Otonari ni Ginga

A Galaxy Next Door

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Japanese: おとなりに銀河
English: A Galaxy Next Door
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2023 to Jun 25, 2023
Premiered: Spring 2023
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Asahi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 5392753,927 users)
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Ranked: #35372
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Popularity: #1634
Members: 140,024
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Ichirou Kuga has suddenly found himself taking on the responsibility of caring for his two younger siblings after their father's untimely death. To make ends meet, Ichirou rents out rooms in the apartment complex he inherited and works full-time as a shoujo manga artist. However, his manga sales are low, his assistants have recently left, and deadlines are fast approaching.

As stress threatens to overtake Ichirou, salvation comes in the form of an extremely competent novice artist, Shiori Goshiki, who becomes his new assistant. With her skills, they are able to tide over the difficult situation, and things begin looking up. But in a bizarre accident, a supernatural experience unfolds between Ichirou and Shirou, which leads her to declare them engaged.

With this seemingly innocuous action upending his life, Ichirou now has to manage his new and peculiar relationship with the mysterious girl, all the while following his own passion and fulfilling the duties that rest on his shoulders.

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Otonari ni Ginga was released on Blu-ray on July 26, 2023.

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"となりあわせ" by 松本千夏

Ending Theme

"Near Stella" by Shiori Goshiki (CV: Yuu Wakui)

Episode Videos


Jun 24, 2023
Man, there is nothing better than a good adult romance. This season there’s a ton of romcom shows, but Otonari ni Ginga is really the only one featuring working age people, making it a much more relatable and enjoyable experience.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love my high school romances. They’re cute, but as I get older it’s easier to relate to people who are around my age and going thru things that I am going thru. While I may not be a mangaka, I am at a bit of a crossroads in life and stressed just like Ichiro, the protagonist of this series.

He ...
Jun 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Forced marriages? What is that? Can it be something good or something bad? I don't know...but the one consensus that needs to go in the modern day, is the idea of having marriages predetermined at whatever age, nook and cranny, because it's just not right and disrupts the growing-up process of people. 

Such is the case with mangaka Gido Amagakure's 2nd anime adaptation in the form of Otonari ni Ginga a.k.a A Galaxy Next Door, with the prior preceding work being Amaama to Inazuma a.k.a Sweetness and Lightning, that tugged at the heartstrings with its anime adaptation 7 years ago in Summer 2016, coming off of ...
Jul 8, 2023
First of all, let me get the most important part out of this: Machi is best girl. She's better than anybody else on that show. She's like 10 or 11 acts much older than that and more mature than Kuga. Thank God Fumio has her. I don't know what's going on with him, but they may want to get it addressed. He was especially neglected in the show. Getting 3 to 4 words to repeat after Machi says something just really pretty sad. I know this is an anime that has 12 episodes, but as a parent, that screams out trouble to me. Just a ...

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