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Hanasaku Iroha

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4.7
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Character Growth is a Beautiful Thing
    One of the most compelling aspects of a story is watching its characters change and grow as they progress and meet their challenges. This is what makes this show so enjoyable, despite the relatively simple narrative. Even a story about someone leaving their home to gain some perspective on their life can be entertaining when done correctly.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Forgettable Slice of Life
    While this series teaches some valuable lessons and has a somewhat interesting story, the execution was lacking. Do not watch this anime when you are tired... The good thing about this anime was that it presents a realistic atmosphere while having little fan service.
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A really amazing story
    I just finished the final episode, and I have to say I was absolutely blown away by this series. Without giving anything much away, the characters absolutely drive this show, and even those you dislike at first you'll grow to love. I honestly can't think of anything negative to say, other than the usual complaints in a slice of life series where romance is involved.

    Just be warned, there are a ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Reservation for one, please.
    This show is not going to be everyone's cup of tea- Firstly, It's about a group of girls, it's slightly boring at times, and sometimes it's even a little bitter. But it is by far the best slice-of-life show I've ever seen, filled with many touching and unforgettable moments, great characters, a charming setting, witty dialogue, and a whole lot of growing up.

    Hanasaku Iroha is a bit like ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The Best Story And Most Lovable Characters!!
    I LOVE THIS SERIES!!
    This is by far the best series I have ever seen in my entire life. You could not help but fall in love with the characters and want to see this place in real life. I wish the Kissuiso truly existed so I could go there and make my own memories. I loved the series so much I wrote the production company and pleaded for them to extend it so we could all see where these ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Best openings in any anime... ever!
    So, I'm just going to start this review by stating why I gave this anime 5 stars: the opening songs are amazing! At first I thought "Hana no Iro" was kind of annoying, but by the end of the show it turned out to be the best opening song ever! Really gets you into the mood of the anime!

    Oh yeah, and the actual show is pretty decent too...
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