The production committee of Hanasaku Iroha has hinted of new works slated for a 2012 release. No specifics were mentioned if it was a sequel or a theatrical adaptation. The announcement was made during real-life Bonbori Festival at Kanazawa City on Sunday, a scene which was also found in the anime. The anime has finished airing last month and was well received. Kishida Mel, the character artist for Hanasaku Iroha had also visited Singapore during STGCC 2011.