Natsu-iro no Sunadokei

Sandglass of Summer Colors

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hourglass of Summer Colours, Natsuiro no Sunadokei
Japanese: 夏色の砂時計
English: Sandglass of Summer Colors
More titles


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 21, 2004 to Jul 23, 2004
Producers: KSS
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.451 (scored by 36943,694 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #72232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6667
Members: 8,956
Favorites: 5

Available At


Ranked #7223Popularity #6667Members 8,956
Add to My List
Episodes: /2


Makimura Koutarou has made up his mind: during the summer vacation, he is going to confess his love to the seemingly unapproachable Serizawa Kaho. Yet, on the night before, he has a run-in with a strange girl - an encounter which propels him into the future. There, he learns that not only has Kaho-chan become his girlfriend, but she has also died in a tragic accident. Returning to his own time, Koutarou sets out to change the future and save his love.

(Source: ANN)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Characters & Voice Actors


Nakanishi, Takashi
Iizuka, Kouichi
Sound Director
Tokoro, Toshikatsu
Storyboard, Director of Photography
Mizuki, Nana
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Drive away dream" by Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Hajimete no Natsu" by UNDER17


Apr 17, 2010
I found this anime just by surfing through MAL and when i read its summary, i got the exciting chills XD Though its just 2 EPs, its worth watching ^^ i mean the anime is just really built well. It contains a big mystery too.. About the art, its good ^^ i gave it an overall of 10 ^^ BANZAI ! Another great experience X)
Jun 2, 2009
Well, I have in fact played through the visual novel.. So I can say I enjoyed both though I gave the Novel a 10/10

The OVA Follows as best it can the Kaho Path - It changes a few things here a few things there, and it does change the ending a bit to.

But if you take the OVA for what it is .. 2 episodes - it is well done for that. The characters are surprisingly well done for 2 episodes - as is the general plot explained surprisingly well for such a short ova. (When it was a far longer Visual novel) ...
Mar 6, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Wanting to watch something short and potentially entertaining, I have proceeded with this OVA and I wasn't disappointed, but not impressed by what I have seen either, in fact was exactly what I envisioned it to be, a decent romance powered by a sci-fi element, a story that doesn't aspire to be anything more than that and one that you'll likely forget within a week or two.

The summary of the story is in the synopsis already, my opinion about it furthermore is that it works well enough in order to build up the relationship between the main characters, no major flaws in executing ...

Interest Stacks

by Luna
45 Entries · 177 Restacks
by MyAnimeList
48 Entries · 9.7K Restacks


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Natsuiro no Sunadokei Episode 2 Discussion
Kira01 - Nov 9, 2009
20 repliesby lihle808 »»
Jul 14, 2022 7:32 PM
Poll: Natsuiro no Sunadokei Episode 1 Discussion
Kira01 - Nov 8, 2009
9 repliesby rsc-pl »»
Jul 6, 2015 12:17 PM