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Synonyms: Appare Ranman!
Japanese: 天晴爛漫!
English: Appare-Ranman!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2020 to Sep 25, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, RacingRacing
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 4972049,720 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1706
Members: 129,942
Favorites: 497

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No dream is too big for Appare Sorrano, a socially-awkward inventor living in a small rural town in Japan in the late 19th century. Fascinated since childhood by the creation of steamships that can connect people across great distances, he's learned to make machines of all kinds from various scientific texts. His goal is to sail across the sea, beyond the sky, and ultimately, to the other side of the moon.

Unfortunately, through a string of events, Appare finds himself stranded in the middle of the sea on his mini steamship. Floating alongside him is a skilled but cowardly samurai, Kosame Ishikki, who was tasked to keep his eccentric behavior in check. Just when all hope seems lost, a large steamship saves them and takes them to Los Angeles. With no money or plans, they decide to participate in the "Trans-America Wild Race," which gives Appare the chance to build his own automobile, and Kosame the opportunity to use the cash prize to return home. However, against rival racers and unknown challenges residing in the wilderness, just how far will this adventure take Appare and Kosame?

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Genre- Comedy, Sports, Historical, Cars, Action.

'This is not logical.' We humans aren't machines and therefore, cannot subdue our feelings or emotions like one. But for Appare Sorrano, things are different as he is built in a way where he can only care and think about the next new invention and things that will make the world advance towards the new evolution. Devoting his time and everything to his scientific studies and engineering, Appare gets in trouble and ends up leaving Japan in a self-made steamboat.

Only to get carried away to America and participate in a Trans-America Wild Race, where many racers will now take part ...
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Appare-Ranman! is an anime about a Japanese inventor and a Japanese warrior who accidentally wind up in America and have to enter a car race to earn enough money to travel home. The story is 100% self-contained so the only season ends the show just fine. There are a lot of fun details in the anime. For example, there is a character named TJ who is carrying around a phonograph instead of a boom box because this is a period piece that is set in the 1920s. My favorite parts of the anime was when there was a situation that could be solved by doing ...
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Tired of animes where any development around the society/other characters happens solely because of the MC's ability. Basically the MC becomes the deus ex machina for the author to use as he pleases to move other characters. In this case, the MC is a genius that can solve you any problem, learn any new type of engines in a matter of seconds and fix those engine problems as well in a matters of seconds with spare parts. Now, many engines function similarly, but the mechanics around them changes depending on many factors and what they are trying to achieve.

Also, they are poor but have ...

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