More Yuri for 2014: Hanayamata to get Anime Adaptation

I’m yet again super late with this announcement, and I’m really grateful to Mai88 who pointed this out to me today.

Most of you probably don’t know Hanayamata yet, which is no surprise. Only the first chapter of the manga has been translated so far, and even though it is said to have some yuri, we still can’t be sure how much it will eventually be. I have seen this one on the Yuri Project Wiki and it also got the Yuri tag on numerous websites online, so I think it’s safe to assume that there will be at least some yuri going on, and hopefully more the just subtext.

Here’s a short plot summary:

Normal appearance, normal intelligence, normal in arts and sports… just normal. This is the entirely normal 14-year-old, Naru Sekiya. While she admires “Heroines” she continues to live a normal life until one moonlit night she meets a fairy. This foreign girl then guides her into the extraordinary world of the yosakoi dance.

hanayamata anime
This looks really beautiful~

The main Staff will be:
Director: Atsuko Ishizuka
Writer/Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida
Character Designer: Atsuko Watanabe
Music Production: DIVE
Animation production: MADHOUSE

Hanayamata will premiere sometime this summer. If you wanna read more about it, either check the official website or go to:

Also, if you wanna read the manga click here.

hanayamata characters
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[UPDATE] — And now that it has ended, our review of Hanayamata can be found right here.


36 thoughts on “More Yuri for 2014: Hanayamata to get Anime Adaptation

  1. You know, you can always post comments on older entries 😛
    And is it really the SayakaxKyoko pairing that made you this happy? The MadoHomu stuff that was going on was far greater~


  2. yay more yuri this year!!!!! i cant wait thanx for posting about this and hopefully we get more yuri animes this year


  3. Yeah, but if post in older entries… Ok you have a point, and yes (well it didn't really make my week, but that makes it sound cooler) kyokoXSayaka is way better than madoHomu since hamura is just crazy. It was cute at first, but then she changed the whole universe and space time continuum, etc. So on top of being my two favorite characters, kyokoXSayaka has that whole tsundere feel to it, which is always welcome.


  4. It's nice having contacts who can read Japanese. I was expecting this to air around Fall when I heard of the anime announcement last year. Happy to hear that it's sooner.


  5. We could argue about the “just crazy” part, but I won't this time 😛
    It's understandable if you're more into the tsundere relationships and of course KyoSaya is a great pairing~


  6. Omg, what's with that name 😀
    Ich hoffe aber gerade echt, dass du dir nicht Fehler aus meinen Blogeinträgen aussuchst. Nur als Warnung, solche Fehler nehme ich mir nämlich wirklich zu Herzen, also ist das hoffentlich nicht dein evil Plan 😛


  7. Deine Namen werden echt immer schlimmer 😀
    Und was? Du hast davon geträumt… omg, also so langsam krieg ich echt Angst, das muss ja was abartig Schlimmes sein 😀


  8. Newbie

    Seriously i wish for more yuri anime/manga popularity i just got tired of the usual anime about a guy who suddenly all the girls fall in love with him i am so tired of it :p
    But yuri is different i swear 🙂 . . And by the way i always read your reviews and i love it ❤


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