In a recent announcement sent out by Aniplex of America, it was detailed that North America can expect a gorgeous complete blu-ray box set for “anohana -The Flowers We Saw That Day- on October 31, 2017. The box will contain the long-awaited English dub, which calls on the talents of Xanthe Huynh (Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie –Rebellion-) as Menma, Erica Lindbeck (Your lie in April, ALDNOAH.ZERO) as Anaru, Ray Chase (Charlotte, Final Fantasy XV) as Yukiatsu, Erica Mendez (KILL la KILL, Magi franchise) as Tsuruko, Kaiji Tang (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Poppo and Griffin Burns (Fate/Grand Order -First Order-, Charlotte) as Jintan.
If you’re looking for an anime that’ll leave you in tears, all while offering a legitimately compelling story, look no further than “anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day”. It’s a series that doesn’t come along all that often; a show that leaves you truly invested in the wellbeing of the cast, while then using that affection to hit the spots that hurt the most. It’s perhaps to younger anime fans what Clannad was to older fans, even if the seperation between the two was only four years.
Over six years on from its original airing, the series still finds wide-spread popularity amongst communities, and leaves ZONE’s “Secret Base” stuck in my head on a daily basis. Apparently I’m not the only one who has had the series on my mind this whole time however, with the dub director Patric Seitz stating that it’s been his dream for the last five years to work on the English dub for the series. You can check out just what you can expect from the package below:
- Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
- Textless Opening & Ending
- Textless Opening (Special Version)
- Web Previews
- 60-page Deluxe Booklet
- Rigid Box
- Package Illustrated by Masayoshi Tanaka (Character Design)
If you’re interested in checking out one of the most emotionally-driven anime of the last ten years, be sure to take a look at the upcoming release. Further information can be found on Aniplex of America’s official website, here.