Hanasaku Iroha 09

Hanasaku Iroha

Man, this episode made me feel like spending a relaxing weekend at an hot spring inn for some reason. Preferably at Kissuisou.

For some reason, this is one of those episodes that are enjoyable to watch but not really that much I want to write about.

*Ahem*, so Ohana manages, after much difficulty to finally find Tooru and get him back to the inn. As expected, everything went smoothly after that, except maybe Yamakan traumatizing that one guy with his belly dancing antics. Seriously, what the fuck was he thinking back there?

In the end though, poor Kou-chan had to go back empty-handed without meeting Ohana. Really felt for the poor guy, after all that trouble he went to. Guess it just wasn’t his day either.

On the other hand, the contest for Tooru’s heart looks like it’s going to heat up already. All that hints that he kept throwing for one. And then there was Ohana collapsing in his arms too. Lucky Minko-hime wasn’t around to see it.

Of course that ties in to next week’s episode, where apparently our beloved heroine falls sick and gets some TLC from Tooru.

Hanasaku Iroha

But we all know the previews are pretty misleading at first anyways!


  1. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    May 29, 2011 @ 11:46 pm

    Will those two ever meet again? -_-

  2. tomphile Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    Dang, that seems like such a waste. After going all that way Ko doesn’t get any reward? What are the anime staff thinking?

    In any case, I’m glad that the love triangle thing is heating up. Without it, there wouldn’t really be any conflict in this anime. Everything happens to go too smoothly for everyone.

  3. baka~ Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 12:33 am

    I am not fond of Tohru x Ohana pairing… God! Don’t let this happen!

  4. South Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    Ohana doesn’t even care for Tohru that way, and this episode she was Ko’s fangirl, so I’m not worried about that aspect of the triangle. More worried for Minko who will definitely get hurt.

  5. pat Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 3:51 am

    Tohru x Ohana = NTR

  6. J3N0V4 Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    Tohru x Hana and Kou x Minchi

    If it happens I will fly to Japan and start a riot outside P.A. Works studios or whoever is responsible for it.

  7. Skribulous Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    What, no mention of the new girl Ko just happened to encounter?

  8. sadakups Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    I wasn’t really a fan of them meeting up early but I’m okay that they didn’t. I’d like a degree of separation for both of them until they meet up at the right time, probably the second half.

    It’s just that him going to where Ohana is was unnecessary and it would have worked the same if he just made the call to made Ohana get back on track. Then again, that glasses-girl he’s with is something to look out for.

  9. Crismon7 Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    I think it was really weak of Kou to just leave. I mean, he knew that Ohana was heading back to Kissuisou already. Even if there were no rooms available, he could have waited to at least see her. If I had been in the same situation as him, I would have waited, even if it meant sleeping outside somewhere. The guy lacks resolve.

    That being said, I’m all for Ohana x Tohru! It’s pretty obvious that he doesn’t have eyes for Minchim the poor girl…

  10. ahelo Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    I don’t like this Ohana X Tohru thing. I just don’t like Tohru in general.

  11. Laza_r_us Said,

    May 30, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    Alright! Let’s do a poll!

    Team Tohru, gather at the LEFT!

    Team Kou, gather at the RIGHT!

    *jump in to the RIGHT group for it is the RIGHT pair up*


  12. Umbra Said,

    May 31, 2011 @ 3:10 am


    I’m such a big fan of Kou and Ohana but I also squee when Tohru has some ship tease with Ohana (I replayed the preview three times to see that Tohru/Ohana scene).

  13. Azure Said,

    May 31, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Tohru and Ohana are adorable.
    Now if only Minko would stop being so tsun.

  14. Dakkar Said,

    May 31, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    Hm, I wonder what it means when a girl addresses a guy with “-chan”…

  15. Inushinde Said,

    June 1, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    I hate Minchi enough to want Tohru x Ohana out of spite, but not enough to want it legitimately. Here’s hoping they go full throttle with the unrequited rivalry and unrequited romantic tension.

  16. Anime Said,

    June 1, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    great show….can’t wait to see the next episode

  17. Mina-Sweet Said,

    July 23, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    Ah ~
    At first ,I was such a big fan of Kou X Ohana but now …I love Tohru X Ohana!
    They are so cute ~
    Every single moment they shaare together makes me want to support them!
    But I got the feeling that it will be Kou X Ohana end …
    I’m always for impossible couple!
    Kou X Ohana become more and more boring …and complicated .

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