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  • Actors: Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kana Asumi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A8304IC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,396 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate and downright revealing. As the summer heats up, so do the maturing relationships between the young cast members, taking some new, and sometimes unexpected, turns. Get ready for a whole new look at summer romance as hidden emotions get captured and secrets meant to be kept hidden inside young hearts instead spill off of the screen for your viewing pleasure in WAITING IN THE SUMMER!

Customer Reviews

I love this anime it is so touching!
Austin
While nothing new, it does go to show that the tried and true formula will always make for a good show.
Anime Lover
The art is very strong, with fluid, beautiful animation through out the series.
RStringini

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SpaceCatPower on May 23, 2013
Format: DVD
Honestly, I was surprised by how much I liked this series. I would have given it 5 stars. However, I'm pulling a move that I usually HATE when reviewers do, sorry Sentai Filmworks. This really needs a Blu-Ray release. Hence I deducted a star. There are 1080 masters available for the series and there's plenty of Japanese BD releases. Granted this is a Showgate release, and I don't know if they aren't providing 1080 masters, or if Sentai Filmworks just isn't investing in a BD release.
The reason why I'm upset about this, is that I love resolution on a beautiful series, which this is. The composition and color used are just great. The story as previously put, is about a summer romance with a twist. Honestly, the twist intertwines into a beautiful love story between multiple characters, which really makes them come alive. One which makes me pine for my youth and those summers filled with crushes, and adventures.
When put into the climax of the series, it has one of the most beautiful endings that I've ever seen in a series. I'm by far a cynic in many media, and I don't cry easily. The ending of this series makes me sob like a single woman during an Anne of Green Gables marathon. However, they are tears of joy and makes me feel young again. The entire series puts a very fine point and captures youth explicitly and succinctly. This is a series that I wish I could convince many non-Anime watchers to see, because it's that beautiful.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ashlem on December 13, 2012
Format: DVD
This was a fairly enjoyable show. At its core, this is a series about a couple of high school kids, centered around main character Kaito Kirishima, who attempt to shoot a film together during their summer break. Thrown into the mix is an alien girl, Ichika Takatsuki (who passes off as a "foreign exchange student"), who traveled to Earth in an attempt to find a location on Earth she remembers vividly from a picture.

Its largely slice-of-life, meaning it follows the characters during their everyday dealings with each other. There are sci-fi things thrown in as well, since the main heroine is an alien. However, the bread and butter of this series is the romantic parts. Almost every character is in love with another one, but they are afraid to confess either because they're afraid of rejection and causing awkwardness within the group. Otherwise they know that their love interest likes someone else, and either bear the burden alone, or try to hook them up together, knowing full well that its going to cost them a chance at happiness. If you've ever experienced anything like that, you'll probably connect to these characters. Or you'll probably just want to smack them on the head for dragging their feet on that topic. But those scenes really do tend to tug at your heartstrings.

There are some comedic elements as well, usually with Ichika's pet/computer Rinon, a small cute blob-like object that also interfaces with her ship, and one hilarious incident involves Ichika using an unconscious Kaito's head to cover herself when her towel begins to unravel in the first episode, right in front of his sister and a female friend, no less. They also make numerous references to Men in Black, which plays an important role later in the series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anime Lover on April 8, 2013
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From the creator of Onegai Teacher and Twins, Kaito is a enthusiastic film maker, using an old 8mm camera and taking some home movies. However things change when a flash of light crashes into the lake he is near and all he remembers is a hand reaching for him. The next day he meets with his classmates and they decide to make a indie movie over the summer break, where they are joined by two uperclassmen - Rinon and Itchika, the new transfer student. But on the way home he sees Itchika fishing by the river and he finds out that she has no where to go. He invites her to stay at his house for the day and after her bath he collapses. His sister and childhood friend (who has a crush on him) finds them in the foyer, him unconcious and her pretty much naked. But little do they know at the time the new transfer student is actually an alien who has come to earth to find a memory left behind. And this starts the story of a group of friends who start off making a movie, but end up learning more about each other and discovering that it is not what you are, but who you are inside.

This is was an entertaining show that follows the Onegai formula, in fact you pretty much have each person there, the quiet hero, the boisterous male friend, the one with a crush on the hero, the cute shy girl, Ichigo (need i say more), and the attractive alien (who is a student this time not a teacher). It did have the usual funny parts, the embarassing moments, and a lot of self discovery. While nothing new, it does go to show that the tried and true formula will always make for a good show. Enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bozeman1941 on June 23, 2013
Format: DVD
I didn't realise when I ordered this series, that is written by Yōsuke Kuroda, the guy behind the excellent 'Please Teacher!' and 'Please Twins!' animes of a few years back, but within a very short time, I knew it was by him; there are too many similarities for it to be a coincidence. That is not a criticism, but his style is so recognisable, and even some of the characters are dead ringers for those in the 'Please!' stories; if you watched and enjoyed those stories, you will love 'Waiting...' Even some of the locations in the story (in and around Karuizawa) are recognisable from 'Please!' as well.

This story follows a group of high-school friends who decide to make a movie over their summer break. Kaito Kirishima discovers his late grandfathers 8mm movie camera, and decides to use it to film the movie. He is out one night testing the camera with some new high-ISO film, when he is fatally injured by something that falls out of the sky. But, he awakens to find everything is OK, so he assumes he must have dreamt it all. However, unknown to him, he was accidentally killed, and then resurrected, by an alien girl called Ichika Takatsuki, whose damaged spacecraft crashed to earth, and she then used her alien nanotechnology to restore him to full health. Said alien girl, the pretty, bespectacled and red-headed Ichika, then joins Kaito's school as a transfer student, basically to keep an eye on him and make sure he is OK. He doesn't remember her, and through a sequence of events, she ends up staying with him in his home, as she has nowhere else to go, and Kaito's big sister Nanami, with whom he shares the house, following their parent's deaths years before, has to go away on business for some time, so she entrusts Kaito to Ichika's care while she is away.
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