Spring is shaping up to be a busy season for anime cross-promotion events. Last month we found out that The World God Only Knows will be teaming up with Hayate the Combat Butler for an April event. Now, it turns out that Nyarko-san and Oreshura will be re-teaming for a stage event featuring the cast at late March's Anime Content Expo. Meanwhile PA Works will be having a mega-crossover concert for their anime in April. More after the jump.
Following a listing, NIS America announced the upcoming release of Hanasaku Iroha ~ Blossoms for Tomorrow, with an initial, 13-episode set scheduled for April 9. Have a look at the fancy premium package past the jump!
After taking 2012 off, hotsprings resort anime Hanasaku Iroha returns in March with Masahiro Ando back at P.A. Works to direct a new Mari Okada script. Now, a new listing has revealed the plot premise for the follow-up movie Home Sweet Home. Get a look after the jump.
Timed for a special postcard give-away with ticket sales and Comiket exclusive mini tapestries, a new trailer for Hanasaku Iroha anime movie Home Sweet Home has premiered. The follow-up to the 2011 anime series is scheduled to open in March 2013. Get an early look after the jump.
Anime Hanasaku Iroha is taking park in spa town Kanazawa, Yuwaku's Bonbori Latern Festival, with special posters, clear files, and advanced sales of tickets for the Home Sweet Home anime movie follow-up to the 2011 series. Along with that comes news that the feature has been scheduled for a March 2013 release. More after the jump.
Plans for more Hanasaku Iroha anime were confirmed back in December via the wraparound jacket for the first collection of Jun Sasameyuki's manga Hanasaku Iroha: Green Girls Graffiti. Now, the first details of the PA Works production are filtering out, with a new scan revealing plans to bring Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home to Japanese theaters in 2012. More after the jump.
Last week's Golden Week holiday coincided with early May's end of the peak cherry blossom viewing. Good Smile Company took the opportunity to bookend the festivities with a pair of Mikatan blog posts showcasing the best of figure hanami (flower viewing parties) photos. Take a look after the jump.
Nishigishi Station in Nanao, Ishikawa served as the inspiration for the fictional Yunosagi Station in Hanasaku Iroha, and even embraced the anime's popularity with a Yunosagi station marker, unveiled last April. This spring, Nishigishi is taking the homage a step further by hosting a train decorated with a Hanasaku Iroha wrapper. Check it out after the jump.
More Hanasaku Iroha anime was confirmed back in December via the wraparound jacket for the first collection of Jun Sasameyuki's manga Hanasaku Iroha: Green Girls Graffiti. Now we have key art and a title, Hanasaku Iroha Home Sweet Home. Visuals past the break!
Character goods maker Cospa has scheduled a pair of body pillows based on Hanasaku Iroha's Yuina Wakura and Tomoe Wajima for March and April, respectively. Check them out after the jump.
Anime cosplay outfits and accessories seller Cospa has revealed its 10 best selling ensembles for 2011. With the movie hitting Japan this year, it's little surprise that K-On's Sakuragaoka Girl's High School uniforms top the list, but a bit curious that perennially prominent Evangelion's school uniforms were shut out. See the full line-up after the jump.
Fans of Hanasaku Iroha can feel a spot of sunshiney warmth in the middle of winter, since the girls have just been added to the Beach Queens figure line. Check out Ohana, Minko, Nako, and Yuina in their swimsuits, after the break!