Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

A highly recommended anime, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (or Anohana) follows the story of six childhood friends, who have now grown distant from one another after a tragic accident leads to the death of one of the friends. During one particular summer however, one friend, Jintan, "hallucinates" and sees this friend, Menma, who seems to have appeared so that Jintan can fulfill her wish, but can only do so by reuniting their old friends.

The story focuses on Jintan's view of the events that take place during that summer as everyone tries to figure out what Menma's wish is, with some focus on the other characters as well and their recollections of what happened on the day Menma died.
The anime is only 11 episodes long, but the steady pace of the story brings a lot of emotion and character development into each episode, as everyone attempts to work together to fulfill Menma's wish.

There is also a movie based on Menma's view of the story, which is short but just as emotional as the anime. I would recommend watching this just as much as the anime, and also recommend having a box of tissues with you as you watch :)


A boy sees the ghost of an old friend and gathers his old childhood friends to help fulfill her wish
Anything else?: Make sure you have a box of tissues when watching