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View Poll Results: AnoHana - Total Series Rating
Perfect 10 46 37.70%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 40 32.79%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 26 21.31%
7 out of 10 : Good 5 4.10%
6 out of 10 : Average 3 2.46%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 1 0.82%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 0.82%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2012-07-16, 04:04   Link #41
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Oh, I am so glad I pre-ordered this one as soon as I could, despite having only watched one episode of the show at the time. 10/10, and currently my second favorite anime of all time, right below Clannad (including After Story). In fact, the two are practically tied for first in my eyes.

And believe me, I don't say this lightly at all.

A lot of things really got to me in this one. First off, I've always liked childhood friend stories; the themes of shared memories, knowing each other, being there for each other through thick and thin... All of these themes were incorporated in this show, and moreso in a balanced 3-guy-2-girl-1-dead-girl ratio, adding in that "group" sense to it all. Romance was incorporated nicely, too, if you ask me.

Beyond that, though, it's a story about being stuck in the past, and how to move on after tragedy. Where some consider the best way to do so is to deny or forget about the past, this show shows how that is exactly what keeps people stuck there. Which is why the show's most dramatic moment which I guess some people found to be too melodramatic, is also my favorite moment...

Spoiler for Ep. 11:

Take all of that to the grand finale, which was equal parts heartwarming and heart-wrenching, and it all closes out this amazing story. Except, it's not really an ending, but the beginning of a new story, one where the characters remember the past but are no longer trapped in it.

There's more to the charm of this whole series, but those are the big things that really make this an absolute favorite of mine.
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Old 2012-07-19, 20:09   Link #42
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I guess it's never too late to post my review.
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Old 2012-07-22, 05:42   Link #43
Just... disturbed.
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holy crap my mind is totally blown
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Old 2013-06-28, 18:34   Link #44
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Well, this is what happens the emotion a show packs is underminded by the very reason it starts. AnoHana is ultimately disappointing and something I'd rather forget. More thoughts below...
Spoiler for Length:
Heil Muse. Bow before the Cinderella GirlsMuses are red
Cinderellas are blue
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Old 2013-07-22, 07:01   Link #45
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New OP for the rebroadcast!
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Old 2013-07-23, 05:02   Link #46
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^ It's decent.
Overall, I prefer the original OP's song, but I like this OP's animation more than the original OP's animation.
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Old 2013-07-23, 06:15   Link #47
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^^ Ah, it's so refreshing.... Like it. The animation and the song.
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Old 2013-07-25, 13:05   Link #48
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they seem to show off their post series looks in a lot of promotional material for the movie

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Old 2013-07-28, 05:22   Link #49
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New PV. 1 year after? Jintan and Anaru doing Karaoke?
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Old 2013-07-28, 06:46   Link #50
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That new opening song is truly wonderful. Has the whole mono no aware atmosphere in spades.

Too bad instead of "gentle sadness" or "wistfulness" we got a full out theatrical bawfest which still leaves me disappointed to this very day . Decent series but could have been so much more.
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Old 2013-07-28, 06:55   Link #51
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It seems to have become trendy to bash AnoHana, but I think it holds up as one of the best series of 2011, and I appreciate a show that's emotional without being apologetic about it. As long as the drama is earned, go for it.
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Old 2013-09-01, 09:17   Link #52
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A half-season (11 episodes), featuring pure Drama, Slice of Life and Supernatural activity.

Well, it was a fun little watch.
I don't know if there is something wrong with me, but the disappearing scene was meant to be really emotional, and it was, but I think it could have been done a lot better for some reason.

Regardless, a 9/10 overall.
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