Hanasaku Iroha 23

Hanasaku Iroha

Takako sure can pack a mean punch when she is angry.

This turned out to be a “bridge” episode mainly. First, Takako (with Satsuki’s help) and Ohana head to Tokyo to track the swindler producer down and for Ohana to meet up with Satsuki to discuss her future plans after Kissuisou closes down. First part went well and they even had some aunt-niece bonding time and for once Takako isn’t the annoying reverse weaboo she usually is. Guess they finally spruced up her character a little.

The other part of the episode involved Kou meeting Satsuki by coincidence at his part-time place. This somehow led to her bringing him out for lunch and then going back to her office to view the camera test footage of Kissuisou that was taken a few weeks back. The NTR siren couldn’t stop ringing for like half the episode lolololol. Somehow, Kou watching the footage hardens a resolve in him regarding Ohana… which leads to a dramatic fade-out scene of him bumping in to Ohana as she’s heading for her mom’s place. The end.

Well, Kou and Ohana shippers will be happy to note the positive developments accompanying this episode but not much of note actually did happen this episode itself. Aside for the false NTR alarm raised for a while there. Looks like the real meat will be coming in the next episode instead. It just amazes me a little at how they are still dragging things out though.

Oh well, it’s almost near the end. A little more to go!


  1. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    September 5, 2011 @ 2:08 am

    Ok Ohana, time to stop running and face Kou. “Never give up!” in Takako’s engrish voice.

  2. Azure Said,

    September 5, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    “KIILLLEEERRR” Just that.

    And mother of the year: coffee with your daughter’s possible boyfriend is serious business.

  3. sadakups Said,

    September 5, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    This episode reminded me why I fell in love with this show in the first place.

    And no, it’s not because of KouHana.

  4. Benigmatica Said,

    September 5, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    BOOM, there goes that director!

    No wonder Takako can’t be this weak!

  5. Shizuo Said,

    September 6, 2011 @ 3:44 am

    Takako wins this episode.

    Feel sorry for fatty director… LOL

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 7, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    This episode really needed a nano.RIPE insert/ending to make it a good one though.

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