Thoughts on AnoHana (Spoilers)

Read my proper review for AnoHana instead, it’s much better. Whilst I enjoyed AnoHana, I couldn’t help but think this kind of stuff. You won’t get anything out of it if you haven’t already seen the show, and it will spoil it for you.

 Jinta "Jintan" Yadomi Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi:Jinta Yadomi thinks that he is a hikikomori, he isn’t. He has no trouble getting a job, meeting his friends, going to school, or generally going outside. Sure, he stopped going to school for a while after his mother died, and he is responsible for the death of his loved one, but in reality, he is just a high school ronin. He is a self-important brat who pushes his opinions on others, and has no problem proclaiming to everyone that he sees things. He is into necrophilia.
 Atsumu "Yukiatsu" Matsuyuki Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki:Yukiatsu is a bit of a nut who likes crossdressing in his spare time. He appears to be the only one in his group of friends to have his head screwed on properly, and is the only one to really question Jinta about his hallucinations and clearly lunatic behaviour. He, like Jinta, had a thing for Menma before they both killed her. Yukiatsu finds it difficult to put up with Jinta’s inane ramblings about being able to see the ghost of the dead girl that he used to love. He thinks of Naruko as a replacement for his dead love interest, but she likes Jinta, further frustrating him into aggressive, condescending behaviour. He is a bit of a jerk.
 Naruko "Anaru" Anjou Naruko “Anaru” Anjou:Naruko is a horrendous tease with extreme bipolar disorder, because of this, she has no real friends. She is extremely naïve and leads men on without realising, frustrating them greatly. Yukiatsu has asked her out but Naruko only has eyes for Jinta. Jinta is completely indifferent towards Naruko due to her aforementioned mental disorder and his love for the dead girl. Naruko has to put up with being second to Menma and as a result she becomes increasingly frustrated and violent towards everyone around her.Her nickname is also pretty funny when you romanise it.
 Chiriko "Tsuruko" Tsurumi Chiriko “Tsuruko” Tsurumi:Chiriko is the quiet type, she has an over the top serious and logical personality. She has been taking care of Yukiatsu for 5 years in the vain hope that he may one day love her for it. Chiriko and Yukiatsu are often mistaken for lovers by jealous classmates and peers, but unfortunately for Chiriko, Yukiatsu loves every girl as long as it is not her. One questions whether Yukiatsu is aware of Chiriko’s affections due to her cold nature, but Yukiatsu has done an excellent job of playing her, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
 Tetsudo "Poppo" Hisakawa Tetsudo “Poppo” Hisakawa:
Poppo is a freak. He does not love anyone and that is weird. He is a gullible idiot who will fall for anything Jinta tells him. He apparently travelled the world, but has nothing to show for it besides his odd fashion sense and occasional linguistic quirks.
 Meiko "Menma" Honma Meiko “Menma” Honma:Menma is dead.

Take a look at this hastily drawn diagram and you will see why I get a little bit frustrated. Nothing gets resolved in the end either, but fortunately, things do seem to get a slightly brighter outlook during the final ending credits.

Hastily Drawn AnoHana Love "triangle"
Do you reckon any of these characters will eventually get together?

Seriously this show is good, go watch it.


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