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Ano Hana 11 Episode Review [END] – The Floods Have Come

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Don't Know Name of Flower That Day Poppo Jinta Yadomi Anaru Anjou Yukiatsu Tsurumi Tsuruko Atsumu Shu Menma Meiko Honma Last Episode

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.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Don't Know Name of Flower That Day Poppo Jinta Yadomi Anaru Anjou Yukiatsu Tsurumi Tsuruko Atsumu Shu Menma Meiko Honma Last Episode

*Sniff* "We're not getting anymore screen time?"

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

Ano Hana Episode 10 – The Disappearance of Menma Homna

Noitamina Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Flower Poppo Yukiatsu Yadomi Jinta Menma Anaru Anjou Tsuruko

We are... ONE PIECE! *dun*

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.

Noitamina Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Flower Yukiatsu

"...I'm gonna cosplay as Menma once again."

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

AnoHana Episode 9 – Everything Links Back to Menma

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Flower Menma MeikoIt’s time for my favorite show of the spring season! That said though, the way things are going for “We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day” is bound to divide fans of the series. Some might praise the plot direction, while others might feel it comes across as being cliched or contrived.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Flower Tsuruko YukiatsuWith the revelation that Menma does, in fact, exist, the other characters try to adjust to her presence, even though they can’t see her. Tsuruko and Anjou are clearly irked by the floating cookies, while Poppo and Yukiatsu accept her wholeheartedly. And in Yukiatsu’s case, it’s clear he’s grasping on to that belief strongly. So strong is his conviction that Yukiatsu even Read the rest of this entry

Menma Reveals to All – Ano Hana 8

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Yukiatsu Poppo

"The cosplay convention isn't until next week!"

Tensions are running high in “We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day” as the other members of the Super Peace Busters confront Jinta on the existence of Menma. And just as you’ve come to expect, there’s a fair share of crying and shouting to be had this week, though it admittedly has been become much more intense and intriguing.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Jinta Menma

For starters, let’s run through the whole episode in a jiffy (By the way, did you know that a  jiffy is a real form of time measurement? Look it up, physics). Read the rest of this entry

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