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Hanayamata (ハナヤマタ, also stylized as HaNaYaMaTa) is a Japanese manga series by Sō Hamayumiba, serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward since June 2011. It has been collected in nine tankōbon volumes as of June 2017. An anime television series adaptation by Madhouse aired in Japan between July and September 2014.


Naru Sekiya is an ordinary 14-year-old girl who likes fairy tales, but is worried about her lack of other interests. She has a chance encounter with a "fairy", a foreign girl practicing dance at night. On a spur of the moment, Naru asks to join her and is introduced to the world of yosakoi dancing. The series' title is a portmanteau (combination) of the first two letters of the girls' first names: HAna, NAru, YAya, MAchi, and TAmi.



The original series by Sō Hamayumiba began serialization in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine from June 2011. It was collected into ten tankōbon volumes from December 2011 to April 2018.


  1. Volume 1: December 12, 2011
  2. Volume 2: July 12, 2012
  3. Volume 3: April 12, 2013
  4. Volume 4: January 10, 2014
  5. Volume 5: July 11, 2014
  6. Volume 6: September 12, 2014
  7. Volume 7: August 11, 2015
  8. Volume 8: August 10, 2016
  9. Volume 9: June 12, 2017
  10. Volume 10: April 12, 2018


An anime television series adaptation produced by Madhouse aired in Japan between July 7, 2014 and September 22, 2014 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll.

In September 2015, Sentai Filmworks announced they had acquired the rights to the North American release of the show. Later that month, it was revealed that the DVD and BD of Hanayamata would be released on January 19, 2016, as well as getting an official English dub. The anime has also been licensed in both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland by Animatsu Entertainment and in Australasia by Madman Entertainment.


Title logo of the game.

Hanayamata: Yosakoi LIVE! (ハナヤマタ よさこいLIVE!?) is a game adaptation of the Hanayamata manga series, developed by Namco Bandai Games. The game was released on November 13, 2014 for PlayStation Vita in Japan. The gameplay consists of 2 parts: mostly Adventure and occasional Rhythm and the plot is set at 10 days before the cultural festival.


  • Genre: Yosakoi, Youth, Adventure
  • Platform: PlayStation Vita
  • Player: 1
  • CERO Rating: TBA

A limited edition of the game named "Colorful cultural festival BOX" (カラフル文化祭BOX?) was also released containing the following extras:

  • A newly drawn storage box
  • A Blu-ray disc containing "special content"
  • Original drama CD
  • Visual book
  • Reversible large bromides x5 types

Art book[]

Kaga Amata (華画数多[カガアマタ]? lit. "Numerous of Beautiful Images") is the first art book of Hanayamata manga series, illustrated by the author Sou Hamayumiba released by Hobunsha on 12 September 2014.


Anime series
Image songs
  • Dream JUMP!!
  • Where the Thunder, Rain, and Tears Go
Yosakoi game series
Audio Song
Joy Synchronicity
Make a friendship
Shining glow
Amber-coloured Candy



  • Director: Atsuko Ishiduka
  • Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida
  • Character Design: Atsuko Watanabe
  • Music: MONACA
  • Music Production: DIVE II entertainment
  • Animation Production: Madhouse
  • Production: Hanayamata Production Committee
  • Australasian Licensor: Madman Entertainment
  • North American Licensor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Dub Director: Christopher Ayres


  1. Naru Sekiya
  2. Hana N. Fountainstand
  3. Yaya Sasame
  4. Tami Nishimikado
  5. Machi Tokiwa
  6. Sari Tokiwa
  7. Masaru Ōfuna
  8. Sachiko Yamanoshita
  9. Yūka Komachi
  10. Arisa Kajiwara
  11. Naomasa Sekiya
  12. Tomo Sekiya
  13. Tami's father
  14. Yaya's father
  15. Jennifer N. Fountainstand
  16. Hana's father
  17. Ume-san


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