Aoi Hana is an 11 episode Yuri (by manga demographic) anime.
The story follows Fumi Manjome as she moves back to her childhood hometown, reunites with her childhood friend Akira, creates new friends, and explores the concept of love.
Fumi is in love with her cousin at the beginning of the anime. But her cousin is getting married and this causes her to be depressed. She manages to move on by falling in love with her sempai. The 2 begin to date. Now I don't want to spoil anything but they don't last and something that her sempai (Sugimoto, I think) says to her about remembering her first love helps her to get past her 2 lost loves and realize who she really loves in the end.
The story was really cute. There was only 1 kiss scene and it happened pretty early on but overall I can say that it ended pretty well and left room for a sequel (which we won't get but hey, that's why we're supposed to read the manga!). Also. Huge love triangle...but not between the people you expect!
The art was really nice, I enjoyed it. It reminded me a lot of Emma: A Victorian Romance for some reason...
|Akira and Fumi|
Pros and Cons:
- Cute story
- Interesting Characters
- Great development between characters
- Simple but deep
- Art :D
- Only 1 kiss scene (I really wish there was 1 more!)
- Needs that 2nd season