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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)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: ShowbizShowbiz
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.301 (scored by 5581155,811 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24982
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1660
Members: 107,918
Favorites: 311

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After being stood up for a movie date, marketing employee Fumihiko Matsumaru is about to throw away his tickets when he is stopped by a girl who implores him to let her accompany him instead. Thanks to his upbeat and eccentric companion Aka Onda, an aspiring voice actress, Fumihiko enjoys his evening. While walking home together, they find out that they live in the same neighborhood. Mere hours later, Fumihiko wakes up from a nightmare and hears sirens outside his window. Going outside to check the situation, he sees that Aka's apartment has burned down, along with all her possessions. Fumihiko invites the distressed Aka to stay at his place, leading to them sleeping together.

In the aftermath of that fateful night, their personal and professional lives become inextricably intertwined. Not only do they begin living together platonically despite their one-night stand, they also discover that Aka will be voicing the mascot Fumihiko designed for his company's newest product. While trying to keep their live-in relationship under wraps for fear of scrutiny, the two begin to support each other throughout the difficulties in their respective careers.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Characters & Voice Actors


Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Devotion" by BRACE;d

Sep 27, 2008
Otenchi (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.
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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!

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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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