News Hanabee Acquires Anohana ~ The Flower We Saw That Day
The announcement was made at the Hanabee Surprise Screening at 1:45pm AEST.
Six childhood friends drift apart after one of their number, Meiko "Menma" Honma dies in an accident. Ten years later the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has withdrawn from society, neglecting high school and lives as a shut-in. However suddenly he starts to see a ghost of Meiko whom only he can see and interact with. Meiko wishes for Jinta to fufill her wish so she can pass onto the afterlife but cannot remember what that wish is. So Jinta pulls together their childhood friends once again to help Meiko move on and in turn find the resolution they require to move on aswell.
Tatsuyuki Nagai (Toradora!, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) directed off scripts by Mari Okada (Toradora!, Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler). Masayoshi Tanaka (Toradora!, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!) is designed the characters and the singer-songwriter REMEDIOS (Reimy) composed the music. The anime premiered on the 14th of April 2012 in Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina timeslot and ran for 11 episodes.
Hanabee states that the release will only have Japanese audio and English subtitles, no further information including if the release will be Blu-ray and DVD and a exact date is available at this time.