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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 4996649,966 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1715
Members: 130,556
Favorites: 492

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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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I will start with the major con I have with this anime. There are many anime with the over-powered main character, viewer watches those anime for How the MC defeats or overcomes the hurdle? rather than does he actually able to overcome it. There can be many ways to show the characters are intelligent. Minor spoiler:The Main character(Appare) within a split second can calculate the objects trajectories and able to escape, in one scene. If it is limited to the MC (Appare) itself it would have been okay. The other main character (Kosame) able to split the bullet in ...
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"Eccentric genius" gets "coincidentally" paired with a "normal" man that acts as both a chaperone and a straight man to the genius. I wonder where I heard of this plot idea before?

Appare-Ranman takes a classic trope and tries to run off with it. There's so much rushed pacing and irregularities in the plot in order for the story to progress as fast as possible. You don't get to see any of the character interactions go beyond a surface level. Before you know it, the story progresses and new, random characters get thrown into the mix in order for there to be more diversity. It's pretty ...

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