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H2O: Footprints in the Sand

H2O: Footprints in the Sand

Alternative Titles

Japanese: H2O ~FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND~

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2008 to Mar 21, 2008
Genres: Romance, School, Harem
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.361 (scored by 28416 users)
Ranked: #19712
Popularity: #633
Members: 52,353
Favorites: 324
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Synopsis

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...

Related Anime

Adaptation: H2O: Footprints in the Sand

Characters & Voice Actors

Otoha
Otoha
Main
Naruse, Mia
Japanese
Naruse, Mia
Yeo, Min Jeong
Korean
Yeo, Min Jeong
Hirose, Takuma
Hirose, Takuma
Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese
Koshimizu, Ami
Kim, Il
Korean
Kim, Il
Kagura, Hinata
Kagura, Hinata
Main
Tanaka, Ryouko
Japanese
Tanaka, Ryouko
Park, Seon Yeong
Korean
Park, Seon Yeong
Kohinata, Hayami
Kohinata, Hayami
Main
Sakurai, Harumi
Japanese
Sakurai, Harumi
Wu, Jeong Sin
Korean
Wu, Jeong Sin

Staff

Tachibana, Hideki
Director
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Nemoto, Toshizou
Script
Fujita, Junpei
Theme Song Composition, Music



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Mar 25, 2008
TheLlama
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
game8910
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
Master10K
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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May 10, 2011
Zanarkandian
Sometimes, a title is enough to get your attention. Footprints in the Sand brings a lot of things into my mind. Summers that were fun, summers that slipped away. Ephimeral warmth, or even lost chances. Which one of those was it that H2O kept in store?

Followed by a pretty opening theme with folk elements (I found the ending theme as enjoyable too), I didn't expect that to be the last thing I liked about this show. Visually, the show was alright. Not too bad, nothing exceptional either. It was (the lack of ) character depth and plot that ruined everything for me.

H2O revolves read more
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Recommendations

They're both really mysterious and are about a weird girl meeting a special boy.
Both are anime that seem to be nice and charming but have a awful twist!
Both of these animes deal with villages that harbor a dark secret. Both of the villages have residents that take justice into their own hands. In Higurashi, the secret is much more hidden. In H2O, not a lot of effort is made to hide the secret
I don't know, it just is. Bunch of girls with various different lifes get joined together by one boy. It's a really good watch :3
In both a girl is lonely and being bullied by others. A kind boy helps them and then a love triangle shows up.
Both slice of life, bit dramatic. Also they started airing around the same time =)

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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