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Japanese: 涼風
English: Suzuka
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2005 to Dec 29, 2005
Premiered: Summer 2005
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 5415254,152 users)
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Ranked: #33502
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Popularity: #1840
Members: 115,709
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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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Suzuka aired weekly on TV Tokyo from July 7, 2005 to December 29, 2005. The anime closely adapts the first 72 chapters of the manga, but particular changes were made to accommodate younger audiences. <br /> <br /> 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


Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hamano, Kazuzou
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Start Line" by COACH☆

Ending Theme

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


Feb 7, 2007
I have to say after seeing the whole series even though a lot of people said 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 ...
Jun 21, 2009
Mixed Feelings
There's something wrong when my favorite character is the cat.
I didn't really like much about this show. I thought that the music could be better. I thought the art wasn't anything to talk about. I wasn't all that crazy about an of the characters, and I think they cheated on the plot a little.
First off they dedicate a lot to track and feild in this show. And yet in the end it's sorta ignored for other things. I couldn't stand Suzuka half the time and Yamato wasn't my favorite character in the later part of the series either.
My major disliking for the ...
Nov 10, 2010
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 ...

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