Hanasaku Iroha 14

Hanasaku Iroha

Oh wow, Yuina-hime. She’s hiding some serious issues beneath that facade of hers….

So anyways the new cour of Hanasaku kicks off with pretty decent new OP by nano.RIPE, not sure if I can say the same about the ED though…I already miss Hazy T_T.

Yuina also finally gets her proper screen time and really… she’s quite a high-tension character even if it doesn’t seem like that outwardly. The general outline of her story should probably involve the pressure put on her as the heiress for her family’s inn and how she probably doesn’t have the interest in doing it. The unfortunate victim of that seems to be her fiance though, that scene at the end where she said that she didn’t have any interest in running an inn sure hurt pretty bad…

The humorous highlight of this episode had to be Minchi’s scenes. First she gets publicly stripped and thrown in to the water by Yuina, then publicly confessed by another guy. Is it just me or has she become the comic relief character? Ohana still had her moments though, like when she tried to explain “hobiron” to the poor guy who get rejected by Minchi. Valiant effort, Ohana-chan.

Fanservice-wise though, this has gotta to be the most laden one so far. Yuina? Check. Minchi? Check. Nakocchi? Check. Ohana? Double check! Definitely a good episode for fapping eyecandy.

Well, next week should probably see Ohana and Yuina clashing over their differences in opinions about running an inn. Yep, more drama inbound.


  1. Pen3 Said,

    July 4, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    First! And Yuina is so cute XD

  2. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    July 4, 2011 @ 1:27 am

    Man, what a episode. A good combo of comedy, service, and drama.

  3. tomphile Said,

    July 4, 2011 @ 2:41 am

    Don’t all the happy and smiley character have problems tied to them? That’s how it’s been in movies for years… so I guess it wasn’t unexpected.

  4. DJd Said,

    July 4, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    Yep, last week was definitely the series’ turning point…. And I, too, miss Hazy! It was probably my favorite OP/ED song of last season. So damn awesome

  5. Dakkar Said,

    July 4, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    Yuina seems to be more mature than the rest, so there’s no surprise she’s not open about the things troubling her. Actually, I wonder how she and Ohana’s mother at her age compare.
    Oh, and Yuina x Ohana was the best pairing so far :D

  6. What? Said,

    July 4, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    >Not enough Nako in her one-piece swimsuit


  7. sadakups Said,

    July 4, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    >Not enough Nako in her one-piece swimsuit

    Seriously. I was disappoint.

  8. Skribulous Said,

    July 5, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    >Not enough Nako in her one-piece swimsuit

    Damn. What a downer.

  9. Aikun2012 Said,

    July 5, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    >Not enough Nako in her one-piece swimsuit

    Wait…. How does Nako not get confessed to? But Minko and Yuina get all the guys? Dat’s just not possible….

  10. sadakups Said,

    July 5, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    Guys were confessing to her off-cam.

  11. kyra Said,

    July 7, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    still waiting for a nako-centric episode…

    btw nakoxohana is my fav pairing…or maybe nakoxminchixohana

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