Fune wo Amu - Anime Fall 2016

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Fune wo Amu

Genre:
Slice of Life, Drama

Airing Date:
October 13 2016

Studios:
ZEXCS

Honey’s Highlights

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This is an anime about men who write dictionaries?!? Why?!?
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Bee-kun~ Don’t you get it yet? The Great Passage is more than meets the eye.
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What? You mean like watch the trailer? I did! It looks like it’s a slice of life anime like Aria. Something really calming. Amanchu! From Summer 2016 even maybe.
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Come on Bee-kun. Put 2 and 2 together.
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2 and 2 makes 4! Stop messing with me and just tell me already! I-
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I HOPE THEY KISS!
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Why would they- but... I... Wha... oh.

Promotional Videos / PV

Synopsis

This is the tale of a man who is enchanted with making dictionaries, and another man, who is enchanted by the other’s passion.

Mitsuya Majime works at Genbu Shobou Publishers. In the sales department, Majime, who sees words in a different way from others, is treated like a weirdo - but then, he is welcomed into the dictionary editing department. There, he becomes one of the members who will put together the new dictionary, ‘Daitokai’ (The Great Passage.)

There’s a veteran editor who’s nearing retirement age, an elderly scholar who has devoted his life to researching the Japanese language, a flashy guy who starts to feel love towards dictionaries, and a girl he was destined to meet.

Surrounded by these individuals, Majime immerses himself in the world of dictionaries. Through the bonds we call words, their lives begin to softly knit together.

However, this is a dictionary editing departments filled with issues. Will they be able to complete the Daitokai in the end?

Three Episode Impression

After a best-selling novel and popular movie, the expectations were rather high for the anime adaptation of Fune wo Amu. Based on the story of an editor who has troubles expressing himself through words while working on developing a new dictionary, Fune wo Amu takes its plot very serious. This anime shows the typical Japanese thoughtfulness; a lot of time is dedicated towards the beauty of language while also highlighting the daily lives of the main cast. Neither the characters nor the animation style are out of this world, but they work for Fune wo Amu. At times, it feels like the producers were trying too hard to be serious and meaningful, but all in all Fune wo Amu is a solid all-rounder. If you are a fan of Slice of Life shows and/or have an appreciation for the written word, then you should give this show a try.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Mitsuya Majime

Voice Actor: Takahiro Sakurai


Serious and quiet. A Genbu Shobou employee, he is headhunted from his idle position in the sales department as a star of hope who could lead the next generation of the dictionary editing department. He becomes the helmsman for the Daitokai dictionary, and decides to dedicate his life to making dictionaries. He has absolutely no other skills other than making dictionaries.

Masashi Nishioka

Voice Actor: Hiroshi Kamiya


Sociable and flashy. Seriously flashy. Just as he starts to lean towards feeling passionate about making dictionaries (possibly due to Majime’s influence?) he’s moved to another department. Although tragically separated, he goes all-out in showing off his social skills, and still plays a part or two in the publication of Daitokai. His flashiness remains unchanged.

Kaguya Yashi

Voice Actor: Maaya Sakamoto


A chef in training and the granddaughter of the landlord of Majime’s boarding house, granny Take. She ends up moving into the same boarding house and develops an interest in Majime.

Kouhei Araki

Voice Actor: Tetsuo Kaneo


A member of the dictionary editing department at Genbu Shobou. With his retirement approaching and the compilation of the Daitokai not yet complete, he rushes to find a successor. A man who has dedicated his life to creating dictionaries.

Tomosuke Matsumoto

Voice Actor: Mugihito


An aged Japanese linguistics scholar and the supervising director of the Daitokai. Alongside Araki, he has been involved in the planning and editing of many different dictionaries. A man of conviction who is committed to creating the ideal Daitokai, wanting to make it a new generation of dictionary.

Kaoru Sasaki

Voice Actor: Yoshiko Sakakibara


A contracted worker in the dictionary editing department at Genbu Shobou. An unsung hero that single-handedly takes on all of the department’s clerical work.

Episodes11
Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Shiokaze by Taiiku Okazaki
  • Ending Song: I & I by Leola
Adaptation
Novel

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Shion Miura
  • Director: Toshimasa
  • Art Director: Yuka Hirama
  • Series Composition: Takuya Satou
  • Character Design: Hiroyuki Aoyama
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Original Illustrator: Haruko Kumota
  • Music: Yoshihiro Ike

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