Adachi to Shimamura

Adachi and Shimamura

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Synonyms: Adashima
Japanese: 安達としまむら
English: Adachi and Shimamura
German: Adachi and Shimamura
French: Adachi and Shimamura
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2020 to Dec 25, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Producers: Pony Canyon, Kadokawa
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Light novel
Genre: Girls LoveGirls Love
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 7326673,266 users)
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Ranked: #36772
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Popularity: #1232
Members: 186,552
Favorites: 1,506

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Somewhere in the school at noon, one might hear the sound of two girls playing table tennis together as they wait for time to pass by.

As if by fate, two students—Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura—stumble upon each other on the second floor of the school gymnasium. As they gradually foster a budding friendship, their feelings for one another only become more ambiguous. Growing closer by the day, the two must learn to navigate their contrasting personalities as well as determine the depth of their affection for each other.

The nature of this relationship gradually shifts when one of them starts to develop feelings beyond the boundaries of a platonic relationship. Even so, Adachi and Shimamura must realize if forming a bond stronger than friendship will bring them closer or tear them apart.

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Opening Theme

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"Kimi ni Aeta Hi (君に会えた日)" by Adachi (Akari Kitou) & Shimamura (Miku Itou)


Dec 1, 2023
Title: Adachi to Shimamura - A Delicate Exploration of Teenage Romance

Rating: 7/10

Adachi to Shimamura, adapted from the light novel series written by Hitoma Iruma and illustrated by Non, offers a contemplative take on teenage romance and self-discovery. Directed by Satoshi Kuwabara and produced by Tezuka Productions, this 2020 anime presents a narrative that delicately balances coming-of-age elements with themes of friendship and love.

**Storyline (8/10):**
The narrative revolves around the blossoming relationship between the introverted Adachi and the charismatic Shimamura. Their bond begins as a friendship forged through skipping class and sharing idle moments at their secret meeting spot. The series explores the complexities of teenage emotions, ...
Dec 3, 2023
Mixed Feelings
It was so cuteeee. The character development is a standout feature, with Adachi and Shimamura undergoing significant growth as they come to terms with their feelings. The anime captures the vulnerability, joy, and confusion that come with the exploration of one's identity and emotions during adolescence. Visually, this series is a treat, with a soft color palette and subtle animations that perfectly complement the emotional atmosphere. The overall aesthetic enhances the viewer's connection to the characters and their evolving relationship.
The positive reception when this anime was live is well-deserved. It resonates for its sincere approach to the yuri romance genre, offering a refreshing and heartfelt ...
May 18, 2023
‘Adachi to Shimamura’ should go to the trash for its ridiculously slow development of story.

The plot is kind of realistic, however, word realistic is a derogatory term here talking about plot. In the domain of non-politically related plots, realistic means mediocre or further, dull. The heroines talk and think about the same things in each of the 12 episodes, but no fundamental difference is made. In the end, it seems that nothing do occur. The heroines literally do nothing for their romance. The plot is only flavorless water; the climax is hot water, which is hot but still flavorless.

Compared to the dull plot, ...

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