Blu-ray Review: HaNaYaMaTa – The Complete Series


Manga Entertainment UK continues to provide a variety of different anime genres to the UK public and their next release is non-other-than HaNaYaMaTa; but can this colourful and charming anime win over the masses? Who knows; but it certainly won over my stone-cold-heart and so it should be able to win over yours!


Created in Kochi in 1954, Yosakoi incorporates modern music and classic Japanese dance into a unique fusion performed in teams. However, while Yosakoi has become a growing phenomenon with huge festivals held across Japan, it’s never been more than a blip on high school student Naru Sekia’s cultural radar. Not that much has ever really grabbed Naru’s attention. She’s average in grades, average in sports and in art… really, the only thing that has ever caught her fancy is reading fairy tales. Until the day she encounters her own personal “fairy”: Hana, an American exchange student who is determined to start a Yosakoi dancing club at their school.

Entranced by Hana’s beauty and skill, Naru and her friends find themselves caught up in the whirlwind world of Yosakoi. It won’t be easy and just getting the club sponsored will be a trial, but between the movement, the melodies, and the friendship, Naru may have finally found a fairy tale of her own in Hanayamata! Read more of this post

Hanayamata Delayed Until the End of August


It’s a delay we’ve been aware of for awhile now, thanks to Amazon UK’s updated product listing, but Manga Entertainment UK have officially confirmed that the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of Hanayamata, otherwise typed as HaNaYaMaTa, has been delayed until the 29th August 2016. Read more of this post