Natsuyuki Rendezvous

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Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Natsuyuki-rendezvous-poster.jpg
Cover of first volume featuring (from left to right) Hazuki, Rokka and Atsushi
夏雪ランデブー
(Natsuyuki Randebū)
GenreRomance, supernatural[1]
Manga
Written byHaruka Kawachi
Published byShodensha
DemographicJosei
MagazineFeel Young
Original runJuly 2009January 2012
Volumes4
Anime television series
Directed byKō Matsuo
StudioDogakobo
Licensed by
Original networkFuji TV (noitamina)
English network
Original run July 5, 2012 September 13, 2012
Episodes11
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Natsuyuki Rendezvous (夏雪ランデブー, Natsuyuki Randebū, lit. A Summer Snow Rendezvous) is a Japanese manga series by Haruka Kawachi which serialized in Shodensha's Feel Young magazine between July 2009 and January 2012. An anime television adaptation by Dogakobo aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina block between July 5, 2012 and September 13, 2012.[2] The anime series has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America.[3]

Plot[edit]

A young man named Hazuki(Yuichi Nakamura) decides to work at a flower shop after he falls for the owner, Rokka(Sayaka Ohara). Unfortunately, Hazuki can see the spirit of Rokka's dead husband, Atsushi(Jun Fukuyama ), who has made a point of sticking around and interfering with any relationship Rokka may find herself in. What Atsushi didn't count on was being visible to Hazuki.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The original manga by Haruka Kawachi was serialized in Shodensha's Feel Young magazine between July 2009 and January 2012. Four tankōbon volumes were released.

Anime[edit]

An anime television adaptation by Dogakobo aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina block between July 5, 2012 and September 13, 2012 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll. The opening theme is "See You" by Yuya Matsushita while the ending theme is "Anata ni Deawa Nakereba ~Natsuyuki Fuyuhana~ (あなたに出会わなければ 〜夏雪冬花〜, lit. If I Hadn't Met You ~Winter Flowers in the Summer Snow) by Aimer. The series has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
01TBAJuly 5, 2012 (2012-07-05)
Ryousuke Hazuki begins working at a flower shop after falling in love with its manager, Rokka. One evening while visiting Rokka's apartment, Hazuki is disgruntled to find a man there, believing she already had a lover. However, he soon comes to learn that this man is in fact the spirit of Rokka's deceased husband, Atsushi Shimao, which only Hazuki can see.
02TBAJuly 12, 2012 (2012-07-12)
Hazuki begins to make his feelings for Rokka known to her, but finds interference from Shimao, who refuses to give her to him. After arguing with Hazuki after he accidentally makes a remark about Shimao, she collapses with a fever, forcing Shimao to reluctantly ask for Hazuki's help.
03TBAJuly 19, 2012 (2012-07-19)
As Hazuki and Rokka's sister in law, Miho, help look after the store while Rokka recovers, Shimao starts becoming depressed and begins causing mental earthquakes.
04TBAJuly 26, 2012 (2012-07-26)
Hazuki takes Rokka on a date to an amusement park (specifically Hanayashiki), which proves to remind her a lot about Shimao. After Hazuki ends up getting drunk after being depressed over something Rokka said, Shimao uses the opportunity to take over his body.
05TBAAugust 2, 2012 (2012-08-02)
As Shimao gets used to Hazuki's body, giving it a sporting new look, Hazuki's spirit finds himself on a desert island, accompanied by an alternate version of Rokka.
06TBAAugust 9, 2012 (2012-08-09)
As Hazuki continues to roam the peculiar dreamland, Rokka, unaware of Shimao possessing Hazuki's body, confesses that she's in love with Hazuki.
07TBAAugust 16, 2012 (2012-08-16)
Rokka goes with Shimao to the beach while Hazuki's trip takes him to the bottom of the sea. As Shimao laments how Rokka has feelings for Hazuki and not her, he runs off with all of his old belongings, leaving behind a familiar message for Rokka.
08TBAAugust 23, 2012 (2012-08-23)
As Rokka chases after Hazuki's body, he comes to realise the truth that he is possessed by Shimao.
09TBAAugust 30, 2012 (2012-08-30)
As Rokka finally manages to reach Shimao and confront him, Hazuki comes to learn the disturbing truth about the world he is in.
10TBASeptember 6, 2012 (2012-09-06)
Hazuki reappears in the real world, only to discover he is in spirit form. As Hazuki observes Rokka and Shimao, Rokka, coming to realise how long Shimao had taken over Hazuki's body for, questions where the Hazuki she fell in love with is.
11TBASeptember 13, 2012 (2012-09-13)
Rokka is given the choice of whether she should live with Hazuki or die and join Shimao, much to Hazuki's horror. In the end, Shimao decides to leave a bite mark on Rokka for her to remember him by before relinquishing his body back to Hazuki, allowing him to reaffirm his love with Rokka. After both Hazuki and Rokka die years later and their daughter takes over the flower shop, Shimao instructs their grandchild to get rid of all his belongings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natsuyuki Rendezvous". Sentai Filmworks. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "First Trailer for Natsuyuki Rendezvous Anime Adaptation Posted". Anime News Network. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Adds Natsuyuki Rendezvous". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 June 2012.

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