The episode this week revolves around Anzu and the gang following Tsuchida around on a Sunday to make sure he is not cheating on Anzu, and the second half involves Koume developing a crush on someone at the kindergarten named Yu.
This weeks episode is the same deal as last weeks. The girls continue their cute adventures, and it is indeed very cute. Hanamaru blends innocence and cartoony characters for lovable scenarios which might not be laugh out loud funny but still worth a chuckle or two. This episode makes me feel more attached to the children: Anzu, Hiiragi, and Koume. The girls follow their teacher around ambitiously with a keen sense of adventure that kids are familiar with having. The three girls are different but are brought together by their kid-like naivety, as they have their own strengths and weaknesses. These elements seem to only serve and add to the cute factor of the show. It makes them believable as adventurous kids who love the world around them . The adult characters in the show still don’t show any interesting traits, though. They are only there so that the kids have something to interact with. Tsuchida is especially annoying since he is too much like the shy/otaku character that shows up in anime these days. Outside of this, there isn’t much else to say.
Hanamaru Kindergarten episode 5 continues to entertain and provoke smiles. Those who have watched the first episode might have turned away but they should come back and give it another chance, at least up to this episode. This finishes the review for the fifth episode. Curious readers should go watch it on crunchyroll!