The Flower We Saw That Day/Anohana : Can you see her?

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Hello! How are you doing? Today, I am going to introduce you guys to this anime, The Flower We Saw That Day (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。). It is 2011’s anime but good anime won’t die! You can watch good anime anytime even though 100 years ago. I am sure that it would be still a good anime. Anime is immortal! v(‘ω’*v)(v*’ω’)v Let’s go to take a look at this anime!





Jintan, Menma, Anaru, Yukiatsu, Tsuruko and Poppo are all childhood friends. They made their group, Super Peace Busters when they were in elementary school. They used to be together to hang out at their Super Peace Busters’s hideout all the time.

One day, Menma accidentally fell off of the cliff and fell into the river and passed away. Her death separates the members of Super Peace Busters and they didn’t communicate with each other much until this day…..

Now, they are high school students. Jintan failed his exam for the high school where he wants to go to and enrolled in a different high school but he stops going to his high school and shut himself in his room. 

During this low time, Menma shows up in front of him and asks him to make her wish come true. This is the problem! Jintan is the only person who can see Menma. As he gets confused, to try to make her wish come true, Jintan will get all his childhood friends involved and try to grant her wish with his friends. This is how the story of sadness begins.


The story is after a year later after anime version. To pray for her, they will burn their letters from Menma and their letters for Menma. Each member of Super Peace Busters will reminisce Menma.


Main Characters


Anohana Jintan

Jintan(Jinta Yadomi) – Main character. When he was a kid, he used to be an active kid and the leader of Super Peace Busters but he sits on an opposite side of what he used to be now. After Menma’s death, he lost his mother and failed his exam for high school. Those caused him to not socialize with others. He always wears his T-shirts which has weird words on!

Anohana Menma

Menma(Meiko Honma) – Main character. She is a quarter of Russian. She is the type of person who is simple and innocent. Her death left them a deep scar in their heart. She comes to Jintan to grant her wish but what is her wish?

Anohana Anaru

Anaru(Naruko Anjo) – She goes to the same high school of Jinta. She used to have a complex of wearing eyeglasses and curly hair and was jealous of Menma because she has a look that is opposite of her. But her look is totally different now. She has a part-time job at a game store. She has had a feeling toward Jintan since she was a kid.

Anohana Tsuruko

Tsuruko(Chiriko Tsurumi) – She goes to the high school of Yukiatsu. She is a mature person who acts like she doesn’t care but inside of her heart, she cares. She is good at observing people. Since she was a kid, she has had a feeling toward Yukiatsu.

Anohana Yukiatsu, PoppoPoppo(Tetsudo Hisakawa)(center with green shirt) – When he was a kid, he used to be left out but the members of Super Peace Busters treated him good and he became everybody’s little brother. He doesn’t go to high school and travels around the world now. He always wears an Aloha shirt. The reason why he has started to travel around the world is because…..

Yukiatsu(Atsumu Matsuyuki)(left) – He goes to the high school where Jintan wanted to go to. He is the type of person who gets emotional soon. He used to have  feelings toward Menma. Since he was a kid, he has looked at Jintan as a rival.


How to find this anime



Anime Studio : A-1 Pictures

Episodes : 11

AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie DVD/Blu-ray Collector's Edition + CD

AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie DVD/Blu-ray Collector’s Edition + CD


Year : 2013

AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day- The Movie (Standard Edition)

AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day- The Movie


Year : 2015


Opening and Ending songs




Aoi Shiori – Galileo Galilei

Aoi Shiori - Galileo Galilei

Aoi Shiori – Galileo Galilei


secret base 〜Kimi ga Kureta Mono〜(10 years after Ver.) – Menma, Tsuruko, Anaru from characters

Anohana Secret Base

Secret Base Kimi Ga Kureta Mono – 12 Years After Special Package [Limited Pressing]



Circle Game – Galileo Galilei (サークルゲーム – ガリレオ・ガリレイ)

Anohana Circle Game

Circle Game – Galileo Galilei


Mishi’s top picks for Otaku


Anohana Anime Action Figure Menma


Anohana Figure Anime Anaru

She has really grown up!

Anohana Action Figure Tsuruko

She is going to swim in the ocean!

anohana-menma Action Figure

She is in their secret base!

Anohana Figure Anime Menma

As usual, she is cute~

Anohana Anaru mini action figure

She is a toddler now!



My Review


The Flower We Saw That Day/Anohana Recommendations

This anime is so sad and the ending song pushed me to be emotional so much. It is only 11 episodes and summarized very good. This anime is so deep because everybody has a scar on their feelings and where separated until high school time. They can’t forget what happened and some can’t forgive themselves. Whatever they do,they try to forget it but it won’t go away from their head. Even though they didn’t contact  each other and didn’t see their faces much until high school, I am sure they always remember what happened. Probably that is why they stopped hanging out with each other. It is like real life. You have regret for something and something is stuck in your heart, it never goes away and you know you have to do something about it but you can’t or you don’t want to and suffer from that pain forever. I am so glad that Menma comes to them and gets them involved with her thing. Because they can finally talk about their feelings, heal their heart and fix their relationships. It always sucks when a childhood friend doesn’t want to be around you. They know who you are and what you are. They cheer you up, hear you out and help you out! Because they know how to do that to you since they have known you forever you know. This story is sad but when you think about their future, it was good that Menma comes out of nowhere! Even though Jintan thought she was an illusion! ヘ(゚∀゚ヘ) Jintan has so many sad experiences in his life already so hopefully he is going to be positive and get his life moved once again! This is a sad anime but after I finished watching this anime, I felt warm feelings too. While I was watching this anime. I was worried about their future and relationship even though I am not their mother. ( ´,_ゝ`) But at the end, I could get to see something will change for them so you can be also positive feelings if you want to take that way. After getting through the trouble, the sun will always shine. That is the feelings I got through watching this anime.

If you are looking for the anime which will give you a warm feeling through sadness, this anime is the one you are looking for! If you have not watched this anime before, why don’t you watch it as soon as you can! Σd(ゝ∀・)


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