Harukana Receive

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Japanese: はるかなレシーブ
English: Harukana Receive
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2018 to Sep 21, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: C2C
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.651 (scored by 4103241,032 users)
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Ranked: #58362
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Popularity: #1891
Members: 109,613
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In beach volleyball, there is no room for aces. To achieve victory, each player must find their one, irreplaceable partner that they can rely on in the court of sand. At least, that is what Haruka Oozora learns on her first day in Okinawa after moving in with her grandmother and her cousin Kanata Higa. While touring a nearby beach, Haruka stumbles upon some girls practicing beach volleyball and is quickly invited to join. This friendly practice game suddenly turns into a match when one of the girls, Narumi Tooi, notices Kanata approaching the court.

Although the two suffer a devastating defeat, Haruka finally realizes the reason for her cousin’s quiet and distant behavior. Kanata and Narumi used to be an exceptionally talented beach volleyball duo, until Kanata quit due to her short height causing problems for Narumi. Now, with the Junior Tournament just weeks away, Haruka must learn the intricacies of competitive beach volleyball and help Kanata overcome her crippling anxiety towards the sport that she once used to love.

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Opening Theme

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1: "FLY two BLUE" by Haruka Oozora (CV: Kana Yuuki), Kanata Higa (CV: Saki Miyashita) (eps 3-6, 8-11)
2: "Mae wo Muite! (前を向いて!)" by Akari Ooshiro (CV: Chisa Kimura) (eps 7)

Ending Theme

"Wish me luck!!!!" by Haruka Oozora (CV: Kana Yuuki), Kanata Higa (CV: Saki Miyashita), Claire Thomas (CV: Atsumi Tanezaki), Emily Thomas (CV: Rie Suegara) (eps 3-7, 9, 10, 12)


Apr 20, 2023
I have played Volleyball my whole life, and it was fun and sad to watch this series to its conclusion. Sad because I tore my rotator cuff so badly my arm would never swing again like it did. Watching the in and out of daily training and prep, the excitement of tournaments and the heat of battle, sweat dripping down your face waiting for the next serve.

Really enjoyed the inbetween with the characters, the comradery and fun they had, again very nostalgic for me. Pretty much spoiler free, but that last half of the last EP I am not going to lie. I cried. Reminded ...
May 30, 2022
Mixed Feelings
|| Every episode is a beach episode || 10/10

And I would say "If your main character is going to wear the same outfit every episode, may as well have it be a swimsuit", but there's an entire episode dedicated to picking out a better fitting swimsuit to play beach volleyball, so well done in that regard C2C.

|| Story || 4/10

Harukana Receive's story is fairly simple. Cute girl moves to a new town far away from home and she finds a new hobby, beach volleyball. She meets friends and rivals along the way, and we get a decent tournament arc. However, there's not much to ...
Nov 20, 2023
I thought the show started off strong, but by the end I really thought it was subpar. I like the voice acting, graphics, and the music was fine. There was a coloration of some of the anime characters' eyes that I had not seen before. Can’t say if it was good or bad, just personal preference on how you like the eyes of anime characters drawn, but do give them points for at least trying to be original. I thought it was an interesting concept to not have any males aside from small children in the show, but dude to block out the face of ...

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