Hanasaku Iroha is an original show, animated by P.A. Works, which is one of my favorite studios because I really dig their way of combining slice of life, drama, light comedy and otaku pandering. Hanairo is the perfection manifestation of the studio's strengths because aside from the strong writing, the show has fantastic art and is beautifully animated. Hanairo is to me the best original anime series that P.A. Works has developed without a doubt.
After this rewatch I again emerged with a very good taste of mouth because the show is well crafted, and it has some of my favorites genres and elements in anime. The characters are my favorite aspect about Hanasaku Iroha because I enjoy watching characters I root for evolve throughout the show and gain something positive. If I have a complain is that the story meanders at times, and I would like to have seen a few panty shots. But these are minor complains from an otherwise great anime.