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Hanasaku Iroha

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4.7
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  • Not worth trying to get emotionally invested.
    I started watching this show looking for a slice of life that would make me feel emotionally invested. By about the 16th episode, I honestly realized that I was forcing myself to watch this. I don't care for any of the characters. ANY of them. That's never happened before and especially not this far into an anime. But the things that go on in the inn are not relatable (especially the thought ...
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  • Makes me want to stay at this kind of traditional Ryokan
    High school girl sent from Tokyo to live at the family's old inn, where we get to meet the staff and locale. I've stayed in a couple of larger hotels in Japan which reminded me of this setting, a family run Ryokan perhaps past its glory days and being run on a skeleton staff - including high-school waitresses and kitchen hands.

    A fun character driven series, nicely done and believable. Marred ...
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  • A superior 'slice-of-life' anime
    Superior. That's the word that describes this series. There's fun, romance and comedy, but all toned down and not in excess; it's more 'grown-up' and plausible than similar anime, and there are some dramatic moments too. The two-season run length is just right. Truly a fine series. Kudos.
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  • Wanted to keep watching from episode one!
    Wonderful anime! It contains all the elements that made me want to keep watching to learn what happens. There is love, misunderstandings, friendship and wonderful characters. The characters are more similar to those one might find in real life compared to many other animes. They seem very real and they are not very stereotypical, which I enjoy because one can relate to them in a different way than ...
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  • Quaint show about quaint hotel.
    I really enjoyed this. Many slice of life shows do not manage to have believable characters or people who are over the top caricatures, but this one manages to pull out realness in a special way. I dont know if I would watch a follow up if one was made because the ending was so well done it might be spoiled by the attempt.
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  • Brillant Slice of Life Story with Hardships and Drama!
    Hanasaku Iroha is a beautiful story about a girl and her coming-to-age life story with many aspects of drama, romance, passion, dreams, and genuine humour. Ohana has declared to be one of my most favourite fictional characters there are in literature. She stands out when compared to many people, especially when compared to the real world because it is extremely rare to encounter a person with ...
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  • Awesome slice of life anime
    So much character development and emotions involved. The anime brings out a lot of nuances that are fundamental to the Japanese culture. Japanese folks would often take pride in the kind of jobs we often take for granted and seem inferior in comparison to western culture, and these thoughts, the pride, the emotions and the dreams that goes with it are properly communicated and conveyed throughout ...
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  • Bonboru! One of the best Slice of Life anime out there.
    I was pretty skeptical of this anime during the first few episodes, (mostly because of the mean characters :c) but after the 10th episode, i was hooked. The animation is crisp, the characters are dynamic, and the main protagonist has a good amount of character development (honestly the best female lead ever). WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE? Also, the openings are so CATCHY. This anime is just so darn ...
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  • Best Slice of Life Anime in my life
    Why am i suppose to finish this anime !? WHY !? make it even longer ! hundreds of episodes just like Sket Dance !. I cried a lot in 8 minutes during the end of the final episode when Ohana was about to leave. Noooo !!! :'(
    Overall 10/10. Thousands thumbs up ! I'm not going to delete this anime from my list until i die, for sure. Gonna watch this someday in the future !
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  • Usuniki's Review: "Beautiful story and recommend it to watch it!"
    My personal Rating: 9.9/10

    It's been a long time since I've seen a Slice of Life done well. Is one of the calmest animes I have ever seen. There's something about the series that is just very relaxing, in a good way.

    Now going back to the bit about Hanasaku Iroha being 26 episodes. The 26 episodes really did justice to each of the characters. Each character's strengths, weaknesses, and ...
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