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Ajimu - Kaigan Monogatari (ONA)

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Alternative title:
Ajimu Beach Story
あじむ ~海岸物語~ (Japanese)
Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Seventeen year old Nakaido Hirosuke is just your average high school student. One morning as he arrives at the train station on his way to school, he catches sight of a beautiful girl, Ajimu Yasuna, and immediately falls for her. The two of them get to know each other and become friends, but he can't confess his feelings and she is unsure of hers. As events and other people present obstacles for the potential couple to clear, their relationship begins to develop and their feelings become clear.
User Ratings: 196 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Excellent: 19 votes (sub:19)
 Very good: 26 votes (sub:22, others:4
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 49 votes (sub:46, raw:1, others:2
2 French subtitled
 Decent: 57 votes (sub:52, dub:2, others:3
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
 So-so: 17 votes (sub:16, dub:1)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:4, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Weak: 10 votes (sub:10)
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 361 users, rank: #2657 (of 9555)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.485 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.7942, rank: #5814 (of 9693)
Weighted mean: 6.393 (Decent+), rank: #5994 (of 9693) (seen all: 6.40 / seen some: 6.62 / won't finish: 2.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.465 (Decent+), rank: #5320 (of 7284)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Vintage: 2001
Opening Theme:
"Futari no Prologue" by Saeko Chiba
Ending Theme:
"Orange" by Saeko Chiba
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yuusaku Jinbo
Series Composition: Yasuyuki Mutō
Script: Yasuyuki Mutō
Kenji Yamazaki (ep 2)
Masami Nagata (eps 1, 3-4)
Episode Director:
Masahiro Hosoda (ep 2)
Masami Nagata (ep 4)
Shigeki Hatakeyama (ep 3)
Music: Kou Nakagawa
Character Design: Yoko Kojo
Animation Director:
Ichizō Kobayashi (ep 1)
Shinichiro Takagi (ep 2)
Yoko Kojo (eps 3-4)
Director of Photography: Eiichi Okita

Assistant Episode Director: Taizo Yoshida (ep 2)
Background Art:
Akiko Ishii (E&G Films; ep 1)
Yuki Nakahara (E&G Films; ep 1)
Cel Check: Kana Sakano (E&G Films; ep 1)
CG: Azusa Ochiai (E&G Films; ep 1)
Color Coordination:
Kana Sakano (CCR; ep 1)
Michiaki Nakano (CCR; eps 1, 3-4)
Takashi Nagata (ep 2)
Color design: Michiaki Nakano
Editing Assistant: Ayako Nakagawa
Finish Animation:
Chiharu Hashimoto (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Hiroko Kimura (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Hisano Uchino (E&G Films; ep 1)
Honami Shimano (E&G Films; ep 1)
Kiyomi Sakairi (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Maki Kanemori (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Maki Kokubo (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Mayumi Oikawa (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Nami Tsuyuki (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Noriko Kimura (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Tomoko Oizumi (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Yoko Suzuki (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Yoriko Matsumori (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
Yukiko Kasai (Studio Peacock; ep 2)
In-Between Animation:
Etsuko Sumimoto (Actas; eps 1-4)
Fumiko Matsumoto (Actas; eps 1-4)
Hideki Sugawara (E&G Films; ep 1)
Kiyomi Matsuda (Actas; eps 1-4)
Kouhei Hashimoto (FAI; ep 2)
Mitsutaka Kaneko (E&G Films; ep 1)
In-Between Check:
Katsunori Miura (Hiryu Animation; ep 1)
Masahiro Motoki (ep 2)
Yoshitomo Kaneko (Hiryu Animation; ep 1)
Key Animation:
Akemi Hosono (ep 2)
Akiko Ito (eps 1, 3)
Akito Dobashi (ep 3)
Asao Takahashi (ep 2)
Chikae Kuwahara (ep 2)
Daisuke Kusakari (Big Bang; ep 4)
Hironobu Saitō (ep 2)
Hisashi Shimokawa (eps 3-4)
Kazuhiko Wanibuchi (ep 1)
Kazuhiro Fujitani (ep 1)
Kazuyuki Ikai (eps 3-4)
Ken Mukaigawara (ep 1)
Kenichi Yamane (Big Bang; ep 4)
Kōji Matsuyama (ep 4)
Kouhei Hashimoto (ep 2)
Makoto Matsui (ep 2)
Manabu Nakatake (ep 1)
Masao Takeda (ep 1)
Masatsugu Morimoto (eps 3-4)
Masumi Hattori (Studio Mark; ep 4)
Michio Satō (ep 1)
Miharu Nagano (ep 2)
Mitsuo Kimura (ep 2)
Nobuyuki Furukawa (ep 3)
Nobuyuki Hata (eps 3-4)
Noriko Kitazawa (eps 1, 3-4)
Saori Miyake (ep 4)
Satoru Minowa (ep 2)
Shinichi Miyamae (eps 3-4)
Shinichi Shigematsu (Studio Mark; ep 4)
Shinichi Tatsuta (ep 4)
Shiro Okumura (ep 1)
Takaaki Sawada (Studio Wanpack; ep 4)
Takashi Sano (ep 4)
Tomoyuki Kitamura (Studio Mark; ep 4)
Toshinori Watanabe (Studio Mark; ep 4)
Toshiomi Iizumi (ep 1)
Toshiyuki Yoshioka (eps 3-4)
Yasutaka Yamamoto (ep 4)
Yoko Kojo (ep 4)
Yoshihiro Takeda (ep 2)
Yoshimichi Masuko (ep 3)
Yūji Satō (ep 3)
Yuriko Takase (eps 3-4)
Eiichi Okita (Studio Dream; ep 1)
Hajime Omura (E&G Films; ep 1)
Kiyota Minakami (E&G Films; ep 1)
Mayumi Morisato (Studio Dream; eps 1-4)
Takahiro Natori (E&G Films; ep 1)
Takuya Nōdai (Studio Dream; eps 1-4)
Toshihiro Shimamura (E&G Films; ep 1)
Yuko Matsunaga (Studio Dream; eps 1-4)
Supervision: Masami Nagata
Theme Song Performance: Saeko Chiba (OP/ED)
Akira Ishida as Hirosuke Nakaido
Saeko Chiba as Yasuna Ajimu

Mitsuaki Madono as Yuuma Otomine
Rokurō Naya as Master
Showtaro Morikubo as Kazuki Izumiya
Yūko Miyamura as Suzue Takemoto

Eiji Takemoto as
Atsuhiro Takemoto (Suzue's father; ep 2)
classroom teacher (ep 1)
coach (gateball team; ep 3)
Hidenobu Kiuchi as
Oji-san (Moe's father?; ep 3)
salaryman (eps 1-2, 4)
Kotono Mitsuishi as Kyoko
Mahiru Suzuki as schoolgirl (ep 2)
Makoto Tsumura as Yayoi Momodou (eps 1-4)
Masami Suzuki as Moe Izumiya (3-4; Kazuki's sister)
Miyu Kawakami as
female high-school student (ep 1)
schoolgirl (ep 2)
woman of couple (ep 3)
Shizuka Okohira as Grandmother (3-4; of Hirosuke)
Takumi Kurebayashi as Chiyo Nakaido (Hirosuke's mother; eps 2-4)
Yoko Sasaki as Tamaki Ajimu (Yasuna's mother; eps 1-2)
Japanese companies
Background Art:
E&G Films (ep 1)
E-cho (eps 2-4)
Cel Check:
CCR (ep 1)
E&G Films (ep 1)
CG: E&G Films (ep 1)
Finish Animation:
CCR (ep 1)
E&G Films (ep 1)
Hangzhou Flying Dragon Cartoon Co., Ltd. (ep 1)
M.S.J Musashino Production (eps 1, 3-4)
Studio Peacock (eps 1-2, 4)
In-Between Animation:
Actas (eps 1-4)
E&G Films (ep 1)
FAI (ep 2)
Hangzhou Flying Dragon Cartoon Co., Ltd. (ep 1)
M.S.J Musashino Production (eps 1, 3-4)
In-between Check: Hangzhou Flying Dragon Cartoon Co., Ltd. (ep 1)
Key Animation:
Big Bang (ep 4)
Studio Angle (ep 1)
Studio Mark (ep 4)
Studio Wanpack (ep 4)
Online Broadcaster: Nifty-serve ISP
E&G Films (ep 1)
Studio Dream (eps 1-4)

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