Looks like we are getting more Feels underway. This is because during the AnoHana stage presentation during AnimeJapan, they revealed that the anime is getting a 10th Anniversary project! They even revealed a brand new key visual featuring the Super Peace Busters all grown up! Oh, and a certain ghost girl is back too…
The original anime’s character designer and animation director Masayoshi Tanaka personally illustrated the new visual which aged the main characters up 10 years. Here is the original anime’s visual:
They will be revealing more details about the project during a special event on August 28, 2021. In other words, the event happens on the summer a decade after that summer that Menma returned.
The original anime became a huge success, and even made the setting, which is the city of Chichibu in Saitama, an Anime Tourism hotspot. It also became famous for making people cry. Here is how MyAnimeList describes its story:
Jinta Yadomi is peacefully living as a recluse, spending his days away from school and playing video games at home instead. One hot summer day, his childhood friend, Meiko “Menma” Honma, appears and pesters him to grant a forgotten wish. He pays her no mind, which annoys her, but he doesn’t really care. After all, Menma already died years ago.
At first, Jinta thinks that he is merely hallucinating due to the summer heat, but he is later on convinced that what he sees truly is the ghost of Menma. Jinta and his group of childhood friends grew apart after her untimely death, but they are drawn together once more as they try to lay Menma’s spirit to rest. Re-living their pain and guilt, will they be able to find the strength to help not only Menma move on—but themselves as well?
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Source: AnoHana 10th Anniversary AnimeJapan Stage Presentation