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Japanese: あまんちゅ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 2521025,210 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1462
Members: 72,959
Favorites: 273


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Sep 23, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
This series. This healing series is one that is perfect for the Summer. Taking place near an aquatic setting with fun, waters, and diving. Amanchu! is a show that I can safely recommend to just about anyone.

Adapted by the manga of the same name, you may find some similarities between this and Aria with its atmospheric setting. Also, it’s co-directed by Junichi Sato and his talent is easily recognizable in this series. Transforming a slice of life story into anime form isn’t always easy but he gets the job done with this anime. And I have to say, that is an achievement not to be read more
Sep 23, 2016
FireEmblemIke24 (All reviews)
Can you make something interesting about the mundane aspects of life? This series tries to be relaxing and soothing which is typical for any anime that follows the Iyashikei format. There is no actual progression in this show making it a genuine timewaster. If you’re the type to enjoy a common prosaic structure, then this may be the show for you.

The starting point of this show is very banal, here we follow the journey of Ooki Futaba (aka Teko) moving to a coastal location in Japan presumably due to her parents being transferred or something. It is known that she has moved from the busy read more
Sep 23, 2016
Cynthesizer (All reviews)
Iyashikei is a sub-genre of slice of life that I've started being aware of after reading the critically acclaimed manga series named "Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou", one that I still love and consider not only one of the best additions into the respective sub-genre, but of the slice of life genre itself in general. A great female character, a really interesting take on the future landscape of Japan and AIs, episodic stories that are no less than charming and a very powerful ending make it one of the most fascinating experiences that come to mind when it comes to this industry. Following that, I had the read more
Sep 23, 2016
LeaderTGW (All reviews)
200+ reaction faces by Episode 2 and over 3500+ Reaction faces towards the final episode. (This includes groups, background characters & teachers.) I excluded previews for the next episodes along with flashbacks. 38 seconds is the longest time a character spent holding a reaction face. The title of most reaction faces and time spent making time is... Hikari, or “Pikari.” With all that nerdy stuff out the way, let’s get to my review.

Story 6/10

Perhaps one of the most underrated shows this season, Amanchu is a chill slice of life anime. The story focuses mainly on character Hikari and Futaba’s high school life, and their love read more
Sep 23, 2016
Fureiya (All reviews)
“I realized that the ocean reaches far and wide. Perhaps this vast ocean might have something may have something my significant self doesn’t. I might be able to find my true self” –Teko
Every season, there will always be that one show that gets overlooked by a lot of viewers due to various reason. Amanchu is one of them. First of all, it is a slice of life anime, that alone is enough reason for a lot of people to overlook this show. It seems that a lot of slice of life anime nowadays are just about high school girls and drinking tea. Another reason is read more
Sep 23, 2016
LegendAqua (All reviews)
Amanchu! is what the Summer 2016 slice of life anime as to what flying witch was for Spring 2016.

Amanchu! may be a show about "diving" but it shows us more about friendship and youth in a more subtle way, it's a slice of life anime, it's too be expected these kind of these will show up and even the atmosphere of the anime knows it.

This is two for two for JC Staff making a great slice of life anime isn't it?

Amanchu!'s characters are slightly unique for the most part from the hyper eccentric Hikari "Pikari" Kohinata voiced by Eri Suzuki a soon to be friend read more
Sep 25, 2016
Shingster (All reviews)
First of all i haven't read the manga that Amanchu is based off so as a result the first time that i seen the story, characters and setting was in the anime itself.

So then lets get started

The story for Amanchu revolves around the character of Futaba Ooki who i call Teko and her move from the metropolis of Tokyo to a new oceanside town and her attempts to get used to her new surroundings and make new friends. Part of this process is going to a entirely new school and joining the schools diving club.

Teko's character as a result of her personality read more
Mar 12, 2018
WeeabooColin (All reviews)
In many ways Amanchu represents the path that the Iyashiei genre is headed down; To many, the direction seems like a good path for the genre, to others it seems like a major step down in terms of quality from previous entries in the genre. One would be hard pressed to call Amanchu an actively bad show, but when compared to Aria the quality of Amanchu is put into question. Aria is the definitive iyashikei show, so when comparing Amanchu to Kozue Amano's previous works, it can easily be called a major step down from Aria and Aqua. But, none the less, Amanchu represents the read more
Sep 23, 2016
AquaHaze (All reviews)
Simple yet beautiful, that is how I would describe Amanchu. There are a ton of slice of life shows out there and many of them fail to differentiate themselves from the rest. However despite this huge obstacle, Amanchu does successfully manage to differentiate itself from most by being something simple yet beautiful.

Amanchu takes place in a rural town that is close to the ocean where the main character, Teko (Ooki Futaba) has recently moved to. Very soon after, she meets a strange girl, Pikari (Kohinata Hikari), who gets her to join the scuba diving club at school. From there, more characters are introduced (who are read more
Sep 23, 2016
Chiburo (All reviews)

Art/Characters: The art style of this show is quite nice to look at, and some of the scenes are so beautiful and so all-encompassing that it really makes one feel special. The look of the water and the and the style of each of the characters really make the show come to life. Each character has their own unique look to them (save for the twins) and have a unique personality. The one downside to this would be the faces that the characters occasionally make. For example, Pikari, when she gets really excited she goes extremely simple and kind of ridiculous and has a completely read more
Oct 22, 2016
BlueSkylark (All reviews)

A little disclaimer at first: This will be my first Anime review, so I know not everything will be that refined. Also English is not my native tongue so there will be some grammatical mistakes I think.

Why I want to Review this Anime ?

The reason I want to review this Anime in particular is that I think, it is one of the more overlooked Anime of this season. For a reference you can just look at the amount of Members it has compared to other shows. This and my second reason ( which you will find later on in my review) are what leads me read more
Sep 23, 2016
PyraXadon (All reviews)
New experiences are both great and terrifying. They're a chance to go out of one's comfort zone, but at the same time, throw people into situations that they would otherwise see as dangerous or unfamiliar, and would therefore avoid them. Some people like new experiences and cherish the ability to expand their horizons whilst others prefer to stay with what's comfortable with them without venturing out into the unknown to see what's known. And so we have Amanchu, a story adapted from the original manga from Amano Kozue, telling the story of a girl in a town filled with new things to read more
Sep 27, 2016
Galdino (All reviews)
"The folly of youth, you see, is that you sometimes convince yourself that your world is confined to a familiar object the size of your palm. But it's all right. Look up and see. There's an endless world of fun starin' ya right in the face." -Kohinata Kino

It only took 7 minutes for me to realize I was going to love Amanchu!, these 7 minutes gave one of the strongest first impressions I've seen in a long time for sure. The relaxing, nostalgic background music, the quiet humming of a motorcycle and the gorgeous background art assured read more
Oct 13, 2016
AoiHonoo (All reviews)
Looking for an anime about a group of girls (and one boy) going through school and club life with cartoonish facial expressions tossed in and a pinch of yuri subtext? This one is for you. Looking for anime about scuba-diving, along with all its splendor and trials? You may want to look elsewhere.

Amanchu is a very laid back and easygoing show. The series will really show off it's well detailed scenery along with soft music to really set a relaxing atmosphere. The story focuses on protagonist Futaba Ooki and her companion Hikari Koihinata, along with their sempai a pair of read more
Feb 19, 2018
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This review has been adapted from my blog/reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)

Our “diving” in the Jamaican waters was worse than we expected. The shanty was rusted and beat up. The snorkel masks we used looked like they hadn’t been washed in weeks. The spot chosen did not let us see anything interesting let alone memorable.

Wanting only to get back on the cruise ship, we headed back its way. There, still sitting near the end of the dock, was the lady from before, continuing her chant as though it was her God-given destiny.

“Watah one dolla’. Two bucks for da big one!” That’s all she said in her read more
Dec 18, 2017
Tomm01p (All reviews)
If there is a one thing I have a soft spot for, it's a slice of life anime. The chilling and mind healing atmosphere it brings is truly an unmatched feeling. With that said, it's actually been quite some time since I've last watched a well done slice of life, with great cast of characters. Maybe that's part of the reason I gave Amanchu such a high rating, but in my opinion, the show deserves it. Because it ended up being everything I wanted from it.

Amanchu! tells a story set in a small town area close to ocean. One of our two main protagonists, a read more
Sep 7, 2018
Foxdude69 (All reviews)
Amanchu! is the story of a teenager called Futaba. She looks like a supermodel but she suffers from social anxiety. Futaba recently moved to a seaside town and there, she quickly befriends an apparently mentally handicapped girl who goes by the nickname of Pikari who, throughout the series, teaches the protagonist that the secret to a happy life is to stop stressing about stuff and enjoy the little everyday things.

The series clearly wants to get the message across that regardless of the fact that someone might look utterly braindead to you, you still might be able to learn quite a bit from that person and read more
Aug 8, 2018
avuavu (All reviews)
The ocean can be a wonderful adventurous place to explore and experience for anyone, gratefully Amanchu is here to show you why. The Anime starts off with a girl named Hikari Kohinata who lives near the ocean making her fond of it therefore prompting her to spend the majority of her time scuba diving in the ocean. One day after a casual dive, a girl named Futaba Ooki riding on her scooter -- who recently migrated to a rural coastal place causing her to be separated from her close friends where she initially lived -- caught the attention of Hikari, wondering who she was, later read more
Sep 24, 2016
Zerathus (All reviews)
Upyo! From the team who made Aria comes another yashiki with water theme. This time it’s about diving.

Our main character Futaba joins a high school on a seemingly distant region of Japan. At first she’s lost and sad because she had to move from big city and she lost all of her friends that she made. But then she meets funny energetic girl Hikari also known as Pikari and she discovers a brand new world of fun while also coming in terms with herself, her situation and her live outlook.

It’s a fairly simple but quite enjoyable story. It presents lots of metaphors for anxiety read more
Oct 5, 2016
ScarletKW24 (All reviews)
If you want to relax and enjoy a nice story involving the summer, then this easy-going anime "Amanchu!" is for you.

Why do I bother to write a review about not something so special? Because in its own way it stands out. I first didn't know what to expect of this. Is it some kind of slow burning romance between girls, a summer romance, an adventure, a diving quest, ... Nope just a nice summer story about a girl who finds herself in a new town and finding new friends and experiences along the way. Does is sound boring? Maybe at first? But the scenery, read more