Posts on Hanasaku Iroha

12 Moments in 2011: The shift, part one

In hindsight, how did we really not know what was going on here? Praise came in from all angles, the cleverness and purity of emotion on display was lauded, the subtle animation with its realistic movements was drooled over, and Mari Okada’s best script in a while was loved for its heartfelt and realistic-enough characterization, […]

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Feeling the love

Or is it remembering the love? While I was away for a couple weeks, being NTR’d by the interblogoshapeahedron’s biggest whore, my only anime viewing was Usagi Drop. While it’s exemplary, and fun, and I’d watch the hell out of it even without my obligation, it does occasionally remind me of Author-tan’s staggeringly profound question, […]

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What the hell could that ringing, unanswered phone at the end of Hanasaku Iroha 16 possibly mean?

Tell me please… I can’t think while I’m watching the wet t-shirt contest.

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What’s on, halfway through Spring 2011

In lieu of any real thought and effort, here’s a brief rundown of what’s soiling my TV at any given moment.

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The Spoke Too Soon award of the year

Oh, hello, Hanasaku Iroha’s true colors.

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OK, Spring season, go on… I’m listening

Poorly-thought-out gut reactions and broad-sweeping speculation on what PA Works’ new original production, Hanasaku Iroha, might bring us in the future. Will it be another True Tears, or another True Turd like CANAAN?? SUGOI!!

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