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Natsuyuki Rendezvous

Natsuyuki Rendezvous

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Japanese: 夏雪ランデブー


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 14, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #1102
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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, Rokka
Shimao, Rokka
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Shimao, Atsushi
Shimao, Atsushi
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Miyake, Marie
Miyake, Marie


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

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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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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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Jan 21, 2013
The more I think about this series, the more I'm inclined to believe that Natsuyuki Rendezvous is not a romance.

Sure, it may say romance in the tags. It may be a josei. It may even be billed by the creators themselves as a romantic story. But the way I see it, this series is simply not meant to be a traditional romance, regardless of how it's being sold.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous, simply put, is a story about life and death. Love is used as a theme in order to make the story more understandable and easy to relate to, but at its core this anime focuses on 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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There is a ghost only one person can see. The characters need to get over the death of the ghost to move on, or find some other kind of solution like getting along with said ghost that only certain people can see. The mood is melancholic and yet interesting as it pulls one in. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both can see ghosts, and have a similar, easygoing calm pace. 
reportRecommended by Maitreya
Natsuyuki is how Maison Ikkoku would've been, had MI's cast been presented in a less likable manner and those same characters not taken SIX YEARS to resolve their non-starting relationship issues.

Maybe because of how fast the pace moves in NR, in comparison to MI's drawn out deceased lover rom-comedy, but NR's cast come across as inconsistent and (in mine eyes) are cheapened by their actions. NR's lead goes from a bumbling idiot lacking confidence to a dickish, I-don't-care-if-husband-watches playboy, and the wife doesn't take much to accept a new man, considering how much she's still in love with her dead hubby. (Plus, her  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
These animes are similar because they both have a ghost who tries to interfere with the male protagonist relationship and cause them unhappiness.  
reportRecommended by Haremprincesam
Both are about people dealing with the loss of their lover and trying to move on.
Both are very sweet with some touching moments and well animated.
In both main female character runs a cute little shop.  
reportRecommended by helensan
The sense of warm love and the complications around it when there are more than two involved. 
reportRecommended by fiore777

Opening Theme

"See You" by Yuya Matsushita

Ending Theme

"Anata ni Deawanakereba ~Natsuyuki Fuyuhana~ (あなたに出会わなければ~夏雪冬花~)" by Aimer

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