Slow Loop

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Japanese: スローループ
English: Slow Loop
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2022 to Mar 25, 2022
Premiered: Winter 2022
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Connect
Source: Manga
Genres: GourmetGourmet, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, IyashikeiIyashikei
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 2290822,908 users)
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Ranked: #29982
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Popularity: #2762
Members: 62,773
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Since childhood, Hiyori Yamakawa has witnessed her father's various eccentricities, but one activity she has always loved doing with him is fly fishing—a complicated yet rewarding method of catching fish. Even after his sudden death, Hiyori still visits the seaside in her spare time, savoring the joy that her father's memento brings her.

Three years later, Hiyori's mother decides to remarry and arranges a dinner with her fiancé, his daughter, and Hiyori to celebrate. Anxious and wanting to pass the time, Hiyori goes to her usual fishing spot when a rather energetic girl named Koharu Minagi suddenly appears before her. The two soon become acquainted, with Koharu taking an interest in fly fishing herself. However, their meeting is more than just a coincidence: Koharu turns out to be Hiyori's future stepsibling, which is only the beginning of treasured memories the both of them will reel in as they foster their sisterhood.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Slow Loop was released on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes from March 30, 2022 to May 25, 2022.

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Opening Theme

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"Yajirushi → (やじるし→)" by Poka Poka Ion

Ending Theme

"Shuwa Shuwa (シュワシュワ)" by Three∞Loop (Rin Kusumi, Natsumii Hioka, Tomomi Mineuchi)


Oct 13, 2022
Slow Loop is a niche anime that fits in a number of niches. Slow Loop is the perfect series for:
-Lovers of Slice of Life, Iyashikei, and CGDCT
-Gourmets or foodies who want to learn how to cook various fish
-Fans of educational anime and anime geared towards children and adolescents
-Kids and teens and the young-at-heart
-Anglers from stream to seashore, lake to ocean
-Anyone who has lost a parent or loved one
-Members of blended families and families with second marriages
-Girls who fish or have hobbies that are typically thought of as boys' activities

Slow Loop is as wholesome as it gets. There is no romance except maybe a couple of ...
Jun 5, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I think the anime was quite a little boring since they went fishing in like, every episode. The "side story's" about Hiyori's past were quite interesting and cute. I do feel sorry for Hiyori, which lost her father in a young age. I think tho, it would've been better knowing more about Koharu's past, which actually never got shown.

Rather than in other anime, they made the fishing, i think, very realistic and showed a lot of struggles, when doing it the first time. I actually learned very much about it when i watched it, and would like to try fishing too.
Mar 25, 2022
I like slice of shows. It's what I watch quite often. But this is the first one that I've watched where I was really bored. The show repeats the same formula for every episode. They go fishing, there's some tidbits about fishing technique and equipment. I have no problems with that. Problem is that the characters seem to not vary their reactions much than just be the token bubbly/reserved/sarcastic characters that I've seen quite often. And everyone else outside of Koharu, Hiyori, and Koi are just one-dimensional. I was hoping the show would add something more on top of Hiyori's loss to add more depth...

But ...

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