'Anohana' gets stage play adaptation in February 2022
Written by: Jayson Beltrano
Published on: December 8, 2021 at 20:38 PHT (GMT+8)
Super Peace Busters' television (TV) anime series 'Anohana: That Flower We Saw That Day (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.)' has been announced on Wednesday to receive a stage play adaptation next year in February.
The 'Anohana Stage' will be performed at Owlspot Theatre in Toshima City, Tokyo from February 2 to 6, 2022.
Its official website also opened the same day. Link: https://anohanastage.com
More details will be unveiled soon.
The original television anime by the Super Peace Busters premiered in April 2011 and follows childhood friends who try to reconnect in high school after drifting apart due to the death of their friend five years prior. The series was animated by A-1 Pictures. It has inspired a manga, a 2013 film sequel, and a 2015 TV drama.
The Super Peace Busters an artist collective consisting of director Tatsuyuki Nagai, screenwriter Mari Okada, and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka.
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day was considered one of the best anime of the 2010s by American video game website Polygon and is often included by fans in their "Top 10 list of heartbreaking anime that will make you cry".
Synopsis of Anohana by Wiki:
In Chichibu, Saitama, a group of 6 sixth-grade-age childhood friends drift apart after one of them, Meiko "Menma" Honma, dies in an accident. Five years after the incident, the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has withdrawn from society, does not attend high school, and lives as a recluse. One summer day, the ghost of an older-looking Menma appears beside him and asks to have a wish granted, reasoning that she cannot pass on into the afterlife until it is fulfilled. At first, he only tries to help her minimally because he thinks he is hallucinating. But since Menma does not remember what her wish is, Jinta gathers his estranged friends together once again, believing that they are the key to solving this problem. All of the group joins him, though most of them do so reluctantly.
However, things grow increasingly complicated when his friends accuse him of not being able to get over Menma's death, as they cannot see her and believe Jinta is hallucinating. Menma shows her presence to the group in order to prove that she is indeed real. All the group members eventually wish to shoulder the blame for Menma's death and long-hidden feelings among the group are rekindled. The group struggles as they grow from trying to help Menma move on and help each other move on as well.
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Source: Anohana Project Official Twitter