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Ano hi mita hana no namae o bokutachi wa mada shiranai. 

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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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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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 »

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Absolutely Amazing Anime that left me Sobbing.
15 January 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Summary Review at the bottom for those who can't be bothered reading an chunk of words.

This anime has to be one of the best I have watched in a very very long time.

It was just so well executed, so beautiful, and needless to say, it was the saddest thing I have ever encountered.

Although it contained light humor, which blended everything perfectly, when it comes down to it, this show is so raw and it really pulls at the heart strings. Every single person has experienced a loss of some kind, and I think this anime is just spot on when it addresses the aftermath, the passage of time and human relations- therefore I feel every single watcher can relate to it.

Even though there were only 11 episodes, I felt that the story was not rushed. Every episode had meaning behind it. I got to know (and love) each and every one of the main characters. And I cried my heart out at the end.

This anime is a must-watch, even for people who have stone hearts and state that they will never cry watching a TV show. It was just impeccable! The animation was terrific! The story was incredible!

I thought I'd sit down, watch the first few episodes, and go to bed. But this anime hooked me in. Although the first few episodes contained M rated jokes, which may put some people off, they were still hardly noticeable in the big picture- and they were realistic too. I don't know any teenagers who don't make jokes like the ones in this show.

I found myself laughing along with the characters, and even mimicking their sobbing towards the end- the voice acting was truly magnificent.

This anime has taken 1st place on my list. I will be re watching this series. I will cry over the episodes again. I cannot recommend this any more, or shower it with higher praise!

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Story- 10/10 Captivating, enthralling and believable in every way shape and form!

Execution- 9/10 Everything smoothly fit together, the writers really thought about how they were going to link ideas, and when and where.

'Feel' Factor- 10/10 I know of no one who has not sobbed, or laughed, or done both at the same time watching this.

Voice acting- 9/10- Believable and full of emotion.

Animation 9/10- Clean style. Range of pallets used, in particular softer ones which make for a very enjoyable watch. Movements are realistic.


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