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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. – Batch

DOWNLOAD: [UTW] Ano Hana [h264-720p]

Two years after the show finished airing on Japanese TV, the stars have finally aligned correctly and the Ano Hana batch now sees the light of day. Better late than never, I say!

Episode 6 got a new encode, and all 11 episodes have script updates. This batch is encoded in 8-bit because that’s what we were still using two years ago.

I have no idea when THORA will finish the BDs, but last I checked (and this was months ago) they had one episode left to finish. It won’t take another two years… I think.

Please enjoy! If you’ve never watched this series before, do it. It’s good.

Vergissmeinnicht (Ano Hana Tidbits)

Addendum: ++ part added.
So here we are, folks. One last warning that by reading this you are landing on spoilers all over the place and that they will come suddenly. Though the post itself is more about little interesting tidbits rather than large plot summaries.
Well, I watched 11 out of 11 of the episodes (I only went through CCs and audio + static images when I TL’d one but watched it later) so I’ll consider myself to know the plot. I’m not here to make a summary or review and I’m definitely not going to spend the next four hours screen-capping to explain myself, so beware that this may very well turn into a wall of text. I’m just here to point out a few things that I noticed which people who really like those “little things that aren’t important but add more connection to the various parts of the work as a whole” would enjoy. Mainly because I am one of those people.
For starters, some things you may have already noticed:

  • The empty glass milk bottle containing some flowers that you see at several points in the show is Poppo’s makeshift grave for Menma. He leaves it at the top of the hill, presumably where Menma slid into the river, and can be seen changing the flowers in it. (Ep5)
  • “The name of the flower (we/they) saw that day is”: after the show ends in the final episode, the image showing Menma has those words as the caption. Obviously it’s the flipped over version of “We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower we saw That Day.”, minus the answer. As you may have guessed from the episode 11 post pic, title of this post, and a certain prediction that was floating around sometime near the airing of episode 3, the flower is indeed a Forget-me-not. Though Menma’s wish as pertaining to the plot was not literally to “forget me not”, it can be inferred that she indeed wishes to stay in the hearts of the Super Peace Busters.
  • The flowers which fly everywhere in the ED and the flower acting as a placeholder for Menma in the OP are both modeled after forget-me-nots.
  • Expanding a bit from there…

  • Menma’s death is inferred to be a fast slide into the river, followed by drowning either due to injuries upon impact with the water or rocks, inability to stay afloat in the fast current, or both along with any other things that may have happened. Coincidentally (or is it?) a legend pertaining to the forget-me-not is something similar, with a knight drowning because he fell into a river while picking some flowers on the bank for his lady. As he throws one of the flowers onto the bank he shouts “Vergiss mein nicht”, which becomes the name of the flower.
  • The opening song for this show is called ?????, which translates to The Blue Bookmark. One line mentions a ???????, which is a pressed flower bookmark. Assuming these two are the same bookmark, it can be inferred that indeed the singer is in possession of a bookmark containing a pressed forget-me-not.
  • To wrap things up, some trivia:

  • This show is based in Chichibu, a large city in Saitama (the prefecture directly north of Tokyo). You can tell from ????, its name, which appears in various places.
  • The high-level school Yukiatsu and Tsuruko are attending appears to be in Hannou, as can be seen from the signs in the train station they’re in (????????(Ep5). The Seibu Chichibu Line runs through this station, so if you’d like to take a visit you know what to ride ๐Ÿ˜€
  • There is only one episode in which the entire ending sequence runs (Ep9)(the music begins with the ED animation instead of music first then ED animation), whereas the OP animation either runs in its entirety or not at all, excluding the finale.

Well, that’s it for now. A great show overall I must say. Beautiful artwork, developed plot, vibrant characters… what more is there to ask? If you have any other cool stories pertaining to this show that I didn’t mention, go ahead and comment it. I might add it into the list up here ๐Ÿ˜€ or I might just be lazy and tell you guys to read the comments ._. But anyway if you have any questions regarding the plot (I’m quite sure it’s easier to understand than meduka meguca) go ahead and comment as well.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be picking flowers at my nearby neighborhood riverbank.

++: Some clarification on the epilogue. Everything indeed works out for the crew after Menma goes away. Anaru and Jin-tan are in a very friendly, if not outright intimate relationship (a pink handkerchief with wabbits all over it? MANLY.). Tsuruko rises back to her godly position as “alternative” for Yukiatsu (though really, I’m pretty sure he’s happy about it too). Poppo’s trying to get back into the education system so he doesn’t ruin the rest of his life, and they all seem to be a little more easygoing around each other following their internal development. And of course, the Super Peace Busters will always be friends.
Just a little explanation in case Jin-tan’s “explanation” was too metaphorical and/or vague. Yes Anaru fans, that means she at least partially, at most completely had her wish granted. Being one myself I must say it made the ending all the more touching for me.
Again, that’s all for now. Bye-bye!

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. – 11 (END)

This is a UTW post. I repeat, this is a UTW post. We are not GG. Flower post pic though. Teehee!

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Some people think I never say bad things about stuff I watch. My opinion is that I just find good things about shows a lot easier than bad things, and that I don’t find anything good about criticizing things that I can’t somehow fix myself. That said, epic finale folks ;_; I’ll add on an extremely long-winded wall of tl;dr about the series once i’m not playing LoL (what, it’s Sunday) so look forward to that! ๐Ÿ˜›

And the obligatory staff curtain call!
Moshiburner (Translator/QC): 25 o’clock in the morning or not, this show made my Thursday. This is the first show I’ve worked on with so much work going into its content, and every week I found it to be worthy of multiple re-watchings, whether it be for QC pass number 3 or simply because I’m waiting on someone else to finish their part. Worth every drop of effort I put in to (almost) perfect each script. Which includes timing one of the episodes. You’re not alone ar, lol ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway the series was a great follow-up to spring season (almost lost my head in that one with all that entropy increase) so I’m hoping there’s more stuff I can sincerely laud in fall season. Preferably the thing I’m working on, because otherwise I won’t watch it (unless people keep spamming OMG THE [anime title here e.g. meduka] EPISODE WAS OMG every week in the staff channel) since I’m busy n stuff. Conclusion: Amazing catharsis, has those you-watch-it-then-you-cry-then-you-watch-it-again scenes. Definitely a pick for 2011’s recommended shows.
Raze (Editor/QC): This show turned out to be a LOT of effort to work on for some reason (Hidan no Aria airing at pretty much the same time didn’t help either) and I kind of altered my editing style for the show as it progressed. It’s been a bumpy road and we made a couple derps along the way, but here we are with the finale. And what a finale that was! Great series.
ar (Encoder/Typesetter/Timer): Twas a fabulous show, well other than the changing of ED lines every week (lucky there wasn’t k-timing to fix) and that damn pain in the ass diary with all its curving pages and zooming and panning and whatever else it did. Thanks to comfag and his travelling around the world, I ended up timing this series too for the last few eps so it ended up being a bigger pain every week than the pain it started off with (lol). Anyway I enjoyed the series, but I probably won’t be typesetting and encoding a FujiTV series again on the same day anytime soon, I’m beat.
commander`A timed the first six episodes or so and then disappeared. He also stinx.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. – 10

Slap slap slap! Clap clap clap!

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Oh man, this episode is tear-jerking ;_; like drama all the way. [across the sky etc.] Let me tell ya, they are not going to leave any loose ends regardless of its shortness as a series. Everything’s starting to get wrapped up in a neat bundle… yet they manage to keep a huge part of the story teetering on-edge until the end. And by end I mean the part that hasn’t been aired yet. I can’t wait for next week already! Cookies for the writer. So yeah, tons of drama. But hey! We still managed to find our Kodak Moment inside, as you can see by the post pic. (Here’s one more btw:)[spoiler][/spoiler] I would put a lolcatz banner around it and write sth like Why Poppo, why? but it seems like a lot of work for just a release post <_< and now that I’m in JP I’m working at late night I’m all “I can’t take it anymore!” since I prefer not to be dead the next day. Well, looks like I don’t get everything in life. Bi-quitting!
Nah jk, late-night kinda sucks but I’m not quitting with one more episode t[[[SITUATIONAL IRONY DETECTED; POST HAS BEEN CLOSED]]]

P.S.: Voraciously avid religion enthusiasts will probably rage at the fact that rebirth comes up in this episode, as well as our change from “attain Nirvana” to “go to heaven”, which not only turns Menma’s whole disappearing act into something of Christian rather than Buddhist significance but also spits in the face of many well known religious contexts. Whoops. My bad.
Honestly though, we kind of figured that we should do something when being reborn came up this episode, since attaining Nirvana -> becoming a Buddha -> can’t be reborn cuz you’re enlightened -> o noez paradox. So our answer is “go to heaven” and yes we will fix the previous resultant oopsies in the batch, don’t worry. Now you may want to complain that in a Christian context going to heaven is also an end-of-the-path action, but since we’ve already generalized heaven enough to be used acceptably within the Shinto-Buddhist context of Japanese religion I believe it can be just vague enough to be a suitable intermediary for whatever kind of rebirth they’re talking about. Besides, there’s already an angel and a ghost coexisting. I’m sure throwing in heaven can’t be that bad.
Disclaimer: No, I don’t study religion. If I’m terribly mistaken in some regard then leave a comment. If you are also a) stupid or b) retarded such that you didn’t understand the contents of this P.S., I am right and you are not because I am not stupid or retarded and you are one or both. Don’t comment. Enjoy your ghost girl animu.

Okay last one zZ: This is the site of some game that Raze mentioned. It is about a ghost. It is about a ghost who comes back. It is about a ghost who is a girl. It is about a ghost who was very close to the protagonist. It is about a ghost very few people could see. It is about a ghost… who is eerily similar to Menma.

So there you have it. Give it a look if you have some time, cuz I haven’t even clicked the link.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. – 09

Oh Anaru, why are you so perfect?

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Ano Hana ep9 gets released first because it got done first (thank god Moshi found time to translate it). Please enjoy.

Delays for Aria and AnoHana Today

Some of you may already know that I basically get up at 2am every Friday to fansub anime for you guys. I’m thinking of simply getting my full night’s rest this time, however, for two reasons.

1) I have a very important interview tomorrow which I want to attend in tip-top condition. Not getting enough sleep because I was fansubbing in the dead hours of the night probably isn’t a good idea.
2) I had LASIK surgery done on my eyes a few days ago, and it’s pretty important that I give my eyes plenty of rest this week. Waking up prematurely to stare at a computer screen for hours straight when I’m supposed to be sleeping doesn’t seem very good for my eyes.

I probably shouldn’t be sabotaging both my future and my eyes just to give you your subbed anime several hours earlier, which means the soonest I can (and will) get to them is when I’m back home after the interview. Which would unfortunately mean a delay of about… 10-ish hours.

Incidentally, today is Moshiburner’s last full day in the US. He’ll be having his graduation and an all-night party before he embarks on a long flight back to his native Japan on Friday. Which means he probably won’t be translating Ano Hana this week (and he can’t fill in for me for Hidan no Aria either).

If things go well, we could probably release the episodes for both series by this time tomorrow (this would require me to translate Ano Hana instead of Moshi, which I could probably do after Hidan is released). We’ll see.


Hi Guise. Moshi here. I put on my robe and wizard haโ€”graduation cap, and now I’m back for a bit before I’m off to party. Though my head hurts whenever I stand up. Lol.
Speaking of Lol I might be LoL’ing with my RL bros so you may want to look for my presence online in something like three to four hours. Not sure if we have 5. No, I won’t be subbing there. Why? Because 1. Raze is gone anyway and he lurvs to do at least 1 edit/QC pass on hana before it’s released, and 2. I’m sure I can spend the last night for a while with my friends before I go to the motherland without you guys ragefacing, right?


Oh, and no worries about Raze being all “man two scripts a week that’s so INTENSE that I need to do really bad work on flower” because I made a flvraw pass and a CC pass on it (that’s 1 TL pass and 1 check pass) before I went to grad. Beast. You’re welcome, Raze.
Anyway I’m sorry for the lack of my usual lolzy links and cynicism (if it’s missing at all). If you saw some kind of spelling or grammar or Englolish in my post, blame my head. Me duele.?????? Oh, and the lack of a release. Lol.
My flight is tomorrow so I may or may not have a chance to make a lolzy Anohana release post (given it’s released tomorrow), mainly because I’ll either be finishing up my suitcase packing or be all-day partying (proceeding all-night partying. Trololol.).

NYandere, get chance and luck bro. Best of wishes.

arEdit: (10/6/2011 08:33 (GMT) )

Ano Hana Ep09 status – Encoded, Typeset, Timed, Translated. Needs QC or Editing or w/e Raze calls it. All stalling is his fault this week (and not mine lol).
Generic no Aria Ep09 status – Encoded. Possibly Translated, idk.

So according to the status of each show, Hana will probably come out first and Aria at some point one day this weekend (comfag is travelling around the world instead of fagsubbing, so technically all Aria delays are his fault). Please forward all Hidan no Aria related complaints, death threats, love letters and so on to troll4ever_89@hotmail.com (commander`A) and he will get back to you as soon as possible (depends how bored he is lol) .

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