H2O: Footprints in the Sand

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4.7
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  • 26 out of 31 people found this review helpful:
    Never forget the beauty of life
    I fell in love with this anime series practically the moment I started watching it. The opening scenes of the first few episodes uses one of my absolute favorite poems, "Footprints in the Sand". From watching the first episode, I was blown away by how amazing it seemed. The poem tied in beautifully with the storyline, the opening and endings (Katayoku no Icarus by Yui Sakikabara and Kazahane by ...
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  • 12 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Dramatic! (Also, this is my first review so please be nice :D )
    I have to confess, when I began watching H20 Footprints in the Sand, I was expecting a very shojo/harem-ish plotline, boy finds main girl and is held up by his twenty something other love interests. Drama ensues. Boy/girl confesses. More drama ensues. Boy and girl find a way to be together and that's that. Happily ever after to you too.

    Boy, was I wrong.

    For starters, while this anime does ...
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  • 8 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    A Wonderfully Meaningful 12 Episodes
    It's been quite a while since I last watched an anime that struck me so hard on an emotional level. In fact, not since Clannad After Story has an anime taken me for such a roller-coaster ride of happiness and tragedy. The important connection between H2O and Clannad, I think, is that they both make it a point to root their high points and low points in tangible, possible ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Never Turn Down the first Episode
    I was around and active in the anime community when H2O had it's original run in 2008 and I immediately turned away from it because, frankly, the harem scene had been done so many times and throwing a weak, blind, male protagonist into the mix didn't spark me.

    Through the years, when selecting different anime, I always ran across H2O but every time put it on the bottom of my selections because ...
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  • 8 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    nope. nope. nope. nope.
    If you're a fan of unexplained storylines and conclusions, followed by quick-nasty packaging of the story at the end -- LOOK NO FURTHER!

    I PRESENT TO YOU: H20 ~Footprints in the Sand~

    Main blind character becomes miraculously not blind. Why am I telling you this? Because it slapped me in the face too. Not from sheer joy, but because it only took 5 seconds for him to be healed. Like it's ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Mad throughout it all
    I'm not much on writing reviews, but I thought I needed to say this about this series. I was upset at many things while watching this, the story did not make any sense most of the time, it seems like several main plots were left out or skipped. The style and animation were great, there were not many action scenes, but the story was more of a love story that didn't make much sense.

    I'm fairly ...
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    What I thought about this anime.
    This anime was a little confusing but i understood it. It had plenty of romance and drama. This anime had a good plot as well. You will not regret watching this anime because in my opinion I thought the ending was perfect. The spoiler will explain the ending.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    i didn't watch all of it. Bored.
    A lot of the characters are just rude and pretty much bullies. At least that's all you really get within the first several episodes. I have no idea where this anime is going with it's story and Hirose, the main guy, doesn't really do anything but he does try to be Hiyami's friend. I was practically bored watching this anime. People gave it a high rating but I'm really wondering why???
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    What in the world was this
    This had some potential originally but went completely crazy in a hurry. Basically, 60% of the characters in this anime did crimes that warranted them spending time in jail, including out MC, or, at the very least, 80% of them should have been in a psychiatric hospital since they were clearly a danger to themselves and others, especially our MC here. It got so bad that it started to seem like it ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Skip this if you don't like one-dimensional characters
    If you're the type of person who doesn't like to stop watching a series once you start it and you're on the fence about watching this, I advise you to not start this. Most of the characters are boring, including the lead male. Only a few of the characters can be considered to be two-dimensional, but even then, their second side is bland. The story is definitely not a positive for this ...
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