YMMV / Hanasaku Iroha

  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Minko. People either love her, hate her, or think she'll grow on them over time.
    • The same goes for Sui. She's been on the receiving end of a large amount of hate, but some think she'll ultimately turn out to be a jerk with a heart of gold.
    • Ohana deserves a mention too. She's either loved for her plucky personality or is considered annoying for the negative aspect of said personality.
  • Die for Our Ship: Namiko Igarashi (AKA: bookstore girl) has became this to most KoxOhana fans ever since her appearance in Episode 11.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Heron who torments Ohana at the inn is pretty much loved by everyone.
  • Les Yay: Minko/Ohana undertones. Teased in the novel draft, naked bath fights, Minko is the one who first appears to find Ohana in the Tokyo Rain, Minko's encouraging speech to the ill Ohana. Hell Yuina even lampshades it in one ep.
  • Memetic Molester: Jiroumaru.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • Satsuki in Episodes 12 and 13, which showed that she does care about Ohana and her family.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Based on the first episode alone, some viewers cannot stand Satsuki.
    • Takako Kawajiri.
    • Some people just hate Igarashi.
    • Minko is this to most haters who just CANNOT fathom why anyone would like her, considering her stubbornness and outright abusive treatment of Ohana.
  • Squick: Jiroumaru's manuscript. It doesn't help that Ohana's reaction to finding out she was in it was not played for laughs.
  • The Woobie: Ohana. Ko can be considered this too.