Kyle from Capsule Computers writes:
"HaNaYaMaTa may be a short adaptation of an on-going manga series, but it is fantastic. Whether it is because of Hana's near-constant excitement, the relatively realistic character growth and drama or the yosakoi dancing, there is rarely a dull moment in this series. It is moving, touching and generally beautiful. It has a few inappropriate sexual references and a few scenes that are frustrating to have to sit through, but it continually offers a range of important values and moral points for viewers to understand and take on board."