Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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A group of six sixth-grade-age[1] childhood friends drift apart after one of them, Meiko "Menma" Honma, dies in an accident. Years[2] after the incident, the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has withdrawn from society, does not attend high school,[3] and lives as a recluse. One summer day, the ghost of an older-looking Menma appears beside him and asks to have a wish granted, reasoning that she cannot pass on into the afterlife until it is fulfilled. At first, he only tries to help her minimally because he thinks he is hallucinating. But since Menma does not remember what her wish is, Jinta gathers his estranged friends together once again, believing that they are the key to resolving this problem. All of the group join him, though most of them do so reluctantly. However, things grow increasingly complicated when his friends accuse him of not being able to get over the death of Menma, for Jinta is the only one who can see Menma's ghost and his friends think he is seeing things. But as matters progress, it is realized that Jinta is not the only person in the group who is having trouble letting go of the past. It is revealed that all of the group members blame themselves for Menma's death and long-hidden feelings are rekindled. The group struggles as they grow from trying to help Menma move on and help each other move on as well.

30 minutes

A group of six sixth-grade-age[1] childhood friends drift apart after one of them, Meiko "Menma" Honma, dies in an accident. Years[2] after the incident, the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has withdrawn from society, does not attend high school,[3] and lives as a recluse. One summer day, the ghost of an older-looking Menma appears beside him and asks to have a wish granted, reasoning that she cannot pass on into the afterlife until it is fulfilled. At first, he only tries to help her minimally because he thinks he is hallucinating. But since Menma does not remember what her wish is, Jinta gathers his estranged friends together once again, believing that they are the key to resolving this problem. All of the group join him, though most of them do so reluctantly. However, things grow increasingly complicated when his friends accuse him of not being able to get over the death of Menma, for Jinta is the only one who can see Menma's ghost and his friends think he is seeing things. But as matters progress, it is realized that Jinta is not the only person in the group who is having trouble letting go of the past. It is revealed that all of the group members blame themselves for Menma's death and long-hidden feelings are rekindled. The group struggles as they grow from trying to help Menma move on and help each other move on as well.

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Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 11 - The Flower Blooming on That Summer

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Jinta and the others think that Menma did not pass on because their feelings were selfish. Chiriko tells them she conspired with Menma the day she died in the hopes of getting together with Atsumu, who she secretly had been in love with since childhood. Tetsudō had seen what happened to Menma on that day and felt guilty about it ever since. One by one, each of them reveal feelings of regret over their roles in Menma's death. After everyone cries, Jinta tells everyone about Menma's dream to talk with everyone, so they suggest he bring Menma to the base. However, Menma has started to disappear, because she had made a promise. Jinta's mother had accepted dying, but was concerned that Jintan was bottling up his emotions. Menma promised Jinta's mother to help Jinta learn to cry. Jinta carries Menma to the secret base, but when he gets there, he loses his ability to see her. Menma, distressed with what has happened, calls out that this is "Hide and seek." Jinta can hear this. As the gang try to find her, Menma writes some final messages to everyone. After reading the messages, they are each brought to tears. After shouting out to her, Menma calls "You found me!" and Jinta and the others are able to see and hear her, enabling them to give their final goodbyes before she disappears. Later, Jinta starts going to school with Naruko, while Atsumu and Chiriko grow closer together. As for Tetsudō, he continues working on his part-time job and also tries to study again. Jinta and his friends return to the secret base and read Menma's final message, written on the beam in the secret base, while thinking about the flower that blooms in the summer.
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Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 1 - Super Peace Busters

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s1e1 Super Peace Busters
April 14, 2011
Jinta "Jintan" Yadomi is being pestered by a girl named Meiko "Menma" Honma, who only he can see. Menma says she has a wish she wants him to fulfill, but she can't remember what it was. Soon, she recalls that the dream was to have their friends all together again. One of the former friends, Naruko "Anaru" Anjō, drops by Jinta's house to drop off some homework, but is on bad terms with him. It is revealed that Jintan has poor school attendance. As Menma pesters Jinta to go after Naruko and talk to her, they both go into the city where they run into two other former friends, Chiriko "Tsuruko" Tsurumi and Atsumu "Yukiatsu" Matsuyuki, the latter of which reacts harshly when Jinta accidentally drops Menma's name. Frustrated, Jintan runs off and leaves Menma behind. Jinta begins to recall the past when he, Menma, and their other friends were part of a group known as the Super Peace Busters that hung out together when they were children. One day, Jinta accidentally hurt Meiko's feelings when asked if he liked her. He decided to apologize, but she died in an accident before he could. Back in the present, Menma visits her family's house. Jinta decides to search for Menma so he could finally apologize and he checks out their old secret fort. Here, he runs into the last of the six old friends, Tetsudō "Poppo" Hisakawa.
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Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 1 - Super Peace Busters
s1e1 Super Peace Busters
April 14, 2011
April 14, 2011
Super Peace Busters
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Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 2 - Menma the Hero
s1e2 Menma the Hero
April 21, 2011
April 21, 2011
Menma the Hero
Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 3 - Menma Search Party
s1e3 Menma Search Party
April 28, 2011
April 28, 2011
Menma Search Party
Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 5 - Tunnel
s1e5 Tunnel
May 12, 2011
May 12, 2011
Tunnel
Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 7 - The Real Wish
s1e7 The Real Wish
May 26, 2011
May 26, 2011
The Real Wish
Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 8 - I Wonder
s1e8 I Wonder
June 2, 2011
June 2, 2011
I Wonder
Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 9 - Menma and Company
s1e9 Menma and Company
June 9, 2011
June 9, 2011
Menma and Company
Watch Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Season 1 Episode 10 - Fireworks
s1e10 Fireworks
June 16, 2011
June 16, 2011
Fireworks

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