Posted on 25 April 2011 with categories: Hana-Saku Iroha



This remains annoying: the transfer student introduces him or herself to a classroom and the first thing that every single guy does is annoyingly talk about the cutest girl in school who of course happens to be one of the important characters. It has really gotten old ages ago, and yet anime just keeps pulling it. I mean, I have nothing against there being the cutest girl in school and all, but whenever she’s around, every single guy in school just gets reduced to this annoying fanboy who does nothing other than secretly stalk admire her. Nothing else! It’s a good thing that this show doesn’t have a male lead because that would really have been terrible (you know, the main character being the only one oblivious to her charms and all…).

In any case, this episode showed the introduction of the main character to the local school, so it wasn’t as good as the first two episodes because it dealt with a lot of introductions and stuff that unfortunately appears in a lot of other series. In terms of setting up things, it did its job well though. we’ve got a nice romance around Minko, Ohana’s feelings about her “boyfriend” get developed a bit and Nako also got a bit of her past revealed. It’s definitely not a wasted episode.

The most important thing though: after the previous episode, my biggest fear was that this show would abandon the first two episodes and continue on with these silly stories onward. Thankfully that didn’t turn out to be the case. In that case it was good for a bit of variety.
Rating: * (Good)

8 Responses

  1. notintheface11 says:

    Yes to the last paragraph. I’m hoping that this show is just goofing off sort of like Birdy or something similar, and that it will delve into the real meat of the story later. It started off so well..

  2. psorcerer says:

    Introduction of the “school for demons” in Ao no Exorcist was not so annoying, I presume?
    This is how a typical schoolgirl sees the boys around her: “annoying fanboys”, this is as realistic and believable as it gets.

  3. Sapphire says:

    Although it wasn’t as disappointing as episode 3, this week’s episode was completely average. Nowhere near episode 1. With 22 left, I think we’re in for a lot of mindless little arcs.

    Lucky us for having Anohana, a meaningful slice-of-life.

  4. foamer says:

    i just hope it doesn’t turn into some angsty love triangle coz that would kill it for me D:

  5. sadakups says:

    OMG THE HERON OH SH-

    Seriously though, the episode had some transfer student cliches, but it doesn’t take much from it. It was still much fun to see Ohana being a ditz that she is, and the nerves that she gets when the word “boyfriend” is mentioned.

    I don’t feel sorry for Minko at all, and she should really stop calling Ohana a duck embryo because it does not work obviously.

  6. Inushinde says:

    I thought it was a palatable, if not entirely great episode. I’ve certainly seen far worse.
    But still, I expected a bit more than being told right away “Hey, there’s drama here! Expect drama!”

  7. PocariSweat says:

    Not a bad episode per se, but I fear that this anime may turn into another one of those slice of life/comedies with a bit of drama. It’s looking to be less True Tear-ish and more Toradora-ish as the episodes go on, which personally I am disappointed with as the first two episodes were fantastic.

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  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 04:24 AM)
    @Wicked, I think it’s very good. The protagonist is despicable at the start. It’s a slow burn. The novel doesn’t follow standard Light novel conventions and it’s very addictive.
    I recommend giving the first novel a shot and see if you want to continue.
  • Wicked
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 03:30 AM)
    is Mushoku Tensei any good? That’s definitely one that I simply judge by the title and never picked up
  • Vincent
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 02:53 AM)
    Just wondering, how many new members were here before I arrived? It seems like there should be a lot, given how active us newcomers are on here.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 02:25 AM)
    And I pay very little care or attention to background music much of the time in anime so fug Kajura =<
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 02:06 AM)
    @Silty: I’ve read 19 chapters of the manga adaptation for that, I don’t think that adaptation has reached that part yet though. Is the anime moving things along quickly? I’ve not read the light novel.
    I’m not even going to say its a good, great series even because it isn’t, I was told it would make me feel like I was watching zero no tsukaima again and thats enough for me I guess for it to be my guilty pleasure.
  • K-Off
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 01:46 AM)
    @Silty I don’t even watch that series, and I don’t think anyone else here does, but I think Fairy Tail had one of the best tournament arc I’d ever seen.
  • Silty
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 01:45 AM)
    This might sound a little insane, but anyone else who read Seirei Tsukai think it has the best tournament arc ever? Overall it’s not that great, but just that part of it is quite amazing IMO. At the very least, it’s up there with the tournament arcs in YYH
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 10:49 PM)
    Just found out that Yuki Kajura is not doing the soundtrack for Fate UBW. Honestly, thank god for that. I am so tired of her.
  • JaK
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 07:06 PM)
    K-off its the same for most light novels no biggy some people take it to the heart :P
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 07:03 PM)
    JAK! Goddamnit man some of us don’t like spoliers.

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