Ano Natsu de Matteru

Waiting in the Summer

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: あの夏で待ってる
English: Waiting in the Summer
German: Waiting in the Summer
Spanish: Ano Natsu de Matteru: Waiting in the Summer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Love PolygonLove Polygon
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 180665180,665 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #599
Members: 386,349
Favorites: 2,060

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While testing out his camera on a bridge one summer night, Kaito Kirishima sees a blue light streaking across the sky, only to be blown off the railing seconds later. Just before succumbing to unconsciousness, a hand reaches down to grab ahold of his own. Dazed and confused, Kaito wakes up the next morning wondering how he ended up back in his own room with no apparent injuries or any recollection of the night before. As he proceeds with his normal school life, Kaito and his friends discuss what to do with his camera, finally deciding to make a film with it over their upcoming summer break. Noticing that Kaito has an interest in the new upperclassmen Ichika Takatsuki, his friend Tetsurou Ishigaki decides to invite her, as well as her friend Remon Yamano, to join them in their movie project.

In what becomes one of the most entertaining and exciting summers of their lives, Kaito and his friends find that their time spent together is not just about creating a film, but something much more meaningful that will force them to confront their true feelings and each other.

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Ueda, Yasuyuki
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Yamazaki, Fumiki
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Mar 10, 2022
This anime was one of my favorites for me, nearly instantly to be honest. I immediately fell in love with every character and the story made me actually interested, i watched this entire series in a single night and wish there was a 2nd season, even tho there may not be much content for one. The visual style of this anime was amazing imo, it gave off small-town japan vibes with a small friend group who liked filmmaking. In the anime, they made a film with old special effects that looked pretty crappy and had bad acting, but I felt like I was ...
Jul 9, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Ano Natsu de Matteru - A Mediocre Blend of Romance and Sci-Fi

Rating: 5/10

Ano Natsu de Matteru is an anime series that attempts to intertwine elements of romance and science fiction, but unfortunately falls short of creating a truly engaging and memorable experience. While it has its moments, the overall execution leaves much to be desired, resulting in a mediocre offering.

The story follows a group of high school students who come together during their summer break to create a film. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when they encounter an extraterrestrial being, leading to a series of events that challenge their friendships and complicate their ...
Apr 15, 2020
Teenagers fall in love easily, for flimsy reasons and love feels like the fate of the world will rest on every decision on the way. And while this Anime certainly captures those kinds of feelings, it also unwillingly portrays just how shallow many of these feelings ultimately are.

To start off with a compliment, Ano Natsu has a very pleasant aesthetic and is a pleasant watch. The characters all look pretty and distinctive, and their design match their personalities great. The use of filters, colors in general as well as summer imagery (watermelons, the beach...) is very well-done and does evoke summer feelings - and maybe ...

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