The Great Passage

Fune wo Amu

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Kouhei Araki, a veteran editor of the dictionary editorial division at Genbu Publishing, plans to retire in order to better care for his ailing wife. However, before retiring, he must find a replacement to complete his latest project: a new dictionary called "The Great Passage." But no matter where he looks, he cannot find anyone suitable, as making a dictionary requires a wealth of patience, time, and dedication. Mitsuya Majime works in Genbu Publishing's sales division, yet he has poor social skills and an inability to read the mood in most situations. In spite of this, he excels at having an enthusiasm for words thanks to his love of reading and careful personality. It is these skills that draw Araki to him and prompt him to offer Majime a position in the dictionary editorial department. As Majime accepts his new position, he finds himself unsure of his abilities and questioning whether he will fit in with his new co-workers. Yet amid the vast sea of words, The Great Passage will bring them together.

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English: The Great Passage
Japanese: 舟を編む
Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Fuji TV, Kyoraku Industrial Holdings, Kansai Telecasting, Kobunsha
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Novel
Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Romance
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Toshimasa Kuroyanagi – Director, Script
Yukio Nagasaki – Sound Director
Yuuichirou Kido – Script
Toshizou Nemoto – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Shiokaze (潮風)” by Taiiku Okazaki (岡崎体育)
ED1: “I & I” by Leola

Episode List

01: Vastness
02: Encounter
03: Love
04: Steady Progress
05: Waver
06: Resonance
07: Trust
08: Compile
09: Blood
10: Pride
11: Light



A heart soothing show. With beautiful art.


I have a soft spot for shows whose characters are all adults. It was apparently a successful movie before an anime. It’s a satisfying story.


One of the most boring concepts I’ve ever seen in an anime and yet it hooked me deeply. The truly important things in life are timeless.


A mature story of people struggling to create something they find worthwhile, even if others do not. The care put into this really shows.


A show about pursuing one’s dreams in the workplace with realistic characters? Count me in!

Maki 🍻☠🎸

The journey of life, the time that goes by, the decisions we make or don’t. All can be meanings of The Great Passage. Great series


This is going to have a special place in my heart, the animation is wonderful, the cast is likeable,and everything just floats by so nicely.



    Anime was a mistake