Anime Review: “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” 10 Years After Review…

[“Sun`s Rising” Source Here]

[Writer: Chrissy.C]

Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011 – 11 Episodes

A-1 Pictures, AnoHana, Naruko Anjou, Jinta Yadomi, Chiriko Tsurumi
Artist: A-1 Pictures – Source From MiniTokyo

Story

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Artist: A-1 Pictures – Source From MiniTokyo

A Shut-in “Jintan” is haunted by a spirit he names “The Summer Beast”. This entity is his childhood-friend “Menma” who passed away in an accident long ago. Knowing that she doesn`t belong here. Menma and Jintan find connections in their old friends to release her soul to heaven. As Jintan`s happiness returns he realizes if letting Menma go is what he really wants.

Background and Interesting Facts

  • “AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day” is seen in multiple formats after the animation. Such as: Light Novel, Visual Novel, Manga, Semi-Sequel Film and a Live-Action TV Drama.
  • Many anime fans have listed this as one of the “saddest anime of all time”.

    AnoHana Friends In Rooms
    Artist: A-1 Pictures – Source From MiniTokyo

Anime Review

Anohana
Artist: A-1 Pictures – Source From MiniTokyo

ANOHANA PROS

  • Creative plot and setting. I love the story built around it.
  • Powerful narrative. It`s emotional especially in the beginning where Menma returns to her home and sees what her mother does for her. It uses the time-frame well and tries it`s best in closing the package.
  • The Characters. They have depth and actually let you know that they aren’t just flat even though they seem like they could be.
  • Animation and art. There doesn’t seem to be a time where the show has quality errors. And there is clean overall design for the show.
AnoHana ac
Artist: A-1 Pictures – Source From MiniTokyo

ANOHANA CONS

  • Certainly there are cliche moments. They aren’t very noteworthy because the show does a good job at using them correctly. But you’ll see the typical fall on your knees to cry.
  • Character links did not occur so well. They should have gone for bonding throughout the series amongst the cast. There was a sequence where the characters were in a house playing games and that was fun. It would have been great to see the whole cast do something like that more.
Anohana Friends
Artist: A-1 Pictures – Source From MiniTokyo

8.5/10

Final Comments: It definitely is an emotional anime, many will enjoy. It may not be for everyone, but it s a sad ride, definitely a wide-crowd can enjoy.

You can purchase “AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day” (Click Here)

Preview The Trailer and the Hard-Workers Behind This Project Below.

Credits

Artist: A1 Pictures
  • DIRECTOR Nagai Tatsuyuki worked in (ToraDora,, Chobits and Railgun/S).
  • Written by Mari Okada. (Black Butler, Toradora, And Rozen Maiden)
  • Music by Remedios
  • Sound Director – Aketagawa Jin (Aldnoah.Zero, Hyper Dimension The Animation and Kiniro Mosaic)
  • Production Committee: A-1 Pictures Aniplex Dentsu, and Fuji Television Network (as Fuji TV)
  • Distributors: Nis America (Home Video USA).
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero, and Working)
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