Isshuukan Friends.

One Week Friends

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 一週間フレンズ。
English: One Week Friends
German: One Week Friends
French: One Week Friends
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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
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.521 (scored by 147578147,578 users)
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Ranked: #17992
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Popularity: #754
Members: 316,144
Favorites: 1,249

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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


Yoshizawa, Takashi
Iwasaki, Tarou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tokumoto, Yoshinobu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Koshiba, Junya
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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


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 ...
Aug 15, 2014
Mixed Feelings
This is not a romantic comedy or a romance. Instead, you get a groundhog day adaption on young relationships in high school with a small amount of generic slice of life. We can sum up this anime as heartwarming but uneventful. This anime is adapted from a manga (partial 4 koma) by the same name and covers 4 of 6 volumes. Also, the manga is better than the adaption as much of the interesting dialogue that gives characters personality is absent in the anime.

Watch this if you like sickeningly yet bland sweet slice of life that moves at a snail's pace and enjoy fictional relationships. ...
Feb 15, 2015
(My english is HORRIBLE, so I'm really sorry if reading my review will give you a cancer. Really.)

Maybe as so much people, I watched Isshuukan Friends because everybody said that's a really really REALLY good anime. But... NONONONONONONONONONONONONONO, no, please, NO.

I wasted my time and I hope you'll not make the same mistake.

The chara-design is HORRIBLE (all in this anime is horrible, in fact) and I think I don't need to explain why : the faces are the same and not really developed (any details), the mouth is small, the nose... Jesus, but just : where's the nose? e-e

About the story itself, I don't know ...

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