Harukana Receive

Harukana Receive

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In beach volleyball, there is no room for aces. To achieve victory, each player must find their one, irreplaceable partner that they can rely on in the court of sand. At least, that is what Haruka Oozora learns on her first day in Okinawa after moving in with her grandmother and her cousin Kanata Higa. While touring a nearby beach, Haruka stumbles upon some girls practicing beach volleyball and is quickly invited to join. This friendly practice game suddenly turns into a match when one of the girls, Narumi Tooi, notices Kanata approaching the court. Although the two suffer a devastating defeat, Haruka finally realizes the reason for her cousin’s quiet and distant behavior. Kanata and Narumi used to be an exceptionally talented beach volleyball duo, until Kanata quit due to her short height causing problems for Narumi. Now, with the Junior Tournament just weeks away, Haruka must learn the intricacies of competitive beach volleyball and help Kanata overcome her crippling anxiety towards the sport that she once used to love.

User Rating: 4.75 ( 3 votes)


English: Harukana Receive
Japanese: はるかなレシーブ
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2018 to Sep 21, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: C2C
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Sports
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: Eng Sub


Toshiyuki Kubooka – Director
Akiko Fujita – Sound Director
Takefumi Anzai – Episode Director, Storyboard
Touko Machida – Script, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “FLY two BLUE” by Haruka Oozora (CV: Kana Yuuki), Kanata Higa (CV: Saki Miyashita) (eps 3-6, 8-11)
OP2: “Mae wo Muite! (前を向いて!)” by Akari Ooshiro (CV: Chisa Kimura) (ep 7)
ED1: “Wish me luck!!!!” by Haruka Oozora (CV: Kana Yuuki), Kanata Higa (CV: Saki Miyashita), Claire Thomas (CV: Atsumi Tanezaki), Emily Thomas (CV: Rie Suegara) (eps 3-7, 9, 10, 12)

Episode List

01: We Don’t Need Aces
02: Believe in Me
03: I Want to Regain My Former Self
04: Isn’t This Perfect For Us?
05: Until You Break
06: I Won’t Break
07: We’re Already Friends
08: I’ll Keep Our Promise
09: This Is How I Feel
10: The One I Wanted to Fight
11: At This Point, We’re Basically Playing Head-to-Head
12: And That’s Why We Choose Our Irreplaceable Partners



You might say the focus is on the bottom, butt I suspect ass this show goes on we may get some boobies too. My eyes are glute to the screen.


Every episode is beach episode


Eyecandy with plot


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Sir Mix-A-Lot’s favorite series.


This is basically Hanebado! but with cuter characters and shitty direction


It’s a mediocre sports show, but that booty is fiiiine.


    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece