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Fune wo Amu


Alternative Titles

English: The Great Passage
Japanese: 舟を編む

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Novel
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 10,716 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1506
Members: 35,907
Favorites: 103
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Episodes: /11
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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.

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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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"I & I" by Leola




More reviewsReviews

ZephSilver
Dec 24, 2016
As a reviewer, there have been numerous occasions when I struggle to find the right words to convey my thoughts. This isn't to say that I didn't know what I wanted to express to others but rather, I wanted my message to be as clear and concise as possible. The right words can often make all the difference in how a reader interprets what you have to say. Words are capable of setting the mood, giving off tone, and in some cases, changing the very temperament of those on the receiving end. They're vehicles used to communicate feelings, painting a picture for the reader, and read more
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BlueKite
Dec 26, 2016
When someone opens a dictionary, what does usually come to mind first? Depending on who you ask, the answer varies from looking for definitions on unfamiliar words to just simply enjoy seeing how words are given meaning in so many unique ways. Words are very powerful, they can dictate how the world moves. They are needed by leaders, innovators, educators, and even by ordinary people in their daily activities. Without it, humanity can’t progress and evolve. Forming and stringing words are basic human skills but we often find times when we can’t clearly express our thoughts, making us seek a solution to that problem. Dictionaries read more
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moozooh
Dec 22, 2016
(Note: This review is spoilerless.)

I guess I'll be that guy. Oh well.

Fune wo Amu, or The Great Passage, is a series that, indeed, had the rights to greatness. It took a mature premise, starred adult characters in a realistic setting, didn't include unnecessary comedy nor fanservice (well, except the cartoony dictionary interludes, I guess), and wasn't insulting to a thinking person's intelligence. Besides, much like the protagonist of the story, I also love words and work in editing, among other things that directly correlate with the mission statement referred to throughout the series. So, 10/10, right? Well, no.

See, I really wanted to like FwA more, read more
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AIDSKrillex
Jan 1, 2017
Communication is an abstract idea in which you use certain mediums to express what’s currently on your mind. Performance arts, visual arts, and language are few of what people use to communicate with each other. And of course, when you use language as a medium of communication, you need words to deliver your ideas to others. Since words vary from how you use them, people may misunderstand the point that you want to give. They attempted to compile these words which will be later known as a dictionary. As soon as the printing press was introduced in 15th century, groups of individuals began to compile read more
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