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Synonyms: A-Channel: The Animation
Japanese: Aチャンネル
English: A-Channel
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:40 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.951 (scored by 4253142,531 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40982
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1805
Members: 94,613
Favorites: 286

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Tooru and Run have been best friends forever, so when Tooru learns that she's managed to get into the same high school as Run, she runs to tell her... only to find Run in a compromising position with yet another girl, Yuko. Needless to say, that makes things a bit awkward at school, with Tooru fending off those who might be interested in Run while Yuko and their other girlfriend, Nagi, have to deal with Run's own penchant for drama.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


Pre-aired on April 6, 2011. The regular TV broadcast started on April 8, 2011.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Manabu
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Morning Arch" by Marina Kawano

Ending Theme

1: "Humming Girl (ハミングガール)" by Kaori Fukuhara, Aoi Yuuki, Yumi Uchiyama, and Minako Kotobuki (eps 1-11)
2: "Harukaze no Kagaku (はるかぜの化学)" by Kaori Fukuhara, Aoi Yuuki, Yumi Uchiyama, and Minako Kotobuki (eps 12)

Jul 22, 2011
Exkalamity (All reviews)
Does a good anime need to have a good plot? The answer is: NO! Take a certain over-the-top mecha-robo anime with plenty of drills (and thus male Freudian artifacts) for example; it's plot wasn't the most original storytelling, but that didn't stop the anime from being explosively entertaining.

But does good anime need to have ANY plot? The answer is undoubtedly: NO. If otherwise, the slice-of-life genre of anime wouldn't exist; and hits like K-On, Lucky Star, and Hidamari Sketch would never have gained the popularity that they did.

So is A-channel like Lucky Star, K-On, or Hidamari Sketch? The answer is still: NO. The latter read more
Aug 13, 2011
AquaHaze (All reviews)
For any slow paced slice of life series, there is always a challenge of not being boring. A-Channel does manage to stay above the boredom zone (most of the time) making it a decent slice of life anime. It is a nice series which makes for a very relaxing watch

A-Channel revolves around 4 high school girls and their everyday lives. The setting itself is a bit overused but that doesn't mean that it's not good. The slow pace combined with the setting gives it a light and relaxing atmosphere. Despite the slow pace, rarely does A-Channel feel boring. The comedic moments are up and read more
Aug 10, 2011
Hexrapper (All reviews)
A-Channel is like K-ON! or Azumanga Daioh if the characters sucked and there was no comedy.

It starts off well enough. It has a really nice OP to pump you up for the antics to come. Fukuhara Kaori is back in the fold voicing a character much like her Tsukasa from Lucky Star. Kotobuki Minako of K-ON! fame is here too. They've even got Madoka. This is a nice cast lineup. Four girls in a high school slice of life with a cast like this, can it seriously go wrong?

The major falling of A-Channel is that it isn't funny. It isn't a slice of life with read more
Dec 14, 2011
LightningHound (All reviews)
I liked A-Channel.

Was it amazing?

Well no.

I'm going to be honest, it was a run-of-the-mill moe slice-of-life anime series that is supposed to entertain through hilarious incidents of normal day-today activities. Everyone is right when they criticize A-Channel. It lacks substance and is a subpar, repetitive slice-of-life anime with beach trips, summer festivals, school life and hang outs. It didn't make me laugh as hard as Yuru Yuri or Lucky Star. It didn't make me go "Awww!" for the cute touching scenes like in K-On! You possibly can't compare it to slice-of-life beasts like Lucky Star when it comes to uniqueness. Hey, at least read more

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