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One Room
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Anime television series
Produced byHiroshi Gotō
Ryōhei Suzuki
Shūichi Suzuki
Written byEiji Mano
Music byYamazo
StudioTyphoon Graphics (season 1)
Zero-G (season 2)
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, Sun TV
Original run January 11, 2017 September 25, 2018
Episodes25 + 3 (OVA)
Anime television series
Room Mate
Produced byHiroshi Gotō
Ryōhei Suzuki
Shūichi Suzuki
Written byEiji Mano
Music byYamazo
StudioTyphoon Graphics
Original networkTokyo MX, Sun TV
Original run April 12, 2017 June 28, 2017
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One Room is a Japanese original short anime television series produced by SMIRAL and animated by Typhoon Graphics.[1] The concept of One Room is that it's a "first person narrative" i.e. the audience is the male protagonist. The anime has 3 different stories/routes, each with a different girl, in one room.[2] The anime aired from January 11 to March 29, 2017. A second season by Zero-G aired from July 3 to September 25, 2018.

The male characters version intended for female audiences titled Room Mate aired from April to June 2017.[1]


One Room[edit]

Male Protagonist
A man who moved to Tokyo for his job and moved in the apartment next-door to Yui's.
Yui Hanasaka (花坂 結衣, Hanasaka Yui)
Voiced by: M·A·O[3]
A high school third year, 17-year-old girl from Hokkaido who goes to Tokyo to take her college entrance exams and temporarily lives with her older sister.
Natsuki Momohara (桃原 奈月, Momohara Natsuki)
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa[3]
Natsuki is a 14-year-old middle school student and the protagonist's younger sister who came to Tokyo for summer vacation and stays at his apartment.
Moka Aoshima (青島 萌香, Aoshima Moka)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori[3]
A 21-year-old singer-songwriter. She made her debut as singer once but, since she's unable to follow-up, she ends up working as a part timer in Tokyo while chasing her dream. She and the protagonist are childhood friends and they reunited by chance in Tokyo.
Minori Nanahashi (七橋御乃梨, Nanahashi Minori)
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi[4]
Mashiro Amatsuki (天月 真白, Amatsuki Mashiro)
Voiced by: Inori Minase[5]
A gymnast who was retired, and try to look for a new job, she and the protagonist were neighbors as they lived in the same apartment, but thought of him as pervert for taking pictures of her during practice. After that she thanked him for helped her get a job.

Room Mate[edit]

Female Protagonist
A woman who is the new manager at the dormitory where Takumi Ashihara, Aoi Nishina, and Shinya Miyasaka live.
Takumi Ashihara (葦原 巧, Ashihara Takumi)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno[6]
A 19-year-old college school student who loves sport climbing. Although the first impression of him gives a "too-cool-for-you" vibe, he's a gentleman who cares about others.
Aoi Nishina (仁科 葵, Nishina Aoi)
Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae[6]
A 17-year-old high school student stage actor whose parents are working overseas. He has a bright personality-- but he has a habit where sometimes he gets too much into his role.
Shinya Miyasaka (宮坂 真也, Miyasaka Shinya)
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi[6]
A 25-year-old elite businessman who works in a famous company. He actually has an arrogant, pompous, and sadistic personality, but deeply cares about Takumi and Aoi as if they were his own brothers.



One Room and Room Mate (tentatively titled One Room: Side M) were first announced by Entertainment label SMIRAL who started a website on Friday to announce that it is producing an original anime series of shorts that premiered in Japan in January.[1] It consisted of 12 episodes, each 5 to 6 minutes long. Eiji Mano wrote the original story and Aose Shimoi wrote the scripts. Jin'nan Studio produced the sounds while F.M.F produced the music with the composition by Yamazo.[2] Both of One Room and Room Mate premiered on Tokyo MX with a following broadcast on Sun TV and online streaming via Niconico and AbemaTV.

One Room features an original design by Kantoku, while Yasuhiro Okuda is adapting the design into anime. The anime was first aired on January 11, 2017 on Tokyo MX and Sun TV along with online streaming via Niconico[7] then finished on March 29, 2017. MAO sung opening theme for episode 1-4 titled "Harumachi Clover" (春待ちクローバー), Rie Murakawa for episode 6-8 titled "Natsuzora Yell" (夏空エール), and Suzuko Mimori for the last four episodes titled "Kibō Refrain" (希望リフレイン).[8] A Blu Ray and DVD compilation containing all the 12 episodes and 3 unaired episodes will be released on May 26, 2017.[9]

A second season of the One Room anime television series began airing on July 2, 2018, and finished on September 25, 2018.[10][11] However, it was announced that Zero-G will replace Typhoon Graphics as the animation studio. In addition, Takuya Tani will be the new character designer and chief animation director, Shinji Takasuka will be joining as the art director, and Atsushi Furukawa will be the new color designer.[11]

The "side M" version titled Room Mate features Hidari as an original character designer, with Chisato Nakata adapting Hidari's art into animation.[12] It aired from April 12 to June 28, 2017. The anime's theme song titled "Kimi Iro Smile" (君色スマイル) is performed by Kosuke Toriumi and Tomoaki Maeno (from episode 5), and Natsuki Hanae (from episode 9)[13] A Blu Ray and DVD compilation containing all 12 episodes was released on August 25, 2017.[14]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title[a] Character Arc Original air date
One Room
1"Hanasaka Yui Makes a Request"
"Hanasaka Yui wa onegai suru" (花坂結衣はお願いする)
Yui Hanasaka Part 1January 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)
2"Hanasaka Yui Makes a Promise"
"Hanasaka Yui wa yakusoku suru" (花坂結衣は約束する)
Yui Hanasaka Part 2January 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)
3"Hanasaka Yui Dozes Off"
"Hanasaka Yui wa neochi suru" (花坂結衣は寝落ちする)
Yui Hanasaka Part 3January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)
4"Holding Hands With Hanasaka Yui"
"Hanasaka Yui wa te o tsunaide" (花坂結衣は手をつないで)
Yui Hanasaka Part 4February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)
5"Momohara Natsuki Meddles"
"Momohara Natsuki wa sewa o yaku" (桃原奈月は世話を焼く)
Natsuki Momohara Part 1February 8, 2017 (2017-02-08)
6"Momohara Natsuki Blushes"
"Momohara Natsuki wa hotto suru" (桃原奈月はほっとする)
Natsuki Momohara Part 2February 15, 2017 (2017-02-15)
7"Momohara Natsuki Gets Embarrassed and Plays Things Off"
"Momohara Natsuki wa terete gomakasu" (桃原奈月は照れてごまかす)
Natsuki Momohara Part 3February 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)
8"Momohara Natsuki Can't be Honest"
"Momohara Natsuki wa sunao ni narenai" (桃原奈月は素直になれない)
Natsuki Momohara Part 4March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)
9"Aoshima Moka Remembers"
"Aoshima Moka wa oboeteru" (青島萌香は覚えてる)
Moka Aoshima Part 1March 8, 2017 (2017-03-08)
10"Aoshima Moka Is Troubled"
"Aoshima Moka wa nayanderu" (青島萌香は悩んでる)
Moka Aoshima Part 2March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)
11"Aoshima Moka Understands"
"Aoshima Moka wa wakatteru" (青島萌香はわかってる)
Moka Aoshima Part 3March 22, 2017 (2017-03-22)
12"Aoshima Moka Is Singing"
"Aoshima Moka wa utatteru" (青島萌香は歌ってる)
Moka Aoshima Part 4March 29, 2017 (2017-03-29)
13"Hanasaka Yui Greets in Swimsuit"
"Hanasaka Yui wa mizugi de aisatsu suru" (花坂結衣は水着で挨拶する)
Yui Hanasaka Part 5May 26, 2017 (2017-05-26)
14"Momohara Natsuki Is Cleaning in Swimsuit"
"Momohara Natsuki wa mizugi de o sōji suru" (桃原奈月は水着でお掃除する)
Natsuki Momohara Part 5May 26, 2017 (2017-05-26)
15"Aoshima Moka Works Hard in Swimsuit"
"Aoshima Moka wa mizugi de ganbaru" (青島萌香は水着で頑張る)
Moka Aoshima Part 5May 26, 2017 (2017-05-26)
0"Hanasaka Yui's Prologue"
"Hanasaka Yui no Purorōgu" (花坂結衣のプロローグ)
Yui Hanasaka Part 1July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03)
1"Hanasaka Yui Is Excited"
"Hanasaka Yui wa hashai deru" (花坂結衣ははしゃいでる)
Yui Hanasaka Part 2July 10, 2018 (2018-07-10)
2"Hanasaka Yui Gets Scolded"
"Hanasaka Yui wa shikarareru" (花坂結衣は叱られる)
Yui Hanasaka Part 3July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17)
3"Hanasaka Yui Is Sulking"
"Hanasaka Yui wa sunete iru" (花坂結衣は拗ねている)
Yui Hanasaka Part 4July 24, 2018 (2018-07-24)
4"Hanasaka Yui Is Near Me"
"Hanasaka Yui wa soba ni iru" (花坂結衣はそばにいる)
Yui Hanasaka Part 5July 31, 2018 (2018-07-31)
5"Nanahashi Minori Comes to Wake You Up"
"Nanahashi Minori wa okoshi ni kuru" (七橋御乃梨は起こしに来る)
Nanahashi Minori Part 1August 7, 2018 (2018-08-07)
6"Nanahashi Minori Has a Heart-to-Heart"
"Nanahasi Minori wa shinmiri suru" (七橋御乃梨はしんみりする)
Nanahashi Minori Part 2August 14, 2018 (2018-08-14)
7"Nanahashi Minori Asks For the Impossible"
"Nanahasi Minori wa mucha o iu" (七橋御乃梨は無茶を言う)
Nanahashi Minori Part 3August 21, 2018 (2018-08-21)
8"Nanahashi Minori Is Right Here"
"Nanahashi Minori wa koko ni iru" (七橋御乃梨はここにいる)
Nanahashi Minori Part 4August 28, 2018 (2018-08-28)
9"Amatsuki Mashiro Is Searching"
"Amatsuki Mashiro wa sagashi teru" (天月真白は探してる)
Amatsuki Mashiro Part 1September 4, 2018 (2018-09-04)
10"Amatsuki Mashiro Gives It a Try"
"Amatsuki Mashiro wa yatte miru" (天月真白はやってみる)
Amatsuki Mashiro Part 2September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11)
11"Amatsuki Mashiro Remembers"
"Amatsuki Mashiro wa omoidasu" (天月真白は思い出す)
Amatsuki Mashiro Part 3September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)
12"Amatsuki Mashiro Is Waiting"
"Amatsuki Mashiro wa matte iru" (天月真白は待っている)
Amatsuki Mashiro Part 4September 25, 2018 (2018-09-25)
Room Mate
1"The Room Mates Welcome You"
"Rūmumeito wa kangei suru" (ルームメイトは歓迎する)
-April 12, 2017 (2017-04-12)
2"Ashihara Takumi Is Climbing"
"Ashihara Takumi wa nobotteru" (葦原巧は登ってる)
Takumi Ishihara Part 1April 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)
3"Nishina Aoi Relaxes"
"Nishina Aoi wa anshin suru" (仁科葵は安心する)
Aoi Nishina Part 1April 26, 2017 (2017-04-26)
4"Miyasaka Shinya Is Displeased"
"Miyasaka Shinya wa akireteru" (宮坂真也は呆れてる)
Shinya Miyasaka Part 1May 3, 2017 (2017-05-03)
5"The Room Mates' Day Off"
"Rūmumeito no kyūjitsu" (ルームメイトの休日)
-May 10, 2017 (2017-05-10)
6"Ashihara Takumi Can't Climb"
"Ashihara Takumi wa noborarenai" (葦原巧は登れない)
Takumi Ashihara Part 2May 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)
7"Nishina Aoi Can't Calm Down"
"Nishina Aoi wa ochitsukanai" (仁科葵は落ち着かない)
Aoi Nishina Part 2May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)
8"Miyasaka Shinya Can't Sleep"
"Miyasaka Shinya wa nemurenai" (宮坂真也は眠れない)
Sinya Miyasaka Part 2May 31, 2017 (2017-05-31)
9"The Goddess Statue Knows"
"Joshinzō wa shitteiru" (女神像は知っている)
-June 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)
10"The Room Mates Compete"
"Rūmumeito wa shōbu suru" (ルームメイトは勝負する)
-June 14, 2017 (2017-06-14)
11"The Room Mates Make a Decision"
"Rūmumeito wa ketsudan suru" (ルームメイトは決断する)
-June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)
12"Waiting for the Room Mates"
"Rūmumeito wo matteiru" (ルームメイトを待っている)
-June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)


  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.


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  3. ^ a b c "One Room Original Anime Series Adds Rie Murakawa, Suzuko Mimori". Anime News Network. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  4. ^ "One Room Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Rie Takahashi's New Character". Anime News Network. February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
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  6. ^ a b c "Tomoaki Maeno, Natsuki Hanae, Kousuke Toriumi Star in Room Mate Anime Shorts". Anime News Network. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  7. ^ "One Room Original Anime's Promo Video Reveals January 11 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  8. ^ "One Room CD releases". TVアニメ「One Room」(ワンルーム) (in Japanese). Retrieved 26 March 2017.
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  13. ^ "主題歌「君色スマイル」の試聴動画を公開!". OneRoom (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Disc_RoomMate" (in Japanese). TVアニメ「One Room」(ワンルーム). Retrieved 21 April 2017.

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