AnoHana – Review

Synopsis

Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart. Now in their high school years, a sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past.

(Source: NIS America)


Since the live-action drama film of AnoHana is slowly getting closer, I decided to write a review about the anime of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (AnoHana).

Story

The story here is simple, there’s a ghost girl that can’t go away yet. That ghost girl is Menma, maybe she still have a mission in this world that she haven’t accomplished yet. Only Jintan, friend of Menma, can see her, the rest of her friends like Popo, Anaru, Tsuruko, and Yukiatsu can’t see her.

Art & Sound

The art of this anime is pretty simple, which makes it really comfortable to watch. Having a simple art makes the anime unique in some way.

Now for the sound, the soundtracks here are really really good. It captures the feels factor, especially the ending theme song. I mean, the ending theme song perfectly fits if there is a sad scene. Here is the ending theme song in case you want to know: (“secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.) (secret base ~君がくれたもの~ (10 years after Ver.))” by Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, and Saori Hayami)

Characters

As you can see here. The characters here are all grown up, but this anime shows their past self, when they were all still a child. Jintan, Menma, Anaru, Tsuruko, and Yukiatsu. They were all friends when they’re all still a child, but the death of Menma got them separated to each other.

This separation caused them to have different personalities to their past self. So, their personality from their current self from their past self, has a huge difference. But as you proceed to the story, you will find out that their personalities are gradually changing as the story goes by.

Overall

This anime also strong feels factor. Just like Clannad, and its sequel, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, and Angel Beats. Now, what makes this emotional even though the main character is already dead?, well because the main character (Menma) still has a mission to do in this world. You’ll be surprised on what is that goal or mission, it’s also really heartbreaking.

AnoHana only have 11 episodes. But that 11 episodes is enough to break a person’s heart. So, the thing that I’m waiting for is the live-action drama film of AnoHana. I hope that they will deliver the story as it is in the anime. Now for the rating, I rate this anime 9/10

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2 thoughts on “AnoHana – Review”

    1. Yeah, Secret Base adds more feels factor to the anime because of its lovely and emotional tune. Great anime are usually the ones with a high emotional factor that captures the emotions of the watchers, so I agree with you.

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