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: 6.671 (scored by 4201942,019 users)
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Ranked: #65652
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Popularity: #1932
Members: 111,968
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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)


Sep 21, 2018
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 ...
Sep 21, 2018
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 1, 2021

this "sports" / Slice of Life anime is honestly disappointing. it was like training a whole season in volleyball just to loose the first match.

the anime tries to do a sudo tournament arc but it falls FLAT on its face this anime has 6 other character that are not the main character in a sports anime that's a VERY BAD THING even if they were not thoroughly fleshed out it would have been nice to see at least double that number....

moving on the characters don't change that much over the story they stay un interesting till the very end ...

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