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Genres: adventure, comedy, romance
Themes: ninjas
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2006-04-08 to 2006-07-01

Plot Summary: Himawari Hinata recently transferred to Shinobi Gakuen to train to become the best kunoichi she can be. She wanted to be a ninja ever since she was saved by one when she was little. On her first day, she meets Hayato Madenokoji (a new transfer teacher) who saves her life. Hayato does not possess any ninja skills or traits—he is teaching the ninjas about normal society to pay off his debt. However, Himawari notices that Hayato bears the same mark on his neck as the ninja who saved her when she was young.

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####Himawari Too!! Season 2 discussion thread

Buy Season 1 from RightStuf:
Himawari! (Season 1) DVD Complete Collection (S)

Per PR:


###Maiden Japan Announces License of Hiwamari!
Jun 23rd 2011

HOUSTON, June 23, 2011— Entertainment label Maiden Japan today announced its acquisition of the hit animated series HIMAWARI! Based on the teenage ninja manga sensation from the writer/artist team of GoDo and TAGRO, HIMAWARI! was directed by Shigenori Kageyama (Fist of the North Star) with script supervision by Mamiko Ikeda (Sgt. Frog, Emma: A Victorian Romance) and character designs by Okama (Evangelion 1.0 & 2.0,) and Seiji Kishimoto (Elfen Lied, Cat Girl Nuku Nuku.)

Ever since being rescued by a ninja when she was younger, Himawari! Hinata’s greatest ambition has been to become one herself. Now, finally, she’s got her chance to study at SHINOBI Gakuen, the elite academy where female ninja are trained! Unfortunately, Himawari! isn’t as prepared as some of her fellow candidates and on her very first day she ends up being saved by one of her teachers. To the embarrassment, the person who rescues her isn’t even a ninja! He’s Hayato Marikoji and HIS duty is to teach the ninja how to act like a normal person like himself!

With that inauspicious start, will Himawari! ever be able to gain entrance to the school? And if she does, can she meet the rigorous standards demanded by her teachers? And why does Hayato remind her so much of an important person from her past? With a whole school full of ninjas, there’s certain to be more going on than meets the eye in HIMAWARI!

Maiden Japan will be distributing HIMAWARI! in conjunction with home video distributor Section23 (Clannad, Highschool of the Dead, Appleseed,) with the entire series to be released in both English Subtitled DVD and Digital Formats. About Maiden Japan:Maiden Japan is the exciting new anime label whose first release was the fan originated, cult-hit Papillon Rose. With the sci-fi/detective thriller Glass Maiden, Maiden Japan launched a new series of animated thrillers that will continue over the upcoming months. Keep your eyes ready for further announcements, coming soon!

About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

###Himawari Too!!

Genres: comedy, romance
Themes: ninjas
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2007-01-06 to 2007-03-31

Plot Summary: Himawari is back in all her comical ninja mischief. The sequel to Himiwari continues with the many odd and hilarious adventures of Himawari, Hayato and her ninja classmates. Season two delves into Himawari and Hayato’s past. Will new secrets be revealed. Will Himawari finally find out about her past and the mysterious ninja that saved her when she was little. You’re just going to have to watch to find out.

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####Himawari! Season 1 discussion thread

Buy Season 2 from RightStuf:
Himawari, Too! (Season 2) DVD Complete Collection (S)

Cover art added to first post.

[size=16]Coming to VOD 10/13!
Coming Online 10/14![/size]

Reading some of the reviews of this is leaving me feeling like I should have Rightstuf cancel this from my sale order come Monday. Seems like it’s really really generic and with my huge backlog I really need to start staying away from stuff I’m not sure about.

I usually don’t make such a decision until I’ve seen at least half of the first season. The exception is if there’s a particularly outstanding ep before then (Eureka Seven, when he first arrives on the airship, it’s been long enough I can’t even place any char names at present, but if shadycat ever returns to say hi again she might be able to fill us in, was such an ep) I’ll add it to the buy list earlier. There aren’t very many that I really enjoy re-watching though, most I enjoy it significantly more the first time than any time after that because I just remember too much of it too well.

Well to late to do it. Guess I’ll just have to let it go since shipping it back is a hassle and a half.

psychopuppet wrote:

I’m enjoying it thus far, if that matters any.

Started on VOD 1/26.

Episode 2 - am I the only one who half expected a big green guy to
show up and say “Ho ho ho, Green Giant” ?

Per RSI, 13 episodes, 325 minutes. On TAN Free30 schedule? 12 episodes.

Per RSI, 13 episodes, 325 minutes. On TAN Free30 schedule? 12 episodes.[/quote] 13 episodes.

someone just pissed that TWC users didnt buy pay-per-view on the porn channel and TWC got rid of that mess cause nobody wants their kids watching cartoons on a channel that also has porn.

Well, no, no one on any provider getting the Free 30 service recieved episode 13 - DirectTV, TWC, Cox, for sure per reports posted here, not to mention it’s not on the schedule either. I’m not going to rehash what I posted in the VOD reports thread beyond that.

I guess it was just faster and easier to make a snarky comment than to check that out first?

I had to get the DVDs to see the whole thing, since AN messed up the VOD so badly. I like that fact that it answered quite a few questions that the first series left open.

Threads merged together

Season 1 is OOP as of the end of the Summer Sale.