|Well it's not that people hate Ano Hana all of a sudden or anything, but a lot of people who were liking it seemed slighted by the fact that Memma is a ghost being revealed.|
|A lot of people seem to think that just because Ano Hana doesn't make them cry that it isn't good, and now all these people seem to be heading off to Hanasaku as their SoL show (or whatever you want to call it) of choice for the season.|
|I'm not the only one who thinks so, but I find the side characters in Hanasaku quite dull and that Ohana heavily carries the torch for the show. Yeah sure, Kou is nice, the mother is an interesting character, and you have the grandmother. But Nako and Minko (Oh god I hate her) really haven't presented much interest to the audience for me personally.|
|This is a different opinion than you I'm sure, but at the very least I'm not the only who thinks that Hanasaku is being carried by Ohana.|
|As for the half way mark... If it's two cours, that means at least twice the development, not half... Which aside form Ohana, there really hasn't been anything on the level of development the main 6 chars have had in Ano Hana. Of course I can hold reservations to the end. But as I see it right now, Hanasaku has a lot of catching up to do.|
|Two cours is not an excuse to deliver less content per episode.|
|1) Have they? I mean maybe I missed the people who had been saying that, but so far everyone seems happy with it? and 2) the impression I had is that a lot of people are are actually riding both ships and they are alternating between the two, much like myself (afterall, the two aren't the same. What Hanasaku wants to achieve and is =/= What Anohana wants to achieve and is)|
But I must disagree with this. Aside from thinking that any Compression between the two shows is the same as comparing Tiger & Bunny with Gintama, there is the little part about Hanasaku not being a one-man show (Minko, Nako, Tomoe had all their fair shares of development alongside Ohana) and while I have no problem with the melodrama of the show (Letter Bee sort of melodrama, so it's good) I will say that the shows attempts to appeal my sentimentality is quite annoying when it can be emotionally powerful without it.
Furthermore, it is quite unfair to say a show which is nearing it's halfway mark has a less developed cast than a show on it's penultimate episode, no?
|I find funny how many people have been jumping ship from this show the last episode or two and going back to Hanasaku Iroha for their fix.|
|I'll say it now though. Hanasaku has nothing on Ano Hana at the moment. The quality of this show, episode by episode, continues to impress, while Hanasaku has consistently gone up and down in quality.|
|Sure Ano Hana can be a tad melodramatic at times, but the cast here is just so well developed in comparison to the one man show that is Hanasaku.|