The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 Review: Toast with Ice Cream!

So after amazing us with the animation and music, The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 now wants to make us hungry with titles like that. Another thing the show succeeds at, I guess. Let’s check out what this episode was all about in this review!

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 Overview

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7
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The Aquatope on White Sand is the latest anime by the Anime Studio P.A. Works, previously known for producing critically and commercially acclaimed anime like Angel Beats and Another. Toshiya Shinohara directs the series, a director whose career so far has been intrinsically linked with P.A. works, having previously directed Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara and Nagi no Asu kara for the studio before. It is an original series by P.A. works, which means it is not based on a previously existing property, such as a Manga or a Light Novel.

If you want to know how I felt about the sixth episode of the season, or if you want to catch up on it, check out my review of it here. This episode is also known in original Japanese as Shiroi Suna no Aquatope Episode 7.

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 Review does not contain spoilers –

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 Review- Art and Music

What’s left to say about this anymore? I’ve bestowed praise upon praise at this show for the sheer quality of work put into this by the animators and artists. This show feels like a labour of love through and through, and every frame shines as a work done by some of the greatest artists of our time. The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 showed that consistency is key, and when you’re constantly this good, you deserve heaps of praise.

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The music in this episode was also on another level, with three different OST tracks playing during the runtime. All three of them were very distinct from each other and sounded delightful to listen to. The swimming track, in particular, was gorgeous, and I would love to listen to it more. At least there’s a lot of show still left for them to fit the track in, so I’m not worried.

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 Review- Plot and Characters

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 Kuuya
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Ring the bells and call everyone for dinner. It’s the beach episode! This season, if any anime deserved to have a beach episode, it was The Aquatope on White Sand. The Okinawa setting, the water preface, and the show’s overall vibe fit perfectly to a much-loved anime trope. The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 managed to do even more with the concept than one would have expected of it.

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Yes, there was fanservice, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that the actual beach part of the episode lasted barely 8 minutes out of the total 24 minutes the show ran for. The show devoted the rest of the time to develop the characters of Kukuru and Kuuya, the latter of which was begging for an exploration episode to come his way. He proved to be a fascinating character with a valid reason for being the way he is right now.

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 Kukuru
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The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 seemed to continue the pattern that the last episode started by being based around a side character in the show. Udon-chan last episode and Kuuya this episode showed that this anime still has a ton of great stories it can tell to fill its two-cour runtime. This episode was emotional, fun, and informative. We also got to see two great minor characters in the form of Kai’s sister Maho and her would-be lover Rui. They were great and tons of fun to watch. I’ll watch their careers with great interest.

Verdict

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 was as good as a beach episode can be, and maybe even a little bit better than that. The episode had a great emotional core, which is the series’ speciality so far. Way to go, P.A. Works!

If you liked reading this review of The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7, you will also enjoy our review of the next episode in the series, available right here!

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SUMMARY

The Aquatope on White Sand Episode 7 was as good as a beach episode can be, and maybe even a little bit better than that. The episode had a great emotional core, which is the series' speciality so far.

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