Hanasaku Iroha the Movie ~ HOME SWEET HOME ~ Coming to North America October 14!

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 13, 2014

NIS America announced they had acquired the Hanasaku Iroha movie at last year’s Anime Expo, and at this year’s panel they confirmed a final release date. Hanasaku Iroha the Movie ~HOME SWEET HOME~ will be available in North America on October 14th, and will be in the publisher’s usual Premium Edition packaging. It will be on Blu-ray only, and come with a hardcover case and art book. The film explores the back story of Ohana’s mother and the Kissuiso inn, providing more insight into some of the characters that weren’t explored in as much depth during the series. I absolutely loved the Hanasaku Iroha series and have been anxiously awaiting this feature length film, so October can’t come soon enough. Home Sweet Home will retail for $49.99.

Hanasaku Iroha Home Sweet Home

Anime Expo, CA (July 5, 2014) – NIS America is happy to announce that Hanasaku Iroha the Movie ~HOME SWEET HOME~ will be released in North America on October 14. Ohana and the rest of the Kissuiso family return to tell a story of family and perseverance in this feature-length film. Delve into the history of Ohana’s mother, the inn, and its staff through a logbook kept by one of Kissuiso’s most loyal members, and discover how the staff rekindles their journey toward what it truly means to sparkle. The movie will come on a Blu-ray disc, with an in-depth hardcover art book and collectible slipcase.

It will be available at the following select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, and NIS America Online Store.


About the movie:

In the days before the Bonbori Festival, Ohana’s friend Yuina comes to Kissuiso for training. While cleaning up after her, Ohana discovers a logbook kept by Beans from when her mother, Satsuki, was still a youth at Kissuisso. Through the logbook, Ohana catches a glimpse of her mother’s struggles, and realizes that maybe the two of them aren’t so different after all. Meanwhile, the rest of the inn staff are caught up in dealing with a blackout.


About the extras:

– Hardcover art book (full color, 32 pages) which provides a deeper viewing experience through scene-by-scene director commentary, staff member interviews, concept sketches, and setting illustrations.
– Original Japanese commercials


Kanae Ito as Ohana Matsumae
Chiaki Omigawa as Minko Tsurugi
Aki Toyosaki as Nako Oshimizu
Haruka Tomatsu as Yuina Wakura
Mamiko Noto as Tomoe Wajima


Produced by
Original Story: P.A.WORKS
Director: Masahiro Ando
Screenplay: Mari Okada
Original Character Design: Kishida Mel


Title: Hanasaku Iroha the Movie
Premium Edition
MSRP: $49.99
RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2014
UPC: 813633014234
LENGTH: 66 mins
FORMAT: Blu-ray
LANGUAGE: Japanese audio, English subtitles

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