Hanasaku Iroha. Really Moimy? No smart aleck comment in the title? I couldn’t think of one. Well, okay, I guess it’s a female Love Hina. Without the ecchi. So yeah, that’s a lot of people not watching already.


Oohhkay. First of the new season’s shows to be reviewed. HANASAKU IROHA

The first episode of Hanasaku Iroha focusses on what I presume is the main character, Ohana. Ohana is 16 and totally has a life plan which consists of getting a stable job, marrying in her mid 20’s and buying a gravesite when she gets enough money. Oh, context is important, so I better throw in that she said all that relatively begrudgingly. So she’s in a rut.

But then wham! Her good for nothing mother plans to run away from home with her boyfriend! Great! Ohana gets to leave her rut and citylife behind! But what! She’s not going with THEM. She’s going to her Grandmother’s, who owns a bitchin Ryokan/Onsen Inn. Oh and before she leaves, her best friend confesses his love to her. That’ll probably come up later.

So wait what? Oh yeah, Onsen Inn. That’d be totally bitchin right? Wrong! She has a bitch grandmother, and a bitch room mate who is voiced by Chiaki Omigawa. The most disappointing thing about this is that her voice isn’t HNNNNGH adorable like P-Ko or Arashiyama. Who cares about the bitch thing, I wanted HNNNNGH voice!

So so far it seems like your slice of life(again, I wrote lice instead of life) that develops on the life changing events of the main female characters of Ohana and Bitch Chiaki Omigawa. It could be pretty damn good, depending on whether it fleshes out on the relatively interesting enough cast of characters, which include;

  • The eager gossipy head waitress
  • The incredibly incredibly shy waitress girl
  • Ohana’s uncle who wants to bully her to get revenge for her mother’s bullying, because apparently they look the same and it’d work. And he’s introduced through an ecchi fall, so technically that’s the Incest point ticked off.
  • Another guy who looks the same so I can only assume he’s another uncle. So….double incest…
  • The old bean guy.
  • The chef with the buzzcut
  • The other chef who doesn’t like change and likes the establishment.
  • The chick in the fancy car.

Along with the characters I’ve already mentioned. And it looks like they’re going to be going to school in the next few episodes, so there’s gonna be some awesome schoolgirls added soon. Bitchin.

Now the pictures and checklist.

Horrible albeit reasonable parenting-Check.

Deep factor-Check

Moe factor-Check.

とうかこうかん factor-Check.

M factor-Check.

This just seemed funny after watching the final scene...

Guys tell other guys 'Dude your mom is hot!'. This is how guys tell girls.

IT MEANS HE LOVES YOU. And when a man and a woman loves each other very much...

So yeah, once it gets going and spreads it’s wings, it should be a good enough romp. Nothing srs business, just a good fulfilling slice of life/drama. So yeah. I’ve heard reports that it’s too soap operaesque. Oh well.

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One response to “Hanasaku Iroha. Really Moimy? No smart aleck comment in the title? I couldn’t think of one. Well, okay, I guess it’s a female Love Hina. Without the ecchi. So yeah, that’s a lot of people not watching already.

  1. Thanks for this, it was funny and informative so now I don’t have to bother watching the first episode~~ ^^

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