Review of Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow (2011)

Moving picture, 10 hours

A Tokyo girl is sent to her grandmother’s old-fashioned inn and learns the ropes while going to school in a comparatively small tourist resort.

Cutesy slice of life. Episode 3 is offensively exploitative, without traditional fan service, of which there is plenty later on. Some good comedy, a little drama, but it’s mainly just relaxing. Halfway through idly marathoning the second half on Crunchyroll, I accidentally deleted a folder full of scripts I was writing (rm kcdb * instead of rm kcdb*). It’s a testament to the calming effect of the series that I did not scream.

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