Shiroi Suna no Aquatope

The Aquatope on White Sand

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Synonyms: Aquatope of White Sand
Japanese: 白い砂のアクアトープ
English: The Aquatope on White Sand
German: The Aquatope On The White Sand
Spanish: The Aquatope on White Sand
French: The Aquatope On White Sand
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 5127051,270 users)
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Ranked: #18182
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Popularity: #1395
Members: 169,832
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After leaving her idol career behind, Fuuka Miyazawa finds herself on a spontaneous flight to Okinawa instead of returning home to her pity party in Morioka. Bearing a heavy heart and nowhere to go, she aimlessly wanders around the area until she stumbles upon Gama Gama Aquarium—an aging aquarium on the verge of closing down.

With a lack of visitors and costly but necessary repairs needed to keep its doors open, the director is faced with shutting down the establishment for good by the end of the summer. The director's aquatic life-loving granddaughter—Kukuru Misakino—cannot stand the thought of the aquarium closing and is determined to make enough money by the end of the season to keep the doors open.

Seeing the unique magic of the aquarium, Fuuka begs Kukuru for a job; however, she soon finds that her lack of experience makes her more of a hindrance than anything else. At the same time, Kukuru realizes that her ambitious goal might be more than she can handle. With mounting pressure from all around them, will Kukuru and Fuuka be able to save the one place they hold close to their hearts?

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Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"Tayutae, Nanairo (たゆたえ、七色)" by ARCANA PROJECT
2: "Tomedonai Shiosai ni Bokutachi wa Nani wo Utaudarou ka (とめどない潮騒に僕たちは何を歌うだろうか)" by ARCANA PROJECT

Ending Theme

"Tsukiumi no Yurikago (月海の揺り籠)" by Mia REGINA
2: "Shingektsu no da Carpo (新月のダ・カーポ)" by Risa Aizawa

Episode Videos


Dec 16, 2021
They're back again. After taking a half year break, Shiroi Suna no Aquatope (aka The Aquatope on White Sand) aired as one of the key projects celebrating PA Works' rich body of accomplishments. Or can it be called that? After all, P.A. Works can be a hit or miss sometimes based on their track record. But one thing is for sure, P.A. Works is no stranger in the anime industry. They've produced memorable adaptations and original works all the way back in 2008. Founded since 2000, you can bet that the studio brings their wealth of experience again to Shiroi Suna no Aquatope.

Let me preface ...
Dec 16, 2021
Mixed Feelings
A sudden weight on our shoulders comes when taking a decision about our future, the myths of following a straight path to success and happiness infect our decision-making by following a unique dream. The disruption of that dream by an external force is something that is bound to happen to most of us who decided to take a path, breaking the comfort zone of following an established and known path and leaving us in a multidirectional crossroad, obnubilating our sense of future. The Aquatope on White Sand tries to untie this assimilated conflict through the usage of a mysterious yet recognizable common place, the marine ...
Dec 17, 2021
Aquatope is one of those pretty but boring shows that PA Works seems to enjoy putting out. Except this time with even less likable characters to string the whole thing along.

Aquatope has two distinct halves, one focused on Kukuru struggling in vain to save Gama Gama, her grandfather's aquarium, and a second half focused on her working at a large aquarium and acclimating to the conditions there. While not too dissimilar in tone and content, both halves still felt very different from each other but not in a good way. The second half especially has some pretty lousy workplace conditions, highlighted by a terrible manager ...

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