Hanasaku Iroha

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  • 3
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4.7
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  • Breathtaking, Simply Stunning!
    The animation is so well refined, I found myself stopping mid-scene to note details that I just didn't want to miss! The plot and script are both elegant and engaging! Flowering prose dance amidst a stream of vibrant youthful emotion, as the characters sweep you away from Tokyo to somewhere quaint amongst the countryside that seems caught between the old and modern world. This is one I am highly ...
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  • A Great Piece for a perspective on how Inns work
    A part of me really wants to give this a full five stars, but there were a few things that made me almost put down and let it collect dust.

    The first couple of episodes are rough, and make it hard to get into. Ohana in the first few episodes really feels like the snob, but over all interesting character. I originally thought the series was going to develop into her becoming a novelist by the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful Anime, Purely Amazing
    SanaSaku Iroha is one of those animes where you watch it all the way through, and don't admire the love, drama, or action, but instead gorge yourself in the amazing artwork and character development. This unique storyline is beautifully written, and you'll fall in love with the setting and characters that reside in the inn. There are happy times and sad times, but the whole way through you're ...
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  • my Review of Hanasaku Iroha
    one of my all-time favorite slice of real life anime ever. i was on my guard that it would not fulfill my expectations in the beginning but as i watched the storyline and all the little side dramas come together. i realized this happy and light anime is inviting me in to watch it over and over again and i will.
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  • One of the greater slice-of-life shows out there.
    I'm going to make this very brief. This show is incredible. For a slice-of-life series, it has kept me 100% completely interested from beginning until the very last second of Episode 26. I haven't enjoyed a SoL anime series since Haruhi Suzumiya, even that show has supernatural aspects to it, which this doesn't. Lots of comedy, good-natured personalities, good lessons to be learned and the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    More shows like this please!
    This is one of those roller coaster of emotion type stories. I loved the characters, not one throwaway. The plot is simple, which means this is more of a relationship based show. I cried a lot...a lot, but because the writing is beautiful, not depressing (well, maybe a little depressing at times). Time well spent, I'd say.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Nostalgic coming of age story
    It isn't very often that I watch a whole series straight but I did with this one. I just couldn't turn it off. The story line and characters were very well developed especially for a coming of age story.

    I also appreciated the family dynamics which were accurate to many families. The relationship with a grandmother and her granddaughter wasn't' typical but it did ring true in some ways.

    The ...
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  • Felt like watching a drama
    The story progression of Hanasaku Iroha is well thought out and characters and their background are illustrated so well with so much details that it was like watching live action drama while retaining best part of anime. (not necessary in artistic sense, but overall perception of the show.)

    If I am asked to recommend one show to someone new to anime, this certainly will be on the list.
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