August 17th, 2012
More Ano Hana tear-jerking moments this 2013!
Reblogged from The Akiba:
According to the official website, the movie of TV Anime Anohana (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai, あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。) was announced and will be premiered in 2013. Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai (長井 龍雪) who’s also the director of Ano Natsu de Matteru (あの夏で待ってる) and Toradora! (とらドラ!) , the series received lots of attentions. It was quite a surprise to see the movie announcement for the series since the main story was ended last Spring (of course, with a little inspiration of a second season or movie, as usual) and wonder what the director will bring to us.
And of course, fans will be hugely disappointed if the movie turned out to be something like a roundup of the TV Anime and guess the company knows this too. However, as you can tell from the following illustration on the official website, the movie appears to retell the story from Menma’s perspective. So far no other information was revealed and we will keep you posted about the story.
July 5th, 2011
Ano Hana is just how people generally refer to it, but the show’s official name is really Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai which translates to “We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day.” Yeah, I think that’s the longest anime title currently on record. Lol. It’s last episode just aired last June 24 so I guess I’d write about it while the intense emotional impact it had on me was still fresh – and I doubt it’s going to get away anytime soon. All thanks to the Zone/Scandal ending song Secret Base (10 Years After ver.) covered by our three leading ladies.
Plot: Jinta Yadomi, a reclusive high school student on the verge of dropping out, starts hallucinating his dead childhood friend Menma and considers it a mental ailment due to stress and the summer heat. Unable to ignore her any longer, he decides to humor his ‘stress’. On the first episode, they would incidentally meet their other childhood friends Anaru, Yukiatsu, Tsuruko and Poppo while walking around town. Jintan tells Menma how they have drifted apart and changed after the years, and are now indifferent with each other.
Menma then says she appeared because she wants a wish to be granted, but doesn’t have any idea what it is – only that the five of them must be present for it to be fulfilled. Jintan, remembering his childhood memories having no closure at all, decides to bring back their group together and make Menma’s wish come true.
Poppo, Anaru, Menma, Jintan, Tsuruko, Yukiatsu
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