Friday, April 19, 2013

"Ano Hana" Plot Summary Overview

Looking for something new to watch? Here's a short summary of Ano Hana. See if you'd be interested in it...

Manga series written by: Okada Mari 
Anime series directed by: Nagai Tatsuyuki 
Genre(s): Drama, Supernatural, and Slice of Life 
Number of Episodes: 11

Summary by Jakester A.


Plot summary:

The story revolves around a circle of friends, the Super Peace Busters, where they eventually got separated their friend, Honma Meiko, died in an accident. The leader of the group, Yadomi Jinta, lived life withdrawn from society after ten years since the incident. 

On a hot summer day, while Jinta was playing video games, the spirit of a mature-looking Menma(Meiko's nickname) appears before him and asks to have her wish granted so that she can move on into the afterlife. Unless it is granted, she can't move on. But she seems to be unable to recall what her wish was, so Jinta assembles back their friends: Anjo Naruko, Matsuyuki Atsumu, Tsurumi Chiriko, and Hisakawa Tetsudo. He believes that they can help Menma remember her wish. 

However, unexpressed emotions, conflicts with one another, and feelings of bitterness from Menma's family lead to several problems for the group as they make efforts not only to help Menma move on, but to help themselves as well. 

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