Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete

In Search of the Lost Future

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Synonyms: Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete, À la recherche du futur perdu, Waremete
Japanese: 失われた未来を求めて
English: In Search of the Lost Future
German: In Search of the Lost Future
Spanish: In Search of the Lost Future
French: In Search of the Lost Future
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 20:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: feel.
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: SchoolSchool, Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.721 (scored by 3389533,895 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #54902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2163
Members: 92,426
Favorites: 196

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Kaori Sasaki—a member of Uchihama Academy's Astronomy Club—confesses to Sou Akiyama, but later that evening, she dies in a tragic road accident. Her friends and fellow club members mourn her death in a local hospital. Yet she shows up to school the following day, and no one senses anything amiss.

The day finishes without any unusual incidents, and the group of friends plans for the upcoming cultural festival. Suddenly, the room is shaken by an unnatural earthquake. Everyone splits up to investigate—except for Nagisa Hanamiya, who stays behind. As everyone leaves, Nagisa notices that the odd relic-like cube that she was toying with starts emitting a strange blue light. Meanwhile, Sou stumbles upon an unconscious, naked girl lying in a pool of water.

Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete follows the Astronomy Club's increasingly bizarre adventures—from dealing with ghosts to quelling unrests between student clubs. All the while, they unravel the circumstances behind the sudden appearance of a new transfer student.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Uesaka, Youichirou
Assistant Producer
Hosoda, Naoto
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Kouji
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Le jour" by Satomi Sato

Ending Theme

"Ashita Mata Aeru yo ne (明日また会えるよね)" by Kaori Sasaki (CV: Hatsumi Takada) and Yui Furukawa (CV: Akane Tomonaga)


Jan 3, 2015
I honestly don't know why this show has such a low score. Perhaps too many people didn't adhere to the old adage "don't judge a book by its cover".

Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete has a very interesting story indeed. Without spoiling anything for the potential viewers, the story is at its core a mystery. Until a certain episode, we are kept in the dark as to what the purpose is for the numbers on screen, and the relationship of the main story to the first scene in the first episode. Needless to say, when everything is revealed, it all makes sense. With the ending though, ...
Mar 9, 2015
Mixed Feelings
In late 2014, Studio Feel managed to split the community by releasing In Search of the Lost Future, probably the least mysterious mystery show of all time. In fact, it´s so not mysterious that about fourty percent of all anime related web pages, including MAL, prefer to just list it as a regular school romance.

Undoubtedly, this show gets off to a flying (and indeed somewhat enigmatic) start and culminates in the last three episodes, presenting us with a satisfying solution to it´s “mystery”. This would make WareMete a magnificent anime…if it weren´t for all the episodes that lie in between.

Because for those eps, ...
Dec 21, 2014
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

In our lifetime, we have seen manned missions to the moon, robots on Mars, and probes that are able to land on a meteor floating within our solar system. Incredible feats that may have seemed impossible to the people of the past. A hot topic in science fiction that deals with such reality and currently physical impossibilities is the idea of time travel. Can we head back in time to fix the past? Do such actions somehow affect the future? Does there seem to be an unbreakable chain of fate that time travel, no matter how much we ...

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