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
Genre: Boys LoveBoys Love
Duration: 58 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.851 (scored by 8510485,104 users)
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Ranked: #8562
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Popularity: #1344
Members: 172,412
Favorites: 2,777

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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

Inagawa, Eri


Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Oohashi, Akiyo
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
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"Zokkon (ゾッコン)" by MONO NO AWARE


Feb 20, 2024
I had put off watching this for SUCH a long time because this did not get a good reception at all upon release and I feel so STUPID for letting myself be swayed by that public opinion.

It's actually an amazing BL work, and deserves all the flowers. People that complain about it being too rushed haven't had to sit through 12 episode of nothing just to get a mid confession. It's amazing that in such a short runtime they were able to explore so many things and it doesn't feel rushed at all. Some anime fans just need over-exposition and this movie is not that ...
Dec 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I had heard about this movie a long while back and decided to spend one of my evenings giving this a watch, given the premises and the praise I've seen about the BL relationship. After trudging through this 1 hour movie I would say... I'm glad I gave it a watch, but what on earth did I just watch?

This movie is super rushed from the get go. The relationships, the conflicts, the story... everything! There's hardly any build up, no showing of time spent together or truly loving one another. Most of the movie is spent with the two guys arguing and misunderstanding each other ...
Jul 21, 2023
I'll make this short.

The characters arent develloped enough and the relationship between them lacked a story. The movie just throws you in the narrative right at the start without context and the rest just goes wayyyyyy too fast. And the time skip DID NOT help. How am I supposed to encourage two guys I don't even know? The random bits of backstory are...kinda forced? No the WHOLE relashonship of the movie seems forced.

This is the kind of movie that would need a 12 episodes anime to truly enjoy the story. The art is great and the characters also seem's sad that they were wasted ...

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Idk about you but I NEED A SECOUND MOVIE
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Why is this rated PG-13 if it has an explicit sex scene?
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I have a big doubt about Sakurako flashback :O
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Happy birthday chibana Mio
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