Due to an untimely death of one of its members, a once happy and playful group of friends drifted and grew apart. Living their lives separately from each other, they secretly blame themselves for the horrible accident, and never got to move on even after years had passed.
The story follows the former members of Super Peace Busters, in their mission to help Menma’s spirit pass on to the after-life, and their struggle with the guilt that has been gnawing inside them throughout the years.
About the Show
AnoHana: The Flower We Saw that Day, is an anime adaptation of the romance drama manga under the same name, written by Mari Okada and illustrated by Mitsu Izumi. The anime series was produced by A-1 Pictures, and aired a total of 11 episodes between April and June 2011.
Super Peace Busters
As a child, Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi was playful and energetic, and lead the group of his friends which he later named Super Peace Busters. After the untimely death of Menma and his mother, Jintan became withdrawn and isolated himself inside his home, even refusing to attend school. Eventually, the Super Peace Busters disbanded, and Jintan’s friends lived their lives separately.
Meiko “Menma” Honma, died at a young age after meeting a terrible accident. She appears to Jintan as a ghost, and although appearing to have physically aged, she has retained her childish and sweet nature. Menma continuously pesters Jintan, urging him to reconcile with the Super Peace Busters, and grant her “wish”, so she could be reincarnated and be with her friends again.
Naruko “Anaru” Anjo, although appearing to be cold towards Jinta, still secretly admires him and cares for his welfare. Out of all the Super Peace Busters members, Anjo was the one who remained as Jinta’s friend, even bringing him his homework when he refuses to attend school. She feels jealousy towards Menma, as Jinta still thinks about her even when she already has departed.