Is “The Aquatope on White Sand” an anime worth watching?
Title (EN): Aquatope on White Sand
Title (JP): 白い砂のアクアトープ (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope)
No. of Episodes: 24
Genres: Slice of Life
Studio: P.A. Works
Since young, Fuuka Miyazawa had a childhood dream of becoming an idol. However, her idol dream failed and crumbled despite all her hard work, and she retired as idol. Instead of going home, she travels to Okinawa and wanders aimlessly. On her journey, she meets a tour guide who brings her to Gama Gama Aquarium, where she meets Kukuru Misakino.
Kukuru is the acting director of Gama Gama Aquarium, taking the place of her grandfather, the director. Kukuru has deep memories within the aquarium and has a dream of keeping the aquarium open. However, Gama Gama Aquarium is very old and outdated. Its facilities also needs constant maintenance, as such, Kukuru’s grandfather wants to close the Aquarium. After experiencing the magic of the aquarium, Fuuka decides to help by working there.
Why you should watch The Aquatope on White Sand?
First off, the art, from the people to the buildings, fish and food are all amazing. The details of various anime scenes were carefully drawn, and below are some of the beautiful art pieces that could even be used for a trailer.
The voice acting and background sound quality is also great. The characters’ emotions are depicted very clearly from both their facial expressions and through the tone of voice. Adding on to the great attention to details, the story progresses at a rate that is just nice. Despite being a slice of life, The Aquatope on White Sand has a highly attractive plot, which is well thought out and has a great flow. It accomplishes it’s role of keeping you as the viewer hooked, while making you enjoy the anime.
If you have not watched The Aquatope on White Sand or are contemplating whether to start watching, I greatly recommend you to start this series. One of the platforms that airs this anime is Muse Asia on YouTube.