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Friday, July 19, 2013

anime review: ano hana

alright, i didn't post anything lately because, well in my defense i was busy. i still read and watch movies and everything but i couldn't seem to find the time to post about them here.

today, i think i'll talk about my latest anime that i finished. i watched other anime too like naruto, one piece and bleach but those are not finished yet so they need to wait. the one anime i'll talk about is Ano Hana

the cover of the DVD volume
 Ano Hana or the long title is Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. is a story about friendship, love, jealousy, youth and death. it is about how a single event, a single person can effect person differently.

the one photograph that everyone seemed to have
the story focused on Jintan, a deliquent who seem to like to spend his time inside his house. playing game and watching TV. however, his normal, mundane, boring lifestyle was disturbed by the appearance of Menma, a friend who had died ten years ago. 

The Super Peace Buster
ten years ago, there were six children who are very close to each other and called themselves "The Super Peace Buster". they love to play in the woods where they build a secret base. however, after the death of Menma, the six friends drifted apart. the difference schools the attend also become a problem for them to keep in touch. 
the cast in chil form and teen form, except Menma

however, the appearance of Menma, who only Jintan can see and hear started to pull them together again. they need to figure out Menma's wish and grant it so that menma can go to heaven, or so they thought. Following the events of the story, lots of secret were revealed. feelings were hurt and heart were torn. 

Menma's  last words
i think everyone can relate to this story, we all know that someone,  a person, that used to be so close to us when we were smaller now become a perfect stranger. we don't know him or her anymore. everyone had change, in one way or another.

more to this 

i really recomend this to whoever looking for a fresh take on friendship ad love story. be warned that you need a box of tissue for this. 

BTW, i love the ending theme "Secret Base". it is very deep......