Hanasaku Iroha 12

Hanasaku Iroha

“I’m kidnapping my own mother back to her hometown!”

LOL. Only Ohana can publicly announce a plan to kidnap her own mother without stuttering or realizing the absurdity of it. Although, I’m even more impressed by the way Tooru handled it by getting her to get Kou-chan along as well if she wants his cooperation in it. Sugoi yo, Tooru!

On that end, Ohana’s forced to confront her worst enemy, herself, as her attempts to actually get Kou to come along and admonishment from her love rival lead her to believe she would be the evil bitch in the often-watched TV dramas she likes. That made me go d’aaaaawwwww. Ohana-chan, if you can realize it yourself, you’re not that bad yet!

In the end, the ridiculous plan to kidnap Satsuki became useless since she suddenly has leave and decides to go back home with the rest of them. Saved up on the travel money too! Funny how Tooru’s bravery got sapped away after seeing her though, after all that talk of helping Ohana admonish her as well.

Hanasaku Iroha

That said, what I talked about Satsuki and Ohana being similar despite their clashes came to a full round this week as we get to see Satsuki’s younger self standing up to her mother for always putting her job first. Funny how deep family ties can run eh? Next week sure is going to be fun to see Satsuki and Sui facing off each other. Unlike Ohana… both these girls are adults already, so things are probably going to go quite a bit… vindictive.

Although, the one I pitied the most this week has to be Minko-hime. Her dream of a date got turned in to a eating hell. Well, at least she got a “cute” memento of her Tokyo trip with Tooru! One that would probably make me want to sink my teeth in it variety of cute though.


  1. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    June 20, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    Like mother, like daughter. Except that Ohana is a lot more forward and open-minded.
    Also, lol for Minko’s dream date turn to eating hell.

  2. Athos Said,

    June 20, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    Why does the next episode preview make me feel like Okami isn’t gonna live much longer? Probably Summer Wars.

    Of course, that also implies time-skip.

  3. rinrin0rikuriku Said,

    June 20, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    UGG. I’m so angry at the state of being between Ko-chan and Ohana!! DX
    If Ko-chan ends up with random bookstore girl, I will flip a poo!! I will flip a poo!!!

    …I understand that this anime is all about moving on to something new and learning who you are, but seriously… Ko-chan really loves her… or loved her. All Ohana has to do is say, “We can try this.” And do some long distance relationship or something. UGG, Ohana, you idiot!!! Just realize that he’d kill himself for you. D: She knows she truly loves him; she knows she does. Why doesn’t she try??? DX

  4. sadakups Said,

    June 20, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    This is the only episode that I felt sorry for Minchi.

  5. ewok40k Said,

    June 20, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    Poor Tohru-san, Ohana and Minko sleeping in that great bed and he is forced to doze in a chair… though I admire his gentlemanship. It is rare for a male character to not gain accidental pervert points in such situation.
    It would be ultimate revenge of Sui to make Satsuki inherit Kisuiso, with Ohana helping her run the thing…
    Ohana’s inability to communicate her feelings towards Ko-chan makes me crazy… is it another season of Kimi no todoke?

  6. starblacks Said,

    June 20, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    I guess screaming: “OH MY GOD JUST CONFESS” at the screen won’t help Ohana spit out those words…
    (and I was so looking forward to Ko being at Kissuiso too, was genuinely devastated when he said he won’t come)

  7. Jason "moofang" Said,

    June 20, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    “And when is Yuina actually going to be a proper main character? ”

    ^ This. I’m not getting my Haruka Tomatsu fix this season >:

  8. Inushinde Said,

    June 21, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    I was kind of hoping for the kidnapping so the police could be involved in the thick tapestry of melodrama as well.
    That said, Minko was full to bursting with food and threw up. When somebody I hate suffers, it makes the lack of kidnapping worth it, as well as Tohru’s cheerful suggestion of sushi afterward.

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