I largely passed up on watching new anime in 2011, spending most of my time watching older series and Western television. One show that I was continually bugged about was AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day. It was a big hit in 2011, and NIS licensed it to much fanfare. May as well watch it, and see what all the hubbub was about.
The show is about a scuttled friendship in the wake of the death of a friend. Our protagonist is haunted by this girl's ghost years down the line, and now has to unravel the mystery behind how to get her to heaven, and just how this group's friendship faltered all those years ago.
How did the show stack up to expectations? Find out after the jump!