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Sep 22, 2014 9:59 AM

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That was pretty. The girls dressed in yutaka while Hana rushes back try to make it on time. Now that's what I call dedication!

She got a little help but I still say that took a lot of guts to try to make it back to the festival. The festival itself also had great energy and I'm glad to see the girls dressed in their yutaka outfits on stage. Why? Because I think they earned it.

Overall a pleasant show. 7/10. HOLY SHIT, Hana make it back on time :D
I want the CD for that OP song.
Modified by Stark700, Sep 22, 2014 11:35 AM
Sep 22, 2014 10:28 AM

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Hmm, not bad. It is expected of Hana to join the performance.

I guess I enjoyed the anime. I swear it felt like Love Live 2.0. 7/10
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Sep 22, 2014 10:52 AM

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I'm glad Hana returned to Japan and joined in the performance at the neck of time in such a spectacular fashion, the fireworks made it even better, it wouldn't been the same without her and seeing them perform in yukata was beautiful.


Sep 22, 2014 11:34 AM

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Stark700 said:
HOLY SHIT, Hana make it back on time :D

I read that with Joseph Joestar's voice.

I'd give it an 8.5 if I could, but it's a solid 8 for me.

Just re-watched the ending, and it's now a 9 xD

I loved this series, everyone knew Hana would come back, but I was very pleased with how they did it. ALL DEM FEELS!
Modified by soribada, Sep 24, 2014 4:46 AM
Sep 22, 2014 11:35 AM

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So happy that all of them got to dance together at the festival. Still loving that song as well. Really want a 2nd season too.
Sep 22, 2014 11:40 AM

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Had a feeling Hana was gonna show up at the end. This was a good episode. Wouldn't mind another season of this.
Sep 22, 2014 11:45 AM

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I cried!
I knew Hana will show up!
But still *crying*

Such cute series!
I don't want ending!
Nice story, cute characters, amazing animation, pretty songs!
Just love it!

Kinda wish there will be OVA or special with school festival :)
Sep 22, 2014 11:47 AM

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It was a good episode. Hana made it back in time for the performance.
Sep 22, 2014 11:50 AM

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And as expected Hana makes it back at the last moment making last week's drama entirely unnecessary and pointless. If I have one complaint about this series it is that, for me personally, there was too much drama. I wanted more cute girls doing cute things, but oh well. On the whole I would still say I enjoyed this series rather immensely. It looked very visually pleasing to my eye and Naru, the best girl, was a joy to watch throughout. Heck they were all pretty fun to watch throughout. I doubt we'd ever get a second season but I'd watch, certainly. 8/10
Sep 22, 2014 11:51 AM

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Naru's dad with those reaction.
Always feel a little bad for the manager's desperation attempts.
Hana coming back! Liked the policeman and the manager making way for Hana.
Hana jumping into the stage!!!

Such a fun, energetic, and cute performance >.<
Hana staying at the end ^^ Talking about the school festival, what a hook :O
I want second season!
Sep 22, 2014 11:52 AM

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Finally saw them dance, visuals are amazing!

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Sep 22, 2014 11:56 AM

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I would have preferred the girls not knowing Hana was coming back, only realizing it when she steps up onto the podium just as the song is about to start, and she goes PAATO PAATO to everyone's surprise, but I have to hand it to them, the moment Sea Monk was making way through the crowd and Hana leapt in was wonderful in its own right. 5/5.

I remember the first episode was so perfect I knew the series couldn't keep it up, especially not in 2014 when every yuri/subtext show suffered from the enjoyment factor dropping sharply during the middle of the episodes and all the terribly handled melodrama detracted from this show greatly. If it had been a laid back slice of life, I would be tempted to give it the anime of the year award. Instead, an enjoyable but severely flawed show with lovely girls. 7/10.
Sep 22, 2014 12:14 PM

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Though it was cliched to have Hana return at the end , it was a really well-done episode. I thought Naru's and Hana's dads were very cool with the support they gave their daughters at the last minute. I'm already missing this series and will watch it all the way through again.

For me a solid entry in the SOL/CGDCT genre - I'll score it 8 out of 10. Maybe Hana's decision to stay and the future Cultural Festival are foreshadowing a second season? I hope so.
Sep 22, 2014 12:18 PM

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Really cute episode.

Loved Naru's dad's moment with Naru XD

The part when Hana was running there with Aniki clearing the way was really hype :D

Loved the choreography and visuals during the dance with the full song. How Hana just jumped in and joined them was really nice. Props to the policebro XD

Aniki being happy at Sally being on his shoulders was so lol XD And Naru's dad crying XD

7.5/10 for me :3
Sep 22, 2014 12:32 PM

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I'm glad the finale worked out the way it did.

I'm giving it a 8 but hmmm maybe a 7 would be more objectively correct. The color, art, and music made really turned on to this show at first. Get done like always Madhouse.

The characters were not overly memorable. Cute but that is about it. Loved the "sea monk" character.

It told a fairly decent story from the origin to where they are at now in just a few short months.

So meh somewhere between a 7 and 8.
Sep 22, 2014 12:37 PM
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I knew Hana would make it back and it was quite cliche, but still, what a beautiful ending! So many feels coupled with Naru's VA, I teared up. :*)

I love it when these 'cute girls doing cute things' shows go out with a bang like this. Just like K-ON and Kiniro Mosaic.
Sep 22, 2014 12:40 PM

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enjoyed the shoujo ai. yosakoi stuff was a bit lackluster, but good to see naru finally find a place she belongs to.

9/10 overall
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Sep 22, 2014 12:45 PM

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Lovely ending to a lovely show, a solid 9 from me. I'd love for a season 2 to get more of it, albeit it's not the least bit necessary after this perfect ending.
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Sep 22, 2014 12:46 PM

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Was planing to give it 7/10 the whole time, but last episode was so beautiful. I cried when Hana came on stage. 8/10 it is...

And yea, Naru's dad was so cute :D
Sep 22, 2014 12:50 PM

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It started cute, it ended mega cute.
Nice job girls, sensei, and aniki.
I think i'll go read the manga.
Sep 22, 2014 12:54 PM

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Really loved the series, I'll miss all the girls. No less from the series Madhouse focused on rather than Mahouka lol.
Sep 22, 2014 1:09 PM

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That was... beautiful, wow. When I started watching this I wasn't expecting something like this, it really surprised me. I'm so happy Hana is back! 8/10 without a doubt.
Sep 22, 2014 1:37 PM

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I well give it 10/10 for me
The Anime so cute and ther dans everything just cute
I was happy wen hana show up well i Know that
She well back in ep11
Sep 22, 2014 1:44 PM

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The true hero of the episode, though, hasn't been mentioned yet: epic cop was epic!
Sep 22, 2014 1:54 PM

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Another nice anime really enjoyed it.
And if anything i think everyone here learned to count to eight in Japanese now.

It was really nice to see the girl bond like that while dancing Yosakoi and it was nice to see how serious Yosakoi is for those who take part in it.
It really looked like everyone was having fun and trying very hard for it.
Which was nice.
Modified by Aversa, Sep 26, 2014 1:35 PM
Sep 22, 2014 2:14 PM

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Well that was freaking cute. Good show.
Sep 22, 2014 2:24 PM

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I went into Hanayamata with high expectations and no idea what it was about, purely because it was a Madhouse production directed by Ishizuka Atsuko (Sakurasou, NGNL), It didn't live up to either, and in that sense it was a bit disappointing. It makes me think that the supporting staff played a larger role in the quality of those other shows than the director did. I still think she's incredible at evoking emotion and meaning in storytelling, and maybe the nature of the material played a part.

But regardless, to judge the show by its own merits. It was a lot of fun to watch every week. The production levels were fantastic as always, and it was nice to watch something innocent and fun, even the inserted drama from the dreaded "member has to suddenly move/can't make it for final performance" trope was resolved fairly well.

A very solid 7/10. Would be great to see more sometime in the future.
Sep 22, 2014 2:28 PM

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Naru really shined throughout the series definitely my favorite girl. Even if I expected the ending, the execution to the finale was so pretty that I'm actually going to miss this show like I did for K-on. Overall a great series for such a "simple" show and I have to thank madhouse for that.
Sep 22, 2014 2:39 PM

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What is this ungodly feel I just experienced? I am unable to comprehend how I felt this episode.
Sep 22, 2014 2:41 PM

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well the ending was pretty predictable, but i wasn't rly expecting something different
i guess this was nice... 7/10
Sep 22, 2014 2:53 PM

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This show was a pleasant surprise, it looked like another CGDCT anime but in the end it had some decent character development. It may have been a little melodramatic at times but I think melodrama is alright for a bunch of teenage girls. Other than that the visuals were consistently very good and the music was fantastic, I absolutely love the OP.

I'd definitely watch another season, if only to pray for my OTP of Aniki x Sally-chan-sensei to officially set sail. Overall a pretty solid show, far better than I was expecting.
Sep 22, 2014 3:25 PM

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She joined them on stage just like the five of them planned it that way from the beginning.

Aversa said:
And if anything i learned everyone here learned to count to eight in Japanese now.
Sep 22, 2014 3:45 PM

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Glad that Hana got to dance with them.

I thoroughly enjoyed this anime. I'm so glad I watched this.

My final score: 8/10.
Sep 22, 2014 3:49 PM
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I loved this episode and the way it ended. The colors, the dancing and the drama. I liked everything about it and I'm glad I gave it a shot a the beginning of the season.
My final Rate: 8.
Sep 22, 2014 4:02 PM

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What a ride of an anime......a cute and adorable one as well~! :3

We had our cute moments....sad moments....happy moments....all jumbled onto this beautiful anime! The artwork was amazing....characters were lovable, and I just liked the whole anime itself!!

OH! And that last episode, what a finale! Hana actually came back to Japan and danced at the festival with all her friends! So awesome and adorable~~

I think it's safe to say that this was the cutest anime of the season? owo I hope....but it's too bad it's over now....

No more cute girls dancing Yosakoi.... :(
It ended really well though, and I enjoyed every episode! :3
Sep 22, 2014 4:03 PM
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I think I'll have this in this season's top 3 list.
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Sep 22, 2014 4:21 PM

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Man the emotions. That was a good ending. Well apparently, Hana didn't use a wormhole to return...kinda upset on that part.
Sep 22, 2014 4:43 PM

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Easy 9/10!
There was cute girls being cute, but also some plot, character development and other good things which are not expected in a "fluffy" show!

The last few episodes seemed rushed, but I can't complain.

Hope for season 2! 12 more episodes just like these, please!
Sep 22, 2014 4:55 PM

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Now THAT was what I wanted from the entire show. Dazzling, sparkles, happy emotions and that touch of drama.

Knew that Hana was going to make a last minute appearance, and it worked! Saw a bit of her freerunning as she tried to get to the festival.

But I LOVED the dance. The fireworks in the back, the dazzling atmosphere, it fit perfectly. And the umbrellas were a nice little extra too!
Sep 22, 2014 4:56 PM

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This episode was just so pretty and sparkly! Actually now glad Hana came back! Wish they weren't wearing their school uniform, but something else, though. Would be really cool to see them in high school as an ova or next season.
Sep 22, 2014 5:22 PM

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It was 7/10 before, but the ending really brought the happy feels in. 8/10.
Sep 22, 2014 5:30 PM

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Well this episode was sure pretty to watch glad she made it back in time

loved Hanayamata while it didn't do anything insane it kept me interested the whole time and had some actually decent character development for each of the characters each being likeable in their own ways while the the voices and over use of blushing might of taken sometime to get used to i really hope this gets a Season 2,as far as i know there's a game coming out so that's a plus

7.5/10 for Big bro and Sally having a moment!
Sep 22, 2014 6:04 PM
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The visuals were so beautiful, this episode was beautiful! The dance was amazing! I'm so glad Hana came back.

7/10. Did not expect to like this as much as I did. Hopefully we get an OVA or something soon.
Sep 22, 2014 6:12 PM

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Great episode!
I love their performance.
Excellent show, 9/10 for me.
I'd love to see more of them, maybe a season 2 or even an OVA.
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Sep 22, 2014 6:19 PM

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Hana epic return was amazing. Said to see this Anime end.
Sep 22, 2014 6:27 PM

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Sep 22, 2014 6:49 PM

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I loved the OP and ED of this show. I often found myself humming them while at work or while reading. I know this is a one off show, but I would NOT complain should an OVA or even a season 2 were to roll out. This was my "drown in the cuteness" show of this season. I'm going to miss it. Like really really miss it.

i wish there was a a better scoring system here, cause id give it an 8.8/10. A nice, happy, cute fest that keeps you smiling and your spirits high.
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Sep 22, 2014 6:56 PM

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chibuki said:

The ending, Hanayuki, is already out in full. CD available for purchase. Enjoy it.

I had a bunch of anime to watch this season but this was the only one I ended up picking up and following the whole way through after marathoning the first six or seven in a day.
As you might expect, I enjoyed this show thoroughly and a second season would be pleasant news, although they did well with this season already and ending it here wouldn't be bad either. The visuals were very pretty, which I guess is expected since this comes from Madhouse. I wish they showed us more of the dancing, though. But for a show that comes off outright as moe girls doing cute things, the character development was overall well-done, especially for Naru and Yaya and not quite as much for Tami. I have no comment on the melodrama mostly because I didn't mind it; it seems normal for a group of teenagers, and it was integrated into the ongoing plotline fairly smoothly.
I would give it around an 8.5. But I'll round it up. It was well worth the watch(and the half an hour of homework time I just lost watching episode 12), and I will look back at this show fondly.
Sep 22, 2014 7:06 PM

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Emotional scene when Hana was getting onto the stage.

So many dramatic feels this show, but I still loved it.

Tami-chan will forever be best girl.

Show was a solid 8-9/10 for me. Would definitely love a second season at some point.
Sep 22, 2014 7:18 PM

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Easy 9 for me. This episode ended very nicely. We get closure in the way that if it ends with just one season will be ok with it, but if a second season was to be announced we would all be happy. I always enjoy moe animes. Last season was is the order a rabbit this season was hanayamata :) can't wait to see if fall season will have a moe anime. Thank you Hanayamta
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