661
Favorites: 389

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At the tender age of 14, high school student Naru Sekiya finds that she pales in comparison to the fairy tale princesses she adores so much, not to mention the ideal girl she wants to be in contrast to her peers. Her childhood friend Yaya Sasame is enjoying herself with her school rock band, while her other childhood friend Tami Nishimikado is a member of the student council. Desiring the strength to take the next step forward, Naru has wanted a magic key to open her timid heart since the start of high school.

During one moonlit night, Naru encounters what she believes is a cute fairy standing atop a torii gate who shortly invites her to dance with her. The next day, she discovers that the "fairy" was not only just an ordinary girl, but also a transfer high school student from America! Excited to meet Naru again, Hana N. Fountainstand encourages her to help her start a club for yosakoi, a festive type of Japanese dance that Hana has been entranced by since childhood.

Though initially terrified of Hana's enthusiasm and the thought of being seen dancing, Naru slowly finds herself immersed in the art of yosakoi and assisting her new friend achieve her dream—for the path for a maiden such as herself is at the mercy of the wind!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


A companion mobile application for Hanayamata was released by BOND & PARTNERS INC. on May 28, 2014, prior to the TV airing of the show. The application features the ability to play the sounds of naruko inspired by the main cast of characters.

The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD by Sentai Filmworks on January 19, 2016.

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Opening Theme

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"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)]  (eps 12)

Episode Videos


Mar 28, 2023
The most important thing IS having Fun. Fun, I think, doesn't mean things like not being serious or catering to some things you follow or something else. They are a part of having fun. But Fun is - Doing what you want to do and to the best of your ability; led by passion and feelings, not reason or responsibilities; just be you and give it everything you've got - give the performance of your life. To me, I think that is Fun, if I am wanting to convey my current feelings to someone. Of course I feel more than I could ever write. And ...
Nov 23, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Where should I start?

Five girls, and a teacher. They're all crying for 11 of 12 episodes, very predictable, supposed to be a comedy and they're always crying.
Talking about the art, the only cute girl is Hana, for the rest, they have the "bunny teeth" that is damn annoying, it's not cute at all. And their eyes, damn, the shrunk and got huge by time to time, but by a big difference. I know it's anime, but they have like a huge forehead that it's just ugly. And they're always crying, so you know what I'm talking about.
The only thing good about the sound, it's ...
Jun 15, 2020
Dazzling artwork ✓
Incredible animation ✓
Great voice acting ✓
Enjoyable setting/focus ✓
Excellent characters ✓

What's not to love?

Well, there's a huge lump of coal in my anime stocking and it's that Hanayamata is just a series of melodramatic setbacks that constantly get in the way of all those positives. About halfway in I was shrugging off the negativity because I really enjoy CGDCT and I figured the series would follow a typical pattern in that around episode 8-9 the roadbumps would be done and everything would cap out with a good vibe. Well...that doesn't happen until the last four minutes of the last episode. In fact, it's around ...

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