Ranked #891
Ano Natsu de Matteru

Ano Natsu de Matteru

Alternative Titles

English: Waiting in the Summer
Japanese: あの夏で待ってる


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.761 (scored by 65627 users)
Ranked: #8912
Popularity: #243
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When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate and revealing, as the maturing relationships between the members of the young cast take on new, and sometimes very unexpected, turns.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Aketagawa, Jin
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More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 I can't, Senpai
Komarimasu, Senpai. (困ります、先輩。)
Jan 10, 2012
2 Together with Senpai...
Senpai to Issho... (先輩といっしょ…)
Jan 17, 2012
3 Senpai says...
Senpai ga Icchau... (先輩が言っちゃう…)
Jan 24, 2012
4 Senpai was Amazing
Senpai wa Sugokatta. (先輩はすごかった。)
Jan 31, 2012
5 Senpai is the Heroine
Senpai wa Heroine. (先輩はヒロイン。)
Feb 7, 2012

Opening Theme

"sign" by Ray

Ending Theme

"Vidro Moyou (ビードロ模様)" by Nagi Yanagi

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Mar 26, 2012 7:52 PM
AnoNatsu is a strange case: a competent JC Staff romance anime, that works as an installment to an old series (the Onegai series), dealing with filmmaking, sci-fi, and summer holidays despite being a Winter 2012 anime.

Directed by Nagai Tatsuyuki (Ano Hana, Toradora!), this anime is a mix of the new and old conventions of romance anime: love triangles, genre fusion, and more. Kirishima Kaito (Shimazaki Nobunaga), who looks awfully a lot like Jintan from AnoHana, is your average geek interested in using an old film camera he found in the attic. Equipped with various ISO films, he practices cinematography along with his friend, read more
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Mar 10, 2012 4:32 AM
After the tearjerker that was Anohana, I was excited about a new show that its director was producing, named Ano Natsu de Matteru. The concept seemed pretty boring, but so did the idea of following five teenagers and a dead girl around, so I decided to give the show a chance.

Unfortunately, after eight episodes of "giving it a chance", I have yet to find any point where I can say that I like this show.

The story itself is pretty lackluster, unexplained, and overall poorly developed. The whole of it is centered around this girl, we shall call her Ichika-senpai, who's an alien from outer read more
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Sep 30, 2014 10:45 PM
"A picture is worth a thousand words"; I've never quite believed that saying as much as I did after seeing the last scene of this anime.

Ano Natsu de Matteru is an anime about a group of friends spending their summer vacation hanging out and filming a movie. Sounds simple, yes? Not quite. It doesn't take very long for the romance and the drama to kick in, where Ano Natsu is most focused. In fact, that STILL might be an understatement. Within the first 4 episodes, all of the love interests of the main characters are well established and/or heavily hinted at, and there is read more
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Feb 3, 2013 6:07 AM
Isn’t it lovely when the industry is not trying to make something new and just rehashes the same old stuff? Waiting in the summer (WITS) is an anime original, meaning it is not based on a manga. Original my butt if it’s basically nothing more than a remake/tribute of an older anime called Please Teacher (PT). Although the storylines may sound different, just looking at who made it is more than clear to see the similarities.
- A big busted female alien with glasses comes to Earth and after getting a secret identity, comes to live under the same roof with a wuss male teenager. read more
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Anime: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
-Both give the same feeling/atmosphere
-Both have something to do with the theme "Summer"
-Similar art
-Both are interesting  
reportRecommended by zenith_kim94
Anime: Onegai☆Teacher
Until finishing Ano Natsu, I had thought the OBVIOUS similarities between the two were nothing more than examples of the anime industry's lack of originality. But it turns out they were written by the same person, with Ano Natsu linking into Onegai Teacher at the very end. So, it wasn't theft: it was just the writer being lazy. Glad that's clear, now.

Two alien Mary Sues come from space. They have the same basic character designs. One becomes a teacher; one becomes a student. They fall in love with scrawny, four-eyed midgets. There's drama. 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Toradora!
Both are lovely sweet love comedies that make you smile. Both have enough depth to be interesting and lovable. <3 
reportRecommended by Tshuki
Anime: Nagi no Asukara
How within the group of friends, their corresponding love interests are pretty similar. The main characters having a love interest for an "alien". In Ano Natsu the main Kaito a human falls for Ichika an alien, in Nagi no Asukara its kinda the reverse. The main Manaka a half human and fish (alien) falls for Tsumugu a human. Characters that play similar roles in both are, ( Nagi no Asukara 1st ) Hikari and Kanna, Chisaki and Tetsurou, Kaname and Mio.  
reportRecommended by Crzykido
Anime: Tsuritama
Aliens, comedy and bright colors. A slow paced story that is also a story about growing up. What more could you ask for? How about aliens interrupting the day to day lives of normal people and the normal crazy antics of teens. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Kokoro Connect
-Supernatural things and unexpected events happens in their summer
-School life/slice of life anime 
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