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Harukana Receive

Summer 2018
Also Known As:
はるかなレシーブ (Japanese)

6 July 2018, Fridays at 21:00 (JST)


Haruka moved from Tokyo to Okinawa during her second year of high school. While she is always cheerful and positive, she has a something that she is conscious of. She is taller than other girls. Meanwhile her same-aged cousin Kanata, who came to pick her up from the airport, has another problem. She gave up her beloved beach volleyball, because she stopped growing too early. However, this uneven pair end up forming a beach volleyball team. There is only one friend you have on this wide sandy coast. In beach volleyball, your partner is more important than anything else, so what kind of play will the two of them show?
On the beach of Okinawa, with the burning sun on their necks, the two girls will shine with sweat and passion!


Harukana Receive is a beach volleyball manga by Nyoijizai, serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Forward. It has four volumes as of July 2018. The manga has been licensed for North America by Seven Seas Entertainment.

Official Streaming Sites

Crunchyroll (sub), Funimation (dub)



Original Work



Toshiyuki Kubooka

Series Composition and Script

Touko Machida

Character Design, Chief Animation Director

Takeshi Oda

Animation Production



Haruka Ozora

Kana Yuuki

Kanata Higa

Saki Miyashita

Claire Thomas

Atsumi Tanezaki

Emily Thomas

Rie Suegara

Narumi Toi

Miyuri Shimabukuro

Ayasa Tachibana

Kanae Ito

Akari Oshiro

Chisa Kimura


Haruka Ozora

Voiced by: Kana Yuuki

She is in her second year in high school and recently moved from Tokyo to Okinawa. Her personality is very cheerful and bright. Since she is taller than most of the girls her age, she often has to worry about clothes and shoes, which can’t be found easily in her size. She is good at sports but is a novice in beach volleyball.

Kanata Higa

Voiced by: Saki Miyashita

Haruka’s cousin, who lives in Okinawa and is attending the same grade. She used to play beach volleyball, but since she stopped growing too soon, she gave up. She is very quiet and seems to distance herself from others. When she gets involved with Haruka, she starts playing beach volleyball again.

Claire Thomas

Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki

She is in second grade at the same school as Haruka. She has a twin sister called Emily and the two of them play beach volleyball and have been getting good results since they were young. Currently, they are second in the national ranking. Claire doesn’t let herself get bothered by details and is similar to Haruka with her quick mind.

Emily Thomas

Voiced by: Rie Suegara

Also in second grade and in Haruka’s school. She is more serious and calmer than her sister, and that difference in character makes them quarrel often. She practices beach volleyball after school but also is part of the student council. As a friend, she always was concerned about the relationship between Kanata and Narumi.

Key Visuals


Airing Date
6 July 2018, Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Summer 2018


Theme Songs

Opening: FLY two BLUE by Haruka Ozora (VA: Kana Yuuki) and Kanata Higa (VA: Saki Miyashita)

Ending: Wish me luck!!!! by Haruka Ozora (VA: Kana Yuuki), Kanata Higa (VA: Saki Miyashita), Claire Thomas (VA: Atsumi Tanezaki), Emily Thomas (VA: Rie Suegara)

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