Sunday, July 31, 2011

Anime Favorite : Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai

Japan animation has been entertaining me ever since I was a child. However, I began watching anime when I was 13 years old. One of the very first anime I watched was Serial Experiments Lain. To be honest, up to this day, I still haven't finished the whole episodes since I find it quite confusing and rather boring at first. Nevertheless, I continued watching other anime and fell in love with a bunch of them. 

Today, I just wanted to share one of the latest anime that has touched my heart and made me cry like a baby. Yes, I said cry, you didn't read anything wrong. 
It means 'We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day'
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai is the culprit behind the wet T-shirt that my bf was wearing when I watched this. 

It was a story about friendship and how they reunite after one of their friends died by accident. The ending wasn't a Hollywood ending where everyone was happy and impossible things are forced to happen. It was a bittersweet ending where they understand each other and tried to be friends again. You just have to watch it to understand why I cried. No, bawled, to be exact. 

I also love the soundtracks of this animes, both the opening and ending. 

Here is the opening soundtrack of this anime, Ano Hana for short. The title is Aoi Shiori (Blue Bookmark) by Galileo Galilei. For me, the vocal is very soft and calming, kinda reminds me of the summer breeze as I sat on a balcony and the wind softly whispering in my ears. It's just something very soothing about this song. I'll post the lyrics in another post, so not to overcrowd this post. 

This is the PV of the song, I still can't find the OP.

The ending is secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.) sung by Kayano Ai & Tomatsu Haruka & Hayami Saori. This is indeed a song that is well-made for this anime. It's a slow song that utilizes numerous musical instruments in the background. It kinda reminds me of rainy days where everything is soaking, yet there is that happiness in watching the water droplets on the leaves. I love this song so much. The tempo is just right and despite all that various musical instruments on the background, it joins in harmony, making me feel warm inside. 

Well, I enjoyed posting about my current favorite anime. Lemme know if you like these kinds of posts in the comment section. Until then, be sure to check out this anime! Mata ne~
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  1. Thank you for posting xD
    I will watch this. The art seems interesting.
    Anw, if you like anime like this, try to watch Clannad. The story is really good and touching. I cry a lot watching that. lol

  2. Pricillia : How many episodes does Clannad have already? I'll try to download it, thanks for the suggestion! ^^

  3. it has 24 episodes for the 1st season. and 22 episodes for the After Story (2nd season)
    you're welcome xD

  4. I loveeeeeeeeee this animeee <3