Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Romance rating:

(Not rated)

Anime Information


🇯🇵 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

🇬🇧 AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Adaption from: Original

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TitleEpisodes/DurationRelease dateRelease season
Season 1Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.1115. April 2011 ‑ 24. June 2011Spring 2011
MovieGekijouban Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.99 min31. August 2013Summer 2013

The movie takes place one year after the first season, but is actually a retelling of the events of the first season, with new additional scenes that show different perspectives and also tell something about the plot afterwards.


General facts

Jinta Yadomi

⇒⇒ 💖 ⇐⇐


(🪦) Meiko Honma

Jinta Yadomi and Meiko Honma liked each other when they were kids.
But she rejected him, out of fear to divide the group of friends.

(For more information ➜ Love Triangle?)

Nothing more will happen, as Meiko Honma dies after an accident.


No, just some flashbacks of the past.

The main story takes place in the present.

What happens is that Meiko Honma dies when they were all about 8-9 years old, so there will be some flashbacks into the past which could may be somewhat confusing.


Sexual harassment – Weak

A man wants to force Naruko Anjou to go to a love hotel with him and grabs her butt.
Luckily, Atsumu Matsuyuki is there to save her.

Episode 5

Romance facts



Naruko Anjou

♥ ⇒⇒⇒

Jinta Yadomi

Chiriko Tsurumi

♥ ⇒⇒⇒

Atsumu Matsuyuki

♥ ⇒⇒⇒

Meiko Honma

The relationships are somewhat complicated, so I will try to explain them briefly:

When Jinta Yadomi and Meiko Honma were children, they liked each other.

However, Meiko Honma rejected her feelings toward him for fear of splitting up their group of friends.
After all, she knew that Naruko Anjou was also in love with Jinta Yadomi.

In addition, Chiriko Tsurumi was attracted to Atsumu Matsuyuki, who also liked Meiko Honma.

After Meiko Honma’s death, the group of friends ended up separating anyway, and neither Jinta Yadomi nor Atsumu Matsuyuki could forget Meiko Honma.

The same happened with the other girls, who kept their love for the boys even after the group split up.


Atsumu Matsuyuki made a love confession to Meiko Honma, when they were kids.

She quickliy apologizes and runs after the fleeing Jinta Yadomi, because she has to make sure that he is okay.

Episode 5



At the very end, no couples are established, although they seem to like each other.
It is not certain, but it is quite obvious.
(Between: Naruko Anjou x Jinta Yadomi and Chiriko Tsurumi x Atsumu Matsuyuki)

Will they at least come together in the future?
It seems more likely in any case.




That Meiko Honma is dead is already known from the start of the anime.


Sad ending

Meiko Honma, who is a ghost, finally reunites the group of friends together with the help of Jinta Yadomi.
After a very emotional group confession, where everyone is able to see her, she vanishes.

My opinion


‘Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.’ is a story full of drama and regret in the characters.
The love triangle/love polygon drama between the characters plays a major role thereby.
Sometimes it can be funny and sad at the same time.

Since my taboo facts are very strong presented in this anime, I added it to my blacklist.

  • High drama around love triangle/love polygon
  • Death of a lover partner
  • Sad ending
  • Besides, no romantic conclusion.


The animation is colorful, you can see that the animation team put a lot of effort into it.


Meiko Honma:

The main heroine, she dies when they were all still children, which was the main reason why the group of friends split up.
She was lively and always thinking in the best for everybody.
Later she returns as a ghost to gather them together again.

She was in love with Jinta Yadomi, but feared that the group of friends would split up if she would be together with him.

Jinta Yadomi:

The main character, after the death of Meiko Honma he starts to become reluctant and stops the relationship with the group of friends.
He is the only one who can see Meiko Honma as a ghost, and for this reason she entrusts him with the task to get everyone together again.

He was in love with Meiko before she died.

Naruko Anjou:

The second (main) heroine also belonged to the group of friends.
As a child she was insecure about her appearance.
So after the death of Meiko Honma and the separation from everyone, she changed her appearance to something more stylish.

She had a crush on Jinta Yadomi, but he only had eyes for Meiko Honma, which made Naruko Anjou jealous of her.
Even in the present she continues to have the same feelings for Jinta Yadomi.

Atsumu Matsuyuki:

Like the others, he leaves the group of friends when Meiko Honma dies.

He was in love with her, and he even confessed his love to her just before her death.
For this reason he feels responsible for what happened.
It makes him become obsessed with her, and he even tries to dress like her.

Chiriko Tsurumi:

As a child she was shy and always followed what the others did.
Once she has grown up, she decides to be independent from her friends and sees herself as the top.

She keeps up her relationship with Atsumu Matsuyuki, whom she somehow still loves.

Just like Naruko Anjou, she was jealous of Meiko Honma.


At the end it gets very emotional and leaves a heck of a sad feeling.
Plus, the ending song can easily make you cry.

As for the romance, it never comes to a conclusion, which leads to an awkward feeling in the heart after watching it.

Many thanks to: xVaDeRx

A volunteer who provided me with information about ‘Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.’.

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