I’ll admit, this show is probably my favourite of the new crop that has just arrived. Hell, I watched it like four times, three times in raw. That should tell you how good it is… or that I have a huge problem.
First off, I’ll have to praise Itou Kanae’s performance. I’ve been quite… in to her lately, and her lack of presence last season was greatly felt. She has that knack of making her characters unable to get mad at for some reason, and a whole show with her as the lead, especially in a show like Hanasaku, really makes me feel great about this show. I just hope my expectations aren’t betrayed. But so far, Itou Kanae’s Ohana is really a character that I like.
Rest of the cast looks steady, and even Omigawd doesn’t sound horrible at all in Hanasaku. Then again she has like about ten lines and pretty much a third of them are the same ones, so yeah, hard to fuck that up even for her. Toyosaki’s gotten the shy type, so I don’t think we’ll hear a lot of her either, but what really threw me off was Tomoe.
Noto’s so high as Tomoe, it actually took me like ten lines before I recognized it was her at my first watch. Bear in mind, I pride myself of being able to discern her voice instantly, so this is actually quite embarrassing for me to not actually even notice it was her for like ten lines. For further proof, not even Aroduc actually noticed her and he fucking hates Noto. Still, I like that performance of hers, and I sure hope she gets a decent amount of screen time.
Anyways, Ohana’s so cute and d’aww so go watch this show already. Just, uh, try not to get in to a problem with this show like I did rewatching it four times in like three hours, herp derp.