Thermae Romae Novae

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: テルマエ・ロマエ ノヴァエ


Type: ONA
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 28, 2022
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: NAZ
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.181 (scored by 1280812,808 users)
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Ranked: #33152
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Popularity: #4373
Members: 26,065
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Episodes: /11


Lucius Modestus, an ancient Roman architect, finds himself job-hunting due to having trouble coming up with new ideas. As his demeanor and personality become dismal, his friends try taking him to a bathhouse for him to relax. Unable to unwind in the bustling and crowded bath, Lucius dips his head in the water. Down there, he finds a secret tunnel that transports him to a modern-day Japanese bathhouse, providing him the inspiration he needed to make a new creation.

Loaded with what seems to be knowledge way ahead of his time, Lucius does his best to try and recreate his findings, usually inferior in quality due to his circumstances. However, the sheer ingenuity may be just enough to gain the attention of the citizens and regain his reputation as an architect.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Modestus, Lucius

Hondo, Kaede


Isobe, Tsutomu


Hino, Satoshi

Pietoras, Marcus

Tamura, Mutsumi


Kubota, Hitoshi




Watanabe, Akeno

Annius Verus, Marcus

Enoki, Junya

Modestus, Cassius

Souma, Kouichi


Sakurai, Takahiro


Tanaka, Ryou
Sound Director
Méyère, Bruno
Script, ADR Director


Opening Theme

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"Tougyuushi no Uta: Onsen Manner no Aria (闘牛士の歌 ~温泉マナーのアリア~)" by Paolo Andrea Di Pietro

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Jun 24, 2023
An ancient Roman man who designs baths for a living falls into a bath and ends up in modern day Japan. He proceeds to learn from their bath structure and brings those learnings back with him to become a success in ancient Rome. This happens every episode with him going to different points in time and different locations in Japan to find the thing he needs to solve a problem back in ancient Rome.

It's a series that probably shouldn't work, but it somehow does. The MC can't speak Japanese and no on in Japan can speak Latin, so miscommunications do a lot of the heavy ...
Nov 3, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Thermae Romae Novae is an unusual series that I can’t quite recommend despite enjoying it to some extent. I watched it with my partner and we enjoyed it enough to finish it, at least.

In this series our main character is a bathhouse architect named Lucius Modestus. Every episode, he finds himself stuck on a certain aspect of his work, like writer’s block but for architects. Without fail, he manages to fall into a bath, moat, pond or similar and gets transported to a bath in Japan. Upon his arrival he does some exploration and examines everything that is foreign to him. With this fresh inspiration ...
Apr 9, 2022
Netflix does it again: another terrible show. And as true Netflix style, this show is animated quite horrendously, to say the least. That, however, is one of the many host of flaws that this show has.
Sure, the CGI that's ubiquitous, the lack of fluid movement, scenes of walking or monologuing dragging just a bit too long is bad, but how about adding a 3-5 minute live action sequence about baths in Japan? I don't really care about how the author of the manga is the host, or how "informative" it is. It's just lazy, and of course, more importantly, makes it so that the show ...

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Recent News

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