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A-Channel

A-Channel

Alternative Titles

English: A-Channel
Synonyms: A-Channel: The Animation
Japanese: Aチャンネル

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.111 (scored by 21648 users)
Ranked: #28252
Popularity: #750
Members: 44,993
Favorites: 171
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Tooru and Run have been best friends forever, so when Tooru learns that she's managed to get into the same high school as Run, she runs to tell her... only to find Run in a compromising position with yet another girl, Yuko. Needless to say, that makes things a bit awkward at school, with Tooru fending off those who might be interested in Run while Yuko and their other girlfriend, Nagi, have to deal with Run's own penchant for drama.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Adaptation: A-Channel
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Sequel: A-Channel: A-Channel+smile

Characters & Voice Actors

Ichii, Tooru
Ichii, Tooru
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Momoki, Run
Momoki, Run
Main
Fukuhara, Kaori
Japanese
Fukuhara, Kaori
Nishi, Yuuko
Nishi, Yuuko
Main
Kotobuki, Minako
Japanese
Kotobuki, Minako
Tennouji, Nagisa
Tennouji, Nagisa
Main
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese
Uchiyama, Yumi

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Ono, Manabu
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Setou, Kenji
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director



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Aug 13, 2011
SilveRR
For any slow paced slice of life series, there is always a challenge of not being boring. A-Channel does manage to stay above the boredom zone (most of the time) making it a decent slice of life anime. It is a nice series which makes for a very relaxing watch

A-Channel revolves around 4 high school girls and their everyday lives. The setting itself is a bit overused but that doesn't mean that it's not good. The slow pace combined with the setting gives it a light and relaxing atmosphere. Despite the slow pace, rarely does A-Channel feel boring. The comedic moments are up and read more
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Jul 22, 2011
Exkalamity
Does a good anime need to have a good plot? The answer is: NO! Take a certain over-the-top mecha-robo anime with plenty of drills (and thus male Freudian artifacts) for example; it's plot wasn't the most original storytelling, but that didn't stop the anime from being explosively entertaining.

But does good anime need to have ANY plot? The answer is undoubtedly: NO. If otherwise, the slice-of-life genre of anime wouldn't exist; and hits like K-On, Lucky Star, and Hidamari Sketch would never have gained the popularity that they did.

So is A-channel like Lucky Star, K-On, or Hidamari Sketch? The answer is still: NO. The latter read more
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Oct 10, 2011
hotsushi
Many people may not like A-Channel that much due to the fact that it bears a lot of similarities to other slice-of-life/school life anime in that it has 3-5 girls attending school and the end of the anime is either during Christmas or graduation. I can see why people may give a low score for A-Channel due to those reasons but I believe the anime deserve more credit than it was given. Many slice-of-life anime can get boring to some and I can see why. There's no real story and it's just the story of the lives of people who aren't real and you don't read more
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Dec 14, 2011
LightningHound
I liked A-Channel.

Was it amazing?

Well no.

I'm going to be honest, it was a run-of-the-mill moe slice-of-life anime series that is supposed to entertain through hilarious incidents of normal day-today activities. Everyone is right when they criticize A-Channel. It lacks substance and is a subpar, repetitive slice-of-life anime with beach trips, summer festivals, school life and hang outs. It didn't make me laugh as hard as Yuru Yuri or Lucky Star. It didn't make me go "Awww!" for the cute touching scenes like in K-On! You possibly can't compare it to slice-of-life beasts like Lucky Star when it comes to uniqueness. Hey, at least read more
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Recommendations

A Channel and K-ON! are both slice of life comedy anime about four girls. The characters of A Channel also might remind one of the K-ON! girls. Both series also have a lot of music in them - in K-ON! it is from the girls in their music club, and in A Channel it is in the insert songs each episode.
4 girls doing cute stuff, school setting. interestingly enough Kaori Fukuhara, who voices Tsukasa from Lucky Star, voices Run in A Channel
Higher profile all-girls anime with some but not unacceptable lesbian tendencies (yes, there are MORE obviously lesbian shows out in the wild.)

A-channel is the serialized series in a less obvious girl-loves magazine Manga Time Kirara. One of my favorite magazine that also home to the even more prominent anime such as Hidamari Sketch and K-On!. The positioning of this magazine doesn't allow girl to blatantly kissing or making out, thus is pretty SFW. And A-channel is a stereotypical Manga Time Kirara's manga, and same goes in its anime adaptation. No overly lesbian action.

YuruYuri is serialized in Yuri Hime magazine. With more frank title, this magazine is openly yuri (lesbian) and kissing, making out, openly more-than-friend relationship is common in this magazine. But sex is still off limit as this magazine is no place for hentai. YuruYuri is an example of manga from this magazine. Openly homosexual, this is not a recommended reading in the religious part of the U.S., obviously. And the anime adaptation also fails to disappoint, as it is pretty much everything the manga was, plus considerably more fan service than you will ever bargain for.
Both are slice of life shows that have an all girl cast and are in high school. They're both comedy driven and just look at the simple things in life and both shows are based mainly on friendship, growing up and being young.
Like cute girls doing cute things? Look no further! A-Channel and Kiniro Mosaic are anime series you'll definitely find some similarities in with their themes involving cute girls at a school life environment. Rather than presenting a complex life story, they involve simple tales of these girls' every day life at school and what they do to have fun.

Both series continues various dialogues that are humorous along with its character interactions.
Cute & Fun. Light slice of life that is easy to watch.

Opening Theme

"Morning Arch" by Marina Kawano

Ending Theme

#1: "Humming Girl (ハミングガール)" by Kaori Fukuhara, Aoi Yuuki, Yumi Uchiyama, and Minako Kotobuki (eps 1-11)
#2: "Harukaze no Kagaku (はるかぜの化学)" by Kaori Fukuhara, Aoi Yuuki, Yumi Uchiyama, and Minako Kotobuki (ep 12)

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