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Fune wo Amu


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Great Passage
Japanese: 舟を編む

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 3,569 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #12772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1733
Members: 27,326
Favorites: 37
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Ranked #1277Popularity #1733Members 27,326
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Episodes: /11

Synopsis

The publication of a new dictionary titled The Great Passage progresses. Mitsuya Majime, originally from publisher Genbu Shobo's sales department, has been recruited by Kouhei Araki, a veteran editor of the dictionary department who is looking to retire soon. The dictionary department is known internally as the "money-eating insect," but Mitsuya uses his perseverance and attachment to the words in order to become a great editor. Mitsuya, who has poor social skills, finds himself working with another man named Masashi Nishioka, who is able to express himself better.

(Source: MAL News)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Majime, Mitsuya
Majime, Mitsuya
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Nishioka, Masashi
Nishioka, Masashi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hayashi, Kaguya
Hayashi, Kaguya
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Araki, Kouhei
Araki, Kouhei
Supporting
Kaneo, Tetsuo
Japanese
Kaneo, Tetsuo

Staff

Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Okazaki, Taiiku
Okazaki, Taiiku
Theme Song Performance
Kumota, Haruko
Kumota, Haruko
Original Character Design


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"Shiokaze (潮風)" by Taiiku Okazaki (岡崎体育)

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"I & I" by Leola




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TheSmilingShoujo
Nov 4, 2016
This is an underrated anime series; a hidden gem. I'm a complete sucker for stories that revolve around people who are passionate in their vocations whether its about war, sports, cooking, family, and even compiling a dictionary. Fune wo Amu (aka The Great Passage) is a down to earth, realistic portrayal of a group of dictionary editors who are passionate in their job of compiling a dictionary, which is said to be an endeavor that may span a decade.

While it may sound dull, the process of compiling a dictionary and the struggles that go with it will probably open up a new perspective from read more
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Consumed
Nov 8, 2016
It is difficult to put into words just how brilliant this anime is. Fune wo Amu takes the most mundane premise of all time - making a dictionary - and infuses a level of passion and heart into it that anyone can appreciate.

What Karasuno High feels towards volleyball the main cast of Fune wo Amu feels towards forming meaningful definitions. They are all deeply invested in crafting the absolute greatest dictionary the world has ever seen, and won't let any obstacles get in their way of achieving that goal - even a troublesome budget. Each character brings a unique skill to the table, especially read more
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AnimeZ0id
Nov 5, 2016
Hello! This is a first impressions review, so it will be shorter and just my general thoughts on the series! Disclaimer: I have never read the novel & my opinions/ratings may change after the anime's completion.

Story & Characters: 8/10

There isn't much depth into the plot, but with that being said it is a realistic story. It's not magical, action packed, sci-fi, etc. It's a Josei anime. And for those of you who don't know what that means, it's basically an anime that's designed to be realistic in story & characters. It's typically slow-paced. Which is probably why this anime is so underrated. MOST, but read more
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Irvine-kun
Nov 5, 2016
Gorgeous episode, interesting premise, it was so peaceful, one of my most anticipated anime of this season and it didnt disappoint.

Looks like an odd concept, but it sounds like an interesting story.

Though just checking, are dictionaries slightly different with the Japanese language, because the description doesn't seem to quite tie up with a western style dictionary. Are they part etiquette guide as well?

Apparently, it's an adaptation of a movie (I could be very wrong, correct me if so)

The basic outline is that this guy sucks at selling stuff but really loves language, and some guys looking to make a really expansive dictionary to bridge the read more
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