I, unfortunately couldn’t find the trailer anymore (that, or I’m just lazy). I recently watched AnoHana Live Action to see for myself if it’s any better than the tear-jerker anime version.
The story is very much the same except I guess, there were more feels in the anime version that they still could not capture. They changed the climax part.
However I have to say, they’ve done it OKAY with the actors. They act good (they really should I guess, so this puts a lot pressure). Some things I wish they did do is, to change Menma’s hair to white as it is in the anime. It was pointed out in the anime that Menma felt like an outcast at first due to her having a different color of hair – although I guess it looked too unrealistic.
While they remove some parts from the anime, nothing much of it was vital – but again the climax changed a little bit but this changed so much for the emotions. It might also be a factor that I’ve seen the anime too many times.
I must say though unlike the Shingeki no Kyojin “live action” I dare not ever remember, this was a good rendition! I’m looking forward watching Orange now, from one of my favorite manga that will also make you cry buckets.