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Isshuukan Friends.


Alternative Titles

English: One Week Friends
Synonyms: Isshuukan Friends.
Japanese: 一週間フレンズ。

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2014 to Jun 23, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 66,438 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #10582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #374
Members: 128,864
Favorites: 717
7.70
Ranked #1058Popularity #374Members 128,864
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Yuuki Hase finally finds the courage to speak to his crush and ask her if she wants to become friends. The object of his affection, Kaori Fujimiya, is a quiet and reserved girl who cuts herself off from everyone and does not spare him the same blunt rejection she gives everybody else.

Some time after, Yuuki finds her eating lunch on the roof where she secludes herself during break. He decides to start meeting with Kaori every day in the hopes of beginning to understand her better. The more time they spend together, the more she begins to open up to him. However, nearing the end of the week, she starts to push him away once more. It is then revealed to him the reason for Kaori's cold front: at the end of the week, her memories of those close to her, excluding her family, are forgotten, as they are reset every Monday. The result of an accident in middle school, the once popular and kind Kaori is now unable to make friends in fear of hurting the people dear to her.

Determined to become more than just one week friends, Yuuki asks her the exact same question each Monday: "Would you like to be friends?" Because he knows that deep down, Kaori wishes for that more than anything.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fujimiya, Kaori
Fujimiya, Kaori
Main
Amamiya, Sora
Japanese
Amamiya, Sora
Hase, Yuuki
Hase, Yuuki
Main
Yamaya, Yoshitaka
Japanese
Yamaya, Yoshitaka
Kiryuu, Shougo
Kiryuu, Shougo
Supporting
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Yamagishi, Saki
Yamagishi, Saki
Supporting
Ookubo, Rumi
Japanese
Ookubo, Rumi

Staff

Iwasaki, Tarou
Iwasaki, Tarou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Suga, Shoutarou
Suga, Shoutarou
Script, Series Composition
Kunisawa, Mariko
Kunisawa, Mariko
Script
Amamiya, Sora
Amamiya, Sora
Theme Song Performance


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“Niji no Kakera (虹のかけら)” by Natsumi Kon

Edit Ending Theme

"Kanade (奏 (かなで))" by Kaori Fujimiya (CV: Sora Amamiya)



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jawnmewn
Jun 22, 2014
While there are some people who prefer solitude and independence, most people are social by nature, and they desire friends to laugh and struggle with in both the good times and the bad. Good company is invaluable, and thus it is important to distinguish who your true friends are. Genuine friendship should not rely on a relationship that is give and take, but rather a relationship based on mutual respect, trust in one another, and unconditional support. A good friendship takes time to mature and develop into an unbreakable bond, and oftentimes requires that friendship to undergo trials and tribulations. One Week Friends explores this read more
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Kyuutoryuu
Jun 29, 2014
Friendzone: The Anime

The plot of Isshuukan Friends consists of a young boy (Hase) who is in love with a beautiful yet estranged girl (Fujimiya). The girl suffers from a condition in which parts of her memories are erased on a weekly basis, on each Monday. This makes it so that Hase, in order to befriend her, is required to introduce himself to her constantly just to keep up their friendship. It also makes for one of the most frustrating anime to watch; it contains one of the biggest "love that never was".

Isshuukan Friends is structured in a way that every single episode, more or less, read more
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Stark700
Jun 22, 2014
“Please be friends with me” – Hase. (every single week)

A show about making friends that can be said in 5 simple words. You might think that could turn into a century old trope but Isshuukan Friends (One Week Friends) does something different. It revolutionizes that very simple idea of making friends to bring about a show that is so much more. Based off the manga of the same name written by Matcha Hazuki, making friends is more than just reaching out and extending your hand.

Taken for granted, Isshuukan Friends has a very simple premise. It’s about making friends. The title itself is also easy read more
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Sky
Oct 10, 2014
A heart-warming and satisfying story centering around true friendship and the subjectivity of memories and all the meanwhile it doesn't get too stifling in the process of the story: Isshuukan Friends. Such a marvelous story that people should give a watch.

Story: Isshuukan Friends is about a girl named Fuijimiya Kaori who has post traumatic stress disorder, and her memories reset every Monday. One day, she meets a boy named Hase Yuuki who wants to be her friend, and the story starts from there. As Fuijmiya continuously forgets who Hase is, Hase tries to keep their friendship alive, or start their friendship anew, again and again read more
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