Umibe no Étranger

The Stranger by the Shore

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Synonyms: L'étranger du plage, L'étranger de la plage, The Stranger by the Beach
Japanese: 海辺のエトランゼ
English: The Stranger by the Shore
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 11, 2020
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Hibari
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 58 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 6958769,587 users)
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Ranked: #7062
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Popularity: #1397
Members: 142,588
Favorites: 2,434

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Shun Hashimoto is an openly gay aspiring novelist living in Okinawa who was abandoned by his parents after coming out to them. Mio Chibana is a reserved, orphaned high school student, often found spending his time by the sea. One day, the two meet on the beach, and Shun is instantly captivated by Mio. The days fly by as they slowly begin to grow closer until Mio suddenly announces that he has to leave for the mainland.

Three years pass before a 20-year-old Mio returns to Okinawa to confess his love to Shun. However, in those three years, Shun's life has changed. Will he be able to accept Mio's feelings and make such a commitment?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Chibana, Mio

Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu

Hashimoto, Shun

Murata, Taishi


Itou, Kanae


Nakaya, Sayaka


Shimamura, Yuu


Satou, Hana

Mio's Mother



Oohashi, Akiyo
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Kii, Kanna
Original Creator, Character Design
Kubota, Mina


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"Zokkon (ゾッコン)" by MONO NO AWARE

Mar 3, 2021
Why am I giving such a low score to a movie that so many people love? It's pretty simple: If you have't already read the source material this whole thing is going to be incoherent. Very little is fleshed out or explained, there's a huge time skip, and no relationships are defined at all. I'm syre that this is satisfying fan service for those who read the series, but if you're judging it as a stand-alone anime project it fails completely.

The animation is nice enough and everything else is of good quality, but I can't recommend this if you're anime only like me. It's just ...
Feb 27, 2021
The setting of Umibe no Étranger has always held me in a vice-grip. An island surrounded by the blue ocean, the residents are dressed in billowy clothing. The flowers are bright and blooming. It is the essence of summer. It's the place which you read in a book and then proceed to ache for. Or rather, in this case, the place which you see in a manga and then proceed to ache for. This overwhelming feeling of being in the moment presents itself perfectly (thank you, Kanna Kii), so much so, that you want to be living through it instead. I believe the best media ...
Feb 28, 2021
//may contain some light spoilers

Umibe no Étranger is so much more to me than just another BL story. It kinda reminds me od Doukyuusei, with its storyline and characters and showing the more sweet and realistic depiction od same-sex love. As a LGBT person myself, I love stories surrounding these topics but it's so hard for me to find an anime that would satisfy me. Mostly, because most yaoi/BL stories are overly sexualized and show same-sex attraction as a fetish. L' Étranger is different in that case. It's good to hear the word 'gay' being used in the show and see a character identyfying as ...

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Poll: Umibe no Étranger Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
FuMomo-kun - Mar 6, 2021
61 replies by kel_waff »»
Nov 19, 8:51 AM
Why is this rated PG-13 if it has an explicit sex scene?
chi4ko - Sep 7, 2021
18 replies by Tacobell10101 »»
Sep 16, 3:53 PM
I have a big doubt about Sakurako flashback :O
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Jun 23, 10:27 PM
Happy birthday chibana Mio
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Dec 27, 2021 9:25 PM
Poll: Are you a gay? ( Men only )
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