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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day 

Ano hi mita hana no namae o bokutachi wa mada shiranai. (original title)
Six childhood friends have grown apart over the years following the death of one of them, Menma. The original 'leader' of this friend group, Jintan, is currently aimless in life and it is ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Miyu Irino ...  Jinta Yadomi 11 episodes, 2011
Ai Kayano Ai Kayano ...  Meiko Honma 11 episodes, 2011
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Naruko Anjo 11 episodes, 2011
Takahiro Sakurai ...  Atsumu Matsuyuki 11 episodes, 2011
Saori Hayami ...  Chiriko Tsurumi 11 episodes, 2011
Takayuki Kondô Takayuki Kondô ...  Tetsudo Hisakawa 11 episodes, 2011
Griffin Burns ...  Jinta 'Jintan' Yadomi 11 episodes, 2011
Ray Chase ...  Atsumu 'Yukiatsu' Matsyuki 11 episodes, 2011
Xanthe Huynh ...  Meiko Honma 11 episodes, 2011
Erica Lindbeck ...  Naruko 'Anaru' Anjou 11 episodes, 2011
Erica Mendez Erica Mendez ...  Chiriko 'Tsuruko' Tsurumi 11 episodes, 2011
Michelle Ruff ...  Atsumu 'Yukiatsu' Matsuyuki (Child) / ... 11 episodes, 2011
Tara Sands ...  Jinta 'Jintan' Yadomi (Child) 11 episodes, 2011
Kaiji Tang ...  Tetsudo 'Poppo' Hisakawa 11 episodes, 2011
Abby Trott ...  Tetsudo 'Poppo' Hisakawa (Child) 11 episodes, 2011
Kaoru Mizuhara Kaoru Mizuhara ...  Haruna / ... 9 episodes, 2011
Mitsuru Ogata Mitsuru Ogata ...  Atsushi Yadomi 8 episodes, 2011
Kirk Thornton ...  Atsushi Yadomi 7 episodes, 2011
Yui Makino Yui Makino ...  Aki 5 episodes, 2011
Aki Toyosaki Aki Toyosaki ...  Poppo 5 episodes, 2011
Fuyuka Oura Fuyuka Oura ...  Irène Honma 5 episodes, 2011
Karen Strassman ...  Irene Honma 5 episodes, 2011
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Six childhood friends have grown apart over the years following the death of one of them, Menma. The original 'leader' of this friend group, Jintan, is currently aimless in life and it is at this point in his life that he starts to see Menma's spirit. She states that he may be able to see her because of a wish she would like fulfilled but is unsure of what that may be. Due to Menma spurring Jintan into action, we will see the various paths the members of the friend group have taken over the years as they have matured, as he attempts to fulfill her last wish. Written by Mattias1

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

14 April 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ano Hana See more »

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16:9 HD
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The original draft script by Mari Okada featured more slapstick and more erotica elements, but was changed heavily during planning to include more supernatural elements - turning it into a much more contemplative slice-of-life story with a quieter tone. Much of these changes came from Director Tatsuyuki Nagai and character designer and chief animation director Masayoshi Tanaka. See more »

Connections

Remade as Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after Ver.)
Performed by Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu & Saori Hayami
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Just Awesome...
4 May 2011 | by wounded_glassSee all my reviews

{This is my very first review so please forgive my simple writing}

In one word, inspiring.. Just from the very first episode it grabs hold of you and never lets you go... I've only just seen the three first episodes and I'm already hooked.. The storyline is really unique and dramatic, the characters are all very interesting and very well developed, the animation is superb, top of the line, the music fits with the scenery really well and of course there's some comic relief now and then ... Just mesmerizing... Perfect... If the slice of life genre of anime is something you might be interested in then look no further!! See for yourself, you will not be disappointed..!!!!!


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