the story centered around Ohana, a 16-year-old teenager from Tokyo, who was sent to live with her grandmother while her own mother eloped. Ohana's grandmother was the owner of an ancient hot spring inn located in the country, called Kissuisou. the moment she arrived at Kissuisou, Ohana was immediately put to work. she met with many different employees n customers at the inn. despite starting out feeling discouraged, Ohana managed to turn everything around by pushing her way through n finally entered everyone's life, being a part of Kissuisou.
at first glance, i actually expect an average anime, even its plot spelled average. but i was thrown completely off guard on how awesome Ohana was as a lead character! it had a fairly quick start, with sufficient background on Ohana's origin. her personalities truly sparkled, strong willed n eager to speak her mind. her grandmother started out showing a stern personalities, punishing her staffs mercilessly with every slight mistake made. but soon enough, she showed her motherly side, so responsible that it was a complete opposite of her daughter, Ohana's mother. Ohana's charm was her imperfection, struggling to put her life back in order after being thrown into a whole new environment.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 26
- director: Masahiro Ando (安藤正浩)
- released: 2011
- language: Japanese
- genre: Comedy/Drama