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Hinamatsuri – First Impression

Another day, another summer anime to randomly watch. This time, we’re checking out Hinamatsuri, a slice of life anime about a  young girl, Hina with telekinetic powers and Nitta, a yakuza guy obsessed with vases.

Here’s a quick synopsis of the anime:

Nitta Yoshifumi, a young, intellectual yakuza, lived surrounded by his beloved pots in his turf in Ashigawa. But one day, a girl, Hina, arrives in a strange object, and uses her telekinetic powers to force Nitta to allow her to live with him, putting an end to his leisurely lifestyle. Hina tends to lose control of herself, wreaking havoc both at school and in Nitta’s organization. Though troubled, he finds himself taking care of her. What will become of this strange arrangement? It’s the beginning of the dangerous and lively story of a nice-guy outlaw and psychokinetic girl!

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I only got to watch a couple of episodes of this anime, and I found it quite hard to form an opinion of it. The pacing was weird at first but gradually I got used to it. It’s not bad in any way, it takes what we knew about the Yakuza lifestyle and basically humanized it.

The visual and art style was great and the animation wasn’t bad either but the plot and pacing is what threw me off at the start. At its core, it’s honestly a simple “slice of life” anime with super powers. Nitta Yoshifumi is a young, intellectual yakuza. He has an obsession with vases and comes off as a good guy.

But one day, a girl, Hina, arrives in a strange object, and uses her telekinetic powers to force Nitta to allow her to live with him, putting an end to his leisurely lifestyle. Hina tends to lose control of herself, wreaking havoc both at school and in Nitta’s organization. That’s the premise of the anime. Of course, it also focuses on the bond of their friendship and all that good stuff.

It’s not really my cup of tea but I ain’t saying its bad either. Let me know your thoughts on the anime in the comments below

 

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