|Episode 2 : "Menma the Hero"|
|English||Menma the Hero|
|Release||April 22, 2011|
|Running Time||24 Minutes|
|Episode 1 - "Super Peace Busters"||Episode 3 - "Menma Search Party"|
Menma the Hero is the second episode of the Anohana anime. It aired on April 22nd, 2011.
When Jinta tells Tetsudō about his visions of Menma, he instantly believes him. Meanwhile, Anaru ends up encountering Chiriko, though she soon breaks into tears when Menma is mentioned. It is revealed that Naruko blames herself for the circumstances leading to Menma's death. Tetsudō suggests that the wish Menma might want granted was to have a rare monster from a Nokémon video game, which Jinta buys from the game shop Anaru works at. He spends the night playing it before Menma comes back. The next day, Tetsudō runs into Atsumu and mentions what Jinta told him about Menma. He later goes around Jinta's house and mentions that they would have to trade with another Nokémon game to get the rare monster. As a result, they visit Anaru, who agrees to help them on the condition that Jinta starts attending school again. During this visit, Menma is happy to realize that Anaru still has an abundance of video games and manga, just like when they were kids. After spending the night gaming, they manage to get the rare monster, though it turns out not to be Menma's wish. Nevertheless, they are positive that somehow Menma's wish will be found out and fulfilled. Jinta, however, has found his own wish: to apologize to Menma because of the incident.
- The so called "Nokemon" mentioned in the episode is a reference to the "Pokemon" franchise, also a reference to "link trade" is made.
- Picking one out of three is a reference to how a player must choose a starter Pokemon out of three available options. Later Jinta is shown playing the game.
- The mentioned "Dojimon" is probably a reference to "Digimon" franchise.
- At around 9:39, posters of "Hourou Musuko" can be seen.
- At around 9:46, a poster of "Working!!" can be seen.
- A poster of the "Sekirei" anime can be seen on the right side of the cashier area. Another Sekirei poster appears on the front of the cashier area after Jinta leaves the shop.
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