Hanasaku Iroha episode 1

Hanasaku Iroha episode 1

That sentence sort of gives you a dirty impression

Matsumae Ohana


I watched this anime on a whim, but it looks promising. The story revolves around Matsumae Ohana, a 16 year old girl. Her mother runs away with her boyfriend, who got into dept. It seems she doesn’t really care much about her daughter and leaves Ohana to her grandmother.

Ohana herself appears to lack motivation and doesn’t know what she wants to do in the future, yet is not content with her situation. Her friend, Ko (I didn’t pick up his full name), confesses to her on the night before she leaves for her grandmother.

When she arrives at her grandmother’s inn, Ohana pulles out some plants, calling them “weeds”. Those plants, however, are some kinda vegetable that Minko, a girl who works and lives in the inn, has been growing. Obviously, Minko doesn’t really like that and thus, greets Ohana with “Die”. Twice, in fact. Nako, another girl who works in the inn, pulls Minko away to prevent further harm. Her grandmother sees them and promtly has Ohana clean the veranda of the inn. Doing so, she runs into her uncle, who seems to hold a grudge against Ohana’s mother. After that, Ohana gets dragged away by Tomoe, the head waitress, who shows her around the inn.

Ohana wants to get in better terms with Minko and hangs her futon out of the window. Getting distracted by a strange guy, it falls down and hits a customer of the inn. Ohana gets scolded by her grandmother. Minko gets summoned, too. After she arrives, gran hits her as a punishment for not taking care of the futon herself.

Ohana finds this unfair and wants to get hit, too, since she is at fault. Telling her grandmother that, she gets three slaps. Minko, of course, still doesn’t like Ohana after all that.

Personally, I look forward to the next episode. There is a lot of potential for drama and character development. I’m curious how Ohana will adapt to the new situation, since so far, she didn’t really do well.


Written by Anpan | Posted on 10. April 2011, 23:31


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