Ranked #2072

Natsuyuki Rendezvous

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 夏雪ランデブー


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 14, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 17,722 users)
Ranked: #20722
Popularity: #1207
Members: 35,563
Favorites: 121
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Hazuki may be near-sighted, but he knows true beauty when he sees it and the delicate form of flower shop owner Rokka draws him in like a bee to honey. So, hoping to cultivate a relationship between them, Hazuki takes a part time job at her shop, only to discover two huge thorns preventing the nurturing of any romance. The first, the fact that Rokka is still grieving for her late husband Shimao, would be enough to snip most men's ardor short, but it's the second that really threatens to make Hazuki's forlorn hopes wilt. Because while Shimao is most definitely deceased, he hasn't yet departed and his spirit is still living in Rokka's apartment! Except only Hazuki can see him, which leads to a very strange romantic triangle indeed. Are Hazuki's chances with Rokka as dead as the man who still lives in her house? Or can he somehow make love blossom even though there's an interloper pushing up the daisies between them?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Hazuki, Ryousuke
Hazuki, Ryousuke
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Shimao, Atsushi
Shimao, Atsushi
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Shimao, Rokka
Shimao, Rokka
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Shimao, Miho
Shimao, Miho
Touma, Yumi
Touma, Yumi


Matsuo, Kou
Matsuo, Kou
Shibata, Shirou
Shibata, Shirou
Episode Director
Kuniyuki, Yurie
Kuniyuki, Yurie
Episode Director
Jinbo, Masato
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

"See You" by Yuya Matsushita

Ending Theme

"Anata ni Deawanakereba ~Kasetsu Touka~ (あなたに出会わなければ~夏雪冬花かせつとうか~ )" by Aimer

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Sep 13, 2012
Love. The four letter forbidden word. What is it really? Is it an idea? Is it an expression? Is it a feeling? Perhaps it's something that all of us feel like it must be part of us because it's the central theme of human life. No but, seriously, think about it.

In a nutshell, Natsuyuki Rendezvous is a rare romantic josei series presented by Noitamina. In fact, Noitamina is known to present all sorts of unique and strange series that expands beyond the typical male audience such as the original [C], the musical Nodame Cantabile, the horror Shiki, and the ghostly story of Anohana. Ah read more
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Jul 18, 2012
"I always wondered who was the one who suffered the most. The one who departed...or the one who was left behind"

//Before giving me a non-helpful tag please read the review. //

After finishing Sakamichi no Apollon, I wondered if there was another josei anime who would make the same impact on me...and I know now for sure I found it. If else, it had made a hole different one.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous is a beautiful work. The story, the art, the characters, the music, the production and direction...every thing is balanced prefectly.

There´s so many things that are remarkable about this show:a grieving couple that shares everything read more
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Sep 14, 2012
Till death do you part?

A many handful of religions and beliefs in this world have people under different impressions of the dead. Some believe the dead come back to the world while others believe the dead stay amongst' us due to unjustified deaths or unfinished life works.

The love triangle of Natsuyuki Rendevous left me with a feeling somewhat disappointed, not because of the story, but because of slow progression and lack of fill.

The major problem I saw with the story was how the writers invested so much time into the Shimao and Hazuki body swaps. The first few episodes were fair, but after that read more
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Feb 20, 2015
Now I think this anime is fairly unknown to people- but that is part of the reason i'm writing this to raise it's profile even by just a little.

I won't reveal any spoilers but it is one of the most heart-warming and tear jerking romances I have seen in a long time. And to be honest i'm surprised I enjoyed it as much I did because romance animes aren't really my favourites.

Anyway the story focuses on the relationship between a flower shop owner and her new part-time employee that has been admiring her from afar. If it was just this I myself would read more
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