Hanasaku Iroha Episode 1 Discussion
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Awesome, awesome first episode. Beautiful art, generally pleasant but at the same time sad, and I didn't mind the voice actors too much. We're in for a wild ride.
Though I hate, hate, HATE the grandmother with a passion. One episode in and already some physical abuse. Then again, there might be some grandmothers that treat their grandchildren as workers. (My grandmother isn't like that, she's the sweet one)
Also, I think that little scene in the train (where the elderly woman gave candy and enjoyed a view with Ohana) was significant. It's in contrast to her grandmother's real personality. I also think we're going to have a lesson... Tamayura style. (How an event changes a character forever)
This is going to be an awesome series.
This is just for reference
"If you feed me, Seymour, I can grow up big and strong!"
Apr 3, 2011 3:32 PM
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I love this first episode! This anime is going to be great!!
I also love the grandma! She is going to be awesome. She definitely plays the Yubaba of the series well. I expect a lot of great things from her in the future episodes.
btw, when Ohana not only asked to be hit, but took the hits without showing weakness, was I the only one who thought;
'Cool and Spicy!'
Apr 3, 2011 4:20 PM
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Awesome episode, but i dont think the grandma is as bad as some are making her out to be
agreed. She isn't some evil villain, she is just a relic of a previous age. An more old fashioned age. I expect later episodes will get to flesh her out much often, no doubt about it.
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Not a huge fan of Slice of life anime since the year after Haruhi made my stomach turn with the genre but this series seems pretty interesting. I'm into the type of anime that goes all the way with either language, morals, or gore and this one seems like it will go pretty far in at the very least morals. Don't think it will be as profane as black lagoon but thats just unrealistic to expect I suppose. 4/5 so far for me.
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For first impressions, it's a very pretty anime, that's for sure. I absolutely love the character design for Ohana, and her hair reminds me of Sex Hair (forgot her name) from Amagami SS.
At the end the general storyline definitely left me wanting more. Still too early to judge how things'll happen since it's just the first episode, but I'm fairly sure Hanasaku Iroha won't disappoint me. A definite change of pace from the overly moeblob fanservice shows!
This wasn't an anime that particularly jumped out at me when looking through a preview guide, and I just downloaded it on a whim since I had some free-time. This might be a surprise hit for me for the season, and I'm excited to see what will happen next.
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Even though its only the first episode, I already love it. The story line looks like its going to be solid and I already love the ending song. To me, it somehow gives off a Natsume Yujinchou feeling which I definitely love and enjoy. 26 episodes, I am definitely going to enjoy waiting to watch this every week. I hope in these 26 episodes, Ohana betters her relationships with everyone, especially with her grandmother.
Edit: I thought she sounded familiar. Shes voiced by Itou Kanae who also played Amu in Shugo Chara. <3
Modified by xxpowerxx1qz, Apr 3, 2011 8:55 PM
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Very good first episode, like this alot.
I probably hate her mom the most knowing how the grandma is like before hand and running off with her debt-ridden boyfriend, and the thing is Ohana doesn't even seem that mad about it but maybe she'll show it later on.
I don't mind the grandmother because she'll probably be more likable later on, same with Minchi.
I really like the main character Ohana, she always seems to always have a smile on her face no matter what happens and believes very strongly in her values. I do feel sorry for her for what she's had to deal with so far.
Overall a pretty good start.
[color=#3399CC]All credit goes to Daika-san.
Apr 3, 2011 9:39 PM
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This anime is not for some ecchi/harem/action fetish guys, it's all about drama, slice of life, a little bit of comedy and romance.
the Director is the man who made True tears, angel beats and canaan. If you have watched all 3 series, you will know how good will this Hanasaku Iroha be
After finishing the first episode, everything was perfect so far, the plot, animation, sound, characters(they have their own personality, not some stupid moe appearance).
9.5/10, looking for the next ep
Please don't post these comments like :" this kind of boring, I want some sort of ecchi scenes, nothing happen so far, etc"
too much of ecchi, harem these days. this one has potential to be a masterpiece
Modified by Takana_no_Hana, Apr 3, 2011 9:48 PM
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Sr it was my mistake, but they're all come from the same producer, they wouldn't have made this series if it hadn't had a chance to become one of the best ani this season. I have seen true tears before, not just angel beats and canaan, all of them have a quite deep story, char development. Why dont u just put your hope into this one?
Modified by Takana_no_Hana, Apr 3, 2011 10:04 PM
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Wow, that was...hmm. I had no expectations going in, but almost immediately, I was drawn in with love for all the characters. I loved the mother, I loved the childhood friend, and even the mother's boyfriend who got them into this mess. And most importantly, I loved Ohana. Her dynamic with all the characters was amazing, and her outlook on life was really interesting, one I immediately looked forward to seeing develop. My expectations very quickly went from non existent to high.
At the point where the train came out of the tunnel, I was just blown away by the scene. The visuals, the audio, the dialog, it all hit me in just the right ways. For a moment, I thought to myself, could this be the next Aria? By that point, I knew everything I wanted the show to be, and I started looking forward to it so much.
And then, she arrived at the hot spring. In less than a minute, the show had completely turned around. I didn't like most of the characters that were being introduced. From what I had gathered in the first part, everything just seemed so wrong. This was not at all the show I had come to expect. Yet...that's exactly what Ohana is thinking. If nothing else, it's that strong connection with the main character that'll keep me going, at least for now.
So I really have no idea where I stand with this series after the first episode. It'll probably take a few episodes to come to a conclusion. I really hope it turns out strong, but I can also see it being dropped depending on the direction and pace it takes.
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there are 3 fansub groups doing this serries so far,
O.o which one should I choose? I've already watched horriblesub's ver because they came earliest (and their subs seem to be fine, too), but what about the others?
Apr 4, 2011 1:09 AM