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
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 4036240,362 users)
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Ranked: #16492
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Popularity: #1322
Members: 143,991
Favorites: 1,155

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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


Shinohara, Toshiya
Yamada, Haru
Sound Director
Honma, Osamu
Episode Director
Aizawa, Risa
Theme Song Performance


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

Dec 16, 2021
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 16, 2021
Gween_Gween (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 16, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
"What do you want to be when you grow up? What is your dream that helps you propel forward to initiate that push-to-shove action?" These 2 questions always comes up when I watch Shiroi Suna no Aquatope, yet another 2-cour long show that's pretty much the standard when it comes to P.A. Works shows, brought to you by the same team that produced Fall 2018's Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara (a.k.a IroDuku). And as much as I like IroDuku to a certain degree of it being the same P.A. Works visual masterpiece works that have been consistent for years now, the story and plot feels read more
Dec 16, 2021
ACasualViewer (All reviews)
Aquariums present their visitors with a glimpse into the deep sea, including all the marvelous and colorful aquatic lifeforms found in our world and they also provide many avenues for educating the public on the richness of marine life and the importance of our biosphere. Aquatope, an original PA works anime focused on aquariums was the first significant aquarium related series in the anime medium and it brought the aquarium experience to life with its excellent visuals and interesting educational facts. While the story, like many anime originals, eventually loses track of its original goal, the anime still delivered quite an enjoyable experience and did read more

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