Mizuiro Jidai

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Synonyms: Aqua Age, Blue Green Years
Japanese: 水色時代


Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 1996 to Feb 27, 1997
Premiered: Spring 1996
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.231 (scored by 12461,246 users)
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Ranked: #29512
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Popularity: #8186
Members: 4,956
Favorites: 22

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Yuuko is a shy middle school girl who has feelings for her childhood friend, the boy next door. When she finds out that her best friend also likes him, she is unsure what to do. The story explores the relationships between these three characters as they confront everyday junior high problems.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tokita, Hiroko
Kuwabara, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Mizuiro Jidai" by Jun Yoneya

Ending Theme

1: "Ano Koro no Youni" by Masami Suzuki (eps 1-25,39)
2: "Yakusoku wa Alright!" by YAG PD (eps 26-38,40-47)


Aug 5, 2018
This is my first anime review here on MyAnimeList, so here goes!

Mizuiro Jidai is such a pure and heartwarming coming of age anime. The story focuses on our protagonist Kawai Yuuko who is a friendly yet sometimes clumsy girl figuring out who she is as she lives out her last year of middle school. Throughout the series, we see how she forms relationships with her best friends and childhood friend who soon becomes her love interest. The art is very 90's and the soundtrack is soft and soothing, fitting for the series.

The show tackles topics that I believe stay relevant even after the 'Aqua Age' ...
Apr 18, 2017
This is Yabuuchi Yuu’s “Mizuiro Jidai”. This is her story, her journey, of coming to understand the world – ever so gently. As this chronicles the pivotal events in Yuuko’s three years in middle school, Yabuuchi tells her story as she would tell to her younger self, with guidance and reassurance.

If you might not have noticed, Yuuko kawai sounds very similar to kawaii Yuu ko, which is literally cute Yuu child (same kanji for Yuu, the author’s name). This is Yabuuchi’s fond memory. We view along with Yuuko her issues of life, of love, of friendship, of fate, and of the feelings that she ...

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