Clione no Akari

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: クリオネの灯り


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2017 to Sep 27, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 20:20 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: drop
Source: Novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 9 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.401 (scored by 36153,615 users)
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Ranked: #105402
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Popularity: #4723
Members: 12,861
Favorites: 10

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The story centers around an illness-stricken, constantly bullied orphan girl named Minori. After one rainy day, she doesn't turn up at school, having been admitted into a hospital in a distant town. Two months pass, and the girl's two school friends, Takashi and Kyouko, receive a mysterious email with no sender listed. The email reveals a summer festival taking place at a nearby town...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishikawa, Naoya
Izu, Kazuhiko
Sound Director
Onaka, Takeshi
Script, Series Composition
Sasaki, Rico
Inserted Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Clione no Akari (クリオネの灯り)" by aki

Ending Theme

"Sora wo Tobu Kaze (空ヲ飛ブ風)" by aki

Sep 29, 2017
Fircoal (All reviews)
I know that for most people when they see a show with a sub 6 rating on MAL they instantly must think that it is a terrible show that should only be viewed to see what terrible shows are like. But that's not true. I've seen several good or decent shows with really low ratings.

However, this show is not one of them. In fact, this show is exactly the show that someone thinks of when they see that low MAL score.

Everything about the show is bad. Characters, story, art, sound. It's like critiquing a drawing made while drunk with one's hands behind their back. Yes, read more
Sep 28, 2017
Manpig (All reviews)
This is one of the shows i’ve barely heard anything about during the season it aired, nobody I knew was talking about it, nor was anyone caring about doing so anyway, which alone says a lot about it’s obscurity. I personally was instantly drawn into the show simply from the synopsis, and as someone who had gone through a bit of bullying in primary school, these types of shows instantly catch my attention, and it takes my interest most of the time.

Bullying has always been an issue with schools, and it isn’t a matter of childish spats either. It can decrease reputation, which in read more
Sep 27, 2017
KANLen09 (All reviews)
There's quite A NUMBER of shorts for (particularly) this season, and Clione no Akari is one of them.

To starters: Don't go watching this if you don't appreciate just around 10 mins watching a short, only to end up winding about it right at the vert start.

The story resides towards Minori, the bullied one, for being different towards everybody. In that sense, Kyoko and Takashi took notice and begun looking out for her. At certain moments, the (some) sort of connection towards the Clione bears heartstrings towards both of them, and only realizing that Minori had a limited time to live due to an illness, and read more
Sep 27, 2017
BlackCicero (All reviews)
Initially it was difficult in deciding whether to give Clione no Akari a watch. Upon completion, my general thoughts on the anime was that it was decent and I appreciated the concept of the show and what it tried to accomplish even if in trying to execute that idea, it might have come up a little short.
The story is focused around a bullied girl, Minori and explores the dynamics that come to play between her and other characters within the class, in particular with Takashi and Kyouko. It's one of those stories that can tug at your heartstrings as you witness the happy and sad read more

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