Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Anime Review

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Anime Review

After leaving her idol career behind, Fuuka Miyazawa finds herself on a spontaneous flight to Okinawa instead of returning home to her pity party in Morioka. Bearing a heavy heart and nowhere to go, she aimlessly wanders around the area until she stumbles upon Gama Gama Aquarium—an aging aquarium on the verge of closing down….

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | E20 – 22: More Learning.

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | E20 – 22: More Learning.

I decided to watch three episodes in a row because episode twenty felt incomplete, so I watched episode twenty-one. Still, that episode was more or less a continuation of episode twenty. So while they are two different episodes, I consider them just one big episode split up into two halves. So, then I watched episode…

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | E18 and E19: What’s left to look forward to?

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | E18 and E19: What’s left to look forward to?

What’s interesting about episodes eighteen and nineteen is that they are extremely fast-paced episodes, especially when you compare them to the first half of the anime. I knew that this was going to eventually happen, especially with a twenty-four-episode anime. Any story regardless of what it is seems to take it slower in the first…

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | E16 and E17: Understanding one another.

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | E16 and E17: Understanding one another.

Episodes sixteen and seventeen were the first two episodes where you didn’t really feel any sort of tension between characters. And you know what? That is something I really like believe it or not. I don’t know why this was the case for so long but for me, the tension between the characters in Shiroi…

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | E14 and E15: Patience and Persistence.

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | E14 and E15: Patience and Persistence.

Overall, I think episodes fourteen and fifteen were episodes showing the growing pains that Kukuru has been going through since joining the Tingaara. Time and time again, we’ve seen episodes where she works so hard and does so much, but she always gets knocked down. That all changes once Fuuka joins the Tingaara, which was…

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 12 and 13 Review
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Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 12 and 13 Review

I feel bad for Kukuru, the Gama Gama was her connection to her parents and sister that she never got to see. To me that’s sad and it’s still hard for me to accept that the Gama Gama is now closed forever. Anyway the Tingaara is massive. I’ve never been to an aquarium before so…

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 10 and 11 Review

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 10 and 11 Review

I will admit, episodes ten and eleven were actually very well done episodes. Each episode felt extremely emotional and you could feel the pain Kukuru was experiencing knowing that the place she had called home for so many years was at its end. All the memories she’s shared and being that the Gama Gama was…

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 9 Review

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 9 Review

To sum up episode nine and the events that transpired, I would say it was two sides of the same coin. For sure, I believe that this episode helped advance Kukuru as the main character. This is because they introduced Chiyu, who seems to be one of those one-off characters whose sole purpose is to,…

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 8 Review

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 8 Review

Episode eight is the episode where you make every promise in the world, and that’s something I do not mind. I feel like with every passing episode, I see these characters make promises to others who also treasure the Gama Gama and want to see the aquarium continue. So episode eight, by far, has been…

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 7 Review

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope | Episode 7 Review

I wonder how committed the grandfather is to the plan set by his granddaughter to keep the aquarium from closing. He seems like someone who has long accepted the fact that the aquarium is going to be closing down and doesn’t consider the attempts by Kukuru as ones that will prevent that from happening. That’s…