Ranked #2433
Thermae Romae

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.181 (scored by 5949 users)
Ranked: #24332
Popularity: #2012
Members: 9,586
Favorites: 13
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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
Modestus, Lucius
Ono, Ryo
Ono, Ryo
Otsuka, Akio
Otsuka, Akio
Miyashita, Eiji
Miyashita, Eiji
Shirokuma, Hiroshi
Shirokuma, Hiroshi


Tani, Azuma
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Theme Song Performance
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Debussy, Achille-Claude

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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.

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Jan 30, 2012
Thermae Romae is basically about Lucius a celebrated architect who could time travel back and forth from his hometown the ancient Rome to the modern day Japan. Because this is comedy and not sci-fi, his ability to time travel was neither explained nor have been given any importance as to how he does but that doesn’t matter anyway. As an anime with a very minimal episode count, Thermae Romae doesn’t dawdle messing around with insignificant chatter, instead it gets directly to the focal point and what the anime’s dedicated to illustrate, the Japanese baths and their culture.

What separates Thermae Romae from the norms is the read more
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Both are short flash-based animations with the purpose to educate viewers about certain customs and culture.
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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Ending Theme

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

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