Thermae Romae

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Synonyms: Thermæ Romæ
Japanese: テルマエ・ロマエ
English: Thermae Romae
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Type: TV
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2012 to Jan 27, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: DLE
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.931 (scored by 1241212,412 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4167
Members: 26,662
Favorites: 34

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Lucius Modestus, an ancient Roman architect, finds himself job-hunting due to having trouble coming up with new ideas. As his demeanor and personality become dismal, his friends try taking him to a bathhouse for him to relax. Unable to unwind in the bustling and crowded bath, Lucius dips his head in the water. Down there, he finds a secret tunnel that transports him to a modern-day Japanese bathhouse, providing him the inspiration he needed to make a new creation.

Loaded with what seems to be knowledge way ahead of his time, Lucius does his best to try and recreate his findings, usually inferior in quality due to his circumstances. However, the sheer ingenuity may be just enough to gain the attention of the citizens and regain his reputation as an architect.

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Jun 1, 2023
This thing is barely a slideshow, and it might actually be stronger for it. The amount of background gags and non sequiturs they snuck into these three episodes is astronomical. Is it as good as the remake? Absolutely not, its too short to adapt much of the manga, and this lack of time means that the adaptation cannot delve as deep into Lucius's imposter syndrome and despair, and cannot spend as much time legitimately teaching the audience about Japanese bath houses and bathing culture.

In general I don't care about the sub vs dub debate, they're cartoons, so it generally doesn't matter. But in this case, ...
Apr 19, 2022
Here is my review of this anime in 2022!

Story (10)
The story is about a Romanian who gets time traveling every time He got sink into the water. Mostly it's time to travel to Japan's bathtub and learn something from there. Not only that but He sometimes brings the items to replicate it.

Art (9)
The art is great and unique, especially for 2012 it's already awesome!

Sound (8)
The music for OP and ED is good that adjusted to the animation.
Sep 16, 2018
Mixed Feelings

I love to watch weird, ridiculous shit. There is no hiding that fact at this point. This is one of the reasons I'm so drawn to anime and always will side with anime over American comics. Believe it or not, American comics used to have detective stories, horror, romance, and categories besides spandex wearing super heroes back in the 1920s-1940s. The diversity of American comics was murdered forever in 1954 with the passing of "The Comic Code". It was decided by the Eisenhower Administration that comics should only be for little kids and comics aimed at older audiences would make Americans gay! Thanks Ike! ...

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