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"Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" (or, "Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai") is 2011 anime series, written by Mari Okada. It also has a manga serialization and a movie.

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Is Menma from Anohana half-Japanese half-Russian?

I saw a comment under a video which says the following: A: I’m not sure but wasn’t menma half japanese half russian? [...] B: yes. the father is japanese and the mother is russian. [...] C: well, ...
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Symbolic meaning red apples

I noticed that red apples seem to have symbolic meaning in Anime and I wonder if it is in line with western interpretations. Erased: After waking up in the hospital, Satoru's nemesis Yashiro sits ...
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Hindi Poster Underneath a Bench in Anohana

I'm re-watching Ano Hana. On the first episode (22:44.438) I noticed a poster underneath a bench. I recognized it was written in Hindi although I can't read Hindi. So, was wondering what's written ...
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Is it rare for two different anime to share the same OP/ED song?

I have watched the anime Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. It has the ED song "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.) (secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜(10 years after ...
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How did Menma die in Ano Hana?

How did Menma die in Ano Hana? I do not remember any scene showing how Menma died. In the series, I could not figure it out. The scene described in Menma's death is showing a sandal beside river. If ...
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Did that person actually fail to save Menma?

Spoilers below. Did In real life, I doubt he would have just run away for help. It is known that her body washed away so if he saw her where she fell initially, it must have been just as she started ...
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What happened to the Super Peace Busters after Menma's passing?

Is it known what happened to the Super Peace Busters after Menma passed away? Did they immediately disband, and immediately stop being friends?
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What was Naruko writing in her notebook during class in Anohana episode 6?

When everyone was making fun of Naruko in class, Ginta turned around and realized that she was writing something in her notebook. What was she writing?
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What is the English translation of the letter (written in Japanese) in Anohana: The Movie?

So I began watching Anohana: The Movie after completing the series. In the movie, there's this scene where Anaru is writing a letter to Menma. Unfortunately, the contents of the letter are left ...
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Where did the nickname "Poppo" comes from?

We know that all of them have a nickname, but I don't understand Poppo's nickname. Yadomi Jinta = Jintan Honma Meiko = Menma Anjou Naruko = Anaru Matsuyuki Atsumu = Yukiatsu Tsurumi Chiriko = Tsuruko ...
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What did Menma say after the credits at the end of the AnoHana Movie?

After the credits ended in AnoHana movie, the screen remained black and Menma had a brief dialog sequence. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, that dialog sequence did not get translated and subtitled....
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Why did Menma appear as a grown up?

In Ano Hana, Menma died when she was a kid, but then a few years later when she appeared again, her ghost was a teenager. What exactly happened here?
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Just what was the flower we saw that day?

In Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai, (Lit. "We still don't know the name of the flower we saw that day"), there's a recurring theme of flowers revolving around Poppo, Menma, and ...
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Ano Hana's opening mentions "misanga". What exactly is that?

In Ano Hana's opening theme "Aoi Shiori", the word misanga was mentioned a few times. Ichipeeji mekuru tenohira kuchibiru de musunda misanga Nee kyou mo kawaranai kyou de ame fureba denwa ...
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How did Menma fulfill her wish?

In Ano Hana, if I understood correctly, Menma's wish was to help Jinta's dying mother fulfill her wish, and that was to make Jinta cry. If it was, then why did Menma start to vanish on the last ...
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