Umibe no Étranger (L’étranger du Plage or The Stranger on the Beach)  is author Kanna Kii’s debut work as a manga creator which drew the relationship between two people and captured the hearts of many readers. Last year in October it was revealed that the Umibe no Étranger Anime Film will be coming to the theaters some time in Summer 2020.

The official website recently announced the film’s release date with a new Visual poster which you can see below.

Umibe no Étranger Key Visual
Umibe no Étranger Key Visual

Umibe no Étranger Release Date

Umibe no Étranger will be out to theaters in Japan on 11 September 2020. We have yet get the official global release date for the movie, it not even sure if will be coming out of Japan.

Anilist describes the Boys- Love anime film as

“There’s nothing wrong with liking another guy.”
To be in the arms of the person I love… I thought that was an unobtainable 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. It’s a manga that will touch and purify your heart.

Staff Details

Former animator and author, Kanna Kii himself,  is supervising the animation and is in charge of character design. It is being Produced by Studio Hibari, a long-established studio that produces video based on 2D and 3D animation. The director is Akiyo Ohashi , who was in charge of directing “Danganronpa The Animation”.

About Umibe no Etranger

Written and drawn by Kanna koi, Umibe no Étranger is Japanese Yaoi manga on bimonthly BLUE manga magazine. Renta! published the manga in English digitally as The Stranger by the Beach. 

Kii launched a sequel manga titled Harukaze no Etranger (L’étranger du zéphyr or The Stranger of the Spring Breeze) on On Blue in July 2014.

The story centers on Mio, a high school boy who lost his parents at an early age. Shun, a gay aspiring novelist living near Mio’s house on a remote island in Okinawa, noticed Mio sitting for hours at a bench on the beach. They grew closer to each other, but Mio had to leave Okinawa. Three years later, Mio returns to face his feelings.