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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Alternative Titles

English: anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Synonyms: AnoHana, We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day.
Japanese: あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.661 (scored by 224,960 users)
Ranked: #462
Popularity: #39
Members: 356,084
Favorites: 13,911
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After a tragic accident during their childhood, Jinta and his group of friends split apart and live separate lives. Now in high school, the group is drawn together once more by an unknown force. Ano Hana, short for Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day), is a drama and slice of life anime series following the lives of these students and the friendship they once had, as they re-discover guilt, anger, friendship, happiness, and so much more.

Will Jinta Yadomi, Tetsudou Hisakawa, Naruko Anjou, Matsuyuki Atsumu and Chiriko Tsurumi find the strength to repair broken bonds?


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Itou, Tomohiko
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More episodes Episodes(11/11)

Episode Title Aired
1 Super Peace Busters
Chou Heiwa Busters (超平和バスターズ)
Apr 15, 2011
2 Menma the Hero
Yuusha Menma (ゆうしゃめんま)
Apr 22, 2011
3 Menma's Search Party
Menma wo Sagasou no Kai (めんまを探そうの会)
Apr 29, 2011
4 The White Dress with a Ribbon
Shiro no, Ribon no Wan Piisu (白の、リボンのワンピース)
May 6, 2011
5 Tunnel
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May 13, 2011

Opening Theme

#1: "Aoi Shiori (青い栞)" by Galileo Galilei
#R1: "Circle Game (サークルゲーム)" by Galileo Galilei

Ending Theme

"secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.) (secret base ~君がくれたもの~ (10 years after Ver.))" by Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, and Saori Hayami

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Jun 24, 2011
Dealing with the death of a friend or loved one isn't easy, no matter how old you are, and everyone comes to terms with their loss in different ways. Adults can drink themselves into a stupor in an effort to dull the pain, take off on a journey of self discovery, bury themselves in their work, or find some other coping mechanism. Unfortunately the same isn't true for children, and all too often they are unable to truly deal with the emotional turmoil that occurs.

Now it may seem a bit odd to talk about death, grief, and learning to deal with the loss of someone read more
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Jun 25, 2011
There’s nothing quite like the loss of a loved one for changing a person. We always feel that death is such an alien concept, it exists but is somehow detached and unrelated to our own little world until it comes knocking on our doorstep. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day), tries to show us just how powerful an effect death can have on us.

The keyword is ‘tries’, and for the most part, AnoHana succeeds. It is one of those anime that illustrates perfectly the idea that the read more
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Oct 22, 2011
Moderator Edit: This review contains spoilers.

''Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai'' (We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day) is a series that sets lofty goals for itself. It is, in essence, a ghost story that aspires to be a poignant drama about (unrequited) love, loss, adolescence and self (re-)discovery. Heavy themes that require a delicate touch.

That last part is where things go wrong, but more on that later.

As the show begins, we see a boy sitting at home while his female friend is pestering him. The boy's father is remarkably unfazed by what read more
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Dec 15, 2014
"Oh no, here come the tears!"
Anohana was a fantastic, emotional story of loss that struck all the right heart chords. Anyone who has abruptly lost someone premature in their lives can relate to this series. What it does, it does very good in fact... And I really started empathizing with the characters like I knew exactly what tragedy they had gone through. All of the characters and their motives were believable, and it made for one enjoyable experience.

Although Anohana only had 11 episodes to get it's point across, I had no problem understanding any part of the plot. Six kids, read more
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It's a "light" feeling anime about a group of friends, just like AnoHana. I would definitely recommend it. They both have fantasy elements and are about how a group of friends' lives are changed forever by different circumstances, including love, among other things. 
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Both will make you cry with their tales of love and loss. With the help of a supernatural force, the characters learn to cope with their grief and accept the fate of their situations. 
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-Both give the same feeling/atmosphere
-Both have something to do with the theme "Summer"
-Similar art
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Both Clannad and Ano Hana are good dramas featuring the development of friendship and a bit of supernatural events.

The main difference between thoso two is that Clannad has a lot more of funny scenes and jokes, while Ano Hana is on the cute side and deeply focused on its long drama.

If you want a soft drama, Clannad is your call. But if you really want the tears to flow, Ano Hana is the choice. They are two sides of the same coin.  
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