Let us just have some fun today. Nothing too serious.
My favorite anime this season is by far Hanasaku Iroha. It starts as a seemingly compelling drama that develops into a more servicing portrayal of the lives of these young ryokan girls. While many have been disappointed by the more sexual presentation, I love it!
In fact, I am very surprised at just how… titillating I find Hanasaku Iroha.
A few nights ago, I stayed up to watch the latest episode of Hanasaku Iroha. It is another fairly innocuous day at the Kissuiso. Ohana and Nako try on china dresses (cheongsam) to add some spice to the traditional old ryokan. It is a a cute scene, but nothing too intense.
However, when the story delves further into the girls’ worries, encouragements, and simply their personalities, things all come together. Everything becomes far more adorable and sexy. And I ended up having quite a night…
It all started with Yuina. Her confident sense of humor and carefree, generous demeanor are nicely complemented by her fashionable features and large, gorgeous hair. And beneath that warm, cheerful personality lies the subtlest hint of seductive allure, waiting to be explored.
Her slim fingers slide across her smooth thighs, dragging along her short skirt to expose the perfect pearly skin under. Her elegant legs angle in just the right way to almost, barely reveal a little too much of the luxurious hidden desire.
And, when Ohana comes upon those chic kimono, she lights up the room with her loud, passionate voice. Her petite body contrasts with the strength that exudes from her every naïveté. Her large pair of eyes glistens with a drive that is at once forceful, gentle, and accepting.
Of course, those brief voyeuristic views at Nako are even more exciting. Nako’s toned, slightly muscular, but slender back is so incredibly sexy. Her swimmer’s build is somewhat undone by her ample full breasts. This contrasts creates a most fascinating and sensual body. Those arousing curves further belie her soft-spoken personality. Instead, her carnal side is exposed through those uncontrollable blushes. The beautiful, shy princess.
Classy and just a little erotic, the fanservice in Hanasaku Iroha is at once obvious and subtle. The several deliberate attempts—like the bath fantasy and wet Nako—never quite degenerate into the sort of tasteless “panties-flying-at-the-audience.” Instead, the breathtaking visuals and forms keep an air of sparkling elegance to it.
More importantly, the sexualized scenes are beautifully spliced between the main allure of Hanasaku Iroha—the girls’ fluffy daily lives. In fact, I find the passing glimpses into the girls’ personalities especially enticing, more so than those cosplays or bath scenes. It is this beautiful blend of physical and emotional stimulation that makes watching this series so arousing.
Hanasaku Iroha is my type of fanservice.
- Idea for the post came after a series of late night tweets as I watched the latest episode.
- Please do forgive this slightly different, and somewhat awkward (tasteless) post… My imaginations ran wild.
- My earlier post on bondage in Hanasaku Iroha is a discussion on what fanservice can do for character development, and perhaps this post is the reverse.
- Forgive me Minko, for leaving you out in this post. Here is a tweet for you: