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


Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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Alternative Titles

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。
English: Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
German: AnoHana: Die Blume, die Wir an Jenem Tag Sahen
Spanish: anohana: The Flower We Saw that Day
French: Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
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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)
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 976930976,930 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #65
Members: 1,596,323
Favorites: 32,576

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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?

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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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Staff

Saitou, Shunsuke
Producer
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Itou, Tomohiko
Episode Director, Storyboard


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

1: "Dear Love" by Remedios (eps 1)
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 (eps 11)




Reviews

Oct 3, 2023
Anohana was amazing.

Jinta had a friend called Menma, and they were all a part of a friend group with others. Menma has died in her childhood but Jinta keeps seeing her.

The anime is first Jinta trying to convince Menma that she is there, and then fulfill Menma's wishes.

It is very sad though. I thought it was another SoL comedy, how very wrong I was.

There certainly was a joke here and there but really nothing that supercedes the sadness.

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Apr 10, 2023
Mixed Feelings
i originally had in mind the score 6/10 for the first 10 or so episodes because i had a lot of complaints about how the story was written, and i still kinda feel annoyed by some of the things that happened that couldve happened like 5 episodes sooner, and i had also come into it expecting to be a weepy mess the whole time like everyone had said, sure i got misty eyed a few times, but never CRIED really... thats all until the last episode though. i cried 4 times during the last episode. it single handedly made me raise the score by 2 ...
Jul 13, 2023
FunnyFunny
The fact this show was ever popular is probably the saddest thing I'll mention in this review, and that's entirely because of the lack of material. If I could only say "this shit is boring" and call it a day, I would but turns out, MAL review mods believe the review system has some sort of legitimacy, so here we go.

Anohana is a show about overly cutesy, barely grown up looking Menma, who you learn rather early fucking died, and Jinta, the main character needs to fulfill a wish nobody will ever know about. As a premise, it stands amongst the laziest I have ever ...

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