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Apr 17, 2011 8:03 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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What just happen? Was Ohana in bondage!? And all 3 girls in the bath? O_o
Well in the end, the pervert got what he deserved and Ohana, Nako, and Minko are getting along.


Next week, Mami is here what?
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Apr 17, 2011 8:10 AM

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It was okay.
And here I thought something serious would happend. But no D:
 
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Apr 17, 2011 8:22 AM

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hanachiru eroha(*´д`*)
 
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Apr 17, 2011 8:40 AM

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lol @metalsnakezero
Having seen your screenshots prior to watching the episode I thought this anime's turned into full-fledged yuri. Well, it's not like it doesn't have some vibes in that direction >.>
This episode was quite different from the previous two, but I still enjoyed it. A change of pace ad some hilarious moments.
I knew that sooner or later they'd start portraying Ohana's grandma as not such a bad person as she seemed in the beginning.

The funniest part of the ep was the old man blushing at the mention of being put into bondage. I nearly fell off the chair cuz I didn't expect such kind of humor in Hanasaku Iroha

Oh, and Ohana wants to sparkle :D

The new girl from the preview kinda reminds me of Kurumi from Kimi ni Todoke.
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Apr 17, 2011 8:51 AM

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woah, that was sparkly awesome.
i enjoyed the fan service? haha
 
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Apr 17, 2011 8:51 AM

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love it , love this ep, love this show =) 5/5, yeah, a change in pace is necessary :)).
Ohana is still air-head and lovely as always, but I didn't expect that Nako was also adorable too.
 
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Apr 17, 2011 9:04 AM
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not as good as the first 2 episodes but still very good. i really want them so start going to school now xD^^^^^^^^
 
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Apr 17, 2011 9:05 AM

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Here's a lesson on one aspect of Japanese (pornographic) culture... Kinbaku! (The link is NFSW!!! even though it is a Wikipedia article. Read it at your own risk!)


Here's Masochist No. 2... XD
(No. 1 is Ohana-chan, as she doesn't mind getting slapped on her face and she was so cooperative with the rope-play...)


 
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Apr 17, 2011 9:34 AM

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Oh lawdy
Ok™
 
Apr 17, 2011 9:37 AM

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I would loved to have that yuri script from the perv and improve it. Ohana in bondage is neat too bad the man can't rape for shit and he really got what he deserved but I didn't think he would jump off the cliff.

5/5


 
Apr 17, 2011 9:42 AM

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I could hear the loud sound of all my expectations going down the drain - and it wasn't pleasant. Guess I was a fool for believing that I'd get something serious and good for once, instead of terrible humor and silly drama.
 
Apr 17, 2011 9:43 AM

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Woah!

Ohana have a seriouse illness it seems " a total and absolute lack of self-awareness".
I seen air-headed characters befor, but this is just on a whole other level.
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:14 AM

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An OK episode start and result was quite different, i didn't expected something like that with pervert author. granny already showing her loving side. i thought it will take sometime.

getting confined and reading situations like that with a calm face while praising him. its was like, ohana used to it. i thought she will scream hard.

edit: now i think about it again. i didn't liked this episode. first two episode was really good but this episode ruined good build-up plot. Ohana trying to console him because he wrote "i want to shine" and everyone was listening something like that, pretty lame.
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Apr 17, 2011 10:21 AM

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Lol bondage.
That draft was...something else O.o
Nako being a swimmer...and dem curves after coming out of the water...
A bit lighthearted but I like it.
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:27 AM

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Yes, this show knows how to make me happy by even throwing in some girl action in the bath. I love this show :)
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:29 AM

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Where my yuri drama that MAL's tag promised me few months ago...?
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:34 AM

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More great stuff from this show. The small doses of ecchiness were unexpected but it was a nice change of pace, as was the comedy. I liked it. We also get to know the characters better, especially Nako, the perverted author, and the grandma.
There can't be drama in every episode, as then it would get boring. They should continue changing things to keep the series from gettng stale. Hopefully the series will remain this good, if not better!
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:34 AM
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I don't think it will turn yuri although they gave us some vibes [ i hope not cause imma drop it and it would be sad since it's really cool ]
This episode was funny and a change of pace I liked it also ^^ want to see next episode fast.
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:36 AM

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Mmm bondage and yuri novels.

Again a pretty good and rather funny episode especially the part where Ohana was reading the yuri novel about her Minko and Nako.
And the reaction of those 2 when she told them about what she wrote.

The writher got himself in allot of trouble and caused even more trouble along the way and i am surprised he was forgiven.
The car chase was also funny with them stopping halfway to get some food and wait on the cooking assistant.

It seems that the grandmother does care about Ohana and that she is even accepting her and respecting her more and more.
I guess she isn't such a bad person after all and setting her business before everything is a usual way of thinking when running your own business.
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:38 AM

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Alex_Saxon said:
That was kind of an awkward episode, really seemed to kill the good atmosphere which had been built up. It had it's funny moments, but the fanservice felt really out of place.


This, this, a thousand times this.

Very little of what I liked about the previous two episodes seemed to be present this week, so colour me extremely disappointed.

I can't believe that this is the show that finally made me create an account on MAL.
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Apr 17, 2011 10:42 AM

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also, when it comes to inn workers, granny can slap minko without her fault and when it comes to customers, she can forgive them, even if they bondage her granddaughter and other inn workers and do sexual-harassment. quite hilarious isn't it.
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:49 AM

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The Beanman's blushing was hilarious.
This episode kinda ruined the atmosphere but still enjoyed it.
 
Apr 17, 2011 10:54 AM

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I don't think it's that much of a stretch, the way Ohana reacted. after all, she was raised by a similarly irresponsible mom. and it was good to see her get a little slack, not every episode needs to screw her over into suicidal depression.

still, this show is beautiful on the visuals. backgrounds are just...wow and animation is just amazing.
 
Apr 17, 2011 11:24 AM

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Whoa, Saten really is still a slut.
On the other hand, Mamiko Noto was lovely with her stretches and fish stealing this episode.
 
Apr 17, 2011 11:29 AM

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Attention, contains lewd scenes! XD

in this episode, you will die horribly... *laughs just as shion*
lightness vs. darkness
Nani mo kamo wo hoshigatteita Mayoeru mono no chikai
Mada miru sekai o tsukuridasu koto Kuchi hateteiku
 
Apr 17, 2011 11:32 AM

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That was just stupid and implausible. Loved the show so far and hope this won't repeat itself.
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:00 PM

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starts with bondage...

yuri novel...

old man blushing...

 
Apr 17, 2011 12:07 PM

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Kinda hoping he was gonna do more with her bondage-self! XDD

Great episode!!! :3

I didnt expect Nako to be such a good swimmer! XD

Cant wait for next week! >;D

When is Ko-chan comming back??? D;
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Apr 17, 2011 12:07 PM

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This animes just gives me a great vibe; I always feel quite refreshed after watching it xD
I couldn't help it but smile at the textbook - "Balut" part xD
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:12 PM
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THIS EPISODE HAS LEFT ME IN DESPAIR.


And the series started off so well..........
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:18 PM
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Yep not as good as ep 1-2. Sparkling
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:24 PM

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Jigoku-n3ko said:
I don't think it's that much of a stretch, the way Ohana reacted. after all, she was raised by a similarly irresponsible mom. and it was good to see her get a little slack, not every episode needs to screw her over into suicidal depression.

still, this show is beautiful on the visuals. backgrounds are just...wow and animation is just amazing.


^ Pretty much what you said. It's hard to make an episode which continuously tops the previous ones. Besides, the anime hasn't lost it's value to me.
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:25 PM

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I was hoping something more serious would happen. I was a bit disappointed. I guess this is one direction to go.
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:30 PM

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Oh man, this episode... I don't even know what to say. Ohana is too nice to that pervert, actually, everyone is. He must have broken a dozen laws in this episode (kidnapping Ohana and stealing the hotel's truck, for starters), but yet in the end, everyone decided to help him? Lol.

Minko and Nako were cute this episode, though. And obaasan showed her soft side at the end. But I loved how she pwned the pervert by saying she was only being nice because it's part of her job :D

Thanks, person who gave me this on another site a long time ago, lol.
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:31 PM

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This episode was quite the fanservice piece.

Hanasaku Iroha definitely isn't my top watch for the season but it's pretty consistant so far, and nothing less than a quality production. The animation is still beautiful and Ohana really hasn't pulled any surprises with how she responds to situations. I like that the rivalry bewteen her and Minko hasn't jumped ship to friendship mode as easily as Nako did.

Maybe I'm just hoping for something more out of the show.
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:47 PM

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Fuck yeah, some yuri action!!
Also I don't get that girl, she's trusting the guy who's just performed a bondage session on her and wrote a yuri novel with her as main protagonist... I'd be seriously creep'd out if I were her.
I enjoyed this episode, but ecchi gags really doesn't fit the mood of this anime.
 
Apr 17, 2011 1:16 PM

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Holy crap. Why was that so awesome? That guy was so pathetic but the other characters were amazing. Basically every female character, and the old man too, made me go "wow your friggin' awesome." Of course to a certain extent.

Surprisingly good season. So far this is the only show that has perfect scores for three episodes in my book.
 
Apr 17, 2011 1:17 PM
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Pretty much my expression too...

In the first place, this doesn't need fanservice. I don't know if it's the stupid producers' or director's decision, but what the hell? - ok, I admit the fanservice was beautifully done, but still out of place.

Also, Ohana's reactions were hard to believe, even for a girl that "goes with the flow." And the grandmother that doesn't mind Ohana being tied in bondage?, even if "innocently" done, even if consensual, it's still molesting a minor...

On the other hand, the one part that made me laugh was when Ohana said the novelist helped her realize something about herself... for a second there I thought she was gonna say she was a lesbian.

Anyway, I guess my main problem is that my expectations were built too high from the previous episodes, this wasn't all that bad, simply not nearly as good as the others... I'm still eager to see the next episode...
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Apr 17, 2011 1:19 PM

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Well that was pretty wild of the novelist like everyone says in the following,

looks like he likes bondage and is quite the pervert from the looks of the spoiler
Of course I knew that since last episode easily from how he looked at Ohana.

Looks like Nako has yuri tendencies from the looks of the following,

and so does Minko from the looks of the following spoiler
not only that she has also the bust that goes with it. Of course her stitch in the spoiler
sure shows a the better figure of her at best...wet!

All in all the novelist is a pathetic suicidal fellow whom I also felt he was pathetic from last episode. I hope Ohana taught him some 101 life lessons of how to keep it up from going to waste.
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Inarius said:
Pretty much my expression too...

In the first place, this doesn't need fan service. I don't know if it's the stupid producers' or director's decision, but what the hell? - OK, I admit the fan service was beautifully done, but still out of place.
Yeah it was out of place and I just wonder if the BD/DVDs will have more skin to show but all that is so unnecessary in this series IMO. There are plenty of other ones this season that do a far better job.
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Also, Ohana's reactions were hard to believe, even for a girl that "goes with the flow." And the grandmother that doesn't mind Ohana being tied in bondage?, even if "innocently" done, even if consensual, it's still molesting a minor...
It's still is molesting a minor! She can press charges against MR. Novelist and have a scandal going on towards the inn.
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On the other hand, the one part that made me laugh was when Ohana said the novelist helped her realize something about herself... for a second there I thought she was gonna say she was a lesbian.
Ohana of course meant life lessons as her mother completely corrupted her mind with not trusting anyone in episode 2. Of course Ohana had her first experience in bondage but I am not sure she will apply that in her sexual future life. Not sure at all in fact.
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Apr 17, 2011 1:31 PM

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Lol the yuri scenes are kinda funny. Especially when the author popped his head in and the mood went down from there.

Best moment had to be the beanman blushing from the idea of bondage. :D
 
Apr 17, 2011 1:34 PM

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Ohana is just weird, but thats what I like about her. For the episode, well I guess it was good. There were some funny moments too.



 
Apr 17, 2011 1:38 PM

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I like that zoom effect that took the camera through the whole place. xD

Wow. He actually tied her up...and Ohana acted like it was nothing after she got the gag off. Couldn't he go to jail for that?

LOL they animated the novel! Hilarious. Lmfao that old man.

I like how everyone piles in the van to chase after him when he steals the truck.

Nako proved herself by saving that dude after he jumped...I didn't expect her to do it at all. The new insult Minko came up with for Ohana is cute too.
 
Apr 17, 2011 1:56 PM
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Why?????
This ep just smashed what the previous 2 managed to build up. Useless fanservice can be found in every other anime, there should be no need to put it into something like this. Maybe they just didn't know how to follow up, seeing as this is an original production.

Would be nice if it went back to coming of age drama, and didn't go down the comedy/fanservice route.
 
Apr 17, 2011 2:07 PM

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Alex_Saxon said:
That was kind of an awkward episode, really seemed to kill the good atmosphere which had been built up. It had it's funny moments, but the fanservice felt really out of place.


Totally agree with you.
 
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Ousto said:
Wow. He actually tied her up...and Ohana acted like it was nothing after she got the gag off. Couldn't he go to jail for that?
From seeing Law and Order SVU unless Ohana presses charges in Japan it can be considered as sexual harassment indeed going as far as sexual abuse. Age of consent is 16 so I am guessing she did not mind it at all somehow.
Malestel said:
Why?????
This ep just smashed what the previous 2 managed to build up. Useless fanservice can be found in every other anime, there should be no need to put it into something like this.
With you that makes it a majority so far as 3 of us and more are against it. Fan service just GTFO from this series, you need to be replaced with drama and rich emotional moments. Right? Leave animes like Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai to do the job better.
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Would be nice if it went back to coming of age drama, and didn't go down the comedy/fanservice route.
Unfortunately it failed me since episode 1 compared to Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai, which moved me since episode 1. This whole series is going to take some time to build up into something as dense as Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai drama. I will be looking forward to that but for now it's kind of mediocre at best although the art and interactions of characters are nice.

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uh..... @.@
 
Apr 17, 2011 2:15 PM
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It's still is molesting a minor! She can press charges against MR. Novelist and have a scandal going on towards the inn.

That's a good point. And now that I think about it, calling the police would also put Ohana on the spot, and since she herself didn't make a big fuss, it would just be an unnecessary burden for her.

But I still think Ohana is weird...
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Would be nice if it went back to coming of age drama, and didn't go down the comedy/fanservice route.

Indeed, even the anime title is about the coming of age (blooming flowers? it can't be more obvious.)

Trying to mix other stuff to please more people is always a bad choice. They should stick with what was previously established...
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Apr 17, 2011 2:25 PM

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This was weird seeing bondage after i discovered the Nana to Kaoru s/m stuff lol.
Totally thought some crazy stuff was gonna go down, and was like sparkles!? WTF!?!?!?
But whatev, i got to see Nako in wet shirt with hair down, i'll be happy man for the rest of the week.

great episode KEEP'em COMMIN!!!!
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Apr 17, 2011 2:39 PM

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Even though i enjoyed the episode but thought that, this show would be more serious in the drama genre.
Ohana being all nonchalant at the bondage scene most probably was meant to deliver a 'lol scene'
Liking Minko a lot now and surprisingly, Chiaki Omigawa has improved her VA skills.
 
Apr 17, 2011 2:50 PM
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Some people want straight serious business for 20 something episodes. You guys need to chill :D. Despite the fanservice, there was still a ton of character development and I loved the ending with her in the room finding Minko's notebook + the text from Ko

looking forward to her starting school
 
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