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Beginning July 8 (Thurs) 2021, the completely original new anime The Aquatope on White Sand by P.A. WORKS will be airing every Thursday from 24:00 on TOKYO MX / BS Fuji / MBS / Ryukyu Broadcasting / Toyama Television Broadcasting.
Until December 19, 2021 (Sun), Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is doing a dream collaboration with TV anime The Aquatope on White Sand.
Also! On December 5 (Sun), a one-day special event featuring Miku Ito, Rikako Aida, Azumi Waki and Lynn will be held at the Aqua Stadium of Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise!
A live recitation drama made for the event and written by Yuko Kakihara, who was in charge of Series Composition for this anime.
In addition, The Aquatope on White Sand Special ver. Dolphin Show is also being held using the first and second opening themes from the anime! (“Tayutae, Nanairo”; “Tomedonai Shiosai ni Bokutachi wa Nani wo Utau Darоu ka”)
Also, on the day of the special event, Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise x The Aquatope on White Sand collab goods will be on sale, including a “Dolphin Penlight” where both the cast and the visitors can enjoy the event together.
This is a collaboration project aimed at fully showing the charm of The Aquatope on White Sand!
Various kinds of tickets for the collaboration, including tickets for the special event, are currently on sale via Lawson Tickets.
＜Lawson Ticket Sales Page＞
【December 5 (Sun) Special Event Details】
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise x The Aquatope on White Sand
Special Event ~Penguins, Dolphins and the Paradise on the Ocean~
December 5 2021 (Sun)
Part 1: 11:00 Meeting/12:00 Performance
Part 2: 14:00 Meeting/15:00 Performance
※Please arrive at the Aqua Museum square by the meeting time
※Proof of identity will be required at the time of admission
If someone comes with a visitor and is registered as the visitor’s companion at the time of application, the companion will also be required to provide ID
※Please note that the length of the performance is scheduled to last about 60 minutes, and may change depending on the situation on that day
※Please note that performance times and event contents are subject to change without notice
Hakkeijima Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0006
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Aqua Stadium
■Miku Ito (voice of Kukuru Misakino)
■Rikako Aida (voice of Fuuka Miyazawa)
■Azumi Waki (voice of Tsukimi Teruya)
■Lynn (voice of Karin Kudake)
The dolphins and African penguins of Sea Paradise
※Please note that the performers may change without notice.
※Please note that tickets cannot be refunded because of a change with the performers.
1. Special recitation drama
This will be a special recitation drama that can only be seen and heard at this event, written by Yuko Kakihara who was in charge of the anime’s Series Composition! The four girls visited Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise and traveled around seeing all of the animals… the atmosphere was so nice that it ended up being like practice for a date?! Look forward to the rest of the story on the day of the event!
2. Dolphin Show (Aquatope Special ver.)
Only during this special performance, the first and second opening themes “Tayutae, Nanairo” and “Tomedonai Shiosai ni Bokutachi wa Nani wo Utau Darоu ka” of the anime will be used in a specially edited fashion and the dolphins will deliver the performance! The venue will also be selling “dolphin-shaped penlights” and the cast and visitors can hold them during the performance to create a 1-day only illusory atmosphere!
3. Cape Penguins Meetup
The four girls will interact with the African penguins, who their characters share a deep connection with in the series! I wonder if the penguin “Choco” chan will show up?
4. Special Gift Lottery
A gift lottery where participants can win autographed goods and other presents!
Plus additional contents
※Please note that the contents of the performance are subject to change without notice.
Official goods will be sold at the special event at the special product sales booth! Many products available exclusively with the Sea Paradise collaboration will be sold at the venue! Also, goods will also be available for sale via the official site!
A wide selection of products such as the “dolphin-shaped penlight” will be available to further enjoy the dolphin show with the cast, as well as collaboration products with Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise will be sold!
＜Click below to view the goods＞
【Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise x The Aquatope on White Sand Collab Contents】
Experience the world ofYokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise x The Aquatope on White Sand!
【Let’s meet the creatures of Gamagama Aquarium! Digital Stamp Rally】
Place: Aqua Museum
Let’s search for the yellow squares from the commentary panel that introduces the creatures of Gamagama Aquarium. If you manage to find it, you might be able to see special content only available this one time! Along with commentary from Kukuru!
Place: Aqua Museum LABO5
The materials used to produce the anime The Aquatope on White Sand will be displayed here.
【Anime Original Goods Sale】
Location: Friendia/Jinbei SHOP
The Aquatope on White Sand products will be sold here!
【Collaboration Food and Novelties】
Place: Dolphin/Kobara Cafe Manjare/Marion Crepe
Lots of various collab foods! One original postcard will be given with each product.
【Penguin Interaction Performance+Commemorative Photos】
Location: Fureai Lagoon
Participate in the Penguin Interaction Performance and receive a commemorative photo! A special “First Penguin” sticker with a Kukuru design will be given to everyone who purchases a photo.
【Collab Commemoration! Limited Design Premium Pass】
location: Aqua Museum 1F Ticket sales area
Reception: until 5pm
A specially designed Sea Paradise Premium Pass commemorating the event will be sold! Comes with a special limited time novelty item “First Penguin Acrylic Clip” as part of the collaboration.
※A face photo will be taken on the day of the event.
※Pre-orders are available in November, and receipt of the item is scheduled to begin in December.
【Super Iwashi Illusion Special Edition】
Place: Aqua Museum LABO5
During the event period, the Super Iwashi Illusion at 11:00 will be held using the theme song “Tayutae, Nanairo”!
Place: Aqua Museum/Dolphin Fantasy/Fureai Lagoon
Kukuru, Fuuka, Tsukimi, Karin, Kaoru, and Kuya will all have character panels set up, and mini characters will be set up on the walls of “Dolphin Fantasy” and Kukuru and Fuuka will appear dressed as th Sea Paradise staff!
※These are excerpts of the collaboration contents.
※Collaboration content is subject to change without notice.
■December 5 (Sun) Special Event Included Collaboration Ticket
December 5 (Sun) This will be a ticket for participation in the special one-day event only on December 5 (Sun). It will be sold as a set along with the ticket for Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise admission.
＜Collab Ticket Sales Page＞
General sales (first-come-first-serve basis): Until December 4th (Sat) at 23:00
・One-day pass (4 aquarium facilities + unlimited entry to attractions): 9,600 yen (tax included)
・Aqua Resorts Pass (4 aquarium facilities): 7,200 yen (tax included)
Contents: Event admission tickets+First Penguin Acrylic Clip+Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Ticket
This is a ticket for Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise that can be used during the collab period.
Comes with a limited time special novelty First Penguin Acrylic Clip as part of the collaboration!
※Does not include the Special Event Entry ticket
・One-day pass (4 aquarium facilities + unlimited entry to attractions): 5,600 yen (tax included)
・Aquarium Resorts Pass (4 aquarium facilities): 3,200 yen (tax included)
※First Penguin Acrylic Clip included
The Aquatope on White Sand
Director Toshiya Shinohara, Series Composition by Yuko Kakihara, and production by P.A.WORKS.
From creating the series “Iroduku: The World in Colors”, which depicts the story of a girl’s youth, they have come together to create a completely new original anime set in a small aquarium in Okinawa.
Kukuru Misakino is an 18 year-old high school girl who works in the aquarium, and one day she meets Fuuka Miyakawa, who lost her dream of becoming an idol in Tokyo and escaped to Okinawa. The two girls will spend their days in the aquarium while each carrying their own thoughts close to them.
However, the impending crisis of closure is fast approaching this special place of theirs.
The girls’ dreams and their realities, their isolation and their close friends, their bonds and their conflicts…
A glistening new page will be opened this summer.
“… Did you see that?”
Kukuru gently teaches about the secrets of Gamagama Aquarium.
“Sometimes, I see strange things here.”
The setting is Okinawa, where the summer sun shines bright.
The aquarium is located about an hour out of Naha city by bus.
The small, somewhat deserted Gamagama Aquarium is located on a beautiful beach in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa.
An 18-year old high school girl named Kukuru Misakino is dedicated to her work there.
Going as far as to refer to her own grandfather in charge of the aquarium as “director”, she loves this place more than anybody else.
One day, Kukuru meets Fuuka Miyazawa, a girl who was standing in front of a water tank with flowing hair and tears rolling down her cheeks.
Fuuka gave up her dream of becoming an idol in Tokyo and desperately ran away to Okinawa.
Time passes gently by in the peaceful Gamagama Aquarium.
Fuuka, looking for a place to stay, asks “I want to work in this aquarium.”
The day-to-day lives of these two girls began to move in this direction.
However, Gamagama Aquarium, in addition to its strange happenings, also faces a looming threat of closure.
Faced with an approaching time limit, the two girls begin their move toward revamping the place.
They move forward to protect their warm place of refuge for which there is no replacement.
Broadcasting begins Thursday, July 8.
TOKYO MX Beginning July 8th (Thursday) Every Thursday from 24：00～
BSFuzi Beginning July 8th (Thursday) Every Thursday from 24：30～
MBS Beginning July 13th (Tuesday) Every Tuesday from 27：00～
Ryukyu Broadcasting From July 8th (Thursday) Every Thursday from 25：34～
Toyama TV Broadcasting From July 15th (Thursday) Every Thursday from 26：05～
AT-X From July 12th (Monday) Every Monday from 23：30～
(Repeat airings: Every Wednesday from 11:30am, every Friday from 17:30pm)
TOKYO MX Beginning July 9th Every Friday from 19：30～
Priority streaming on ABEMA
d Anime Store, Amazon Prime Video and others will release episodes sequentially.
Kukuru Misakino: Miku Ito
Fuuka Miyazawa: Rikako Aida
Tsukimi Teruya: Azumi Waki
Karin Kudaka: Lynn
Kai Nakamura: Shimba Tsuchiya
Kuya Yakamashi: Yohei Azakami
Chiyu Haebaru: Yui Ishikawa
Kaoru Shimabukuro: Mikako Komatsu
Akari Meda: Kiyono Yasuno
Marina Yonekura: Nao Toyama
Eiji Higa: Yusuke Nagano
Akira Hoshino: Masaki Terasoma
Tetsuji Suwa: Satoshi Hino
Bondo Garando: Shuhei Sakaguchi
Kukuru’s grandfather (Oji): Hiroshi Yanaka
Original Creator: Project Tingara
Director: Toshiya Shinohara
Series Composition: Yuko Kakihara
Original Character Designer: U35
Character Designer・Chief Key Animation Supervisor: Yuki Akiyama
Art Director: Kurumi Suzuki
Art Supervisor: Junichi Higashi
Art setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
Director of Photography: Satoshi Namiki
Color design: Naomi Nakano
3D Director: Haruki Suzuki
Editor: Ayumu Takahashi
Special effects: Masahiro Murakami
Music: Yoshiaki Dewa
Music Production: Lantis
Sound Director: Haru Yamada
Production: Infinite, P.A. WORKS
【Theme Song Info】
Opening Theme Music: ARCANA PROJECT “Tomedonai Shiosai ni Bokutachi wa Nani wo Utau Darоu ka”
Ending Theme Music: Risa Aizawa (Dempagumi.inc.) “Shingetsu no Da Capo”
Opening Theme Music: ARCANA PROJECT “Tayutae, Nanairo”
Ending Theme Music: Mia REGINA “Tsukiumi no Yurikago”
■ Official Site https://aquatope-anime.com
■ Official Twitter aquatope_anime