Ranked #1574


Alternative Titles

Japanese: レック


Type: TV
Episodes: 9
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2006 to Mar 31, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #15742
Popularity: #770
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Fumihiko Matsumaru is an average salaryman with no girlfriend. He invited his colleague Miss Tanaka to a movie but was stood up. Right at the time he was about to toss tickets into a trash can, a cute girl appeared and asked him not to waste those two tickets. After movie and dinner, he escorted her home and found they live in the same neighborhood, yet unfortunately her apartment caught on fire hours later. Having nowhere else to stay, rookie seiyuu Aka Onda moved to Matsumaru's place, and the two had started a "more than friend but not yet lovers" relationship under the same roof while keeping this secret from their employers.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Onda, Aka
Onda, Aka
Sakai, Kanako
Sakai, Kanako
Matsumaru, Fumihiko
Matsumaru, Fumihiko
Yasumura, Makoto
Yasumura, Makoto
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Hatakeda, Yoshio
Hatakeda, Yoshio
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke


Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Ooshima, Miku
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Nakamura, Ryuutarou

More episodes Episodes(9/9)

Episode Title Aired
1 Roman Holiday
Roma no Kyuujitsu (ローマの休日)
Feb 3, 2006
2 Sabrina Fair
Uruwashi no Sabrina (麗しのサブリナ)
Feb 10, 2006
3 Wait Until Dark
Kurakunaru made Matte (暗くなるまで待って)
Feb 17, 2006
4 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Tiffany de Choushoku wo (ティファニーで朝食を)
Feb 24, 2006
5 Love in the Afternoon
Hirusagari no Jouji (昼下がりの情事)
Mar 3, 2006

Opening Theme

"Cheer! ~Makka na Kimochi~ (Cheer! ~まっかなキモチ~)" by Kanako Sakai

Ending Theme

"Devotion" by BRACE;d

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Sep 27, 2008
REC only spans ten episodes (counting the DVD special) and those episodes aren't even full-length, yet it manages to be more heartwarming and entertaining than many longer series. It isn't groundbreaking at all, but if you don't hate predictable romance anime, it is a perfect way to cheer you up when you're feeling a little down.

Onda Aka is a rookie voice actress who one day encounters the salary man Matsumaru Fumihiko, who's been stood up by his date, in front of the cinema. Long story short, Aka makes Matsumaru watch the movie together with her and the flames of love are ignited. Later the same read more
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Apr 7, 2015
There is nothing quite like sitting down to a nice down-to-earth anime. Sometimes those are are hard to find, yet here we are with Rec. It is the story about a guy and girl living under the same roof. Seems kind of cliche, until it actually gives a legit reason: her house burned down (sorry I saw the title and the burning house and immediately thought of mix tapes, I'm so ashamed). I know the length of the episodes seems intimidating, but it was not bad at all. I applaud the series for actually giving us something to enjoy while putting it in half the read more
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May 4, 2014
What is a better day to post a review for Rec than Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn’s 85th birthday? Audrey Hepburn was a huge inspiration for the show’s aspiring voice actress Aka, and the show embraced her movie titles and movie quotes in each episode.

I warn you that you may not like this show if you’re expecting a steamy hot romance. It's more about the development of a romance. Some people who watched Rec, including me, rated it with a very low score, because it’s incredibly boring at first viewing. However, Rec is different from most other romance anime and not as cliché. It reflects on read more
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Aug 12, 2007

REC, incorporates real life problems with a warm feel. This story is basically life, while trying to understand your feelings with a cute spin here and there, but serious when it needs to be.

Art is good, borderline amazing.

Soundtrack is good, character voices were cute, well portraying of the characters.

Character development is great, you end up liking the characters and somewhat can relate to their problems as time goes on.

Why did I like this anime?
It was pretty damn cute, read more
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