Umibe no Étranger

The Stranger by the Shore

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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
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: 7.841 (scored by 8880388,803 users)
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Ranked: #9032
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Popularity: #1355
Members: 179,127
Favorites: 2,845

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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

Shun's Dad

Sakaki, Kousuke

Mimi Mama

Tachibana, Tatsumaru

Shun's Mom

Takeuchi, Emiko


Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Oohashi, Akiyo
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
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Ending Theme

"Zokkon (ゾッコン)" by MONO NO AWARE

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Jun 28, 2024
The movie is an amazing adaptation of a very touching story.
Umibe no etranger is a very calm, gently paced story, about lgbtq hardships in a non accepting society, self hate and the deep void of not being able to have someone you can call yours.
The story follows the love story of two boys with very different backgrounds and personalities, and when opposits attract, they can also create lots of arguments and misunderstandings.
Shun is a very complex main character, filled with flaws yet very fascinating in my opinion. His behavior is bad, an attitude filled with sarcasm to hide his most intimate emotions; loneliness and ...
Jul 9, 2024
Mixed Feelings
i... really don't know how to give this a rating. i highly enjoyed it, and i understood it even though i knew nothing about the source material. in a vacuum, i'd consider it a short and sweet film about a complicated romance, with realistic depictions of homophobia. and to be fair, that's how i did view it at first.


there is a 7-year age gap between the two main characters. they meet when they are 17 and 24 respectively, and most of the movie takes place when mio is 20 and shun is 27. normally, i don't care about age gaps as long as they're consenting ...
Apr 13, 2024
I don't know the source material, but I do know it's short. No matter its quality, this seems like a poor adaptation. I'm not exactly sure how Umibe no Étranger came into being in the first place, but whoever steered the wheel on its production course either had a limited budget, or conceived this as a series of shorts initially, because the story feels chopped into rather disjointed parts that have clumsily been put together. The plot itself is nothing to write home about, so when you further ruin a pretty simple, straightforward love story by ruining its pace, omitting its conclusion, and rushing through ...

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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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