Hanasaku Iroha

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow

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Japanese: 花咲くいろは
English: Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 126991126,991 users)
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Ranked: #7252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #688
Members: 326,210
Favorites: 2,578

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Ohana Matsumae is an energetic and wild teenager residing in Tokyo with her carefree single mother. Abruptly, her mother decides to run away with her new boyfriend from debt collectors, forcing the young girl to fend for herself—as per her mother's "rely only on yourself" philosophy—in rural Japan, where her cold grandmother runs a small inn. Driven to adapt to the tranquil lifestyle of the countryside, Ohana experiences and deals with the challenges of working as a maid, as well as meeting and making friends with enthralling people at her new school and the inn.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nagatani, Takayuki
Tsuji, Mitsuhito
Producer, Production Manager


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 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 (eps 6)
4: "Yumeji (夢路)" by nano.RIPE (eps 8,26)
5: "Saibou Kioku (細胞キオク)" by nano.RIPE (eps 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 (eps 22)


Mar 25, 2023
Growing up can be tough, and nothing showcases this more than Hanasaku Iroha, where we get to watch our main character Ohana learn the real meaning of "hard work".

I'll get straight to the point - this one's as "slice of life" as it can be. However, if you're tired of the same old high school tropes, definitely give this one a try. But what truly stands out in here is the art. They really didn't pull any punches. This was the first anime that actually made me go "wow" when I saw it. And that was right from the very first episode!

Now, if you're looking ...
Sep 19, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I watched Hanasaku Iroha, including the Home Sweet Home movie. Here are my thoughts:

I really wanted to like this anime; at first glance, it seemed like something I would really enjoy. Unfortunately however, my viewing experience was mixed at best and certainly didn't meet my optimistic expectations.

During approximately the first third of the show, my optimism persisted but began to wane, and in retrospect the earlier episodes were the best part of the series. As the story and characters continued to develop, my opinion of it soured, and by the time I was halfway through the TV series I knew I was watching something mediocre.

At ...
May 6, 2018
I started watching Hanasaku Iroha immediately after finishing (and loving) Shirobako. I wasn't expecting to love this show on the same level, but I wanted another slice of life type anime. What started off promising turned into such a drag to get through. The first half of the show I enjoyed - I didn't mind the premise and I liked the characters enough to get on board, but around the halfway point the quality of the story plummeted.

[Slight spoilers in this review] I think the problem I had with it was the cast of young characters, who I think I am just too old ...

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