Not so Secret Santa: Hitohira

Not so Secret Santa: Hitohira

Afraid, yet excited in a weird kind of way. Hitohira was picked by mefloraine for my Not so Secret Santa Project. I was most afraid by her pick because I generally dislike slice of school life shows to no end. Sometimes it's good to find enjoyment out of shows that you should generally hate.

Hitohira is full of great images like this.

Mugi Asai is a new student that basically gets drafted into Nono's Drama Research Society Club. The only problem is that Mugi is super duper shy, she has no confidence, and her catch phrase seems to be "I can't do it". The thing is she has an amazing voice and her acting is pretty darn good when she isn't nervous as hell. Nono sees this in her and wishes to push her to the limit to see what she can accomplish.

Three grow into...

Six! The club grows.








The OP makes me feel like I'm about to watch something extremely fluffy and girly. The ED is just there. It's not bad but it's just very forgettable. It honestly could be any old ending to a shoujo anime. The music in the anime it's self is very fitting and dramatic at the moments that suit it best. The art in general is quite lovely.  Generally the pacing in the show is pretty steady. It sometimes it does dip into that slow boring lull that I just can't stand about this type of anime but luckily this doesn't happened too often.





Like all anime about school clubs and chilling out if the characters suck, the anime will suck too. This is not the case here. All the characters in this show are amazing. To even make things better there are actually two boys in the show that are around quite often! I really like their uniforms for some reason. They seem simple yet complicated. I dunno that's just how I feel about them. I'd love to have one to wear myself LOL I like that the club was a drama club and that we actually got to see the performance. It just wouldn't feel right if we didn't get to see it after watching all the hard work they put into it.

This is probably my favourite part of the show.

Episode 5 was super awesome








Nono was the best character in the show. Even thought she has an illness. I always think characters that are always ill in anime are a sad excuse for storytelling but luckily it didn't get in the way too much. Everything about her was fun. She has great drive to accomplish anything that comes her way no matter what stands in her path. She will just push and push. There is no can't only DO. So with that mentality of hers it was easy enough to make Mugi be the best that she could be, or at least to TRY. Honestly though everyone had a great roll to play in the series.

This moment was AMAZING too.






If there's one thing to take away from this anime it's just to do what your heart and willpower tell you to. Don't let anything stand in your way.


* Story 8/10
* Animation 9/10
* Sound 8/10
* Characters 9/10
* Overall 8/10

Thumbs up for sure!


6 Responses to “Not so Secret Santa: Hitohira”
  1. digital boy says:

    The under the bridge scene was a fucking legend.

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  2. chii says:

    Especially when it happened again in the last episode. SO AWESOME!

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  3. mefloraine says:

    I didn’t notice you actually watched/reviewed this, but I decided to go back and find out just now, and I’m really glad you liked it.
    Actually, I didn’t think about it being a slice of life, school sort of anime at all when I suggested it to you…because I really only thought about how much I like it, hehe.

    The characters are strong and determined, the strongest perhaps being the weakest physically, the plot keeps moving and doesn’t get bogged down by other drama, and it ends well without being too overdone.

    I thought the spinning around on the roof scene at the end was pretty stupid though, if I’m remembering it correctly. The manga did not have that, heh.

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  4. chii says:

    dude that part was AWESOME though! You silly silly woman you!

    I’m glad you suggested something you liked though. That is exactly what I was aiming for in this little project ^__^

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  5. mefloraine says:

    Awesome? You’re crazy! Well, I guess we can’t all love spinning on the roofs. ;D

    Well, I wouldn’t suggest something I didn’t like. :3c

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