[Review] Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない))
Alternative title: AnoHana (Japanese)
We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day
Genres: comedy, drama, romance, supernatural
Opening : “Aoi Shiori” (青い栞) by Galileo Galilei
Ending : “Secret Base – Kimi Gakure ta 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
Insert song: “I Left You” by REMEDIOS (ep 11)
Ai Kayano as Meiko “Menma” Honma
Haruka Tomatsu as Naruko “Anaru” Anjō
Miyu Irino as Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi
Saori Hayami as Chiriko “Tsuruko” Tsurumi
Takahiro Sakurai as Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki
Takayuki Kondou as Tetsudō “Poppo” Hisakawa
Aki Toyosaki as Poppo (child)
Asami Seto as Yukiatsu (child)
Kaoru Mizuhara as Haruna
Mitsuru Ogata as Atsushi Yadomi
Mutsumi Tamura as Jintan (child)
Menma’s ghost suddenly appear while Yadomi Jinta a.k.a Jintan relaxing in his hikikomori time on summer. At first Jintan thought that Menma was just his stress visualisation.
But after summer, Menma still lived with his house as lively as ever.
Jintan and Menma was a childhood friend along with Anaru, Yukiatsu, Tsuruko and Poppo. But things didn’t go as smooth as their childhood. As their grow up, and after Menma’s death on certain summer, their friendship loosen.
Jintan who was the leader before now become a hikikomori, and seclude himself from school.
Yukiatsu and Tsuruko, attend famous high school. Yukiatsu whose rank 2 in school have Tsuruko as his bestfriend but Tsuruko have a hard time facing Yukiatsu fans at school.
Anaru attend the same high school as Jintan, become common high school girl but still have the same hobby as she had before, collecting mangas and videogames.
Poppo, dropped out from school and travelling around the world using his part-time sallary. Poppo lived in their secret base while in Japan.
Can Jintan fulfill Menma’s wish?
Me about the series :
Beatiful artwork, beautiful story…. I found myself marathoning from episode 1 until 11 in a day… ^^
The storyline about their friendship really attract me, The romance also, even at the end of the story, the romance between then still remain unsettled… Hahahaha
The most shocking episode is where i found about Yukiatsu and the most touching episode are when Menma’s mom bursting her anger to them and the last scene.