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Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka

Alternative Titles

English: Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka
Synonyms: Akasaka, The Hill Dyed Rose Madder
Japanese: あかね色に染まる坂


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Dec 19, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: TNK
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.741 (scored by 47,224 users)
Ranked: #42212
Popularity: #536
Members: 80,773
Favorites: 201
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On his way to school, Junichi Nagase saves a girl from danger. Later, due to a misunderstanding, he kisses her. Shocked and disgusted, and without understanding what just happened or why, she screams at him and tells him to "just die!" As it turns out, the girl, Yuuhi Katagiri, is a new transfer student and, much to the surprise of Junichi and his younger sister Minato, their father arranged for Yuuhi to be Junichi's future wife! Of course, getting married to "that perverted idiot" is the absolute last thing Yuuhi wants! Junichi's crazy school life with his tsundere bride-apparent has begun!

(Source: Animesuki, edited)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Nagase, Minato
Nagase, Minato
Hirano, Aya
Hirano, Aya
Katagiri, Yuuhi
Katagiri, Yuuhi
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Nagase, Junichi
Nagase, Junichi
Hatano, Wataru
Hatano, Wataru
Shiraishi, Nagomi
Shiraishi, Nagomi
Hirohashi, Ryou
Hirohashi, Ryou


Motonaga, Keitarou
Motonaga, Keitarou
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Episode Director

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Opening Theme

"Hatsukoi Parachute (初恋パラシュート)" by Miyuki Hashimoto

Ending Theme

#01: "Sweet Gift" by Kugimiya Rie (eps 1-2)
#02: "Confusion..." by Ryou Hirohashi (ep 3)
#03: "Shoujo Test wa Muzukashii (少女テストは難しい)" by Emiri Katou (ep 4)
#04: "Akane-Iro Hometown (茜色hometown)" by Rie Kugimiya (ep 5)
#05: "Cherry pink mystery" by Emiri Katou (ep 6)
#06: "Make a Miracle!" by Rie Tanaka (ep 7)
#07: "Love Diving (ラブダイビング)" by Marina Inoue (ep 8)
#08: "Chu.chu.ru. no yakusoku" by Rie Tanaka (ep 9)
#09: "Mezamenai Wish... (目覚めない Wish...)" by Aya Hirano (eps 10-11)
#10: "ai Koko Kara (ai・ココカラ)" by Aya Hirano (ep 12)

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Apr 24, 2010
Seriously, is it that bad to find this show entertaining? One can argue this is a typical slice of life, school, harem anime with typical character types and predictable story and you would not be far off. But, if you don't LIKE watching things like this, why are you watching it in the first place? Akane-iro is geared to the 'veteran' otaku who love specific voice actors or character types, or enjoy when different flags get triggered (like hot springs, school festivals, or costume changes) aka: fanservice. You can only watch so many different slice of life harem comedy titles to realize if you read more
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Dec 29, 2008
Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka is an anime that hurts itself by raising expectations and failing to meet them like clockwork. It goes out of its way to repeatedly build from mediocrity only to plunge itself back down to the point where you wonder why you even gave it much of a chance. It's someone jumping out of a 3 story building and landing on concrete, only to climb back up and jump over and over again. Until the person's bones are mush and the series limps to its god-awful ending.

As a series in general, Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka (from here on, Akasaka) is passable, I read more
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May 26, 2009
There are some shows that really have no business being bad. Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka is one of those. When you look at the talent gathered for this series it practically reads as a who’s who of seiyuu talent. Unfortunately it is that talent that is one of the few bright spots in what is otherwise a pretty dismal series.

The story unfolds as your standard harem anime. I always find some of the ridiculous situations these writers come up with quite hilarious. A spoiled rich girl ends up living with a pair of siblings (not related by blood of course, read more
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Jun 16, 2015

(At Studio TNK)

Director [clapping his hands]: Okay, people. The next anime we're going to produce is Akane-iro ni somaru saka. Now, before we start production, I want everyone to play the visual novel and list out every event and trope that you believe should be included into the anime version. You have one week to complete this game.

[One Week Later]

Director [looking around the room]: Alright. I want everyone to hand in their lists. [Everyone begins to pass their list to the director.] Okay, thank you. Now, here’s what will happen. A few assistants and I will now tally up the tropes that read more
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Anime: D.C.: Da Capo
When I watched this I had strong feeling of Dejavu. Both the main heroes' name are Ju nichi as well. The animation quality was nicely done for both as well. Although some different in character design the characters from Akane-Iro give an oddly familiar feeling to that of Da Capo's cast as well, especially Minato (*cough* Nemu *cough*).  
reportRecommended by KY791
Anime: Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun
Similar plot...
A succubus girl who is afraid of men is forced to live with a boy.
Many things in Akane-iro remind of Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun (especially the parents in Akane-iro and the brother/sister in G-sama N-kun) 
reportRecommended by xoxo
Anime: Canvas 2: Niji-iro no Sketch
Both titles have the same "sibiling love" theme in it , with more or less the same relationship development from the begining, right to the very end of the two shows. 
reportRecommended by Neuvil
Anime: Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone.
cant belive this one wasnt there. sister brother type harem with lots of other characters. This one is full of emotion. Plus....aya hirano is the femal lead!!!. gotta watch. the ending is just sooo sooo goood! 
reportRecommended by KingBowness
Anime: Shuffle!
Akane-iro ni Somaru and shuffle share many things in common there both revolved around a boy that must decide a girl from a huge harem. They are both funny, and dramatic all at the same time i guarantee if you like one you'll like the other. 
reportRecommended by Krombopulos
Anime: Princess Lover!
Both animes are similar for 'rich fiancee-so-sudden' romance with a twist of harem. And did I tell you that both of these animes are from a visual novel game?  
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