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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。

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.631 (scored by 274,396 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #38
Members: 439,836
Favorites: 16,215
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Episodes: /11

Synopsis

Jinta Yadomi is peacefully living as a recluse, spending his days away from school and playing video games at home instead. One hot summer day, his childhood friend, Meiko "Menma" Honma, appears and pesters him to grant a forgotten wish. He pays her no mind, which annoys her, but he doesn't really care. After all, Menma already died years ago.

At first, Jinta thinks that he is merely hallucinating due to the summer heat, but he is later on convinced that what he sees truly is the ghost of Menma. Jinta and his group of childhood friends grew apart after her untimely death, but they are drawn together once more as they try to lay Menma's spirit to rest. Re-living their pain and guilt, will they be able to find the strength to help not only Menma move on—but themselves as well?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. reunites the lead production staff of the 2008 anime series Toradora! It was first teased in December 2010 as a joint production of Aniplex, Fuji Television, and animation studio A-1 Pictures under the title AnoHana Project. The series is set in the city of Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.

The first Blu-ray volume, which went on sale on June 29, 2011, sold more than 31,000 copies in the first week of release. At the time, that first week sales figure was the third highest for a first volume Blu-ray release of a television anime, after Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica (2011) and K-On! (2009). AnoHana received a Jury Selection award in the Animation division of the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival.

A visual novel adaptation for the PlayStation Portable, which diverges from the story of the anime and contains an original ending, was developed by Guyzware and published by 5pb. on August 30, 2012. AnoHana was also adapted into a special live-action television drama, which aired on Fuji Television on September 21, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Honma, Meiko
Honma, Meiko
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai
Yadomi, Jinta
Yadomi, Jinta
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Tamura, Mutsumi
Japanese
Tamura, Mutsumi
...
Anjou, Naruko
Anjou, Naruko
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Hisakawa, Tetsudou
Hisakawa, Tetsudou
Main
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki
Kondou, Takayuki
Japanese
Kondou, Takayuki
...

Staff

Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Itou, Tomohiko
Itou, Tomohiko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshimura, Ai
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#01: "Aoi Shiori (青い栞)" by Galileo Galilei (eps 1-10)
#R1: "Circle Game (サークルゲーム)" by Galileo Galilei (eps 1-10)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.) (secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜(10 years after Ver.))" by Meiko Honma (Ai Kayano), Naruko Anjou (Haruka Tomatsu), Chiriko Tsurumi (Saori Hayami) (eps 1-10)
#2: "Aoi Shiori (青い栞)" by Galileo Galilei (ep 11)



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Archaeon
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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Ryhzuo
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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Uriel1988
Oct 22, 2011
Moderator Edit: This review contains spoilers.

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''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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themegamancave
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, inseparable read more
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