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
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Duration: 58 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.861 (scored by 8280082,800 users)
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Ranked: #8442
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Popularity: #1351
Members: 168,131
Favorites: 2,731

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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 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 ...
Dec 31, 2021
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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 ...

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Poll: Umibe no Étranger Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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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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