Ten years ago, the anime series “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai) warmed our hearts with a story of love, healing, and friendship.
The anime, which was directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and written by Mari Okada, is about a group of friends who had grown apart but got back together when the ghost of one of their dead friends showed up one summer.
The anime has been voted 8.35/10 by more than 800,000 people on MyAnimeList, and it is still one of the most loved anime of all time. The first season of the anime was made by A-1 Pictures. Fans finally get a second story ten years after the first season came out. Does that mean there will be a second season? What we know is as follows.
Will There Be AnoHana Season 2?
There is a follow-up! Kind of, but not quite the way you thought it would be. On the 10th anniversary of the anime “AnoHana: The Flower We Saw,” the official website announced that there would be a second story.
But it won’t be an anime series like we thought it would be. Instead, it will be a staged reading. The story of the sequel takes place ten years after the end of the “AnoHana” season. It shows what happened to our characters in that time.
Mari Okada, who wrote the first story, came back to write the second one. If we hear anything new about the Super Peace Busters’ jobs or relationships, we’ll let you know.
What Is The Plot Of ‘AnoHana’?
The story of “AnoHana” is about a group of childhood friends who stopped talking to each other after one of them, Meiko “Menma” Honma, died in a car accident. Five years after the terrible event, the group’s leader, Jinta Yadomi, pulls away and lives alone.
When the ghost of an older-looking Menma showed up next to him one summer day, everything changed. The ghost asked Jinta to help her get what she wanted. She can’t move on to the next life until it’s done.
Jinta thought he was just making things up, so he only did small things to help her. Menma can’t remember what her wish is, which is sad. So, Jinta calls his old friends together to help him solve the problem.
Even though some of the group members aren’t sure what his real goal is, they decided to help. But Jinta is the only one who can see Menma’s ghost, so his friends thought he was just making it up and couldn’t get over Menma’s death.
So, Menma has to prove to the other members that she is real by showing herself to them. As the group tries to help Menma cross over to the other side, they also let go of their feelings and guilt about Menma’s death and move on.
When Did The ‘AnoHana’ Sequel Story Event Happen?
The performance of the stage reading took place on August 28, 2021. The people who did the voices in the original anime came back for the event.
When Will ‘AnoHana’ Season 2 Release?
We already have a story about what happens next, but there have been no announcements about season 2 yet. The first 11 episodes of the anime were shown in Japan between April 14 and June 23, 2011. On August 31, 2013, an anime movie came out in theatres in Japan.
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Sad to say, it looks like it will be a while before the anime comes back, if it comes back at all.
Who Are the Cast Members and Characters of Anohana?
Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi
Jinta is in charge of the group that calls itself the Super Peace Busters. He used to be a happy, outgoing kid, but after Menma died, he stopped talking to other people and stayed at home. In the Japanese and English dubs, Mutsumi Tamura and Tara Sands gave the character’s younger self a voice. Miyu Irino and Griffin Burns did the Japanese and English dubbing for the teen version of Jinta.
Meiko “Menma” Honma
Menma was a girl who was both Russian and Japanese. She died when she was young. One summer day, Jinta saw ghosts of her that looked like they were older. Meiko is still lively and talkative even though she knows she has already died. In the Japanese dub and the English dub, the character was voiced by Ai Kayano and Xanthe Huynh.
Here are the voices of the rest of the Super Peace Busters.
- Naruko “Anaru” Anjo – voiced by Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck (English)
- Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki – voiced by Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
- Chiriko “Tsuruko” Tsurumi – voiced by Saori Hayami (Japanese); Erica Mendez Tetsudo “Poppo”
- Hisakawa- voiced by Takayuki Kondō (Japanese); Kaiji Tang
Anohana Season 2 Trailer
No official trailer for Season 2 of “Anohana” is out yet. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know as soon as the official trailer is out.
Is Anohana Only 1 Season?
Will there be a second season of “AnoHana”? There is a follow-up! Kind of, but not quite the way you thought it would be. On the 10th anniversary of the anime “AnoHana: The Flower We Saw,” the official website announced that there would be a second story.
Did Jintan and Anaru Get Married?
Anaru and Jintan are not dating, but she still cares a lot about him. In the meantime, Poppo got married to an outsider named Stephanie and had two kids with her.
Is Anohana a Sad Anime?
10 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
The ending is very sad, and it’s impossible not to cry while watching it, but the characters’ renewed hope and bonds are very moving.