Well obviously people have pitted these two together even before both of them aired (Obviously though they’re different shows but pitting them together is fun). They both promise something great for the Slice-of-Life/Drama department. Both arebeing made by highly acclaimed studios. Hanasaku Iroha was hyped on the premise that this is the 10th anniversary project of PA Works. Anohana was hyped on the premise that this will be an original work directed by the staff of Toradora. Iroha has 26 episodes for development while Anohana has to live up to the “Everything in Noitamina block is amazing” which Fractale failed to do so last season.
Now after 6 episodes of Iroha and 4 of Anohana, how is this rivalry going?
GODLY writing for the first two episodes. + 10
Started going for the more lighthearted root afterwards (I don’t hate this decision) +- 0
Slowly Developing each character in each episode (Reminiscent of Railgun which I thoroughly love) + 5
Bitchy female supporting character + 2
Ohana Goodness +3
Fanservice – 2 (Admittedly they do do it very seamlessly. The fanservice fits the situation)
Morning Korean drama copycat +7
Production Values +5
Overall: 30 POINTS
Long Name +3
Saves Noitamina from dying +5
Made me cry on the first episode +3
Friends theme is very imminent (Like in Railgun which I thoroughly love) + 5
Bitchy Closet Crossdresser who is my favorite character this season + 10
Nokemon Battles + 6
Fanservice – 1 (That out of place one from episode 2, but hey why do I care so much?)
Overall: 31 POINTS
Well all in all, I LOVE BOTH OF THIS SERIES. Well I’m a bit biased and I do like Anohana a bit more but for the most part, we still don’t know yet. Anohana has the 11-episode curse while HanaIro is getting 26 episodes so HanaIro might take over after more episodes. The lead of Anohana isn’t even that big and both series are great so HELL JUST ENJOY BOTH OF IT. We rarely get this treat so might as well suck both of them up.
I’m a Railgunfag
I think Nichijou is the best series this season so I’m a Nichijoufag
The real reason I like Anohana more is because of Yuki-chan.
I’m also a Yuki-chanfag