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Genres: comedy, drama
Themes: school, yosakoi
Objectionable content: Mild
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2014-07-07
Opening Theme: “Hanaha Odori Reya Iroha ni Ho” by Team Hanayamata
Ending Theme: “Hanayuki” by smileY inc.
Insert song: “Kodoku Signal” by Need Cool Quality

Plot Summary: Terminally average Naru borders on underachiever status and she has few interests. Things change when she meets up with Hana, a very energetic and outgoing American girl who is fixated on forming a club dedicated to yosakoi, the traditional form of Japanese group dancing. (from ANN)

July 08, 2014 9:15pm CDT
Both CD singles hits stores on August 27


[size=16]Watch HaNaYaMaTa on Crunchyroll[/size]

[size=16]Crunchyroll Streams HaNaYaMaTa TV Anime[/size]
posted on 2014-07-06 17:28 EDT
Series about dancing premieres Monday


[size=16]Hanayamata and Eizan Electric Railway Collaborate, Trains with Special Headsigns Begin Service on July 10[/size]
Jul. 12, 2014 01:00

[size=16]New Summer 2014 anime Hanayamata gets its own official Fiat 500 itasha[/size]
Posted on Jul 9th, 2014


[size=20]3 Summer 2014 anime whose activities are perfect for the season[/size]
Posted on Jul 16th, 2014

The Summer season is already upon us and as the warm temperatures give students a much needed break from school, there are also several summer activities which they can enjoy. Japanese media website DDNavi takes a look at three of the new Summer 2014 anime whose activities seem to be a perfect fit for this warm and sunny season.

When it comes to the summer season, swimming is usually one of the top activities as it not only provides an excellent way to cool down and escape the summer heat, but also make you fit. The anime which best exemplifies that is of course, Free! which is described by its fans as the anime which best describes the summer season. Its second season, Free! Eternal Summer is still one of the hottest titles anime this season and has definitely made a huge splash among fans.

The boys of the Iwatobi Swim Team are really a great fit for the summer as the anime’s mostly female fans have avidly tuned in to the series’ epic swimming pool battles.

If you prefer the wilderness instead of the pool, then Survival Game Club! (also known as Sabagebu!) may just be right for you. It’s weird and wacky all-female members may not be as well known as the boys from Free! (at least not yet anyway) but their love for airsoft guns and wild imaginations would be perfect for their summer activities.

Playing airsoft in the wilderness would give you a unique summer experience as you try and “eliminate” your enemies and work together with your teammates. Gun fans rejoice!

But if guns and swimming ain’t your thing, how about some dancing? To be specific, how about dancing the traditional Japanese dance known as Yosakoi? The girls of Hanayamata seem to think so as the anime features the beautiful art of Yosakoi dancing.

Featuring lovely and traditional Japanese costumes and a unique beat that is Yosakoi, this would be great for people who just love dancing.

So which summer activity would you like to take part in? Cooling off to go swimming? Fighting in the wilderness with airsoft? Or dancing Yosakoi?

July 29, 2014 1:30am CDT
The OP and ED song singles will be both released on August 27



  • Are you considering Hanayamata, World Trigger, and Seven Deadly Sins as your licenses in the near future?
  • We look at every show that’s coming out of Japan, every season. :)[/quote]

September 02, 2014 1:10am CDT
The CD single hits stores on September 10

January 11, 2015 11:25pm CST
With a newly-drawn box illustration by the original manga creator

February 15, 2015 4:05am CST
Two-disc album “Hanaotome” will be released on April 22

@Sentaifilmworks #SentaiNotakon Do you have any plans for Hanayamata? One of my favourite animes
.@BrandonFTwittor I actually watched this one, it was pretty great! :slight_smile: #SentaiNotakon


[size=16]Older Articles[/size]

[size=16]Madhouse Studio Makes Hanayamata Schoolgirl Dancing TV Anime[/size]
posted on 2013-12-21 11:20 EST
Sou Hamayumiba’s manga about girl who discovers “Yosakoi” dance

[size=16]Reina Ueda Leads Hanayamata Anime Cast This Summer[/size]
posted on 2014-04-13 04:00 EDT
Sakurasou’s Ishizuka directs schoolgirl dancing anime at MADHOUSE with scripts by K-ON’s Yoshida

[size=16]Megumi Toyoguchi, Tsuyoshi Koyama Join Hanayamata Anime Cast in July[/size]
posted on 2014-05-17 01:16 EDT
Sakurasou’s Ishizuka directs schoolgirl dancing anime at MADHOUSE with scripts by K-ON’s Yoshida

[size=16]Hanayamata Dancing TV Anime’s Promo Streamed[/size]
posted on 2014-06-22 11:00 EDT
July series inspires Namco Bandai’s Hanayamata Yosakoi LIVE! PS Vita game

[size=16]Hanayamata Anime’s 2nd Video Shows Schoolgirls Who Meet to Dance[/size]
posted on 2014-06-28 18:47 EDT
Studio MADHOUSE’s TV anime to premiere on July 8

[size=16]ANN: The Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide - HaNaYaMaTa[/size]
Jul 7th 2014


[size=16]Sentai Filmworks License Announcement[/size]

[size=16]ANN Link: Sentai Filmworks Acquires HaNaYaMaTa Anime[/size]
posted on 2015-09-17 14:40 EDT
12-episode anime about yosakoi dancing premiered last summer


[size=16]HaNaYaMaTa Anime Gets English Dub[/size]
posted on 2015-09-22 15:25 EDT
Sentai Filmworks also continues English dub of Hamatora with 2nd series


WooHoo! It’s getting a dub!

That definitely comes as a surprise though.


Hanayamata Hanairodori Yosakoi Festival Second Set CM


Cover art has been posted.




[size=16]Official HaNaYaMaTa English Dub Cast List[/size]
1/13/2016 10:06:38 PM

Available January 19, 2016
Blu-Ray | DVD

About HaNaYaMaTa
Naru is an extremely average high school girl. Though she has a love for fairy tale heroines, she’s never done anything extraordinary with her life. One day, she sees the transfer student, Hana dancing in the moonlight. Naru becomes inspired by her new acquaintance and decides to learn Yosakoi dancing.

Genres: Shoujo, Comedy,Slice of Life

Director - Christopher Ayres

English Dub Cast
Naru Sekiya - Caitlynn French
Hana N. Fountainstand - Luci Christian
Yaya Sasame - Monica Rial
Tami Nishimikado - Cynthia Martinez
Machi Tokiwa - Carli Mosier
Sally-sensei - Molly Searcy
Masaru Ofuna - John Gremillion
Sachiko Yamanoshita - Brittany Karbowski
Yuka Komachi - Juliet Simmons
Arisa Kajiwara - Margaret McDonald
Naru’s Father - David Wald
Hana’s Father - Leraldo Anzaldua
Hana’s Mother - Tiffany Grant
Tami’s Father - David Matranga
Yaya’s Father - John Swasey
Police Officer - John Swasey

Additional Voices
Leraldo Anzladua
Christopher Ayres
Amanda L. Baird
Joanne Bonasso
Cayla Coats

[url=]<img src=[/url] [b]Eps 1-12 (Sub) are now LIVE!)[/b]


High School Girls Perform the Dance of Youth in HaNaYaMaTa

April 05, 2018 10:00am CDT
“Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog” explores the 2014 TV anime based on Sou Hamayumiba’s manga about yosakoi dancing