After a good run of about eleven weeks, “We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day” is finally over, and what a telling narrative it was. Strangely enough, I don’t have this yearning for more and this feeling of sadness that usually comes over me whenever I finish a good series. I think I’ve finally come to realize that more is not always necessarily better. That couldn’t be more true for Ano Hana, even if there was more character expansion in previous episodes to stretch the show out.
Boy, oh, boy, were there a lot of tears in this episode, but let’s get cracking at the plot for starters. The Super Peace Busters are perplexed as to why Menma hasn’t disappeared yet. They later meet up in order to contemplate on this. The young teenagers come to the conclusion that the reason Menma hasn’t moved on was because their intentions were selfish. Everyone hoped to achieve something by having Menma pass on. Read the rest of this entry
This particular snapshot of “We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day” reminds me of that one scene in One Piece where the Strawhat Crew are determined to save Nico Robin from Enies Lobby. Only thing is, Nico Robin is probably replaced by Menma in this case. Still, there are enough tear-inducing scenes (kind of) to make a stone-cold killer’s eyes water, especially that one scene where everyone mourns the supposed loss of Menma.
Summaries, summaries – where in the world would we be without them? Granted, they tend to get a bit longwinded so here’s my crack at condensing this whole episode into a paragraph or two. And while I’m at it, check out my other post here as well. Read the rest of this entry