Umibe no Étranger

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: L' étranger du plage, L'étranger de la plage, The Stranger by the Beach
Japanese: 海辺のエトランゼ

Information

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: 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 4412744,127 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1640
Members: 100,469
Favorites: 1,633

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Synopsis

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

Suzu

Supporting
Nakaya, Sayaka
Japanese

Sakurako

Supporting
Shimamura, Yuu
Japanese

Oba-chan

Supporting
Satou, Hana
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Staff

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
delta5 (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 27, 2021
Jenzee (All reviews)
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. Hehe. 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 read more
Feb 28, 2021
martwica (All reviews)
//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 read more
Mar 15, 2021
abystoma2 (All reviews)
BL is a genre with very, very low standards. I’d say that the only genre that’s worse off in that regard may be shows for kids, and even that is debatable. So, once in a blue moon a BL anime that isn’t utterly terrible is released, and just by the virtue of not being completely garbage it gets praised as the best thing ever. And to be fair, in comparison with most of other similar works, it’s pretty good. In comparison to regular anime though… that’s a different matter.

First, the good part. The visuals are gorgeous. This movie is very nice to look at, and read more

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