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Hanazuki: Full of Treasures

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun fantasy series has good messages for grade-schoolers.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

It's colorful but where is the plot???

I watched a few of the episodes on Discovery Life and a animated "short" of it that came with the My Little Pony 35th Anniversary 2 Movie 4 Disc Blu Ray/DVD combo and all I can say is "where is the story/plot?" It's colorful and Hanazuki literally means "Moon Flower" in Japanese so I was expecting this to be a Japanese anime but it's not. I'm pleasantly surprised that they made the hemka creatures look like bunnies especially since in Japanese mythology there's a strong link between bunnies and the moon like how a person from the West might have heard of the moon being made of cheese or the man on the moon so there IS some Japanese influence here though I am still waiting for any sign of a story line or plot. It's definitely colorful and cutesy but it's disappointing so far because there doesn't seem to be any point to it. And the toys look very expensive from what I have seen... So consumerism could be a big problem for those parents with tight budgets.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 15+

Don't Watch it

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Vibrant, joyful, and pleasingly esoteric, this animated series is not your run-of-the-mill cartoon geared toward the grade-school set. Its celestial setting gives it a fantasy quality that normalizes factors like talking pyramids, floating babies, and portals that connect different realms. Even as Hanazuki's adventures proceed in familiar fashion from one episode to the next, they hint at complicated backstories that evolve slowly over time and unresolved questions about the dark presence that looms over her moon and those surrounding it.

True to its name, Hanazuki: Full of Treasures delivers many goodies to kids who watch. It's an imaginative story line that only makes you want more, and the animation style suits the obscure tale perfectly. Jubilant Hanazuki is a fun female lead as well, and the story's focus on how her moods influence the treasure trees, and thus the security of their home, inspires a sense of emotional self-awareness in kids who watch.

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