After discussing Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, I want to try to discuss similar anime, which is said to be the saddest. Yep, this anime has made a lot of people cry, the title is Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai or commonly abbreviated as Anohana.
Title: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Duration: 22 Minutes per Eps
Genre: Slice of Life, Supernatural, Drama
Story Source: Original
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Ano Hi Mita Hana Synopsis
Anohana tells the story of a group of children who were friends when they were little, but their relationship had strained since one of them, Honma Meiko (Menma), died.
Now they live their respective lives without ever interacting with each other again. Until one day, Jinta Yadomi (who used to be the leader of their group) met the “Spirit of Menma”.
The spirit of Menma returned to the world because there was a wish that had not been fulfilled in life without remembering what it was. Menma’s spirit also asked Jinta to help search know at the same time grant what his forgotten wish was. For that, once again Jinta has to re-interact with her childhood friends, which might be the key to Menma’s desire.
But that is not an easy thing, because both Jinta and her four childhood friends have a past sheet that they don’t want to bring up anymore. Moreover, this concerns Menma … one of the reasons that made the five of them estranged from their relationship.
Ano Hi Mita Hana Storyline
AnoHana has a very good story quality because even though the core of the story is not as complex as other anime, its simplicity makes it easy to digest and immediately touches the feelings of the audience, which is probably the main advantage of the slice of life genre, and Anohana has elements of drama and romance is combined with neat, uncomplicated and exaggerated because what is at the core of the story is the complexity of the human heart itself, in accepting the departures of loved ones, being honest with one’s feelings, and “the power of friendship” itself.
With the right plot, “to the point” but not hanging, AnoHana has quite a lot of surprise elements from flashbacks – flashbacks that gradually explain what happened in the past and what the characters felt at that time, making the story of each episode.
exciting until finally heading for the climax and the ending episode which is EPIC. Believe me, AnoHana is a Romance Anime That Makes You Cry. And what those people said was not just gibberish.
Ano Hi Mita Hana Characters
In terms of characters, even though the story prioritizes the story of the 6 children, a slick story has succeeded in making the characters dig deeply and each one has the right portion in the development of the story and so it is interesting to see how the story of each character is woven into a story. that touches.
Ano Hi Mita Hana Art
AnoHana with the slice of life genre may not have sophisticated special effects or detailed artwork like the K Project, but the animation is quite high quality and detailed in several scenes with a cute and colorful environmental set.
Ano Hi Mita Hana Ost
In terms of music and OST, apart from being accompanied by the song “soft instrumental, AnoHana is supported by a combination of” Aoi Shiori “by Galileo Galilei as the opening and” Secret Base – Kimi Ga Kureta Mono (10 years after ver.) “As the ending. P’
Performed by female voice actors from Menma, Anaru, and Tsuruko himself, namely Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, and Saori Hayami who were very successful in bringing the image of AnoHana which was soft and sweet, but felt an element of sadness in the song, and the ending song was delivered by the seiyuu himself, made it even more touching.
Ano Hi Mita Hana Overall
Storyline: 9.8 / 10
Art: 9.2 / 10
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai: 9.5 / 10
AnoHana is a RECOMMENDED ^^ anime, with the theme of a simple slice of life story, but it is successfully packaged nicely and produces an interesting story with a combination of the background of the characters that can be explored maximally and supported by quality seiyuu, making it not only entertaining but also touching for the audience.