Sunday, 22 July 2012

Completed: Ano Hana

So along with Kimi Ni Todoke part three i also ordered Ano Hana: The flower we saw that day.

now i've already seen it but i do want to do a quick review now that i've seen it twice.

1. The award for logest title of an anime that i have seen goes to this one.
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai 
Which litterally translates to something along the lines of 
We still don't know the name of the flower we saw that day. 
however it always just gets shortend to 
Ano Hana. 

2. This show will make you cry... a lot. 
The concept alone is heartbreaking, being able to see the ghost of a friend who died 10 years prior and knowing that she wants her wish granted but that will make her vanish again. 
it's just so sad and i thought I would be able to hold back the tears but no.... 

3. this show is only 11 episodes.... which is pretty short but you know what? it's actually the perfect length... any longer and it would have felt like they were just grasping for cheap cries.... in fact theres a bit in the last episode that does feel a little forced BUT i forgive it cause it doesn't last terribly long and i get what they were trying to do. 

4. The music is good, really good, the ending song depite it's quite tone feels incredibly epic... at least to me. The animation and symbolism is also really nicely done.... i'd almost say this show was trying to be more art then story with the way things are placed. it took me a while to get use to the face style but it really is nice in the end. 

As a final note i think the final thing that makes this show so good is the fact that it's been 10 years since these people have been together... and time has changed them, losing their friend in the way they did has changed who they have become.... however when they all get back together they realize they haven't changed all that much... if at all... it's cute. 

if you go to the NISA online store they sell the Ano Hana box for a little over 50 bucks, mor then worth it considering it comes with the entire season on blue ray and dvd as well as it comes packed with an art book.... i got the jintan shirt pen holder but i don't know if they have anymore of those left. 

one thing with NISA boxes.... they seem to think that people don't want subtitles on as a default....we do.... i don't midn going in an changing it but it's annoying when i orget then have to go back to the menu to turn the subtitles one.... ok thats a first world problem but still....just how i feel

but yeah really good show.... now to order usagi drops

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