Hanasaku Iroha

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4.7
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  • This is a *must* watch!
    This is such a fun coming of age story! Very well written and I love the characters!

    The amount of drama and comedy, and seriousness, are all well balanced throughout the entire series. The artwork is very beautiful.

    This is a great story for the entire family and one that should in your personal collection!
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  • Yorokobe! Excellent coming of age show.
    We all have enjoyed a lot of coming of age/age progression literature or entertainment (Harry Potter by JK Rowling, Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield...etc), and this is one show, in my opinion, that gives me equal satisfaction when reading a mainstream favorite or a Pulitzer Prize winner. There's nothing complicated about the plot of the show, as it is simply a 16 year-old girl, abandoned by her ...
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  • Emotional ride with characters!
    Hanasaku Iroha was a pleasant ride with these charming characters. The girls are unique and their voice acting is top-notch and emotional, especially Ohana's VA who does an absolutely amazing job depicting a young teenage girl. She also voices Amu Hinamori from Shugo Chara!
    The plot and flow of Hanasaku Iroha was more solid and fun than PA Work's other famous "Three-girl-best-friends" ...
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  • <3 Watch it NAAAOW!!
    LOVED this show! It was not too kawaii (perfect amount 4 me) and had an interesting story line. Character development was just perfect! I wish there was another season that goes on into the future, because the ending definitely left me wanting MORE!!
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  • I really love this anime! The best one!
    This anime is the best one of all is one of my favorite show of all time and it made me really like to work harder and how to make new friends and because of that cook easier and more boyfriends (JK) haahhah is good one i hope i could see more anime like this again!
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  • Great starter series for me
    This is my first series that I've watched on here and I have to say I loved it so much that I am absolutely gutted there's no more to watch. I'd like to hope there will be more but I am guessing as this is from 2011 there won't be anymore which is a shame, I'd love to see what happens!
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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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