Ranked #2203

H2O: Footprints in the Sand

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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2008 to Mar 21, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NTT Docomo, Studio Jack
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Harem, Romance, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 31,510 users)
Ranked: #22032
Popularity: #779
Members: 58,960
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Takuma Hirose is a blind young male high school student, though the cause for his blindness is undetermined. In order to heal his medical condition, he is sent to live in a village with his uncle. There, he meets several girls, three of which stand out more than any of the others. They are Hayami Kohinata, Hinata Kangura, and Otoha. Otoha temporarily heals his blindness and Hirose uses his sight to help others. He finds out that, for some reason, Hayami Kohinata is hated in the village, and he tries his best to help her out. Meanwhile, many sad secrets unfold in the village...


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kohinata, Hayami
Kohinata, Hayami
Sakurai, Harumi
Sakurai, Harumi
Naruse, Mia
Naruse, Mia
Hirose, Takuma
Hirose, Takuma
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami
Kagura, Hinata
Kagura, Hinata
Tanaka, Ryouko
Tanaka, Ryouko


Tachibana, Hideki
Tachibana, Hideki
Takadera, Takeshi
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Aoshima, Takashi
Aoshima, Takashi

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Opening Theme

"Katayoku no Icarus (片翼のイカロス)" by Yui Sakakibara

Ending Theme

#1: "Kazahane (カザハネ)" by Haruka Shimotsuki (eps 1-11)
#2: "Footprints in the Sand" by Monet (ep 12)

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Mar 25, 2008
H2O is about a boy, Hirose Takuma, who arrives in a village. He's blind, but a spirit called Otoha somehow heals his illness. Now, he befriends the people (mostly girls) there, and many dramatic events unfold.

The story in itself was really nice. It's sad, yet happy, and it's dramatic. It gives me a feeling of happiness when watching, but also a sad feeling. And whilst it was really good, it was way too sudden at times though. And the jump-the-shark episode (episode 8) kind of ruined things, but I'm glad that it returned to normal after that episode. Anyway, this story was great IMO. Oh, read more
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Mar 22, 2008
H2O has been a really interesting anime to watch, it certainly is a show that you're either going to love, or hate.

Story: The story of this show is really a story that you will either enjoy from the beginning till the end, or start to question what the hell is going on and end up confused. IMO I enjoyed the story from beginning to end, they did have 2 certain episodes which I felt were not really necessary to have (ep 4, ep 8). I will say, I love animes that always gives me shocking moments that make me go OMGWTFWASTHATNOWAI! and H2O certainly give read more
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Mar 1, 2008
H2O: Footprints in the Sand is a Psychological, Supernatural, Romance anime about a blind junior-high boy (Takuma) who moves to a quite rural town. He is given the given the gift of sight in order for him to help the people who need it the most.

The story to H2O is very simple and easy to follow however it tends to randomly add developments, just to complicate matters. After the first couple episodes you will begin to wonder when all the unexplained stuff will be explained but there’s no real urgency with this series. There seems to be a number of underlining plots in the story read more
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Sep 22, 2008
This is a very cute story that I think all girls should watch. I don't much recommend it for boys, unless they are in touch with their feminine side :)

STORY: He magically becomes not blind? That sorta confused me a little, but I guess it was supposed to be like magic and stuff. This story is not totally like a lot of other anime stories, because it actually teaches something. I was a story that had morals and values. It shows that judging people is wrong. They seem to tie religion into the story a little. The story about the man walking with God is read more
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