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Synonyms: Rec
Japanese: レック


Type: TV
Episodes: 9
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2006 to Mar 31, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Producers: TBS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 4993949,939 users)
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Ranked: #20682
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Popularity: #1306
Members: 95,077
Favorites: 304
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Fumihiko Matsumaru is an average salaryman with no girlfriend. He invited his colleague Miss Tanaka to a movie but was stood up. Right at the time he was about to toss tickets into a trash can, a cute girl appeared and asked him not to waste those two tickets. After movie and dinner, he escorted her home and found they live in the same neighborhood, yet unfortunately her apartment caught on fire hours later. Having nowhere else to stay, rookie seiyuu Aka Onda moved to Matsumaru's place, and the two had started a "more than friend but not yet lovers" relationship under the same roof while keeping this secret from their employers.

(Source: ANN)


The episodes of Rec are titled after movies featuring Audrey Hepburn, Onda's dream idol. The opening sequence also contains many glamour shots with Onda dunning Hepburn's famous costumes in various movies, such as the pipe-holding shot of Breakfast at Tiffany's and the afternoon dress with a flamboyant hat in My Fair Lady.

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"Cheer! ~Makka na Kimochi~ (Cheer! ~まっかなキモチ~)" by Kanako Sakai

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"Devotion" by BRACE;d

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Sep 27, 2008
Tenchio (All reviews)
REC only spans ten episodes (counting the DVD special) and those episodes aren't even full-length, yet it manages to be more heartwarming and entertaining than many longer series. It isn't groundbreaking at all, but if you don't hate predictable romance anime, it is a perfect way to cheer you up when you're feeling a little down.

Onda Aka is a rookie voice actress who one day encounters the salary man Matsumaru Fumihiko, who's been stood up by his date, in front of the cinema. Long story short, Aka makes Matsumaru watch the movie together with her and the flames of love are ignited. Later the same read more
Aug 12, 2007
dnt (All reviews)

REC, incorporates real life problems with a warm feel. This story is basically life, while trying to understand your feelings with a cute spin here and there, but serious when it needs to be.

Art is good, borderline amazing.

Soundtrack is good, character voices were cute, well portraying of the characters.

Character development is great, you end up liking the characters and somewhat can relate to their problems as time goes on.

Why did I like this anime?
It was pretty damn cute, read more
Jan 22, 2008
Kyte (All reviews)
Well, I watched REC, and I think that it was quite a good storyline, for a short series! 9 episodes, spanning 12 minutes each. It’s a shame there wasn’t more.

But hey, onto 1st my review!

I’ll split this into 5 secions, rating each section, then give an overall x/10 rating!

Story 8/10

I enjoyed the story, some good twists in it, and it was good ’slice of life’, in my opinion. I wish that there was more anime for this series. It was a good start to the series, and the ending was quite good also, a little more wouldn’t have gone a miss though!

Animation 9/10

I like the read more
Apr 7, 2015
OmegaPhoenix (All reviews)
There is nothing quite like sitting down to a nice down-to-earth anime. Sometimes those are are hard to find, yet here we are with Rec. It is the story about a guy and girl living under the same roof. Seems kind of cliche, until it actually gives a legit reason: her house burned down (sorry I saw the title and the burning house and immediately thought of mix tapes, I'm so ashamed). I know the length of the episodes seems intimidating, but it was not bad at all. I applaud the series for actually giving us something to enjoy while putting it in half the read more

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