366 Days of Anime School Uniforms: Day 10/366 Hitohira

Day 10/366

Mugi & Nono

Hitohira mainly takes place at the school so we always get to see the students in their uniforms. Unless they are putting on a play that is.

The girl uniforms I think are quite ugly. The brown on brown action just doesn't do it for me at all. Dark brown skirt followed by tan jackets with brown collar and a thin red bow. The brown isn't even the worst part of the outfit! Everyone should know by now that I like buttons on my uniforms but these ones are just hideous. Not to mention it must be a pain in the ass to put it on unless they pull it over their heads or something. It looks like they have a butt flap opening on their chests...

Boy uniforms are yet again pretty simple but they aren't all black. They get to wear a dark tan jacket with buttons that go up the side instead of the middle. Rather ugly honestly and kinda make them look like they are in the military.

Overall: Yeah I don't think so, those buttons...

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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!

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365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 358/365 Nono Ichinose

Day 358/365

Nono Ichinose

From the anime Hitohira, Nono Ichinose is the president of the Drama Research Society. She was once part of the Drama Club but when her rivalry with Mirei Sakaki, head of the club, got out of hand she left. Nono has an illness that effects her vocal cords that could lead to her loosing her voice if she uses it too much.

Why I like her: She is strong and stubborn. Even though she has this illness she keeps on going no matter what. She is always there to motivate her friends in either a positive or negative way. The negative way is most hilariously awesome. Her bold attitude when she gets angry is something else for sure. It's amazing seeing a little frail girl get so worked up over something that she has such passion for.

Why I hate her: I HATE characters with convenient plot filling illnesses.

Overall: Anime added to the very small list of other slice of school life series I actually like. I highly recommend this show.

The Drama Research Society

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