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  • [Summer 2018] Grand Blue Dreaming Discussion Thread

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    A show about college students having the time of their lives, and going scuba diving. Unlike a certain other show about scuba diving, testosterone runs rampant.

    Airs: Friday, July 13, 2018

    Studio: Zero-G

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    Among the seaside town of Izu's ocean waves and rays of shining sun, Iori Kitahara is just beginning his freshman year at Izu University. As he moves into his uncle's scuba diving shop, Grand Blue, he eagerly anticipates his dream college life, filled with beautiful girls and good friends.

    But things don't exactly go according to plan. Upon entering the shop, he encounters a group of rowdy, naked upperclassmen, who immediately coerce him into participating in their alcoholic activities. Though unwilling at first, Iori quickly gives in and becomes the heart and soul of the party. Unfortunately, this earns him the scorn of his cousin, Chisa Kotegawa, who walks in at precisely the wrong time. Undeterred, Iori still vows to realize his ideal college life, but will things go according to plan this time, or will his situation take yet another dive?


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  • #2
    Episode 1

    When it's time to party we will always party hard.

    Iori sure got a lot more than he bargained for when he started off his college life and moved in to live at his uncle's scuba diving shop. These guys sure are crazy, especially when they get drunk as they strip down and aren't giving a damn about it. As if that wasn't enough, he got boozed up and ended up at the auditorium in his underwear, and understanding how dangerous alcohol is to someone like him, guys are passing along booze insisting that it's not, but they couldn't fool Iori, not when he can tell just by using a cigarette lighter. Pretty crazy stuff going on here as while they are both about scuba diving, this show and Amanchu couldn't be any more different as that show is girly, calm, and in a high school environment whereas this one is manly, rowdy, and in college. And seeing how prevalent drinking is here that it needed that disclaimer to not drink until you're old enough.

    So with that, trial period rules apply, but after seeing this episode it shouldn't be long before I lock this show down as I absolutely enjoyed it.
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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      I've seen the manga highly rated for a while and I'm looking forward to finally reading it now that this anime adaptation is inspiring Kodansha to finally start releasing physical editions. From the little I've seen, I think I'll appreciate the artwork a lot more in that, because the visual parts of this were sadly probably the weakest aspects, but everything else is off to a promising start.

      While Hinamatsuri was a notable exception, comedy anime tend to succeed these days if they have a Gintama director at the helm, and you could definitely see Takamatsu's craft at work here.
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      • #4
        Re: Episode 1

        Another bizarre anime in a season that seems to be filled with them. Since I like diving, I'll stick with it and hopefully they will show some more underwater scenes and not just go with the on-shore antics.

        I wonder how closely they are going to parallel "Animal House" with this.
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