This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Hana Michi Otome by Hamasin!
Plot Synopsis: When Mikoto was little, she first heard the voices of plants. She also gained flower markings on her face and body, as a sign of her connection to them. Unfortunately for her, she was brutally teased and bullied, both for the markings and her claims that she could hear flowers talking. By the time she was in high school, Mikoto took to wearing clothes specifically designed to cover everything, but she still couldn’t escape her classmates’ bullying. One day, a strange and exuberant transfer student, Aozakura Yuji, appears and takes an interest in Mikoto. He’s determined to start a flower arrangement club, but with a twist: he wants to photograph beautiful girls arranged with flowers…
Plot: The plot sounds more like some poorly done Harem Anime, although we haven’t met any girls other than Mikoto in this first chapter. That all being said I actually was interested in the plot, because it resonated with my own past experiences receiving bullying, although I wasn’t marked by flowers except the constantly runny nose from allergies.
Characters: Yuji is a pretty straightforward male lead, and I frankly am seriously happy with that. Mikoto is the much more reserved character, but with her past that is to be expected. We haven’t really met any other characters in this first chapter so I can’t comment on anyone else.
Art: The art is pretty awesome, I’d say it was a Shueisha publication if I didn’t know better, but it’s actually published by Square Enix.
Overall: Frankly I’m interested in seeing if the romance of the series actually gets good. So I’ll be reading this series more once a really sufficient stock of chapters piles up. That may take a while though.
For those who like: Romance, Drama, School Life, Interesting Plot, Great Lead Characters, Fantastic Artwork.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.