Hanasaku Iroha

Hanasaku Iroha Episode 5 - A Tearful Chef Romance

Tohru Miyagishi is a chef at the Kissuiso, as well as being Minko's superior. Ohana and Minko witness him and Yuina riding off together on his motorcycle. Though they were both surprised, Minko becomes even more shocked after hearing from Renji Togashi, the head chef, that Tohru won't be coming to work anymore. Nako, Jiromaru, and Tomoe come up with their own theories about what happened, but Jiromaru obtains information that leads everyone to believe that Fukuya may have hired Tohru away.

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Chihayafuru and Hanasaku Iroha both sell you on their characters. The characters direct the whole story and you will most likely love them. Another exceptional thing about both anime is how they bring you into their world and atmosphere. If they want you to feel happiness, angst, loneliness, whatever feeling- they can do it. I think Hanasaku Iroha and Chihayafuru have strong characters. If you like one, I definitely recommend the other. Hanasaku Iroha boasts consistent beautiful animation while Chihayafuru is quite engaging and educational (I didn't know anything about Karuta before watching this).

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For the main characters gender is completely different and setting is different they both experiance there own problems while also helping others with there problems. Clannad is far sadder then Hana-Saku and isn't always has happy. Clannad can be funnier and alot less corny but Hana-Saku can still be a wonderful anime.

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