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Natsu no Arashi!

Natsu no Arashi!

Alternative Titles

English: Summer Storm!
Japanese: 夏のあらし!


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2009 to Jun 29, 2009
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.441 (scored by 7965 users)
Ranked: #17212
Popularity: #1323
Members: 24,518
Favorites: 46
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Thirteen-year-old Yasaka is a boy staying at his grandfather's house during his summer vacation. One day he entered a store and met Arashi, a beautiful sixteen-year old girl working there. After trying to protect her from a man who claims to have been hired by her family to take her back by force, Yasaka ran away with her and now she stays at his grandpa's place with him. It didn't take much time for Yasaka to figure out that his new friend is far from an ordinary girl, as she possesses mysterious powers. The plot thickens when he finds a sixty-year-old picture of Arashi and another girl named Kaja, and to the surprise of all Kaja suddenly appears, and just like Arashi, her appearance hasn't changed at all since then.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Natsu no Arashi!
Sequel: Natsu no Arashi! Akinaichuu

Characters & Voice Actors

Arashiyama, Sayoko
Arashiyama, Sayoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Bergmann, Kaja
Bergmann, Kaja
Nazuka, Kaori
Nazuka, Kaori
Kamigamo, Jun
Kamigamo, Jun
Omigawa, Chiaki
Omigawa, Chiaki
Yasaka, Hajime
Yasaka, Hajime
Sanpei, Yuuko
Sanpei, Yuuko


Oonuma, Shin
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki

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Aug 29, 2009
It’s a crime that this series seems to be so unappreciated and under viewed when clichéd garbage such as Maria Holic gets overhyped and legions of fanboys. I only bring up Maria Holic because it was made by the same studio, SHAFT, and I feel both have a kind of niche quality to them. However where Maria falls on its face, Natsu no Arashi! emerges as one of the best shows of 2009.

To sum up the storyline in a word it would be; quirky. From the beginning of the first episode and from just looking at the promotional art you might think read more
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Aug 10, 2009
Stories 9/10:
Natsu no Arashi (summer storm) is not like your average drama/slice of life series.
It started the series by some complicated things like time travel and no character introduction at all, somehow this will give 2 kind of impression for the viewer :
1. This is a "boring" anime.
2. This is interesting, must watch the other eps.
And if you choose the 2nd option (recommended by me), you will eventually enjoy the series.
There story revolves around some boy named "Yasaka Hajime" spending his summer time in his grandfather house. There he met with a sixteen years old girl name "Arashiyama Sayoko" who claimed to be read more
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Dec 29, 2010
Another phenomenal story penned by Jin Kobayashi, the mangaka for the famed School Rumble. To be honest, I didn't know about Natsu no Arashi due to it's low popularity until I ran out of recent anime to watch! LOL. Of course, seeing how much I've enjoyed from watching School Rumble, I thought Kobayashi's new series would not disappoint, despite the rather low ratings given. Turns out, I was right! As some people would say, "don't judge a book by it's cover", the same thing sorta applies here. Don't just look at its 7.something rating score, but actually try watching/reading the series, each series will have read more
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Feb 4, 2015
Natsu no Arashi was a manga written by Kobayashi Jin, known for his work with School Rumble, and published by Square Enix. In 2009 it received a two series anime adaptation from Shaft. The same studio behind the Rec series and the sub-par Ef A Tale of Memories. But it's not all bad. They also did the work for Madoka and a bunch of stuff I've never seen and can't comment on. So, how does this one hold up? Let's look at the first series.


It's summer time and thirteen year old Yasaka Hajime is moving to a new area. When stopping by a small cafe read more
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Both series centre around a uniform-wearing girl with unusual powers who originates from a bygone era. Natsu no Arashi has a lot more humour and slice-of-life aspects compared to Tasogare Otome's fairly consistant drama and seriousness, but both series have a reasonable enough balance of humour and seriousness that they're still very comparable. Additionally, they both have a similar directorial style -- not all THAT surprising, given Oonuma Shin worked on both. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
The series are from the same Mangaka.

If you like the humor go for it. School Rumble however doesn't have much of a story, but NNA does. Other than that, they don't have too much in common.
You like (romantic) school comedies? Then watch SR!

There are also a lot of School Rumble cameos in NNA ;) 
reportRecommended by purple_zebra
Same random-ness and comedy style, both feature life of workers in a café. 
reportRecommended by Galatea
Similar atmospheres, a high paced trip through eccentricity. Both have overly enthusiastic energetic guys paired with a girl facing various adventures. Also share the same sense of humour.  
reportRecommended by sugarplumfairy
Both anime are comedies, both are made by shaft, and they have somewhat similar humour 
reportRecommended by hajil
Slice of life, main characters enthusiastically working in a recreational environment and both have Chiaki Omigawa.

Both also features alot of nostalgia. 
reportRecommended by Taufiq91

Opening Theme

"Atashi dake ni Kakete (あたしだけにかけて)" by Omokage Lucky Hole

Ending Theme

#1: "Kirari Futari (キラリ フタリ)" by Ryoko Shiraishi
#2: "Hito Natsu no Keiken (ひと夏の経験)" by Ryoko Shiraishi (ep 6)
#3: "Kassai (喝采)" by Yui Horie (ep 11)

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