Hanasaku Iroha 20

Hanasaku Iroha

Loli Minchi is cute~

Not quite sure what to say for this episode. It was a nice one, but didn’t really had much to shout about. The dispute between Minchi and the other girl was resolved somewhat smoothly, thanks to Nako and Ohana giving alternative ideas to make omurice. So, in the end… this episode was about multiple ways to cook omurice?

Also, lol, Hiromi cameo.

Hanasaku Iroha

It’s almost 20 episodes in and with only a month and a half left, Hanasaku really needs to pick up steam. The show really has been floundering since the beginning of the second cour and I really do hope that the show doesn’t waste the strong first half it had. I always felt that going for two cours for show like this would not be very optimal, and it looks like Hanasaku might be another show to add on that list. Let’s hope it doesn’t get to that.

Next week, is the show going to up the ante finally? The preview suggests that Tooru might be getting married.


  1. omo Said,

    August 14, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    HIROMI!!! wwwwwwwww

  2. crazydave Said,

    August 14, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    You know I planning on watching Hanasaku…then I saw that second screen shot with she who must not be named…now I have no desire to watch this at all.

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    August 14, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    That is a pretty stupid reason to not watch a show just because a character you don’t like appears in the background scenery for one panning shot lasting 1.5 seconds.

  4. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    This was a nice episode.

    @There needs to be a better reason than that to not watch the show.

  5. sgl Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    Seems like Tohru is misdirection regarding for marriage — rather I bet the Minchi/Tohru/Ohana angle will start to play out. Minchi is all too aware or suspicious that Tohru likes Ohana. Whether or not that’s true I guess only Tohru can reveal.

    It might be Ohana’s uncle and that other lady.
    Or for all we know, Tomoe…. she hasn’t resurfaced .
    Or worse yet, it could be Ohana’s mom xD.

  6. pedobearmatt Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 2:40 am

    Hiromi not again, they should make a cameo of Noe Isaragi if only Hanasaku Iroha takes place in the same timeline as True Tears that would be interesting.

  7. crazydave Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    Still bitter, I mean wait why am I bitter True Tears ended on like ep 8 right? She who must not be named died in a motorcycle accident right? Thats why its called Last Tears, because those will be the last tears before she dies right? Never mind i guess i might give Hanasaku a shot.

  8. Aeroblip Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Am I the only one who didn’t mind Hiromi in True Tears?

    Anyways, I’m glad that the show is finally picking up speed. While the second cour hasn’t been that strong, this episode was at least a step in the right direction. I’m hoping these last few episodes have the drama that we’ve seen at the end of the first cour.

  9. bahutmut Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    did the band played girldemo’s song? i lol’d thinking they made another cameo of angel beat

  10. Organics Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    I figured Enishi was the one getting married.

    Subs I watched translated the episode title as “Rebirth of ‘Die'”, so I’d guess Tohru’s about to come between Ohana and Minchi in a bad, bad way. HanaIro has been fun, but it’s just not going anywhere lately. If next week isn’t the setup for a finale, I don’t know what they can do except fizzle out.

  11. jrafanan Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    @pedobearmatt while it wasn’t Noe, there was a girl walking with her friend a few seconds after the Hiromi cameo, and she was wearing the school uniform that the True Tears girls wore! Ah, nostalgia.

  12. Pen3 Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    There was a bunch in the school tool like the band playing on stage.

  13. The Hordesman Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    Do not reference better series in your mediocre one, herp derp.

  14. AniC Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    The preview suggests that the young master is getting married to that crazy lady who’s toned it down a bit. You do however hear Ohana saying “Tooru likes me?” and Minchi looking very upset. And the title refers to bringing back the word ‘die’! FINALLY we get the Tooru X Ohana action!

  15. bluemist Said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    LOL Last Tears. That must be the alternate universe where Noe wins and Hiromi cries.

  16. Westlo Said,

    August 16, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    “Am I the only one who didn’t mind Hiromi in True Tears?”

    Nah, Hiromi easily won a P.A Works Female character poll that took place around episode 4 of Hanasaku.

    Suck it haters.

  17. Fencedude Said,

    August 17, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    Hiromi is pure sex, and totally deserved her win.

    BTW: True Tears flamewars are still fun, all these years later.

  18. Westlo Said,

    August 17, 2011 @ 6:28 pm


  19. sadakups Said,

    August 17, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    Somebody make an animated GIF of DAT ASS by Yuina.

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