Aniplex of America to Release Anohana The Movie on Bluray and DVD

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 24, 2014) –Aniplex of America announced earlier today their plans to release anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day The Movie- on both Blu-ray and DVD on July 15th. This movie adaptation of the popular original anime series will be featured in a Collectors' Edition (Blu-ray, DVD & CD Combo Set), Standard Edition Blu-ray, and Standard Edition DVD. Pre-orders for all SKUs will begin on May 27th and will be available in the U.S., Canada, Central and South Americas.

Aniplex of America has screened the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day The Movie- across North America including 28 U.S. and 35 Canadian theaters this past January and the film proved to be extremely popular as numerous showings were sold out and many requests for additional screenings from fans in various cities continued to come in.

In anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day The Movie-, fans can once again join the members of the Super Peace Busters as they gather to remember their dear friend Menma one year after their emotional reunion. The story beautifully incorporates highlights from the TV series as well as demonstrating Jinta and the rest of the group slowly coming to terms with their past and looking toward their futures together. The film is sure to be a heartwarming experience for both fans that are new to anohana and fans that have followed the TV series alike.

All three editions include the feature film in the original Japanese language with both English and Spanish subtitles. The bonus contents feature the textless opening (Special O.A. Version), the theatrical trailers, and TV commercial collections. The Collectors' Edition also features a compilation music CD (including the theme song by GALILEO GALILEI “Circle Game”), a set of 4 memorial postcards, a double-sided Menma poster, and a deluxe booklet all encased in an exclusive box illustrated by the character designer Masayoshi Tanaka.

The anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day The Movie- Collectors' Edition will be distributed in limited quantities and will be sold only while supplies last.

< BD & DVD Features>
 Language: Japanese
 Subtitles: English & Spanish
 Total Run Time: Approx. 99 min.
 Rating: 13UP
 Textless Opening (Special O.A. Version)  Theatrical Trailers
 TV CM Collections

<Collectors' Edition Exclusive Bonus Materials>
 Compilation Music CD (including the theme song “Circle Game” by GALILEO GALILEI)
 Memorial Postcard Set
 Double-sided Menma Poster
 Deluxe Booklet
 Box Illustrated by MASAYOSHI TANAKA (Character Design)
*Bonus contents subject to change.

All editions of anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day The Movie- can be pre-ordered and
purchased at:

Right Stuf: Collectors' Edition:
Standard Edition Blu-ray:
Standard Edition DVD:


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About anohana The Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day
Are your “friends” from back then, still your “friends” now? This is a story of one summer miracle. Due to a tragic accident during their childhood that took the life of one of their friends, 5 friends grew apart from one another. One summer day “Menma,” their friend who passed away, appears before them. She tells them that she must have a wish granted in order to pass on to the afterlife. But, she cannot remember what that wish is. The friends meet once more to figure out how to help “Menma.” Time that
stood still begins to slowly move once more…Why did “Menma” come back?

For details on the film, please visit:

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Screenplay: Mari Okada
Character Design & Supervising Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka
Direction: Shinobu Yoshioka
Art Director: Tsutomu Ishigaki
Art Setting: Kōki Fukushima
Prop Design: Yukie Hiyamizu
Color Design: Kazuko Nakashima
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
Director Of Photography & CG: Hiroyuki Moriyama
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Theme Song: GALILEO GALILEI “Circle Game”
Animation Production: A-1 PICTURES

Jinta Yadomi: Miyu Irino
Meiko Honma: Ai Kayano
Naruko Anjo: Haruka Tomatsu
Atsumu Matsuyuki: Takahiro Sakurai
Chiriko Tsurumi: Saori Hayami
Tetsudo Hisakawa: Takayuki Kondō
Jinta (Child): Mutsumi Tamura
Atsumu (Child): Asami Seto
Tetsudo (Child): Aki Toyosaki

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-Ray and DVD releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Garden of Sinners, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, and Blast of Tempest. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Kill la Kill, Monogatari Series Second Season, Day Break Illusion, Servant X Service, Silver Spoon, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Oreshura, Oreimo 2, Valvrave the Liberator, Vividred Operation, and Samurai Flamenco.

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