Hanasaku Iroha Anime Licensed in North America

NIS America has licensed the coming of age comedy anime Hanasaku Iroha. The show will be released on the North American market on April 9, 2013 as a BD/DVD premium edition sets with the first 13 episodes (out of 26). Price: US$69.99

With Japanese audio and English subtitles, this will bring to US and Canadian citizens the chance to enjoy the original seiyuu’s acting. The cast includes Kanae Itou (Queen’s Blade Airi) and Aki Toyosaki (Medaka Box’s Medaka Kurokami).

Inside the premium edition set there will also be: full-color hardcover artbook (36 pages), clean OP and ED and the full Japanese trailers.

The lead character in Hanasaku Iroha is Ohana Matsumae. She is a 16-year-old girl who has to work with her grandmother in a hot spring inn in Tokyo. We watch as the young girl’s future is decided and her life’s aims are born as she enjoys some leisurely time with her new and old friends.

Source: ANN

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MechaMan
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Japanese audio and English subtitles? Best option ever. I think the premium set is great as well.

BakaOuji
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Hmmm…haven’t seen it. What a miss… not.

Dandelion
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I usually hate slice of life, but this one’s good, so I hope it does well. :)

Shounen
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Hope it does well!

Lulubel
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Good. They’ll see one of the best slice of life anime :)