8.3/10
6,438
26 user 5 critic

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 »
Reviews
Popularity
4,068 ( 454)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2011  
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Your Lie in April (2014–2015)
Animation | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Risa Taneda, Ayane Sakura
Toradora! (2008–2011)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed with the evil look of his father causing people to avoid him. Taiga Aisaka is a tiny,self... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie
Angel Beats! (2010)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa
Erased (2016)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.

Stars: Ben Diskin, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Michelle Ruff
Clannad (2007–2008)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students.

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Mai Nakahara
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the aftermath of a great war, Violet Evergarden, a young female ex-soldier, gets a job at a writers' agency and goes on assignments to create letters that can connect people.

Stars: Yui Ishikawa, Raissa Bueno, Aya Endô
Clannad: After Story (2008–2009)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A sequel to the recently wrapped anime based on the Key Clannad franchise. After Story is a path that opens in the original visual novel after all the other paths have been opened. Life ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Luci Christian
Charlotte (2015–2016)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story takes place in an alternate reality where a small percentage of children manifest superhuman abilities upon reaching puberty. A focus is placed on Yuu Otosaka, a high school boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess others, which brings him to the attention of Nao Tomori, the student council president of a school founded as a haven for children with such abilities.

Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Ayane Sakura, Momo Asakura
Noragami (2014–2016)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A minor god seeking to gain widespread worship teams up with a human girl he saved to gain fame, recognition and at least one shrine dedicated to him.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Maaya Uchida, Yûki Kaji
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki
Another (2012)
Animation | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young man named, Koichi Sakakibara, transfers to a new school where he finds himself drawn into a mystery involving a mysterious girl and a series of gruesome deaths.

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Natsumi Takamori, Tomoaki Maeno
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Siblings Sora and Shiro together make up the most feared team of pro gamers in the world, The Blank. When they manage to beat god himself in a game of chess, they are sent to a world where all disputes are settled with games.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Ai Kayano, Yôko Hikasa
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Miyu Irino ...  Jinta Yadomi 11 episodes, 2011
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

14 April 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ano Hana See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,219,593
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Version of Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after Ver.)
Performed by Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu & Saori Hayami
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Bittersweet End
31 July 2015 | by maryrassamSee all my reviews

I had just finished watching Clannad: After Story, and stumbled upon a comment about this very anime. When I read the synopsis, I was instantly hooked, & the excitement that I had begun with this anime, lasted all the way to the end. I recommend this for all anime watchers. It is not a show of much action, but more so on the emotional side. The characters are very much relatable, if not, very realistic, indeed. It is a quick 13 episodes that will make you feel queasy and content at the end of it all. This anime is up there, not one of my most favourites, but definitely close up there. So if you're looking for something to quickly finish & stay satisfied throughout it all, I suggest you to give it a go, & watch it. You will not regret it one bit!


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed