Hinamatsuri is looking like an early favorite to become spring’s best comedy series.
The series is a unique blend of absurd humor, slapstick, dark comedy, and heartwarming moments. It’s an ambitious blend of genres and it has been working in the anime’s favor. The key to this anime’s appeal to almost every type of fan lies in the girls’ distinctive personality and comedy style
The core story follows the yakuza soldier Yoshifumi Nitta and the powerful psionic Hina.
Nitta becomes a reluctant father figure to the powerful, but socially awkward Hina. Misunderstandings, witter banter, and tender scenes pepper their arc.
Fans of character growth will love Anzu.
Her arc is filled with a kill mission, a weird power game, and her becoming homeless. Pride, desperation, and appreciating the little things in life is explored while being lightened up with non-stop jokes.
Without getting into future spoilers, Hitomi Mishima’s chapters are the most bizarre.
Hitomi has trouble declining requests, which leads to a series of coincidences that ends with her becoming a bartender as a middle schooler. Lazy adults, blackmail, and a quiet innocence lead into the anime’s best scenes.
What makes Hinamatsuri fun is the different comedy styles. Nitta and Hina center around the crazy life of an unwitting father figure, Anzu mixes drama with socially awkward moments, and Hitomi’s vignettes have a quiet style. It also helps that the cast has likable flaws, which makes them relatable amidst the telekinetic powers.
The anime’s varied cast, different comedy styles, smooth animation, and heartwarming moments will appeal to every type of anime fan.