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Hanasaku Iroha

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4.7
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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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  • 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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