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Anime Series Like The Aquatope on White Sand

After abandoning her career and dream as an idol, Fuuka Miyazawa flees to Okinawa and wanders until she ends up at the Gama Gama Aquarium. She finds that…

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Animecast: Anime That Need More Attention

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give a rundown of many titles that they believe didn’t get enough spotlight in the anime fandom. Listen in and prepare…

Otaku Spirit

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Animecast: Recently My Mailbag is Unusual

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take on their ever growing list of questions submitted by the community. Join in on their discussions spanning from licensing, censorship,…

Otaku Spirit

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Hanasaku Iroha – Kissui-so is where dreams come together

It can be difficult to tell a story centered around a location. Hanasaku Iroha manages it so well, with an ending that left me dreaming.

Alo's Watchlist

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10 Anime Series That Mirror Real Life Locations

Art is frequently inspired by real life, and while perhaps the busty monster harems and main character popularity are the stuff of pure fiction, the locations are less…

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50 Must-Watch Slice of Life Anime

After months of watching and re-watching dozens of slice of life anime, I can finally present my 'definitive' slice of life anime list!Support me on Patreon:...

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“Hana no Iro” (trans. “The Color of a Flower”) — Hanasaku Iroha OP1

namida no ame ga hoo o tataku tabi ni utsukushiku VERSEkudaranai RUURU kara hamidasezu ni naite ita boyake sugita mirai chizusurihetta KOKORO o umetakute atsumeta iranai MONO bakari…

Prattler's Paradise

Anime Corner: Hanasaku Iroha Blossoms for Tomorrow Review

Fest It Up! What’s the Story? When Ohana’s mother takes off with her iffy boyfriend to avoid paying his debts, Ohana is sent to live with her grandmother…

Never Argue with a Fish

Dick Dastardly’s Gun Kata: Appare-Ranman!

The anime studio P.A. Works generally follows a consistent formula: establish an interesting setting such as an old-fashioned hotel (Hanasaku Iroha), an animation studio (SHIROBAKO), or a small…

OGIUE MANIAX

Ohana Matsumae – My Favorite Anime Character (Out of Over 500 Series I’ve Seen)

I’ll start this off by saying something that will sound stupid, but I truly mean it. While actual people – such as my father, mother, grandparents and various…

AustinAnime

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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Hanasaku Iroha 花咲くいろは

Ohana, a Tokyo high school girl, who had been living alone with her single mom has no choice but to relocate to her grandmother’s inn when her mom…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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An Unseen Blossoming – A Review of Hanasaku Iroha (2011)

People often go about Google with curious search terms such as ‘underrated anime’ or ‘obscure but good anime’. This results in often dubious lists in forums and other…

Kohai Says

Boondoggle - Sakura Quest's exploration of rural depopulation

Sakura Quest is the most recent series from studio P.A. Works’ “earnest girls working earnestly” genre that it started back in 2011 with Hanasaku Iroha. Sakura’s story starts…

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Boondoggle - Sakura Quest's exploration of rural depopulation

Sakura Quest is the most recent series from studio P.A. Works’ “earnest girls working earnestly” genre that it started back in 2011 with Hanasaku Iroha. Sakura’s story starts…

chaostangent.com

OtakuGeneration (Show #488) Fall Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 488) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Fall Impressions, recorded live October 12th, 2014. This week finished watching…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #487) Fall Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 487) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Fall Impressions, recorded live October 5th, 2014. This week started watching…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #421) Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

  Shownotes :: (show 421) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Fuse, recorded live June 30th, 2013. This week we watched a a…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #409) Spring Preview

  Shownotes :: (show 409 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Potemayo, recorded live April 7th, 2013. This week we started the process…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #408) Potemayo

  Shownotes :: (show 408 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Potemayo, recorded live March 31st, 2013. This week Botos suggested watching Potemayo…

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