HanaIro ep 15: Redefining Careers

God! Yuina annoyed me this episode! An episode ago, I was honestly praising her for deciding to take on a career path of her own, one that strays from the kind of work that she grown up with. Only in this episode did I realize that what she wanted wasn’t to become a career woman. She simply wanted an easy life without hard work. If there’s anything that pisses me off, it’s this kind of unreasonable bullshit that spoils princesses.

However, thanks to our convenient plot device called “The Jealous Girlfriend”, Yuina’s issues got resolved in no time. I think this sudden resolution left everything lacking since I was hoping that Yuina’s career path would put up more of a fight. Well, guess it only shows how half-assed Yuina’s determination is from the start if she was easily swayed by such emotions.

Not everything was bad and all. The only merit that this episode is worth noting for is how messed up management fucks up any business, big or small. Compare and contrast Kissuiso’s small business establishment with Yosuke’s grand inn. Kissuiso may be small but its employees are enthusiastic enough and devoted in their craft. Yosuke’s bad management along with their choice of part-time workers fucked them up really bad especially when it mattered the most. Well, Yosuke may have learned it the hard way but he was lucky his business was saved by that meddlesome Ohana.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 01:45:29

    Yuina and Satsuki at first look seems to be almost entirely opposite. Whereas Yuina seems to have everything going for her, Satsuki seems to have messed up most of her life. But in this episode, I get the impression Yuina is very similar Satsuki. Just that “life” has not been as nice to Satsuki, and they are at different points in their life.


  2. baka~
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 06:28:53

    I kinda see your point. Satsuki may actually turn out to be as hard working as Ohana IF she’s not lazing around and hanging out with her boy toys. The same goes with Yuina if she snapped out of her “princess mode”.


  3. Tsuki
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 01:04:58

    Yuina’s conflict was fixed a little too easily and swiftly. It feels almost superficial, and without Ohana around, Yuina could just turn back to whatever she was doing before. In the end, I guess Yuina is just a side character that got her obligatory level of character development.


  4. abscissa
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 02:39:12

    Yuina had me facepalm on this episode. On the last one she impressed me because I thought that she’s an independent woman who’s willing to fulfill her desired dreams, but on this, she had me all confused. Seriously, how can you commit yourself to somebody who treasures more his job, Well, okay that’s fine I get it, it’s realistic especially with the economy. But then again, all of a sudden Yuina changed her mind and said that she also wants to run her inn, because bottom line is she’s worried that her boyfriend will go after Ohana.


  5. x
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 04:29:42

    They are young and still trying to figure out their lives. I would say that it isn’t that he treasure his job more, just that he had certain expectations for his future, and never understood that Yuina might not fit into that future. It’s puppy love. It might grow, but at this point in their lives, specially for Yuina, I doubt they are ready to make hard decisions or deep commitments. Honestly I don’t think Yuina really changed her mind. Her speech about not wanting to run an inn in the previous episode seems less than honest. It seems she has not decided yet, but wants to play hard to get. That fell flat of course. I’d argue that her boyfriend did a pretty good job of trying to reel her back in using Ohana :p . Even though he might not understand certain aspects of Yuina, he seems to get part right.


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