ESC to close 4.16 (by 498 users)ano hi mita hana no namae wo bokutachi wa mada shiranai.
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  • TV
  • Japan

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romanized ano hi mita hana no namae wo bokutachi wa mada shiranai.
literal We Still Don't Know The Name Of The Flower We Saw That Day.
aka ano hana, あの花


genres drama, life, friendship, youth


language Japanese


country Japan
type animated
format TV
network Fuji TV (フジテレビ)
by A-1 Pictures (A-1 Pictures)


date 15 Apr, 2011 - 24 Jun, 2011
episodes 11
duration 30 minutes
air day Friday
at 01:15 - 01:45
status released


avg. score 4.16 of 5 by 498 users
total users 753
rating 2074
favorites 53


gekijouban ano hi mita hana no namae wo bokutachi wa mada shiranai.
2013 film jp
ano hi mita hana no namae wo bokutachi wa mada shiranai.
2015 TV jp
same setting


This is the story of six childhood friends who, because of an incident in the past, have lost contact. Now in high school, everything has changed. One day, Menma asks Jintan, a hikikomori, to fulfil her wish. In order to do that, he must reunite all of them back together.






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02 Nov, 2014
Both shows have a similar atmosphere and focus on everyday life and friendship with a slight touch of sci-fi.

12 Feb, 2012
Both feature a group of friends who work hard to achieve a dream. They come to like each other, be angry at each other and slowly change their image of the world.


Light Novel "Ore Shura" To Become An Animation komorebi 2 posts 10 Jul, 2012 by Random chan
It has been announced today that the popular light novel 'ore no kanojo to osananajimi ga shuraba sugiru' (in short: ore shura) will be made into an animati...


Random chan 31 Aug, 2015
Fair enough. I agree with you, though, that I don't necessarily like that 'manipulative writing' as you called it as well. A lot of times I don't really cry or anything during those times early in the plot. But after a few episodes you do get to the point, at least in my opinion, where you enjoy the characters of this show (minus Enma). One of the reason I couldn't give this show a 5 was precisely because of Enma's character but I kind of came to terms with it eventually and it annoyed me much less (and I loved the rest of the charas sooo much XD). I guess that at the end it's really very subjective and it's cool that you wrote your opinion because it gives perspective about the not so good things about it :).
dollstar 31 Aug, 2015
@Random chan
That's precisely why I wanted to watch this in the first place, themes like coming to terms with psychological trauma, feelings of guilt and insecurity in a character-driven coming of age work is something that's usually right down my alley. I think you may be right to suggest that Menma was more of a plot device used to explore the other characters, but for me this was too much of an overblown, unsubtle drama. The kind of grandiose show that is more interested in manufacturing tearjerker scenes than developing the story naturally and believably.

The first major cryfest scene comes right at the end of episode 1 complete with oh-so-sad music blasted in the background, even though IMO there wasn't enough development to form an emotional connection to the characters yet. I really dislike this kind of emotionally manipulative writing we get in anime, movies, dramas so frequently these days. The fact that Menma was the most unbearable character in recent memory kinda sealed the deal for me to drop this show. At the end of the day this is all highly subjective and it's undeniable this anime touched a lot of people, so I'll just say it wasn't for me.
Random chan 29 Aug, 2015
@dollstar avoided replying for many years but since there is a live action now and I have feels for it again, can't stop myself.
The point in my opinion was not that she was awesome but that the characters felt awful about themsleves. It could have been also a tree or a brick or a broken TV they would have felt bad about, but really they just felt awful about themselves. And I think that's also why so many people found it emotional and interesting. Hell I didn't like Enma too but I don't think anyone really did. They liked other characters and the fact they were insecure, afraid of life etc.. Like, everything what a teenager, a young adult or anyone at and phase of life when they have something changing but they don't want it to change.

but I might be just over interpreting this and applying my own feels as someone told me already ;D.
deformedchrist 03 Aug, 2014
I was crying for one hour after this anime! Great!
raahman 25 Oct, 2013
You will cry
deformedchrist 04 Oct, 2013
I will cry?
liyirna 04 Oct, 2012
@dollstar It's really beneath noitamina level. Next installment 'Usagi drop' is so much better.
dollstar 04 Oct, 2012
@liyirna Yeah, it bothered me that the other characters were constructed to feel so inadequate compared to Menma, although they were far better and had some admirable personality traits, actually standing out. I feel this anime perpetuates certain social perceptions and standards regarding how girls should be and act in order to be appreciated. It's essentially the same old story about the not-so-special girl who somehow gets the attention of everyone else, while the other girls can't even come to compare. Only this time she's annoying as hell. Well, to each his own in the end, but I expect a lot more depth from the anime I watch.