Anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day

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

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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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English: anohana: 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: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Fuji TV, Fujipacific Music
Licensors: NIS America, Inc., Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: Slice of Life, Supernatural, Drama
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub, Dual Audio


Shunsuke Saito – Producer
Tatsuyuki Nagai – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Kenichi Imaizumi – Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “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)
ED1: “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)
ED2: “Aoi Shiori (青い栞)” by Galileo Galilei (ep 11)

Episode List

01: Super Peace Busters
02: The Hero Menma
03: Menma Search Party
04: A White Dress, A Blue Ribbon
05: Tunnels
06: Forget Me, Forget Me Not
07: True Wish
08: I Wonder
09: Menma and the Rest
10: Fireworks
11: The Flower That Bloomed That Summer



A tale about a group of friends who try and help the spirit of their childhood friend move on. Guaranteed to have you in tears by the end.


One of the first Anime, that had me crying like a newborn.


Evokes range of emotions from the viewers and fills the holes of the plot with the tears of the viewer.


Listening to the ED makes me cry. Who okayed this?


A tearjerking show with excellent characters and a gut punch of an ending.


Death & grieving are all natural courses we must follow so what happens when we can’t move on without a little help from the dearly departed


Jinta I don’t feel so good



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