Dropped: Hanasaku IrohaPosted: June 10, 2011
Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
Animation Studio: P.A. Works
Number of Episodes I Lasted: 6
Length per Episode: Approximately 24 minutes
I tried, I really did. I don’t like dropping shows, but I just can’t do it. I can’t bring myself to watch this show anymore. I haven’t touched it in over a month.
I should have caught the warning signs at the beginning. The first two episodes of this show were heralded as being the best of the season. I watched it, and only found irritation. Following episodes were disliked by those some bloggers, and I liked them even less.
It’s tough to watch a show that doesn’t have a single character you can like. I find each and every one of them either boring or irritating.
I remember once when someone told me it was possible to like a show even if you don’t like the characters. However, there’s a difference between interesting characters you don’t like and uninteresting characters you don’t like. I don’t find any characters in this show to be interesting. It’s hard to watch a show entirely focused on the characters when you don’t like any of said characters.
I don’t like Ohana. I really don’t like Ohana. She irks me. Not like Kirino from Ore no Imouto did in a blatant way, but all of her small decisions and thoughts piss me off. Though, I already went into detail about this in my Preview post, so I won’t repeat myself here.
But you know, in the end, for some reason I can see why people would like this show. I can see my reasons of disliking Ohana (and possibly the other characters) as personal ones; and the way the story is going doesn’t work for me, but I’m aware other people may like it.
So I guess ultimately, Hanasaku Iroha is a show that just doesn’t work for me personally, but I can’t completely bring myself to call it a bad show.
RATING: 7 out of 10 (personally a 6 out of 10).
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