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Naru Sekiya is an average 14-year-old girl with average intelligence, average athleticism, and average talents. She once had hopes that starting high school would change all that. Unfortunately, the reality could not be further from the truth and she remains a wallflower. Why can't real life be like fairy tales where a handsome prince lifts a poor girl from obscurity and transforms her into a dazzling princess? Her average student life changes when she meets a blonde girl dancing on top of a gate to a shrine. Naru assumes the girl is a fairy, but it turns out she's just a regular girl, too. But it also just so happens that she's a transfer student named Hana from America who fell in love with yosakoi, a type of dance, and came to Japan with the intention to start her own club! Excited that she's classmates with the girl she met the night before, Hana tries to recruit Naru to become the first member of the brand new yosakoi club. Too bad the thought of dancing in front of everyone terrifies her! Can Hana convince Naru to join the club? Will Naru fall in love with yosakoi? Find out in Hanayamata!

User Rating: 4.83 ( 2 votes)


English: Hanayamata
Japanese: ハナヤマタ
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Avex Entertainment, Sotsu, Movic, AT-X, DIVE II Entertainment, Bandai Namco Games
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Atsuko Ishizuka – Director
Akiko Fujita – Sound Director
Reiko Yoshida – Script, Series Composition
Hiroyasu Aoki – Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Hana wa Odore ya Irohaniho (花ハ踊レヤいろはにほ)” by Team “Hanayamata” (チーム”ハナヤマタ”) [Naru Sekiya (Reina Ueda), Hana N. Fontainestand (Minami Tanaka), Yaya Sasame (Kaya Okuno), Tami Nishimikado (Yuka Ootsubo), Machi Tokiwa(Manami Numakura)
ED1: #1 “Hanayuki (花雪)” by smileY inc. (eps 1-11)#2 “Hanayuki (花雪)” by Team “Hanayamata” (チーム”ハナヤマタ”) [Naru Sekiya (Reina Ueda), Yaya Sasame (Kaya Okuno), Hana N. Fontainestand (Minami Tanaka), Tami Nishigomon (Yuka Ootsubo), Machi Tokiwa (Manami Numakura)] (ep 12)

Episode List

01: Shall We Dance?
02: Jealousy Rose
03: Girls’ Style
04: Princess/Princess
05: First Step
06: Try, Try, Try!
07: Girl Identity
08: Mission Event
09: Sister Complex
10: Hot Spring Camp
11: Smile is Flower
12: Hanayamata



Visually stunning and a heart warming story with a brilliant OST. A must watch if you like cute girls doing cute things anime.


Cute Girls doing Cute Dancing! With… them clappy thingies. Everything is so fuwafuwa and kawaii and shit.


An adorable, uplifting story that’ll leave you inspired long after it ends. The OP alone has a level of intimacy you won’t ever forget.


Colourful and refreshing. The animation, music, and characters all work together to create a great experience.


Cute moe girls teaching the filthy weebs how Yosakoi works in this visually stunning and adorable series. Informative and pandering!


I can only do the “cute girls doing cute things” so many times


Cute girls doing cute things.


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