After suffering a minor delay, NIS America has announced that Hanasaku Iroha ~ Blossoms for Tomorrow ~ Volume 1 Premium Edition is now available for purchase in North America. This first half of the series comes in a Blu-ray/DVD combo set that also comes with a collectable hardcover slipcase and a hardcover artbook.
The release is currently on sale on NIS America’s online store for $55.99 and anyone who purchases this release from their store at the moment will also receive a special Kissuiso Hot Spring Towel. As for the series itself, it follows the story of a high school girl named Ohana who is sent away from Tokyo to live with her grandmother who owns a hot spring inn out in the countryiside. Here Ohana must work at the inn to earn her keep and struggle to find her place among her co-workers.