As Hana returns to America with her mother, it’s time for the Hanairo festival. Then again, will she make it back in time for the performance?
From the looks of it, everyone is ready for the performance after the final preparations and practice. Apparently, Hana tells the whole story to her mother after returning to America and then took a flight to Japan. While I already knew Hana was going to come back, I felt that her surprise entrance is what made their performance memorable.
Considering how the performance turned out in the end, I have a feeling that her mother will find a way to move to Japan so that she can be with her daughter while fulfilling her wishes. Either way, if Hana stays, I’m going to feel somewhat bad for her mother since she spent all the time trying to get a new position for nothing! I guess it can’t be helped.
It’s unfortunate that this show is very underrated judging from the CD sales. At the same time, I think it was very enjoyable at the same time. Besides the beautiful art direction from Madhouse Studios, I felt that all the girls in this show are likable, especially Hana (for obvious reasons) and Naru, whom clearly developed the most thanks to the Yosakoi club and her friends.
While the drama could be easily avoided if the girls communicated with their parents (or in Machi’s case, her older sister), at least it wasn’t drawn out. Still, the drama kind of hampered the show’s popularity since most Manga Time Kirara series are known for fluffy and light schoolgirl series and some of the viewers didn’t expect it. Although I haven’t read the source material, I suspect that this won’t be an issue going forward since all the problems seems to be resolved.
Aside from that, I will be covering the video game tie-in that will be released in November, but first impressions won’t come out until early next year since I will be bombarded with games this fall.
Overall Rating: 9.0/10, A-, Very Good