Hanasaku Iroha 03

Hanasaku Iroha

Oh shit, first child labor, then rape and now bondage too?! OHANA FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU—-

Holy shit, Hanasaku Iroha is fucking amazing. Going from melodramatic build up to this hilarious gem of an episode?! Throw in some yuri bath threesome fanservice and “high speed” car chases? With tons of little funny details by each of the staff members? YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Hanasaku Iroha

God, I don’t know how much I laughed during the yuri bath threesome especially. I can’t believe they really animated that! Plus that music accompanying the delusion as well! And Nako!Aki going all seme on Ohana! Seriously, I’ve laughed harder at this one single episode of Hanasaku Iroha than at any of the multitude of comedies that are coming out this season. ISN’T IT SAD, COMEDY ANIME PRODUCERS?!

Hanasaku Iroha

And importantly, I hope this episode will make Grandma haters eat their words. I seriously don’t understand what’s with the huge backlash about her slapping Minko and Ohana in episode one, but coming from the recent hoohaa about Tiger Mom’s and shit, I guess it’s not surprising. But really, here in Asia, we’re considered lucky if we get slapped because otherwise the alternative is NOT using any body parts to administer the punishment. I assure you, that’s a whole lot more painful than being directly slapped.

But really, oh god this episode. This episode. I don’t know even how to logically describe my love for Hanasaku Iroha anymore. I just…. love it!

Hanasaku Iroha

Also Nako has fucking hawt body.

Dammit, Sunday is the new Thursday now. Speaking of which…


  1. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    Man, what an episode.
    Bondage, Yuri, and comedy. This episode had everything.

  2. erohakase Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:27 am

    Blu-ray upgrade please? =D

  3. OhanaOlEv Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    dammit i knew i should have watched this before going to work… my heart just skipped a beat when i saw that image on the front page.

  4. Haruhi_Suzumiya Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 2:03 am


  5. SagittaMagica Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    Sooner or later, this would come. Might as well jump the gun in making it.

    Hanasaku wins hands down for me this season!

  6. qwerty Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 2:49 am

    Pseudo slice of life, comedy, mild-drama and now ero?

    Is there anything this show can’t do?

    Hell we’re only on episode 3 of a two season show and it’s already this good.

  7. Some Dude Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 2:52 am

    Crunchyroll offers this in glorious high-def. So get on over there to enjoy it!

  8. bear Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 3:25 am

    I guess the West is so uncivilized that child abuse and striking employees are considered criminal acts. We’re a relatively young civilization you know so we’ve got a long way to go.

  9. DocAstaroth Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Okay, this episode was stupid. But it was stupid in an awesome way, so I liked it.

    Really, if one of my customers would kidnapped one of my waitress (and grandchild) and use her for bandage lessons, I would drop-kick him from the third floor. However, he writes beautiful yuri, that redeems him! XD

    In the end: After this episode, you simply have to love the Inn crew. They are awesome together.

  10. Saber Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    haha if Ohana-chan wants to sparkle she can contact Kyuubei or join the KIRABOSHI

  11. Organics Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    So this show is pretty much the greatest thing in the history of ever.

    In other news OH GOD, NAKO, YES PLS.

  12. Mille G Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    This episode was so bad, I could hardly bear it.

  13. Syaoran Li Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    I share the same feelings as you Kuroneko.

  14. sadakups Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    This episode blew my mind. I just can’t get over what I just saw. I was like, “Am I still watching the same show?”

  15. Dakkar Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    So far, a slice of life show done right. Let’s see if they’re able to keep it up for two seasons.

    But seriously, I was going “WTH?!” when Ohana was calmly giving advice, then reading the draft to give her opinion after being set up, kidnapped and tied up. Not a typical reaction, to say the least, and what’s even more amusing is that grandma was able to predict this development after seeing through the writer as well. I’d say they push it a bit too far, but some people do get wiser as they age, so I guess it’s fine…

  16. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    I will admit, there was a lot of stretching and suspension of logic in this episode, but what the hell, it ended up being too fucking awesome to cover for it totally.

    Also, Ohana totally has my respect now for not panicking over getting kidnapped and tied up bondage-style. Even helping the poor bugger to tie her up too!

  17. The Hordesman Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    An older person hurting a child or teenager has been seen as incompetence and cowardice in western cultures ever since the 60s if not savagery. Just sayin’.

  18. sadakups Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    >Also, Ohana totally has my respect now for not panicking over getting kidnapped and tied up bondage-style. Even helping the poor bugger to tie her up too!

    Ohana is definitely an M.


  19. LordHuggington Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    I liked how they dealt with the novelist, and how Ohana offered to help him with his story (zuh?). Also, did anyone else laugh when Denroku blushed at the thought of being tied up with the bondage rope? :p

  20. sadakups Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Man, that was disturbing.

  21. FX102A Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    “I Want to Shine”

    The title for the alternate-reality, adult-rated OVA. Make it happen!

    This show really brights up my Monday mornings.

  22. Skribulous Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Well, I’m sold. Adding this series to my follow list.

    Also, Minko needs to die in a fire… But I’m pretty sure Ohana will Pull Off A Power Of Friendship maneuver (without using high-caliber weaponry, even).

  23. Peanutbutter003 Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    There is something about Ohana blushing like that when being tied up…

    Oh dear…

  24. sadakups Said,

    April 18, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    She’s loving it, that’s why.

  25. InvalidName Said,

    April 19, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    “I seriously don’t understand what’s with the huge backlash about her slapping Minko and Ohana in episode one (…)”

    I fail to see how her behaviour—she punishes a completely unrelated person for the deed of another, with the obvious intent of disrupting any possible growth of a positive relationship between them and the person at fault—can be considered anything but evil. The only purpose such an action can have is asserting dominance, while ensuring the victimized parties stay divided. Do not say it is an efficient way of teaching or getting a message across. It is not. Brains do not work this way.
    Apart from that, doing bodily harm to another person without their consent is quite illegal, at least in many of the more civilized parts of the world. While I am not sure about Japan, I would imagine that their laws against doing physical harm to other people do not contain an exception for hurting employees, although it might well be possible that such cases tend to go unreported and are thus not persecuted, which does not make them acceptable, of course.

    That being said, I’m afraid I will be unable to watch this series past the first episode, due to a strong urge to punch the screen—I can’t afford a new one—whenever the grandmother appears. Unless there are reports of her sincerely apologizing for past wrong-doings, paying reparations and truly reforming, I don’t see this changing. Too bad, Ohana is a really likeable character.

  26. Silver Said,

    April 19, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    @ InvalidName
    Oooh this is complicated to explain. It’s not about the dominance but rather a more different way of punishment that have can have more effects than you know. Seeing someone else who is punished when it is in fact your fault is quite an effective punishment because I have experienced it first hand. In the past I always tend to rebel even when it’s my mistake but once I came up with a stupid plan that resulted in two broken windows and it was all due to my fault. However, our family friend even when he knows that yelled at his son which made me feel very very horrible which made me a more responsible person as any actions I do could result in trouble for others.
    What the grandma was doing is that Ohana’s action is causing trouble for others which is why she is trying to get that point across since as you can see, Ohana is helping even when help is not warranted and could lead to trouble.
    Also the reason why she is able to easily slap Minko is because you can see that all the workers of the inn are actually rather close. I’m sure grandma would not do such think to outsiders but since she considers all the workers as part of the family, she did what she did in that episode.
    Also Minko and Ohana won’t stay divided anyway because of what grandma did, Ohana understands more and being more considerate for others. Therefore that will allows them to slowly but surely be closer. Initially Ohana was not being considerate and if it had continue, Minko and her would get no where.
    Also from what I read of your post, it sounds as if you watched only the 1st episode so I recommend that you watch the 2nd and third to see for yourself more about it.

  27. Silver Said,

    April 19, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    And oh yeah..

    DAMN Nako looks totally different than she usually does…. She looks great with her hair down so it’s too bad we probably won’t see it that often.

  28. J3N0V4 Said,

    April 19, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    Your flower is already sparkling seems to be the feeling I’m getting

  29. thatredsky Said,

    April 20, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    Looks like we need another “BESTEST THIRD EPISODE EVER” post again, this can easily qualify for top 3.


  30. fernando Said,

    April 20, 2011 @ 3:43 am

    to be honest i stop watching the show after the first episode found the ecchi stupid and pointless to the storiline but i might just give hanasaku iroha another go. neat.

  31. SagittaMagica Said,

    April 20, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Wait, Hanasaku has ecchi scenes??

    Please check if you just renamed an episode of Qwasar into Hanasaku :p

  32. thatredsky Said,

    April 21, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Since when did Hanasaku Iroha 01 contain ecchi scenes? OOOOO:

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