Ristorante Paradiso, Hanasaku Iroha Recommendations
These anime actually have more in common more than the synopsis of a runaway mother and an abandoned daughter. They share:
･ Delightful, quaint settings of a traditional Japanese inn (Iroha) and an elegant Italian restaurant (Paradiso), both of which is presented with charming visuals.
･ An insight into the service industry, particularly food in Paradiso and overall hospitality in Iroha. The eclectic staff and the inner workings of the inn/restaurant is tinged with realism and is rather fascinating to watch.
･ Female leads who start off fresh-faced and bitter about their mothers, and go through personal growth as they experience life in their
Both series are quite relaxing. Both female leads are basically abandoned by their mothers at a young age. Therefore, both female leads initially hate their mothers. However, they realize that their mothers can be great sources of moral support and they don't have the worst intentions for their daughters. Both female leads also are thrown into an environment where they have to immediately figure out what they want to do. Both are thrown into a job that they're not really familiar with, but they do it anyway, and learn a lot from the process. I'd say Hanasaku Iroha has many more dramatic events than Ristorante