Natsu-iro no Sunadokei

Sandglass of Summer Colors

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hourglass of Summer Colours, Natsuiro no Sunadokei
Japanese: 夏色の砂時計
English: Sandglass of Summer Colors
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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: 6.471 (scored by 35203,520 users)
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Ranked: #67252
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Popularity: #6199
Members: 8,483
Favorites: 5

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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Mizuki, Nana
Theme Song Performance
Shikura, Chiyomaru
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Theme Song Performance
Miyamae, Mitsuharu
Art Director


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"Drive away dream" by Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Hajimete no Natsu" by UNDER17

May 1, 2009
So I was bored in a free period at school today and I decided to randomly go through MAL pages until I hit something vaguely interesting. I happened across a page on the producer of this and saw sorta piqued my interest, so I watched it.

I am so happy I was bored enough to find this gem.

Natsuiro no Sunadokei, in my opinion, is what a romance anime should be. I really hate romance anime where the guy is a perverted idiot and the girls are stereotypes who throw their fanservice-prone-selves on him either willingly or unwillingly. Thankfully, Kou has a brain ...
Jul 3, 2008
Yeah~ I gave this a 10 ^^ I haven't played the game so I don't know if this OVA does it justice or not, but I enjoyed it anyway.

I've never seen anything quite like it. I will not go into what the story is about because it's in the summary up at the top, but it's very different from all those other 2-3 episode long OVAs out there. It is beautiful and different and is very well presented, even though there was only 2 episodes to work with. If it were to become a proper TV series then I'm sure it would be popular :3

Not ...
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) ...

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