If you loved the anime “Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai“, the anime series will receive a live drama adaptation courtesy of Fuji TV and will air on September 21st.
Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi is the main protagonist and as a kid, he was very close to Meiko “Menma” Honma
Together with their friends (which they are known as the “Super Peace Busters”) included Naruko “Anaru” Anjo (who had a crush on Jinta), Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki (who likes Menma and looked at Jinta as his rival for Menma’s feelings), Chiriko “Tsuruko” Tsurumi (has feelings towards Asumu) and Tetsudo “Poppo” Hisakawa (always looked at Jinta as “cool”).
On the day before “Menma” died, everyone wanted to know if Jinta loved Menma but being a child and embarrassed, he said he would never fall for someone like her. Embarrassed, he ran away. But when she tried to find him, by the time he went to look for her an apologize, it was too late. She slipped and fell into a river and drowned.
Fast forward into the future and Jinta has become depressed and anti-social after the death of his mother and Menma. But when Menma reappears as a ghost, at first he thinks it’s his stress manifesting, but when he starts to realize that she has returned, Jinta slowly reunites with his old friends to tell him about his visions of Menma.
Of course, not everyone believes him, as he is the only person that can see her. But some fans give him the benefit of the doubt and Poppo believes that she may be stuck on Earth because she has a goal that she must reach or a wish that she must fulfill. But as Menma hears this, she is not sure about her thoughts nor does she remember much.
But as these friends slowly reunite, we learn that not only does Jinta feel guilty about Menma’s death, each of them do for some sort of reason.
Unfortunately, the YouTube video for the drama is only available for residents in Japan. But you can relive this sad anime series by watching this anime promo: