Harukana Receive
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English: Harukana Receive
Japanese: はるかなレシーブ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2018 to Sep 21, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: C2C
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.731 (scored by 2601026,010 users)
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Ranked: #46872
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Popularity: #1634
Members: 72,126
Favorites: 110
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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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Kubooka, Toshiyuki
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Anzai, Takefumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Machida, Touko
Script, Series Composition

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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) (ep 7)

Edit 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)

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Sep 21, 2018
Stark700 (All reviews)
It’s easy to dismiss a show like Harukana Receive at first glance. Look at the key visual, read the premise, and check out those preview promotional material. What do you see? If the answer involves girls in bikinis playing beach volleyball, then you would be 100% correct. As a competitive sport, Harukana Receive takes the idea of beach volleyball and transforms it into a meaningful competitive story to tell.

Since its serialization in 2015, the manga has received only moderate attention but had enough value to be licensed in North America. I rarely ever heard of people talking about the manga though so I assume most read more
Sep 21, 2018
Target_Finder (All reviews)
Harukana Receive does something really special within its 12 episodes. A show with outstanding characters as well as terrific matches. But most importantly it portrays the true elegance and beauty of beach volleyball. Although less about the "Xs and Os" of the sport, it does something that makes you relate and resonate with the passion and intensity the sport can be.

Starting off, the story is pretty straightforward. Nothing to write home about. But it works. It allows each character regardless of their screen time to shine. It is definitely a character driven show.

The characters are an absolutely gem. Every single one you meet is an read more
Sep 21, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Sports-centric anime are nothing new: For said game, you know the sport, you know the rules, competition ensues and some character development got misfired or screwed hard in the process towards the end, just like a certain badminton anime this season.

For this reason alone, Harukana Receive attempts to add the CGDCT aspect to the sports genre, while giving us the SoL view and despite THAT "Ecchi" tag, there is minimal fanservice to be found (some yuri moments, butt slaps, bouncing boobs and whatnot) that can actually rave wee bits of enjoyment. The end result is an anime that is telling us to just sit back read more
Sep 21, 2018
Fircoal (All reviews)
I love a good CGDCT. If you were to look through all of my favorites and the shows I rank highly you would find a lot of CDCGT that I gave a high score to. I also like sports shows and find them as a good way to get hype and experience the highs and lows of competition without the negative ramifications of death or other dark results like with some shounen. A pairing between the two seems odd and when combined with the echii tag there are a lot of distinct parts that are mixed together. And while I think it can be done read more

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