anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day is an anime series in the AnoHana franchise
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A group of six childhood friends getting pass through trials and having some experiences they haven't had before.


Anohana: 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。 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai., lit. "We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day.") is an anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai. Aired between April 15 and June 24, 2011. A visual novel adaptation for the PlayStation Portable will be released August 2012.


A manga adaptation illustrated by Mitsu Izumi will begin serialization in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine from April 4, 2012.


A group of six childhood friends drift apart after one of them, Meiko "Menma" Honma, dies in an accident. Ten years later, the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has since become withdrawn and lives as a recluse. One summer day, an older looking Meiko appears before him, saying she wants to have a wish granted, though she does not remember what it is, and there is the important fact that she is only seen by Jinta so in his pathetic attempt to grant a wish he can barely get himself out of his own house. But will Menma new arrival change everything.


Main Cast

    Jinta Yadomi (宿海 仁太 Yadomi Jinta)
    Voiced by: Miyu Irino
    Nickname: Jintan
    Gender: Male, Age: ??
    As a child, Jinta was the leader of the self-proclaimed Super Peace Busters. The group drifted apart after the death of Meiko. As a child he had a crush on Meiko, but he was refusing to admit it, and probably because of that Meiko appeared as a ghost later on. Her death was the reason the group fall apart, and her ghost was the reason they decided to hang out once again.
    Meiko Honma (本間 芽衣子 Meiko Honma)
    Voiced by: Ai Kayano
    Nickname: Menma
    Gender: Female, Age: ??
    Meiko died in an accident as a child and later on she returned as a ghost which only Jinta can see. She said she couldn't find her peace and that he and the rest of the friends will have to grant her one last wish before she can move on. The problem is she can't remember what was her wish. The group agreed on helping with that request, so she was using the wish as an excuse to make them do all kinds of things.
    Naruko Anjou (安城 鳴子 Anjō Naruko)
    Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
    Nickname: Anaru
    Gender: Female, Age: ??
    Naruko is a girl who was always in love with Jinta, but he was always giving his attention to Meiko. She doubts Meiko's return, but she remains jealous of the fact that Jinta still looks only at Meiko. Even though Meiko was a ghost at this point, she was still winning.
    Atsumu Matsuyuki (松雪 集 Matsuyuki Atsumu)
    Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
    Nickname: Yukiatsu
    Gender: Male, Age: ??
    Atsumu holds a hateful attitude toward Jinta, mostly because he was also in love with Meiko and he knew she cares more about Jinta than him.
    Chiriko Tsurumi (鶴見知利子 Tsurumi Chiriko)
    Voiced by: Saori Hayami
    Nickname: Tsuruko
    Gender: Female, Age: ??
    She and Atsumu are the only two that remain close friends as the years pass and attend the same elite high school. She was frustrated that Atsumu can't see her as a potential girlfriend and that he couldn't forget about Meiko.
    Tetsudō Hisakawa (久川鉄道 Hisakawa Tetsudō)
    Voiced by: Takayuki Kondo
    Nickname: Poppo
    Gender: Male, Age: ??
    Tetsudo admitted that he was always grateful to the group for including him. Although he has dropped out of school, he is a world traveler that earns money by taking various part-time jobs and lives in the old secret base when not abroad.

Theme Music

OP01"Aoi Shiori"Galileo Galilei1-11
ED01"secret base (10 years after Ver.)"Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, and Saori Hayami1-11
Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Masayoshi Tanaka
Tatsuyuki Nagai
Mari Okada
Jin Aketagawa
Ai Kayano

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Original US Poster Art

General Information Edit
Name anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Name: あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。
Romaji: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai
Publisher A-1 Pictures
Start Year 2011
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Aliases We still do not know the name of the flower we saw that day
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
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