Ranked #2737

Thermae Romae

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Thermæ Romæ
Japanese: テルマエ・ロマエ


Type: TV
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2012 to Jan 27, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Gonzo, DLE
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 6,912 users)
Ranked: #27372
Popularity: #2389
Members: 11,756
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The story is a comedy about Lucius, an architect of public bath houses in ancient Rome, who time-travels to various modern-day baths in Japan. The author explores the two cultures in the world "that have loved baths the most: the Japanese and the Romans."

Please note that MAL considers this show to be 3 episodes and not 5. See More Info for additional details.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Modestus, Lucius
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Ono, Ryo
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Miyashita, Eiji
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Sentou no Oyaji
Uchida, Naoya
Uchida, Naoya
Yamaguchi, Mami
Yamaguchi, Mami
Ueda, Kana
Ueda, Kana


Tani, Azuma
Tani, Azuma
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Theme Song Performance
van Beethoven, Ludwig
van Beethoven, Ludwig
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

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"Thermae Roman (テルマエ・ロマン)" by Chatmonchy

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Feb 1, 2012
It’s not every day you run into shows that are just plain eccentric, especially one that's centered on baths. Well, that’s exactly what happened to me, thanks to a little TV special I stumbled upon called Thermae Romae, based on Mari Yamazaki’s award-winning manga of the same name. It may seem like just another low-quality show with no point whatsoever, but Thermae Romae is a fairly humorous show that has a surprising amount of depth to it. Set in ancient Rome, it follows the bizarre, time-trotting adventures of public bath architect Lucius Modestus to modern-day Japan.

Despite the seemingly dumb premise, Thermae Romae’s story is entertaining read more
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Jan 17, 2012
A nice warm bath is always nice. Every so often in my busy life I relax by taking one as well but I never thought about it. Wonder some random stuff about bathing? Well this ones for you.
Thermae Romae is a nice show that aims to show some history and examples. It points out two types of cultures that enjoyed bathing and how it differed so much. The story is pretty simple but who could hate that. It's short and sweet, straight to the point. There aren't many characters really but the main one is great. His voice fits and his reactions garner up read more
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Jan 27, 2012
I am not sure where to start my review for this one. The storyline compares and contrasts Japan and ancient Rome in regards to their bath culture. I applaud the attempt to make the subject matter interesting but I am also glad this lasted only the few episodes that it did. The two flaws in the story line are the fact that it is repetitive and the fact that despite the fact it makes the subject some what interesting I doubt very few people are going to remember that many historical facts from the show.

I loved the style of the artwork but hated how this read more
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May 11, 2013
_Thermae Romae_ is very much a one-note gimmick anime, from its basic plot style to its animation-style and Lucius's hilarious reactions to everything (I'd call the series a bit like _Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei_ or _Yakitate! Japan_), but it suits me at the moment, and the historical accuracy is sufficient to not bother me. Really, where else are you going to get any thing like this sort of historical fantasy but anime? The diversity and weird gems like TR is one of the reasons I love anime.
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I feel that there is definitely something more similar between both anime other than the time slip.

Also they are both very underrated. 
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Both series talk about the inner workings of a mundane subject. Baths for TR and bread for YJ. Add a dash of surreal comedy and you have charming series that not only make you laugh but genuinely teach you something new. 
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Both series take a bizarre concept, combine it with an odd attention to detail on an unusual choice of subjects, and then apply it to a combination of strange animation and surprisingly good comedy. 
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