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A-Channel


Alternative Titles

English: A-Channel
Synonyms: A-Channel: The Animation
Japanese: Aチャンネル

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.061 (scored by 26,645 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #31152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #961
Members: 56,927
Favorites: 236
7.06
Ranked #3115Popularity #961Members 56,927
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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)

Background

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

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

Ichii, Tooru
Ichii, Tooru
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Nishi, Yuuko
Nishi, Yuuko
Main
Kotobuki, Minako
Japanese
Kotobuki, Minako
Momoki, Run
Momoki, Run
Main
Fukuhara, Kaori
Japanese
Fukuhara, Kaori
Tennouji, Nagisa
Tennouji, Nagisa
Main
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese
Uchiyama, Yumi

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Ono, Manabu
Ono, Manabu
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Ishihama, Masashi
Ishihama, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Morning Arch" by Marina Kawano

Edit 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 (ep 12)



More reviewsReviews

SilveRR
Aug 13, 2011
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
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Exkalamity
Jul 22, 2011
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
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Perception
Jun 17, 2011
A-Channel is your sterotypical slice of life/comedy, where four young girls experience adolesence in a high school setting. I was reluctant to even watch the series until one of my friends recommended it to me. Astonishingly, A-Channel was somewhat decent, however after completing a handful of episodes I realized that it was gradually decending in terms of quality.

The four main characters Nagi, Tooru, Run, and Yuuko strongly resemble the main heroines from K-ON!, especially Yuuko and Run. Yuuko is basically a watered down Akiyama Mio clone, and Run's airheaded qualities as well as her overall personality poorly attempt to mirror Hirasawa Yui's extravagant comedic capabilities.

Unfortunately, read more
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Hexrapper
Aug 10, 2011
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
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