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Original TV Anime 'Shiroi Suna no Aquatope' Announced for Summer 2021

by Kingsman117
Jan 15, 7:42 AM | 45 Comments
Production company Infinite opened an official website for an original television anime titled Shiroi Suna no Aquatope (Aquatope of White Sand) on Friday, revealing the cast, staff, teaser promo, and visual (pictured). The anime series is scheduled to premiere in July 2021.

Synopsis
Kukuru Umisakino, an 18-year-old high school girl working in an aquarium meets Fuuka Miyazawa, a former idol who lost her place in Tokyo and escaped. Fuuka will spend her days in the aquarium with her own thoughts in mind. However, the crisis of closing is approaching for the aquarium, as the girls explore their dreams and reality, loneliness and friends, bonds and conflicts.

Cast
Misakino Kukuru: Miku Itou (5-toubun no Hanayome)
Miyazawa Fuuka: Rikako Aida (Senryuu Shoujo)

Staff
Director: Toshiya Shinohara (Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara)
Series Composition: Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 3)
Original Character Design: U35 (Blue: Line Step Brush)
Character Design, Animation Director: Yuki Akiyama (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou key animation)
Art Director: Kurumi Suzuki (Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season)
Art Supervisor: Junichi Higashi (Houkago Teibou Nisshi)
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa (Vinland Saga)
Director of Photography: Satoshi Namiki (Orange)
Color Design: Naomi Nakano (Sakura Quest)
3D Director: Haruki Suzuki (Kamisama ni Natta Hi)
Editing: Ayumu Takahashi (Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom)
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami (Kabukichou Sherlock)
Sound Director: Haru Yamada (Made in Abyss)
Music: Yoshiaki Dewa (Flying Witch)
Production: Infinite
Studio: P.A.Works

Teaser PV


Official site: https://aquatope-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @aquatope_anime

Source: Moca News

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope on MAL

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Always nice to see an original anime airing, especially one from P.A. The PV is quite pretty and the synopsis is fairly interesting.

Jan 18, 9:04 PM by Monochrosanity

Ugh. Looks like this is a yuri or fuyuribait. I pass.

Jan 18, 1:12 PM by Luisito14

This anime seems to be great, looking forward to the release.

Jan 18, 11:52 AM by Kinyoubi

I thought Toshiya Shinohara's lastest work (Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara) was on the weak side, so I hope this fares better than that.

Jan 17, 10:19 AM by zero-r

Rickydory123 said:
RobertBobert said:


I'm sorry, at what point?

As the synopsis said the story revolves around these two girls exploring their dreams and reality, loneliness and friends, bonds and conflicts. And in the teaser the way they were speaking, the music, the atmosphere kinda gave Adachi to Shimamura vibes to me. And the art seemed Kyoani-ish to me. That's all. :-|


Hmm, personally I can only understand the KyoAni vibes here, but okay, it's pointless to argue about personal impressions.

Jan 16, 9:55 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
Rickydory123 said:
Another anime that's giving Kyoani vibes and Adachi to Shimamura vibes because of how they're narrating their feelings and thoughts. Looking forward to this one.


I'm sorry, at what point?

As the synopsis said the story revolves around these two girls exploring their dreams and reality, loneliness and friends, bonds and conflicts. And in the teaser the way they were speaking, the music, the atmosphere kinda gave Adachi to Shimamura vibes to me. And the art seemed Kyoani-ish to me. That's all. :-|

Jan 16, 9:53 AM by Rickydory123

Rickydory123 said:
Another anime that's giving Kyoani vibes and Adachi to Shimamura vibes because of how they're narrating their feelings and thoughts. Looking forward to this one.


I'm sorry, at what point?

Jan 16, 9:22 AM by RobertBobert

Another anime that's giving Kyoani vibes and Adachi to Shimamura vibes because of how they're narrating their feelings and thoughts. Looking forward to this one.

Jan 16, 8:48 AM by Rickydory123

First Akari, and now Rikako. Damn Miku really do be making a harem out of Love Live girls lol.

Jan 15, 11:40 PM by FlyingEgg

@FullyCharged It would be more accurate to say that the non-canon label "shoujo ai" is mainly used for a show that is nothing more than bait.

KANLen09 said:
OHH...Nagi no Asukara with a pinch of Iroduku?

Regardless though, P.A. Works originals have a lot to anticipate about, though a recurring practice for more than a decade.


If two female protagonists were a deliberate or unintentional bait and this turns out to be the second Iroduku, then I literally will laugh for several days, rereading all these comments on twitter, where yuri fans for some reason decided that a date in an aquarium is some kind of special trope of yuri manga

Jan 15, 9:23 PM by RobertBobert

P.A. Works has a lot of misses these days, idk if ill try it...

They are damn great looking misses tho.

Jan 15, 8:54 PM by DatRandomDude

OHH...Nagi no Asukara with a pinch of Iroduku?

Regardless though, P.A. Works originals have a lot to anticipate about, though a recurring practice for more than a decade.

Jan 15, 8:49 PM by KANLen09

Xaeveax said:
This looks great. I know some people might be hesitant about the director, but I personally love what I've seen of his. This looks like Nagi no Asukara mixed with Irozuku and Children of the Sea (more for the setting). Very excited.

The perfect mix, literally.

Theo1899 said:
Now the important question is: is this bait or actual lesbian?

Most shoujo ai anime themselves are already bait. So it's probably bait.

Jan 15, 8:47 PM by FullyCharged

Script creator and director both commited Irodoku, which was probably the most boring anime ever made. Skipping this one.

Jan 15, 8:15 PM by Piromysl

RemmyTums said:
RobertBobert said:


It's too early to talk about anything, but I can already predict how people will argue over this before, during and after the premiere. Unless of course it is don't be literal yuri.





Yeah, you're right. It gonna be annoying discussing the series if all anyone talks about is if it's yuri or not. It just made me think of that one specific manga.


For this reason, I have stopped reading discussions of all-female anime unless I have a specific reason. Either I'll be involved in a pointless argument, or I'll ruin my mood.

Did you talk about Tropical Fish or something? To be honest, I haven't read this manga, but I always thought it was yuri. Until I found out that people argue about it.

Jan 15, 8:03 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
RemmyTums said:
Just wanted to say it reminds me of "A Tropical Fish Yearns For Snow" with the whole two 'ambiguously gay' girls and aquarium aesthetic.


It's too early to talk about anything, but I can already predict how people will argue over this before, during and after the premiere. Unless of course it is don't be literal yuri.





Yeah, you're right. It gonna be annoying discussing the series if all anyone talks about is if it's yuri or not. It just made me think of that one specific manga.

Jan 15, 7:58 PM by RemmyTums

RemmyTums said:
Just wanted to say it reminds me of "A Tropical Fish Yearns For Snow" with the whole two 'ambiguously gay' girls and aquarium aesthetic.


It's too early to talk about anything, but I can already predict how people will argue over this before, during and after the premiere. Unless of course it is don't be literal yuri.



Jan 15, 7:36 PM by RobertBobert

Just wanted to say it reminds me of "A Tropical Fish Yearns For Snow" with the whole two 'ambiguously gay' girls and aquarium aesthetic.

Jan 15, 7:25 PM by RemmyTums

I am always in for some sweet Yuri. The pv was really gay. I want to see some cute lesbian kissing,,,YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES


Jan 15, 6:16 PM by Yuri-Crusader

@Hrybami @Xenocrisi @Piromysl I love how people start to be happy or upset that this is "shoujo ai" even though we actually don't know anything about this show yet, lol.

Theo1899 said:
Now the important question is: is this bait or actual lesbian?


I'm not even sure if it will be bait at all. But Miku's involvement in this and the apparent absence of male characters could mean something.

Rosary_Diva said:


But they had True Tears. Also, just remembered that Cannan was heavy on yuri.


True tears It is an adaptation of a visual novel with a male protagonist so definitely is not. Cannan I have not seen it, but it seems that is yuri


Canaan was technically about "female super duper friendship", so technically it's not yuri.

Jan 15, 5:08 PM by RobertBobert

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