Adachi to Shimamura

Adachi and Shimamura

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English: Adachi and Shimamura
Synonyms: Adashima
Japanese: 安達としまむら


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
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, Shoujo AiShoujo Ai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 4523545,235 users)
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Ranked: #31162
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Popularity: #1260
Members: 132,130
Favorites: 978

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kuwahara, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Kitou, Akari
Theme Song Performance
Itou, Miku
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Tonari de (キミのとなりで)" by Akari Kitou

Dec 24, 2020
IrrelevantGuy (All reviews)
Shoujo Ai/Yuri is a rather unpopular and controversial genre. Most people I have seen are quite indifferent when it comes to Shoujo Ai and often try avoiding it; partly because same sex relationship has always been a sensitive topic, but mostly because of the fact that a lot of Shoujo Ai anime have been very ineffective lately.

I'm not a big fan of Shoujo Ai either. While I'm definitely not against the concept of lesbian relationships being depicted in anime, among the few Shoujo Ai anime I watched, not a single one managed to appeal to me. Rather, because of poor storytelling and especially bland characters, read more
Dec 24, 2020
nightshadekait (All reviews)
“Before I realized it, Shimamura was surrounded by new people, and things were going well for her but not for me,” Adachi says as she crouches in a dark corner, one episode after thinking about Shimamura naked for a whole hour.

Adachi to Shimamura has so many flaws that I could go on and on about every single detail that makes this show deserving of a 3/10. I planned to do exactly that when I started writing this review. But as I actually thought about what I wanted to write, I found myself gravitating towards one aspect of the show that truly hindered my enjoyment. While read more
Dec 24, 2020
IshigamiCrisis (All reviews)
mild spoilers ahead

Good morning class, today in Linear Anime 101, we will be discussing the anime formula for the perfect GL: Mandatory head on lap scene, skirt shots, 'cute' scenes that would be considered cringe and creepy if one of the characters was a guy. Any questions? *multiple hands raised* aLrIgHt nO qUesTiOnS, sO LeT's gEt sTaRTed.

Although I haven't read the LN which the anime is based on, in my opinion, Adachi to Shimamura is a frustratingly horrible adaptation of its manga counterpart. When I read the manga, there weren't NEARLY as many of these horrendous, borderline ecchi, oversexualized portrayals. While the manga was cute read more
Dec 24, 2020
Stark700 (All reviews)
Humans are social animals, meaning we interact with other humans and experiment how we live with our lives. Adachi no Shimamura’s storytelling feels like a social exploration of two female characters and how their interactions influences each other. Hitoma Iruma’s light novel getting an anime adaptation brings together this unforgettable slice of life, romance tale.

Everyone in this world has their own story. Regardless of race, gender, social status, or any other factor, each one of us lives in our own story. However, our own story sometimes intersects with others and that’s how relationships are built. Among relationships, one of the most dynamic and complex is read more

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