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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: 7.281 (scored by 2736727,367 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1629
Members: 79,766
Favorites: 274


The music, the characters, the atmosphere, and even their uniform reminds me of Aria. 
report Recommended by noasura
Both of these shows are very calm. They have soothing music, beautiful sceneries, and slightly quirky characters. Also, both take place in rather rural areas. Both could be classified as "healing" anime and they're perfect to watch when you just want to unwind and calm down, and the occasional (but more common in Amanchu) silly and goofy gags are sure to put a smile on your face after a long and tiring day.  
report Recommended by klannie
Yuru Camp and Amanchu! are both relaxing slice of life series about the outdoors with Yuru Camp focusing on camping and Amanchu! focusing on scuba diving. Both also include a dynamic between a rather laid back girl becoming friends with a much more energetic/silly girl. 
report Recommended by pluvia33
Cheerful and quirky heroine; group of highschoolers being into water sports; likable design, colorful, comedy 
report Recommended by -Stargazer-
Similar staff. Both are slice of life school comedy. Very similar atmosphere and plot flows. 
report Recommended by ys19931006
As a diver, 18 meters under the sea surface is one of the least likely places for me to encounter otaku. Grand Blue and Amanchu are the two anime about diving, except that they really aren't about diving. Both are mostly comedy/SoL anime with a few diving episodes; GB focuses more on the comedy aspect while Amanchu focuses on the SoL aspect; and I can tell you that both are top anime in their respective genres so I can really recommend you to watch them. So still it's one of the best ways for hikkikomori to discover the beauty of 18 meters under the sea  read more 
report Recommended by Khalan
Amanchu! and B.B Fish are relaxing anime about diving and the ocean. 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
The atmosphere and characters are very similar, and they are both directed by Kenichi Kasai. Hikari and Futaba strongly resemble Akira and Fumi respectively in both appearance and personality. Both shows have a school setting, deal with a club, and have strong yuri vibes. A difference is that Amanchu! has much more comedy. 
report Recommended by ccorn
These shows are very different in tone, but a major aspect they share is a main character with severe social anxiety and isolation that encounters a person who changes their life and helps them break out of their shell. They inspire me to try to do the same. 
report Recommended by SAniyoukoso
Both are great slice of life anime and give a good time to chill out 
report Recommended by pranaynighukar
Fune wo Amu and Amanchu! are very peaceful and relaxing slice of life anime about a group of people working towards their respective goal (Scuba-diving in Amanchu and making a dictionary in Fune wo Amu). If you need to watch something after a very stressful day, then this is for you. 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
Two anime about a group of teenagers who are part of a club about a sport that have to do with water. (Diving for Amanchu, swimming for Free) Their characters have unusual personalities and they're both about finding your way to become happy or even "free". 
report Recommended by MONOII
School life anime about friendship. It is not as random and nonsensical as this one, but they have the same feelings about school life. 
report Recommended by DodoDog
A special burden to attains your future awaits had taken forever as you manage to fulfill even bigger amount of refreshing but also soothening scenario that will test your routine Gags are pretty less similar and can be a lot more mesmerizing in such every tone 
report Recommended by -HippySnob-
If you enjoyed Aria, you'll probably also enjoy Amanchu. - Both of them were directed by the same person, Junichi Satou. - Both anime have the same mood, being a slice of life without much happening most of the time, but whose characters easy to like and get involved with. - They are both also set in a quiet and happy town, and people go there explicitly to travel in the sea (in Aria's case, it's above water, in Amanchu's case, it's below water). - Amanchu has Aria references popping out from time to time, including "pseudo-cameos" of characters that are really similar to Aria's main characters and have  read more 
report Recommended by Conde_Mohr
An enthusiastic and energetic girl helps a timid protagonist come out of her shell and most the make of her school life by joining/starting a school club. The main difference is that Hanayamata is about yasokoi dancing, while Amanchu is about scuba diving, but the shows feel very similar. 
report Recommended by myrrhman
Amanchu and Long Riders share a similar scenario/plot and characters. In each our main character is learning something new and trying a new sport/hobby. Amanchu has diving and Long Riders is about cycling, the main character of each show is very new or never tried the new sport and has a friend to teach them everything there is to know while making new friends along the way. If you enjoyed the relaxed slice of life vibe from either show I would recommend the other. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
A healing slice-of-life anime with cute characters and interpersonal relationships. 
report Recommended by ninryu
They both have very similar flow-y animation along with the similarity of being by the ocean. Both anime's have cute bubbly characters and a strong friendship vibe. There's also a similar aura/atmosphere between both that's light heart-ed and cute. 
report Recommended by Jungkook
Come for the school bands (Hibike) and the diving activities (Amanchu), stay for the yuri between the two main protagonists. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
These shows have very similar protagonists who are shy and avoid insurrections with others. These shows are very relaxing. 
report Recommended by opasnimiki
The greatest aspect of their similarities lies in the light summer theme they share. Refreshing, breezy series revolving around water one way or another with personal relationships at the center; a perfect combination for a relaxing time. While Tsuritama is a bit on the sci-fi genre with a few supernatural phenomena, they both include a friendship between a socially awkward person and an extremely energetic, albeit difficult to understand at times, one and how they affect each other. Simple comedy that relies on the characters' interactions on an everyday basis and when it comes to it, a story about growing up and discovering your potential. As  read more 
report Recommended by Maffy
Relaxing slice of life animes that kind of make you feel good inside as the story progresses. 
report Recommended by Blancchet