History Headscratchers / AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay

20th Jan '16 6:29:29 AM Adept
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** She could've used her ghostly energy to make herself look the way she ''would'' look if she was still alive. In other works involving ghosts (like HauntedJunction), it's stated that the spirits of dead people are sometimes able to do so if they wish... but often at the expense of draining themselves of energy and eventually dissolving away (Neither going to Hell or Heaven). How does this not apply to Menma, we don't know. Then again, she didn't start appearing in Jintan's space right after her death.

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** She could've used her ghostly energy to make herself look the way she ''would'' look if she was still alive. In other works involving ghosts (like HauntedJunction), ''Manga/HauntedJunction''), it's stated that the spirits of dead people are sometimes able to do so if they wish... but often at the expense of draining themselves of energy and eventually dissolving away (Neither going to Hell or Heaven). How does this not apply to Menma, we don't know. Then again, she didn't start appearing in Jintan's space right after her death.
2nd Aug '14 2:04:24 AM TroubleSquared
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** Jintan is obviously still heavily grieving over the deaths of TWO of his loved ones. His father doesn't want to force him into anything that will make him even more depressed. Also, high school isn't compulsory in Japan. It's not that unusual for people to never attend, like Popo.
29th Apr '14 4:50:45 PM FunkySquid
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* Why on earth is Jintan's dad so ridiculously mellow about everything? Jintan is less than 18 (he wasn't able to launch fireworks) and is continually absent from school (and the fact that nobody cares about Jintan or Anaru blantantly skipping school all the time). Jintan's dad also can't see Menma, so Jintan appears to be talking to himself. And sleeps on his couch all the time. Like a POSSIBLY MENTALLY ILL PERSON. Yet his dad doesn't take him to a doctor, or anything. At the very least, most parents start getting worried when their kids never leave the house, and sleep on the couch and eats food.

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* Why on earth is Jintan's dad father so ridiculously mellow about everything? his son's behaviour? Jintan is a hermit and a truant, and only spends his time eating, sleeping and playing video games. It's established that Jintan is less than 18 (he (as he wasn't able to launch fireworks) and buy fireworks), so he is continually absent from school (and the fact that nobody cares still his father's responsibility. What about Jintan or Anaru blantantly skipping school all the time). Jintan's dad future? And also since Jintan's father can't see Menma, so Jintan appears would seem to be talking to himself. And sleeps on If Jintan's father loves his couch all the time. Like a POSSIBLY MENTALLY ILL PERSON. Yet his dad doesn't take son (which we have every reason to believe), why does he intervene and send him back to school? Or to a doctor, or anything. At doctor at the very least, most parents start getting worried when their kids never leave least? On a similar note, why did absolutely nobody find it unusual that Jintan was absent for an entire semester?! You'd think the house, and sleep on police or the couch and eats food.school would get involved at some point.
29th Apr '14 4:50:45 PM FunkySquid
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* Why on earth is Jintan's dad so ridiculously mellow about everything? Jintan is less than 18 (he wasn't able to launch fireworks) and is continually absent from school (and the fact that nobody cares about Jintan or Anaru blantantly skipping school all the time). Jintan's dad also can't see Menma, so Jintan appears to be talking to himself. And sleeps on his couch all the time. Like a POSSIBLY MENTALLY ILL PERSON. Yet his dad doesn't take him to a doctor, or anything. At the very least, most parents start getting worried when their kids never leave the house, and sleep on the couch and eats food.

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* Why on earth is Jintan's dad father so ridiculously mellow about everything? his son's behaviour? Jintan is a hermit and a truant, and only spends his time eating, sleeping and playing video games. It's established that Jintan is less than 18 (he (as he wasn't able to launch fireworks) and buy fireworks), so he is continually absent from school (and the fact that nobody cares still his father's responsibility. What about Jintan or Anaru blantantly skipping school all the time). Jintan's dad future? And also since Jintan's father can't see Menma, so Jintan appears would seem to be talking to himself. And sleeps on If Jintan's father loves his couch all the time. Like a POSSIBLY MENTALLY ILL PERSON. Yet his dad doesn't take son (which we have every reason to believe), why does he intervene and send him back to school? Or to a doctor, or anything. At doctor at the very least, most parents start getting worried when their kids never leave least? On a similar note, why did absolutely nobody find it unusual that Jintan was absent for an entire semester?! You'd think the house, and sleep on police or the couch and eats food.school would get involved at some point.
28th Apr '14 8:14:07 PM FunkySquid
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*** Menma can get dirty, and it shows us this.

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*** Menma can get dirty, and it shows us this.this.
* Why on earth is Jintan's dad so ridiculously mellow about everything? Jintan is less than 18 (he wasn't able to launch fireworks) and is continually absent from school (and the fact that nobody cares about Jintan or Anaru blantantly skipping school all the time). Jintan's dad also can't see Menma, so Jintan appears to be talking to himself. And sleeps on his couch all the time. Like a POSSIBLY MENTALLY ILL PERSON. Yet his dad doesn't take him to a doctor, or anything. At the very least, most parents start getting worried when their kids never leave the house, and sleep on the couch and eats food.
14th Oct '13 5:04:27 AM AbraSliver
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***Wherever a dress goes when you take a shower. I never wore a dress, so I wouldn't know. Maybe getting washed or maybe on Jintan's bed.



** In the first place, why does Menma need to take a bath when she's a ghost? And if it's because she can get dirty, doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose that she changes back into the exact same dress afterwards anyway?

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*** Every time that people (anyone) experiences the effects of Menma interacting with things, it's claimed as the wind. Door opened/closed? Wind. Good-sized portable light-post moved? Wind. Fliers fall to the ground? Wind. Diary of a dead girl falls to the ground? Wind...But there's no wind in the clubhouse! I mean, Jintan's father probably thinks his bed has a pile of clothes in it which is why he sleeps on a couch.
** In the first place, why does Menma need to take a bath when she's a ghost? And if it's because she can get dirty, doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose that she changes back into the exact same dress afterwards anyway?anyway?
*** Menma can get dirty, and it shows us this.
9th Sep '13 12:14:51 AM WHT1
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** Jintan has a subconscious desire to keep Menma to herself here amongst the living that he struggles with, and thus monologues that he doesn't really need to think about it; Yukiatsu later discusses this possibility with the rest of the gang after [[spoiler:Menma's ghost is proven to be real]]. Menma simply desires to stay with her friends and also monologues that she doesn't really need to think about it, but she comes to acknowledge that she needs to pass on and fulfill her wish for everyone else to move on. Both were ObfuscatingStupidity as to find an excuse not to change the status quo and move on.

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** Jintan has a subconscious desire to keep Menma to herself here amongst the living that he struggles with, and thus monologues that he doesn't really need to think about it; Yukiatsu later discusses this possibility with the rest of the gang after [[spoiler:Menma's ghost is proven to be real]]. Menma simply desires to stay with her friends and also monologues that she doesn't really need to think about it, but she comes to acknowledge that she needs to pass on and fulfill her wish for everyone else to move on. Both were ObfuscatingStupidity as to find an excuse not to change the status quo and move on.on.
* At one point, Menma takes a bath and comes back to Jintan's room wearing nothing but a towel. This one scene raises so many questions...
** Where was Menma's dress in all this?
** Since it's probably a regular towel, wouldn't other people be able to see it? That could have been a way to prove to the others that, maybe not Menma specifically, but ''something'' was there and couldn't be seen.
** In the first place, why does Menma need to take a bath when she's a ghost? And if it's because she can get dirty, doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose that she changes back into the exact same dress afterwards anyway?
19th Aug '13 11:49:02 AM owlbot
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** Jintan has a subconscious desire to keep Menma to herself here amongst the living that he struggles with, and thus monologues that he doesn't really need to think about it; Yukiatsu later discusses this possibility with the rest of the gang after [[spoiler:Menma's ghost is proven to be real]]. Menma simply desires to stay with her friends and also monologues that she doesn't really need to think about it, but she comes to acknowledge that she needs to pass on and fulfill her wish for everyone else to move on.

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** Jintan has a subconscious desire to keep Menma to herself here amongst the living that he struggles with, and thus monologues that he doesn't really need to think about it; Yukiatsu later discusses this possibility with the rest of the gang after [[spoiler:Menma's ghost is proven to be real]]. Menma simply desires to stay with her friends and also monologues that she doesn't really need to think about it, but she comes to acknowledge that she needs to pass on and fulfill her wish for everyone else to move on. Both were ObfuscatingStupidity as to find an excuse not to change the status quo and move on.
17th Aug '13 11:21:38 PM owlbot
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* If proving that Menma was really there was so simple as writing in her notebook in episode 8. Then why the hell didn't Jintan made Menma do that in front of the gang earlier? I can buy that Menma being mentally 10 years old would make her not realize this sooner, but what is Jintan's excuse? he's not exactly a moron is he?

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* If proving that Menma was really there was so simple as writing in her notebook in episode 8. Then why the hell didn't Jintan made Menma do that in front of the gang earlier? I can buy that Menma being mentally 10 years old would make her not realize this sooner, but what is Jintan's excuse? he's not exactly a moron is he?he?
** Jintan has a subconscious desire to keep Menma to herself here amongst the living that he struggles with, and thus monologues that he doesn't really need to think about it; Yukiatsu later discusses this possibility with the rest of the gang after [[spoiler:Menma's ghost is proven to be real]]. Menma simply desires to stay with her friends and also monologues that she doesn't really need to think about it, but she comes to acknowledge that she needs to pass on and fulfill her wish for everyone else to move on.
23rd Jun '13 7:12:14 PM littlegal100
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** The hypothetical Afterlife is sometimes depicted with a standard age set for all the people there. Instead of the typical case of having people remain the age they died at which would seem to penalize you one way or another. This may have been the author's choice of what that age would be, or at least relative stature.

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** The hypothetical Afterlife is sometimes depicted with a standard age set for all the people there. Instead of the typical case of having people remain the age they died at which would seem to penalize you one way or another. This may have been the author's choice of what that age would be, or at least relative stature.stature.
*If proving that Menma was really there was so simple as writing in her notebook in episode 8. Then why the hell didn't Jintan made Menma do that in front of the gang earlier? I can buy that Menma being mentally 10 years old would make her not realize this sooner, but what is Jintan's excuse? he's not exactly a moron is he?
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