13 Sep 2012

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai







Number of Episodes : 11
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Theme song
Opening : Galileo Galilei - Aoi Shiori
Ending : Kayano Ai, Tomatsu Haruka, Hayami Saori- Secret Base (10years after vers.) 
Overal : 9/10

In short, Ano Hana, which means, The Flower We Saw That Day, an epic slice of life about six childhood friends, but since one of them, Menma, died, everything changes, they become distant. The leader of their childhood group has unbearable guilt and hard to move on even it's already ten years after accident.
One day, a ghost of Menma appeared and came to Jinta Yadomi, or Jintan, the leader. Since Jintan still has deep feeling and guilty feeling towards Menma, he decide to fulfil Menma-in-ghost-form wish. As Menma's wish, slowly, the distant relationship of this childhood friends somehow become close again. Anaru, Yukiatsu, Tsuruko and Poppo are another childhood friends on that group.
We will find depressive atmosphere of Jintan's life in early episodes and how hard this group becomes so close again. It's really move the watchers, how Jintan fulfil Menma's wish and make their friendship back it's used to be. Well, this anime teaches us how meaningful the friendship is, how priceless our feeling and any moral value. 


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