Hanasaku Iroha 13

Hanasaku Iroha

Heh, Satsuki might not be so bad after all. Her charming of Nako was really funny though, even if nonsensical. Or maybe Nako is secretly really ドM.

So, Satsuki’s return throws the inn in to quite a mess, but not as badly as I expected though. I’d have thought she would be doing stuff like demanding really crazy food for her meals or causing trouble with the employees… oh wait she DID do that, but at least it was all done in a “want-to-help-make-it-better” critical manner instead of being vindictive for the sake of it. Deep in her heart, I guess she really does love the inn. I guess this really salvaged her character from the initial bad impressions she’s made.

Hanasaku Iroha

Of course, the women of the Shijima household also finally had a nice “heart-to-heart” bonding session together, helped on by a nice serving of alcohol and juice, lol. Drunk Ohana sure was a sight to see, and that’s just on some “juice” or so they claim.

Also, looks like Ohana’s giving up on Kou-chan for now… the shippers aren’t gonna be very happy about that, but I wouldn’t really count on that as totally resolved yet. It’s more of Ohana finally making the choice to concentrate on Kissuisou in the present rather than outright denying her feelings for Kou though, so there might be hope for that angle later on. Frankly, I’m more interested in this show as a family drama instead of a romantic one, so it’s not a big loss for me.

Next week’s finally going to focus on Yuina, from the previews. And Tomatsu (Yuina’s seiyuu) herself has said that the next two episodes will feature some major developments, so… お楽しみ!


  1. cx Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    i have a feeling Yuina is going to work at the inn

  2. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 1:03 am

    The scene with the Grandma, mother, and daughter was pretty touching and funny.

  3. sadakups Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 1:20 am

    That juice was spiked. By who else but the mother.

    Now I want to see how they’ll do the obligatory beach episode.

  4. ewok40k Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    lol @ drunk Ohana :p

  5. EmOtaku Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    I think Grandma slapping the crap out of the young master repeatedly when he announced he was bribing Takako in was hilarious. I was kinda disappointed she never showed as I’d loves to have seen her out down by the real thing and not some 2nd rate version.

    Also was hilarious to see the young master getting called out for his hate/love siscon as for why he likes Takoko.

  6. DJd Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    That really felt like the end to the first part of the story, what with the ED montage and all the character development. I feel as though the show’s about to turn from ‘dealing with the past’ to ‘preparing for the future.’ Great episode, regardless.

  7. Dakkar Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    I was actually hoping that Takako would come and get what she deserves from Satsuki, but that slapping wasn’t too bad either. This show is really a bit similar to Summer Wars with its strong females and pathetic males…

  8. MintMint Said,

    June 28, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    If by “major developments,” they mean that Yuina is going to stick her tongue down the throat of either

    A) Ohana


    B) Nako

    then yes, I get the feeling we might see some “major developments” in the next few episodes. There’s definitely something different about Yuina.

  9. tomphile Said,

    June 28, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Satsuki x Nakochi? I wouldn’t be against that.

  10. Chewy Said,

    June 30, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    is part time future warrior, shining finger?

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