H2O: Footprints in the Sand

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English: H2O: Footprints in the Sand
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2008 to Mar 21, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NTT Docomo, Studio Jack
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Visual novel
Genre: RomanceRomance
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.001 (scored by 4722147,221 users)
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Ranked: #40072
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Popularity: #2000
Members: 94,526
Favorites: 381

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Takuma Hirose is a blind young male high school student, though the cause for his blindness is undetermined. In order to heal his medical condition, he is sent to live in a village with his uncle. There, he meets several girls, three of which stand out more than any of the others. They are Hayami Kohinata, Hinata Kangura, and Otoha. Otoha temporarily heals his blindness and Hirose uses his sight to help others. He finds out that, for some reason, Hayami Kohinata is hated in the village, and he tries his best to help her out. Meanwhile, many sad secrets unfold in the village...


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Characters & Voice Actors


Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Katayoku no Icarus (片翼のイカロス)" by Yui Sakakibara

Ending Theme

1: "Kazahane (カザハネ)" by Haruka Shimotsuki (eps 1-11)
2: "Footprints in the Sand" by Monet (eps 12)

Mar 25, 2008
H2O is about a boy, Hirose Takuma, who arrives in a village. He's blind, but a spirit called Otoha somehow heals his illness. Now, he befriends the people (mostly girls) there, and many dramatic events unfold.

The story in itself was really nice. It's sad, yet happy, and it's dramatic. It gives me a feeling of happiness when watching, but also a sad feeling. And whilst it was really good, it was way too sudden at times though. And the jump-the-shark episode (episode 8) kind of ruined things, but I'm glad that it returned to normal after that episode. Anyway, this story was great IMO. Oh, ...
Mar 22, 2008
H2O has been a really interesting anime to watch, it certainly is a show that you're either going to love, or hate.

Story: The story of this show is really a story that you will either enjoy from the beginning till the end, or start to question what the hell is going on and end up confused. IMO I enjoyed the story from beginning to end, they did have 2 certain episodes which I felt were not really necessary to have (ep 4, ep 8). I will say, I love animes that always gives me shocking moments that make me go OMGWTFWASTHATNOWAI! and H2O certainly give ...
Mar 1, 2008
Mixed Feelings
H2O: Footprints in the Sand is a Psychological, Supernatural, Romance anime about a blind junior-high boy (Takuma) who moves to a quite rural town. He is given the given the gift of sight in order for him to help the people who need it the most.

The story to H2O is very simple and easy to follow however it tends to randomly add developments, just to complicate matters. After the first couple episodes you will begin to wonder when all the unexplained stuff will be explained but there’s no real urgency with this series. There seems to be a number of underlining plots in the story ...

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