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Suzuka is a Japanese mature anime series that features some nudity and is based on a manga publication of the same name. The characters in Suzuka were created by the writer and illustrator of the manga Kouji Seo and tell a romantic story of the competitors of a high school track and field team. The 26-episode anime series was directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi for Studio Comet; the series was first broadcast on TV Tokyo in 2005 and followed the plot of the manga very closely.

Suzuka is a romantic comedy anime series with some episodes focusing on the sporting activities of the high school track and field team featured in the series. The series opens with the character of Yamato Akitsuki moving to a high school dorm run by his aunt in the city of Tokyo from his home in the rural town of Hiroshima. On his first day in Tokyo Yamato meets Suzuka Asashina, a girl who lives in the dorm run by his aunt attending the high school on a scholarship gained through her high-jumping skills. Yamato decides he has fallen in love with Suzuka at first sight and sees similarities in their lives as she is from a smaller, rural town and moved to Tokyo to improve herself.

Upon arriving in Tokyo Yamato is shocked to find his childhood friend, Yashumodo has followed him to Tokyo and joins him living in the girls' dorm run by Yamato's aunt. In an attempt to impress Suzuka, Yamato tries out for the track and field team shocking everybody by sprinting faster than the team member awarded a scholarship for his sprinting abilities. Yamato joins the track team in an attempt to impress Suzuka, but finds his attempts at beginning a relationship rebuffed by Suzuka. Yamato continues to pursue Suzuka and finds she visits the grave of a former boyfriend and uses this as an excuse not to begin a relationship with Yamato.

TV Tokyo
1 Season, 40 Episodes
July 6, 2005
Anime
7.2/10
Cast: Daisuke Nakamura, Kanako Mitsuhashi, Leah Clark, Todd Haberkorn
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  • Depressed that things will never be the same between him and Suzuka again, Yamato's gone all doom and gloom.

  • Yamato learns of their unexpected break from school that Saturday and determines to spend some quality time with the girl next door. But what to do?

  • After an awkward embrace that left them both soaking, Yamato is seriously starting to lose it! Seeking out Yasunobu for his impeccable insight into women...

  • It's Phys Ed test time and Yamato is feeling pumped! But when even the girls outperform him Things get a bit deflated!

  • It's the first day of high school and the first day of Yamato's new life, and with any luck it will be a change for the better.

  • When Aunt Ayano decides to host a back-to-school party in their honor, it's a day of supply shopping for Yamato and Suzuka.

  • On the eve of his first day as the new kid in class at the big city high school, Yamato finds himself smitten with an angel of grace and beauty.

  • It's time to face the pain... The pain of loss, the pain of loneliness, the pain of growing up and moving on.

  • It's time to face the pain... The pain of loss, the pain of loneliness, the pain of growing up and moving on.

  • Sitting alone on the steps of a shrine, Suzuka laments the past and present both as solace approaches from the night with silent tread.

  • Yamato has never been more focused, more pumped... More ready to take on the fates! It's the day of the Metropolitan Meet, and only time will tell if his extra hours on the track will pay off at last.

  • A new goal requires a new game plan, and Yamato has become a far cry from his former self! He has a purpose now, and that purpose is to be the best!

  • Just after it has run the rumor mill that they're together... It's making the rounds that they're apart! While Honoka may be giving her ex the cold shoulder, Yamato is still very much in her heart and thoughts.

  • Just after it has run the rumor mill that they're together? It's making the rounds that they're apart! While Honoka may be giving her ex the cold shoulder, Yamato is still very much in her heart and thoughts.

  • Talk about misdirection! Too bad it's unintentional! Honoka's still upset about how her birthday played out, the time Yamato spends in Suzuka's company and the obvious pleasure this brings.

  • Talk about misdirection! Too bad it's unintentional! Honoka's still upset about how her birthday played out, the time Yamato spends in Suzuka's company and the obvious pleasure this brings.

  • Yamato's lack of seemingly basic social skills have left him with only one day to find the perfect present for Honoka's birthday! So what does he do? What only he does best? Going about everything completely backwards again!

  • Absence does make the heart grow fonder? Or at least it did in Yamato's case! Floating along in a heavenly daze, the young man's bubble gets burst posthaste as Yasunobu starts cheering from the sideines, the only way he know how!

  • Still stranded and with no way home, Yamato and Suzuka have no choice but to wait for his father's arrival before life can continue on.

  • A single soft-spoken caress of delicate lips, and Yamato has turned his long-squandered affections away from Suzuka to a girl who's been long awaiting this very chance.

  • The track team may be back on the road, but it's a homecoming for one of their numbers. Meanwhile on the field of love the race remains heated, with Suzuka strong in the lead? Honoka trailing ever further behind.

  • Just as things are finally cooling down, they're heating up as well! While in some ways his poor performance at the tournament proved invaluable, Yamato's fall from grace has earned him some extra hours after practice.

  • Just as things are finally cooling down, they're heating up as well! While in some ways his poor performance at the tournament proved invaluable, Yamato's fall from grace has earned him some extra hours after practice.

  • It's the day of the big tournament and Yamato is nowhere to be found... He's been busy feeling bummed about recent events.

  • It's the day of the big tournament and Yamato is nowhere to be found? He's been busy feeling bummed about recent events.

  • Running hot to confront Suzuka about her secret love, Yamato stumbles upon a secret of an entirely different nature. It seems that while the track star's been busy haunting his thoughts... Hers have been haunted as well!

  • Running hot to confront Suzuka about her secret love, Yamato stumbles upon a secret of an entirely different nature. It seems that while the track star?s been busy haunting his thoughts? Hers have been haunted as well!

  • Feeling as if the closer he gets to Suzuka, the farther she slips away, Yamato's a bit distracted as the trials for the up-coming tournament roll around... Distracted and doubting himself again!

  • Feeling as if the closer he gets to Suzuka, the farther she slips away, Yamato?s a bit distracted as the trials for the up-coming tournament roll around? Distracted and doubting himself again!

  • One track practice under his belt and Yamato?s ready to throw in the towel. The only thing he managed to accomplish was to slow the team down!

  • Yamato learns of their unexpected break from school that Saturday and determines to spend some quality time with the girl next door. But what to do? Lucking into two complimentary passes to Fantasy Land and a few mishaps later? The date's a go! But when the weather doesn't cooperate and things don't turn out exactly as planned, Yamato realizes he might never amount to more than just a friend. When inspiration strikes at long last, will it turn into a laughing matter? Or will Suzuka take it pretty seriously? Whoever said change is good didn't think things completely through!

  • It's the first day of high school and the first day of Yamato's new life, and with any luck it will be a change for the better. But as the other students settle into their established cliques, the young man's left feeling more than a bit out of place. That is, until an innocent childhood memory with a cute face sweeps in to save him! Yasunobu takes the opportunity to stir things up? Just who is the player playin' now? Unsettled, Suzuka blows Yamato off and leaves him out in the cold. Literally! Now he's sick as a dog and off his feet, yet even out of the game things manage to go off-track around him!

  • When Aunt Ayano decides to host a back-to-school party in their honor, it's a day of supply shopping for Yamato and Suzuka.

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