Umibe no Étranger

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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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 11, 2020
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Hibari
Source: Manga
Genres: RomanceRomance, Shounen AiShounen Ai, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 59 min.
Rating: None


Score: 8.011 (scored by 1920019,200 users)
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Ranked: #5282
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Popularity: #2253
Members: 54,146
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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


Itou, Kanae


Nakaya, Sayaka


Satou, Hana


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


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Ending Theme

"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
Feb 26, 2021
ainonnai (All reviews)
Ah yes Umibe No Etranger, a simple yet light-hearted story and now brought to us with a movie. As a manga reader that read this back then, I was beyond excited for this movie. This is labeled as a shounen ai movie but it does have yaoi elements since it is based after a yaoi manga.
Though it's not just boom sex right off the back.

It's about two people genuinely caring about one another, and overtime helping each other grow. Without any spoilers, the characters are like real people, and not portrayed as some stereotype. Giving a more realistic approach. Also the music and read more

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Umibe no Étranger Episode 1 Discussion
FuMomo-kun - Mar 6
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Apr 18, 9:26 AM
this movie is hidden gem of recent years
L0sMichal0s - Mar 15
13 replies by Seiya »»
Apr 16, 6:11 PM