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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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Series cast summary:
Griffin Burns ...  Jinta 'Jintan' Yadomi 11 episodes, 2011
Ray Chase ...  Atsumu 'Yukiatsu' Matsyuki 11 episodes, 2011
Saori Hayami ...  Chiriko Tsurumi 11 episodes, 2011
Xanthe Huynh ...  Meiko Honma 11 episodes, 2011
Miyu Irino ...  Jinta Yadomi 11 episodes, 2011
Ai Kayano Ai Kayano ...  Meiko Honma 11 episodes, 2011
Takayuki Kondô Takayuki Kondô ...  Tetsudo Hisakawa 11 episodes, 2011
Erica Lindbeck ...  Naruko 'Anaru' Anjou 11 episodes, 2011
Erica Mendez Erica Mendez ...  Chiriko 'Tsuruko' Tsurumi 11 episodes, 2011
Mitsuru Ogata Mitsuru Ogata ...  Atsushi Yadomi 11 episodes, 2011
Michelle Ruff ...  Atsumu 'Yukiatsu' Matsuyuki (Child) / ... 11 episodes, 2011
Takahiro Sakurai ...  Matsuyuki Atsumu 11 episodes, 2011
Tara Sands ...  Jinta 'Jintan' Yadomi (Child) 11 episodes, 2011
Asami Seto Asami Seto ...  Yukiatsu (child) 11 episodes, 2011
Mutsumi Tamura Mutsumi Tamura ...  Jintan 11 episodes, 2011
Kaiji Tang ...  Tetsudo 'Poppo' Hisakawa 11 episodes, 2011
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Naruko Anjo 11 episodes, 2011
Aki Toyosaki Aki Toyosaki ...  Poppo 11 episodes, 2011
Abby Trott ...  Tetsudo 'Poppo' Hisakawa (Child) 11 episodes, 2011
Kirk Thornton ...  Atsushi Yadomi 7 episodes, 2011
Karen Strassman ...  Irene Honma 5 episodes, 2011


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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Release Date:

14 April 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ano Hana See more »

Company Credits

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A-1 Pictures,Aniplex,Dentsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

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 »


Remade as Ano hi mita hana no namae wo boku wa shiranai (2015) See more »

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Good show
23 May 2016 | by rasthompsonSee all my reviews

This was the first anime I watched through and through so this will be always be special to me. It is pretty funny though as every aspect of the show is great though also quite flawed. The characterisation is all well-done and you feel for everyone and understand their motivation although sometimes you think to yourself, "This tragedy happened when they were really young, do you really think it would scar them to this unhealthy degree?" and sometimes character logic is just hilarious. The feels are there and work but sometimes the characters cry way too loudly for way too long but this is just a few times. The animation is pretty great, especially for the flashbacks and opening theme song, no real flaws there although I would say that the opening theme song has a hilariously quotable line, "There is a soda in my right hand, but my left hand is still searching for you," but the rest of the opening theme song is great and whoever sings it has a very powerful voice. The music has some good parts but is pretty mediocre for the most part and over-used to an atrocious degree that sometimes the emotional beats rely on a passable score instead of legiitamently captivating drama because some aspects of this show are awfully written. The story in it's simplicity is beautiful and actually made me feel a bit better about my life and you grow to love the characters but there are so many flaws that come with this anime. There are way too many plot conviences and if one convenience wasn't there the show would be literally half as long and I think that just comes down to some lazy writing. The voice acting is great, I guess it would be just some lines of dialogue that kind of affect it a bit. I would say that I hated the character of Menma in the first three minutes before I understood what was going on so just push through that and everything will be fine from there on. Anyway I quite liked this anime and I thought it was pretty good even with it's flaws and that's why I'm giving it my "GOOD" rating-6/10

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