Ranked #3335

Lamune

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ラムネ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2005 to Dec 27, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.981 (scored by 12,374 users)
Ranked: #33352
Popularity: #1499
Members: 26,131
Favorites: 59
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Synopsis

Lamune tells the story of a boy named Kenji and his childhood friend Nanami. Although, everyone seems to know that they have a relationship, neither are determined to push it anymore than close friends. The story goes through flashbacks, explaining why they are such close friends and any action doesn't seem to push them apart, but draw them closer.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Konoe, Nanami
Konoe, Nanami
Main
Gotou, Yuuko
Japanese
Gotou, Yuuko
Tomosaka, Kenji
Tomosaka, Kenji
Main
Taniyama, Kishou
Japanese
Taniyama, Kishou
Hatano
Hatano
Supporting
Oohata, Shintarou
Japanese
Oohata, Shintarou
Ayukawa, Misora
Ayukawa, Misora
Supporting
Shintani, Ryouko
Japanese
Shintani, Ryouko

Staff

Omiya, Saburo
Omiya, Saburo
Producer
Endou, Tetsuya
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ishibashi, Daisuke
Ishibashi, Daisuke
Script
Kanno, Yugo
Kanno, Yugo
Theme Song Arrangement

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"Lamune-iro no Melody" by Mayu

Ending Theme

Summer Vacation" by Ayumi Murata



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Master10K
Apr 29, 2008
Lamune is a Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy, Drama about a boy (Kenji) and girl (Nanami) who grew up together and lately have begun to have feelings for each other, but don’t admit to them. Nothing new about this childhood friend romantic set-up; but unlike similar anime that prefer to bombard us with drama, angst and romance, Lamune is more of a calm, relaxed series to go with the rural setting. Each episode tends to begin with a flashback, of some event in their childhood and then proceeds to relate it in some way to the story's present events. Yet with this being a read more
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akaraC
Jan 27, 2014
Lamune is nothing less than a simple light-hearted, comedic romance. But even then it is fairly enjoyable.


The Story: 6/10
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In Lamune, every episode begins with a flashback from the past, detailing a section of the childhood relationship of the two main characters, Nanami and Kenji. What was depicted in the flashback is then, in one way or another connected to the main story which admittedly is not much. Lamune adopts a storyline we’ve seen too many times in anime- the ‘childhood friend romance’. Even so, it is one of the best to take advantage of this. It’s comedy revolves around the two main characters and some read more
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DeathfireD
Feb 21, 2008
Story: Well the story is pretty normal. It's the perfect example of what real life in the country side is like. The series starts out pretty slow, basically explaining who the two main characters are, why they're so close, and how they first met. Gradually as you watch each episode you learn a little more about the two and their relationship, while also getting introduced to other friends. To be fair, wile starting this series, don't expect to be drawn in by drama, conflict, or a compelling story because this show has next to none at all. It's a simple story about two kids that read more
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Xynic
Aug 6, 2015
There is a fine line between a relaxing anime, and a boring anime. I find Lamune to be the former, but it's not going to surprise me if more people find it to be the latter.

The story follows two childhood friends, Kenji and Nanami, who only realized their feelings for each other after certain events in the story and thus the two starts a new kind of relationship. Lamune is simple, cute and as straight-forward as a childhood friend romance as it can be. There is no overarching storyline - actually I think I just spoiled a third of the story by giving that read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Tonagura!
Both shows center around a pair of childhood friends, who might share more feelings, than a simple friendship.

Though Tonagura! relies on heavily on humor and fanservice, while Lamune is more closer to slice of life and drama genres. Tonagura is based on a manga, Lamune is based on a visual novel (dating sim). 
reportRecommended by Radzeer
Anime: Kimikiss Pure Rouge
Both of them are about childhood friends which are almost like brother and sister. But when they have grown up the question is: are their feelings still the same?

And both animes are really cute and pure love stories, you really feel happy when you are watching them.

If you liked Kimikiss, I think you'll enjoy Lamune, and viceversa. 
reportRecommended by naceale
Anime: To Heart
Both series deal with the strong bond between childhood friends who ultimately fall in love. Also, both are episodic in nature, and both are very calm, relaxing animes (there's very little in the way of angst or drama in either of these).

If you enjoyed one then you should enjoy the other. 
reportRecommended by Archaeon
Anime: Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo: Youkoso Tsugumi Ryou e
Very similar content...hard to say... just a similar love story 
reportRecommended by gundamfranco
Anime: Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
Both Series Takes Place at a Fictional Countryside in Japan 
reportRecommended by mrpogi91
Anime: ChäoS;HEAd
both series are harem type anime with one male protagonist and 6 female heroines. plus both female leads rimi sakihata and nanami konoe are both romantically linked to the male leads takumi nishijo and kenji tomosaka, plus both male leads have one of the 6 heroines as a sister (nanami nishijo and suzuka tomosaka) 
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