Top 10 Anime Like The Stranger by the Shore (Umibe no Étranger) [2024 List]

Umibe no Étranger

"There's nothing wrong with liking another guy."
To be in the arms of the person I love... I thought that was an unattainable dream...

On an island off the coast of Okinawa, two young men meet on a beach. Shun Hashimoto is gay and aspires to be a novelist. He is interested in Mio Chibana, a somber high school student, and starts to flirt with him. Day by day, the two of them grow closer, but then, suddenly, Mio decides to leave the island.

Three years later, Mio returns and approaches Shun with the words, "I've thought about it for the past three years. I like you, Shun, even if you're a guy." However, when faced with the prospect of finally becoming lovers with Mio, Shun cannot take the first step towards commitment. This is a tantalizing love story about a gay novelist and a younger part-time worker.

The Stranger by the Shore has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 海辺のエトランゼ, L' étranger du plage, The Stranger by the Beach, Umibe no Etranger, L'Étranger de la plage, Seaside Stranger

Genres: Slice of Life , Romance , Shounen Ai

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Top 10 Anime Like The Stranger by the Shore (Umibe no Étranger) [2024 List]

10. Given: Uragawa no Sonzai

Given: Uragawa no Sonzai

OVA bundled with the Given manga's seventh volume, as a limited edition bonus.

Given OVA has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: ギヴン うらがわの存在, Given OAD, [given] Can't Say Goodbye, I'm Still Drifting With Your Echoes.

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9. Love Stage!!

Love Stage!!

Izumi Sena was born into a glamorous household—his brother and parents are famous celebrities. However, unlike his prestigious kin, Izumi has never liked being in the spotlight. His one true desire in life is to become a manga artist. Unfortunately, it seems that fate has already chosen Izumi's path in life. He is not only pulled into the show business, but he is also forced to pretend to be a girl!
Everything gets even more complicated when he is paired with the handsome rising star, Ryouma Ichijou, on the set of a commercial taping. Ryouma is completely besotted with the feminine side of Izumi, completely unaware that he is actually falling in love with a boy. Is Izumi going to tell him the truth? If so, will Ryouma be able to accept Izumi's and his own feelings?

Love Stage!! has finished airing and it has 10 Episodes. It is also Known as: LOVE STAGE!!, Love Stage!!

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8. Umi ga Kikoeru

Umi ga Kikoeru

Ocean Waves is a high school love story set in Kochi, Japan. Morisaku Taku and Matsuno Yutaka are best friends when a girl from Tokyo named Muto Rikako transfers to their school. Excluding herself from group activities, she’s eventually labeled a snob. Matsuno has a crush on Rikako, so it’s no surprise that he gets a little jealous when Morisaku and Rikako start spending more time together. The rumors around school get worse, but Morisaku still insists there is nothing between him and Rikako.

The Ocean Waves has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 海がきこえる, I Can Hear the Sea, Ocean Waves

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7. Kakushigoto (TV)

Kakushigoto (TV)

The story of Kakushigoto follows the father-daughter unit, Kakushi and Hime Goto. Kakushi loves his daughter more than anything, but he doesn't want the 4th grade Hime to know that her father is the author of a somewhat vulgar and disreputable weekly manga series because he fears that Hime would resent him if she found out. With the help of his editors and assistants, Kakushi does his best to keep his profession a secret … with varying results.

Kakushigoto (TV) has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: かくしごと, Hidden Things

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6. Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka

Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka

Kunieda Kei is a popular TV announcer known for being a cool and flawless professional. But on the inside, he’s the opposite: brash, hot-tempered, and as prickly as can be. Still, Kei juggles his private and professional personas successfully until one day, the unthinkable happens: stop-motion animator Tsuzuki Ushio from work sees him at the grocery store with his real personality on display! Now Kei has to figure out how to navigate a relationship he didn’t expect. But is that really as scary as the possibility that someone might love both sides of him?

Yes, No, or Maybe Half? has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: イエスかノーか半分か, Is It Yes, No, or Somewhere in Between?

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5. Sasaki to Miyano

Sasaki to Miyano

Miyano spends his days peacefully reading Boys' Love comics and worrying about how girly his face is-until a chance encounter leads to a scuffle with his senior Sasaki. Intrigued by his feisty junior Miyano, delinquent Sasaki uses every opportunity he can to get closer...

Sasaki and Miyano has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 佐々木と宮野, Sasaki to Miyano

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4. Hitorijime My Hero

Hitorijime My Hero

Story involving Kensuke's brother, Ooshiba Kousuke and friend, Setagawa Masahiro from Hitorijime Boyfriend.

Hitorijime My Hero has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: ひとりじめマイヒーロー, My Very Own Hero

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3. Asagao to Kase-san.

Asagao to Kase-san.

While tending to her campus’ morning glories, shy, reserved Yui Yamada has a chance encounter with the vivacious, sporty Tomoka Kase, star of the girl’s track team. Yamada and Kase could not be more different, but soon after meeting, they begin to date! But dating isn’t as easy as it looks, and the pair must weather the storms that all couples eventually face. Will their relationship continue to bloom as college entrance exams threaten to keep them apart?

Kase-san and Morning Glories has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: あさがおと加瀬さん。, Morning Glory and Kase-san

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2. Given

Given

Somehow, the guitar that he used to love to play and the basketball games that he found so fun just lost their appeal... That was until Ritsuka Uenoyama randomly met Mafuyu Sato. Ritsuka had started losing his passion for music in his everyday life, but then he hears Mafuyu sing for the first time. The song resonates with his heart and the distance between them starts to change.

given has finished airing and it has 11 Episodes. It is also Known as: ギヴン, Given

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1. Doukyuusei

Doukyuusei

Rihito Sajou is an honor student who got perfect scores in every subject on his high school entrance exam. Hikaru Kusakabe plays guitar in his band that performs at live events and is popular among the girls. These boys would have never crossed paths. But one day Hikaru offers to help Rihito prepare for their upcoming chorus festival and the two begin to talk. As the two meet after school, they feel one another's sound, listen to each other's voice, and begin to harmonize as their hearts beat together.

It starts out slow but soon their feelings for one another grow and in just one moment they both realize that it is love. Hikaru's emotions are frivolous, pure, and direct causing Rihito to hesitate at first, but he gradually opens his heart. The boys are learning about each other as they also learn about themselves and support one another during this difficult time typical to youth. As the time to start thinking about their futures approaches, what do these young men find as they try to move forward...

Doukyusei -Classmates- has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 同級生, Doukyuusei

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