Suzuka

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Alternative Titles

English: Suzuka
Japanese: 涼風

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2005 to Dec 29, 2005
Premiered: Summer 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen, SportsSports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.211 (scored by 4757547,575 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1451
Members: 102,257
Favorites: 692
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Synopsis

Teenager Yamato Akitsuki has moved from the Hiroshima countryside to Tokyo to begin his high school career. In return for room and board, he has agreed to help his aunt and cousin run their bathhouse and the adjacent girls-only dormitory where he will be staying. On his way to meet his relatives, he passes by a local high school track and is mesmerized by a high jumper practicing her technique.

Later on, Yamato finds out that the high jumper is not just another resident of the dorm, but is also his neighbor. Suzuka Asahina is a heavily-scouted track and field athlete who is attending the same high school he is enrolled in. A perfectionist by nature, Suzuka is put off by Yamato's clumsy and carefree attitude and finds it difficult to be near him.

Determined to win her over, Yamato joins the track team after discovering his hidden talent for sprinting. Through his interactions with the track team, his classmates, and the ever-inebriated college students in the dorm, Yamato finds the resolve to become a better athlete and a more suitable companion to Suzuka, even if it means pushing himself to the point of exhaustion.

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Background

Suzuka aired weekly on TV Tokyo from July 6, 2005 to December 28, 2005. The anime closely adapts the first 72 chapters of the manga, but particular changes were made to accommodate younger audiences.

The anime was licensed by Funimation in North America. The company released six DVDs containing English dubbing from June 12, 2007 to January 8, 2008. Philippines TV channel Hero aired the series dubbed in Tagalog starting on December 3, 2006.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hamano, Kazuzou
Sound Director
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

"Start Line" by COACH☆
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Ending Theme

#01: "Aoi FIELD" by COACH☆ (eps 1-14)
#02: "Kimi no Koto" by COACH☆ (eps 15-26)



Feb 7, 2007
rusette (All reviews)
I have to say after seeing the whole series even though a lot of people said it sucked..it kinda left an impression on me.

The general audience should be the one that likes romance, drama, and/or "slice of life" anime. Or simply someone who just wants to give it a try. So if you're looking for something funny with a bit of fanservice and a couple of action, I suggest you try other anime's out there. XD I recommend this anime to those who watches realistic anime under the romance-drama genre. Oh, sports anime fans may have a little something to enjoy here.

Even though read more
Nov 10, 2010
jai88 (All reviews)
The story is fairly simple - a young man moves from the country to Tokyo to start a new life at highschool, and falls in love at first sight with a promising athletic student (the titular character of the show). In short it's a love story, and while the premise sounds bland, so do those of some of the very best animes.

Suzuka, however, is not one of them. It's often described as "character driven" but this is a terrible thing because the majority of the characters (including the two main ones) are barely likable and have few redeeming qualities. Yamato read more
May 10, 2010
Johnny_FBI (All reviews)
One of the main problems of romantic anime is that you can always predict how it will end. Just look at the DVD-cover and read the title and you don’t need to watch it. So the plot itself is not what we watch romantic anime for, we watch it for interesting characters, their development and feelings.
But “Suzuka” was rather unusual experience for me; it kind of reminded me of “Macross”, because of the complicated love-triangle. First, we have Asahina Suzuka. You may call her tsundere, but the way she acts, thinks, feels makes her very realistic. At the times she can be very cold (her read more
Oct 17, 2016
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

Suzuka is a romantic comedy anime about a quirky doofus who moves into a girl's dormitory run by his aunt. He then develops a crush for an obnoxious and abusive bitch who constantly beats him. So...this is Love Hina right? WRONG! This is something far, FAR worse!


Background:

Romantic comedies have always followed a similar formula. In the Western world this formula was created during the Commedia dell'arte in 1500s Italy. In Act 1 the male and female lead both dislike each other and seem to be opposites. In Act 2 the male and female discover common ground and grow closer together. In Act 3 there is read more

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