Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Anime Review: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai

Genres: drama, romance, supernatural

Opening Theme: "Aoi Shiori" by Galileo Galilei

Opening Theme (2013 re-release): "Circle Game" by Galileo Galilei


Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai

Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka

Art Director: Takayoshi Fukushima

Chief Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka

VA staff Sub

Ai Kayano as Menma

Haruka Tomatsu as Anaru

Miyu Irino as Jintan

Saori Hayami as Tsuruko

Takahiro Sakurai as Yukiatsu

Takayuki Kondou as Poppo


Usualy my reviews go on tangents regarding staff and studios related to the anime so for readers convenience you can now find a bit of info on the show above so with that in mind time to begin my review ofor in English Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. I will be dissecting it based on Characters, Animation, Sound and Personal Enjoyment

The characters of Anohana were memorable which weighed heavily to the shows benefit allowing to give a complete connection to the pain each character feels which to me made the show that much more emotional. My one rule regarding characters is they need to stand out and capture the audience this was never more true with each of the main characters coping in different ways to their regrets and emotions this left me wanting more.

The animation was 13 episodes of gold with brilliant backgrounds with serene colors to amazing character design with great credit toA-1 Pictures for their amazing work as always matching the mood the anime set perfectly I make primary note of A-1 as their style is very prominent as they have always had a unique animation style which I continue to enjoy.

"Circle Game" by Galileo Galilei: Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2013)

"" by Galileo Galilei: Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)

"Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ by Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, and Saori Hayami

The Music to Anohana was well suited with beautiful orchestral music and beautiful vocals were really amazing which is what gave the anime the amazing emotional attachment. Miyu Irino portrayed the role of Jinta perfectly using his experience from roles such as Daisuke from D.N.Angel and Akito from Code Geass other great performances were from Haruka Tomatsu and Ai Kayano both giving a level of emotion to their characters that I found to be very deep.

This anime was one of the few anime that has ever brought me to tears with its delightful characters, stunning animation, and Impressive music that left me wanting more of what this anime gave therefore my results are the following







Personal Enjoyment


Final Verdict


This final verdict to be a big BUY NOW as of when this review was conducted (August, 2013) the licencing belongs to the following companies

America -


you can also legally stream anohana on crunchyroll

If you liked Anohana then other recommendations would be and

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