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Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka is an anime television series directed by Keitaro Motonaga. The show is a production of TNK, a Japanese animation studio, and it is licensed by Sentai Filmworks. Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka was released by the studio in June of 2009. The show revolves around Jun'ichi Nagase, a high school student at a prestigious school. Jun'ichi also goes by the nickname Geno Killer as a result of his rebellious middle school years. Yuuhi Katagiri, another prominent character in the show, to whom Jun'ichi is linked, is initially portrayed as a damsel in distress who Jun'ichi Nagase saves from impending trouble. Later in the series, Yuuhi Katagiri transfers to the same prestigious school where, in order to protect her, Jun'ichi is forced to kiss her. Yuuhi Katagiri does not understand what transpired and is angry at what she perceives to be Jun'ichi Nagase's advances. As the show develops, it is revealed that Yuuhi Katagiri is betrothed to Jun'ichi as a result of an arrangement by their parents. At the command of their parents, they must resolve their issues by engaging in a month long relationship which their parents hope will restore their union. Throughout this courtship, there is the constant threat that the entire plan will be cancelled if their relationship does not improve.

During the course of their courtship, Yuuhi undergoes a transformation from a damsel in distress to a much more physically violent person. As the show develops, revelations are made regarding Jun'ichi's affections towards his sister. Through the series, he struggles with these feelings along with associated fantasies.

The character of Jun'ichi Nagase is voiced by the award winning actor, Wataru Hatano. Another prominent character in the series is Minato Nagase, Jun'ichi Nagase's younger sister. Minato is a first year student at the same school as her brother. She possesses unique capabilities such as the ability to detect the presence of animals by listening to the ground.

Hatsukoi Parachute, the opening theme of the series is performed by Miyuki Hashimoto, a Japanese female musician who is known for contributing her music to video games and anime.

Thursday 1:00 PM et/pt on Chiba TV
1 Season, 16 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
October 2, 2008
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6.6/10
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Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka Full Episode Guide

  • Karen invites the whole gang to her family's private island. There's fun in the sun at the beach and plenty of girls in bikinis to torment Junichi after dark.

  • Jun'ichi faces a big decision when he must finally make a decision.

  • True love and friendship are put to the test. Jun'ichi is conflicted about Minato. Agent Nagase is due to come home, and it seems as though the answers to all the lies will surface.

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  • It's the school Cultural Festival and Yuuhi, Karen, Fuyuhiko and Tsukasa (along with the rest of their classmates) are doing a Yakisoba cafĂ©. However, they face tough competition from the Yakisoba stand put up by Minato and the tennis club.

  • Karen invites Jun'ichi and his school friends (including their teacher) up to a mountain hotel resort to make up for the events of the cruise ship party.

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  • Minato tricks Yuuhi and Jun'ichi into going on a movie date, which doesn't go well.

  • Karen Ayanokouji, Jun'ichi's classmate, invites him and his class to her party. He is dragged along by Minato. When they arrive, Jun'ichi, Yuuhi, and company find that the party is actually a formal event on a huge cruise ship.

  • Jun'ichi's teacher Sugishita goes missing in an abandoned portion of the school. The student council president enlists Jun'ichi and his friends to search. While searching Jun'ichi and Yuuhi fall down a trap door into a pit.

  • When Junichi's class teacher goes missing the student council president orders Junichi and his friends to search for him in an old haunted house located on the school grounds.

  • When Junichi and Minato are hit with the surprise that Junichi has a fiance they are shocked, as Yuuhi now will be living with them. How are they going to survive if Yuuhi hates Junichi so much?

  • It is the first day of school after the summer break, and when a new transfer student is introduced to Junichi Nagase's class he immediately recognizes her as the girl he save the day before from some guys. The two sit down and talk about it, and the next day when everyone wants to know what is going on between the two of the, Junichi does something he will come to regret...

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