Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 10

In the first half, Ao and three classmates take care of Hime when she falls ill. Vice Principal Uzu visits to deliver the elders’ offical request that she resign as mayor as she’s “not suited for it”, though he himself believe she’s doing a great job. In the second half, Hime, Kana and Mina visit … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 10”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 09

In the first half, the episode follows new resident Kurumaki Zakuro as she finds her way around Sakurashin, encountering fellow half-youkai Kotoha and Shinozuka on the way and ending up at a memorial ground for the tuned. In the second half, Akina, Juri, Morino and Kohime visit the same ground, and are confronted by Enjin, … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 09”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 08

Shinozuka accompanies Kana and Mina on a Seven Pillars Tour, using the opportunity to apologize to everyone he fought. Hime asks Akina if anything’s changed now that he knows she’s a youkai, but he doesn’t have a chance to answer. He and Hime are called before the elders; Akina is reluctant to go beause of … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 08”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 07

Hime has the bad guy cornered with her Dragon Lance, but he still has Kohime as a hostage. He conjures a super-massive lizard, teleports to the top of a building, and prepares to drop Kohime into its gullet, but Mayor Morino and Shinozuka save her. The bad guy reveals himself as Hiizumi Enjin, a descendant … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 07”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 06

Akina and Kyousuke are beaten back by Shinozuka, but Shidou, Touka and Ao rescue them in Shinou’s car. Unable to leave town, Kotoha conjures a railway gun and fires it at the Tokyo Tower, destroying the anti-youkai field. Rested enough to fight, Hime relieves Akina, takes out Shinozuka, and and along with a revived Kyousuke, … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 06”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 05

An old man arrives at Hime’s house with the mayor Kohime is running against and a powerful monster, and activates an anti-youkai field that weakens full youkai, including Hime, who is badly beaten. The man demands Kohime drop out of the election and for Hime to relinquish her mayorship to him. Juri arrives and takes … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 05”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 04

On an unusually hot spring day, the office has a pool party, after which Yuuhi warns Akina that the Seven Pillars will bloom in a year or less, merging the human and youkai worlds. Hime’s nine-year-old cousin Kohime, who is running for mayor of her town, joins Hime patrol; they’re observed by Kohime’s incumbent opponent. … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 04”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 03

While saving Kana and Mina from Mizuki’s runaway car, Touko squeezes them too hard, seemingly killing them, though they’re later revealed as vampires and heal quickly. Kyousuke blames Akina for not beng “dutybound” and they have a row. Mizuki and Kotoha tell Kana and Mina about Akina’s duty as Hiizumi family head to “tune” youkai … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 03”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 02

An ordinary day unfolds in Sakurashin, as Hime juggles her mayorship and high school while Akina, Ao and Kyousuke work at the counseling office, receiving youkai health certificates from Juri then issuing copies for Shidare and Shiina from the Senate. After school Hime and Kotoha spar within a safety box conjured by Yae as Ao keeps watch. … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 02”

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 01

During the town sakura festival, Isone Kotoha and Kishi Touka find a lost little girl, Lily. Mayor Yarizakura Hime takes her to Hiizumi Akina and Nanami Ao, who reads her mind and makes a crude drawing of the parents. A bored Hiizumi Enjin starts trouble to entertain himself, summoning dark lightning that turns several goldfish … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta – 01”

Yozakura Quartet ~ Hoshi no Umi ~ 03

We here at RABUJOI seem to have a knack for coming out with extraordinarily late OVA reviews. Case in point: this third and final part of the Hoshi no Umi trilogy aired back in November. Oh well, no anime blog is perfect…except The Perfect Anime Blog, of course. This segment picks up right where part two … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet ~ Hoshi no Umi ~ 03”

Yozakura Quartet ~ Hoshi no Umi ~ OVA 2

Ye gods, the first YQ OVA was pretty damn gorgeous in its own right, but this next one took the pretty visuals up to eleven. The character design is downright bangin’, the combat is as creative as it is lyrical, and the stakes for the town of Sakurashin have also been raised. Rin has become … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet ~ Hoshi no Umi ~ OVA 2”

Yozakura Quartet ~ Hoshi no Umi ~ OVA

Yozakura Quartet was a nice, safe, pleasant little supernatural action-dramedy that aired two falls ago. It had an endearing core of vibrant characters with diverse powers, but it never seemed to reach its full potential. This new Yozakura Quartet OVA exhibits that same promise, and even though the episode is mostly reintroducing the gang and … Continue reading “Yozakura Quartet ~ Hoshi no Umi ~ OVA”