Refrain Blue

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Japanese: Refrain Blue (リフレインブルー)
English: Refrain Blue
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 23, 2000 to Oct 27, 2000
Producers: Pink Pineapple
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: PP Project
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.711 (scored by 858858 users)
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Ranked: #108652
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Popularity: #10298
Members: 2,692
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A trip to the beach turns out to be more than expected for two people who are mourning the losses of their beloved. Perhaps a mysterious girl known as the "Umi Warabe" can help them to heal their wounds and move on with their lives.

Matsunaga Yoshihiro is the chaperone for a group of high-school students on a summer trip to the beach. One night he saves one of the students, Morisawa Nao, as she attempts to drown herself. She had been on this same trip a year ago, with her fiancee, who was later killed in a plane crash. As these two get to know each other, we find that Yoshihiro also has a painful secret from his past. Watching over everything is a mysterious young girl who somehow is always there at decisive moments.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Oomiya, Saburou
Kashima, Norio
Director, Storyboard
Iizuka, Kouichi
Sound Director
Ueno, Fumihiro
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"Mimi wo Sumaseba" by Hikari Okamoto


Oct 26, 2021
Pain. Sadness. Grieving. Healing. Memories.

Losing a loved one is painful, and all of us will experience it at some point or another, finding our own ways to cope and move on from the sadness left behind in our hearts. Refrain Blue takes us on a short little journey of emotional healing with our two heartbroken main characters and a mysterious young girl at the beach.

The story is rather good, albeit short. It doesn't feel too rushed, thankfully, as it still tells a complete story. The anime is an adaptation of a Visual Novel that came out a year prior, so it's not a ...
Apr 23, 2012
Refrain Blue is based being at the beach, a long lost promise you remember, a long lost promise you don't remember, multiple people falling in love with you, tragedy, and giant breasts or ecchi. The main character made a promise to a girl a long time ago by the ocean, and then she died. Nao is a girl who is also at the beach, who also had a boyfriend die in the past. Colors were scattered and didn't fit one particular color palette, but were vibrant, thus making everything look a bit odd. While it wasn't anything fantastic, the music was probably the only ...

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