Kurage no Shokudou

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Synonyms: Jellyfish Restaurant, Jellyfish Diner
Japanese: クラゲの食堂


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 9, 2016
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.231 (scored by 55495,549 users)
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Ranked: #84582
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Popularity: #5356
Members: 15,441
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One fateful day, Youtarou Misaki is rescued by a man named Arashi Mutou from drowning in the sea. After getting him to dry land, Arashi wakes Youtarou up and asks for his name. Youtarou's memories quickly surge back, but instead of telling Arashi his name, he decides to lie and act clueless about his past.

Arashi nurses Youtarou and lets him temporarily stay at his diner, Kurage no Shokudou. Despite his hospitality, Youtarou continues to insist that he has no recollection of how he ended up drifting across the sea. How will the fake amnesiac go on with his life now that he has abandoned his family and home?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Taniguchi, Hiromi
Director, Character Design
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Suzumura, Chika
Customi Z
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"Shiosai (潮騒)" by Customi Z


Jun 13, 2016
It's very short, but in the span of 20 minutes, you learn a lot about each character, and even catch a glimpse of their dynamics, before the OVA snapshot, and maybe in the future.

The art doesn't get in the way -- it's a bit understated, and so is the music, although I loved the movement.

As for the story - it's a reminder that there are times when all we really need is a bit of reset, and sometimes, people are lucky enough to find kind souls who allow us just that. It wasn't particularly sad, rather, I felt it dealt with loss in a ...
Jun 15, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Kurage no Shokudou is a brief 30 minutes story about dealing with the loss of someone significant to you. It is told through a few slow running scenes where up to two, sometimes three, characters interact. The biggest problem I have with the story is that it seems like it is setting up a premise for a story that it wants to start and due to that reason it doesn’t wrap up what it begins. If this was the first episode of an anime series or the first 30 minutes of a movie, this could’ve been a somewhat decent setup for what is to ...
Aug 27, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I really struggled with how to rate this one, it had a lot of promise, but it fell way short of what it could have been. The story needed to be elaborated a lot more than what it was, and it felt like nothing was really explained to the audience (N.B. this might be better handled in the Light Novels, but in the OVA it was handled poorly). I feel like if this was a 90-minute movie it would have been better paced. I can get where others were seeing a bit of shonen-ai during this, but since none of the characters were completely fleshed ...

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Cast and Staff of 'Kurage no Shokudou' OVA Announced

Cast and Staff of 'Kurage no Shokudou' OVA Announced

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BOX-AiR Rookie Award Winner 'Kurage no Shokudou' to be Animated

BOX-AiR Rookie Award Winner 'Kurage no Shokudou' to be Animated

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