Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror

Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror

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Japanese: 幻日のヨハネ -SUNSHINE in the MIRROR-
English: Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2023 to Sep 24, 2023
Premiered: Summer 2023
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
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Studios: Sunrise
Source: Web manga
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 72317,231 users)
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Ranked: #40212
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Popularity: #3757
Members: 32,049
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As a spirited young girl, Yohane ventured into the big city with ambitious dreams of becoming a star. Two years later, she has yet to pass a single audition. Since Yohane cannot support herself alone, her mother invites her back home to discover something new that only she can do. With limited options and an empty wallet, Yohane reluctantly returns to Numazu, her hometown.

In the seaside town, Yohane reunites with her canine companion, Lailaps, and slowly settles in, opening a fortune-telling shop. She reconnects with old friends she had forgotten and meets new ones, all of whom help in her search for a unique purpose and meaningful path in life.

Unfortunately, all is not well for Yohane and the people of Numazu: a mysterious power is affecting the town and disrupting nature and wildlife. While forging stronger bonds with her newfound allies, Yohane devotes her summer to finding the magic that may help save Numazu.

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Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror was released on Blu-ray and DVD in seven volumes from September 27, 2023, to March 27, 2024.

Each episode was streamed seven days in advance of the TV broadcast starting on June 25, 2023, on ABEMA. Regular broadcasting began on July 2, 2023.

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"Genjitsu Mysterium (幻日ミステリウム)" by Aqours

Ending Theme

1: "Genjitsu Mysterium (幻日ミステリウム)" by Aqours (ep 1)
2: "Kimi no Tame Boku no Tame (キミノタメボクノタメ)" by Aqours (eps 2-13)


Sep 17, 2023
Very rarely does a meme turn into something as good as the Yohane spin-off. Originally created as an April Fool’s Day joke, Sunrise saw the reception and decided to make it a real anime. I’m glad they did. Yohane has been my favourite Aquors member and 2nd favourite Love Live girl for a long time and the story in this one really did her justice.Allowing her to shine in a way she just couldn’t get in the main anime due to sharing the spotlight with the other girls. The show manages to keep the feeling of the original Sunshine series, while mixing in a modern ...
Sep 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I don't want to be harsh on this, cause I'm very happy to have a Love Live Sunshine spinoff at all, but I feel like Sunshine in the Mirror could've been a lot better than it was. Specifically it seems pretty halfhearted in a lot of what people want from something like this. It doesn't get rid of singing and performances, but there's less singing than one would expect from Love Live. It's set in a fantasy world, but with plenty of modern amenities (and some tokusatsu elements?) and it never leaves the single town of Numazu. It has everyone from Aqours, but other than ...
Aug 8, 2023
Preliminary (7/13 eps)
Animation and songs are nice.

Characters redesigns are fun, but you won't know their personalities unless you watched Love Live Sunshine!!.

Story beats are a remix of Sunshine!! in worse : girl in small town doesn't think she's special but turns out she's the most special one of them all for... reasons. She met girls who became instantly her friends for... reasons. She struggles because she feels she has to do it alone but turns out she doesn't have to. The end.

Genuinely speaking, it doesn't have the heart you'd find in SIP or Love Live Sunshine!!. The character of Yoshiko / Yohane who could be ...

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