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Asatte no Houkou.


Alternative Titles

English: Living for the Day After Tomorrow
Synonyms: A Direction of the Day After Tomorrow, Towards the Day After Tomorrow
Japanese: あさっての方向。

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2006 to Dec 22, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.161 (scored by 7,470 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #27472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2245
Members: 16,619
Favorites: 42
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

There are far worse things than having to deal with your ex-boyfriend's little sister or your older brother's ex-girlfriend. But that's something Karada Iokawa and Shoko Nogami have to learn the hard way when a magic wishing stone inexplicably grants Karada's wish to be older—and does it by stealing the years from Shoko! Now Shoko, who's already graduated and studied overseas, is Karada's age, just about to enter junior high school. Meanwhile Karada must suddenly face the real facts about what being grown up entails. And just to make a bizarre situation even more awkward, there's the issue of how to handle their existing romantic interests!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nogami, Shouko
Nogami, Shouko
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Iokawa, Hiro
Iokawa, Hiro
Main
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese
Hino, Satoshi
Iokawa, Karada
Iokawa, Karada
Main
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
Amino, Tetsumasa
Amino, Tetsumasa
Supporting
Nomura, Katsuhito
Japanese
Nomura, Katsuhito

Staff

Sakurabi, Katsushi
Sakurabi, Katsushi
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director
Yamamoto, Hideyo
Yamamoto, Hideyo
Storyboard


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"Hikari no Kisetsu (光の季節)" by Suara

Edit Ending Theme

"Sweet Home Song" by Yuumao



More reviewsReviews

MoMo-Da-Gr8
Jan 26, 2009
Never before have I ever been glued to an anime as much I had this one. I started it, and for once paid attention to the first episode from start to finish, no pausing. Its THAT good. Its a shame not many people watch it...

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STORY - 10/10
Karada is a young girl who hates being treated like a child and who wishes to be grown up. Shoko is an aloof, unhappy young woman who has just returned from overseas. When they meet by coincidence one night at a local shrine where they both like to make wishes, they exchange ages.

Ive never seen an anime where read more
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Meloria
Aug 13, 2007
Characters/Development
The story then flows through both of Karada’s and Shouko’s life with their new ages, and how they come across the problems and emotions that take place. Karada is concerned about her brother, Hiro Iokawa, doesn’t know where she has disappeared to and to get him to believe that she is actually his little sister. We are shown that the two girls come to deal with their problems differently which then reflects their personalities a bit more to the viewer. Karada is shown to get depressed, having some emotional stress and brought to tears quite easily showing off more of her child like qualities. Shouko read more
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Max
May 16, 2015
This is a story of amends and of redemption. It is a tribute to the age-old aphorism, "Maturity comes with experience, not age." But most importantly, Asatte no Houkou shows that you can craft an alright drama with any trope, even the most tired or comedic.

Such are the main merits of an anime with a ridiculous premise. In this case, our protagonist, Karada, is a 12 year old girl who is insecure about her young age. Tiny and always feeling left out, she makes a wish in frustration to a local altar—a wish to become an adult. To her dismay, this rash wish is read more
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jimbo1023
Apr 27, 2007
I watch all of this anime as it was coming out, and I was not entirely pleased by it. The graphics worked, but I wasn't impressed. They seemed rather drab and uninviting. The characters also seemed to blend into one, with only a few of the secondary characters actually standing out. They all had the same set of emotions which consisted primarily of feeling bad for him or herself. Whether about the past, present, or future, all they did was look off in the distance and sigh.

It was a bit slow, but it was only twelve episodes, so it was not unbearable. If they read more
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