Grand Blue Dreaming

Season 1
 (162)
2018TV-MA
When Iori Kitahara heads off to college, he decides to live at his uncle's dive shop in Izu named Grand Blue.Iori is looking forward to experiencing college life amidst the roar of the waves, the blazing sun, and his cute cousin who lives with him!However, Iori runs into a group of tough guys playing strip rock-paper-scissors, and ends up joining Peek-a-Boo, the college's diving club!
Starring
Yuma UchidaRyohei Kimura
Genres
ComedyAnimationDramaAnimeAdventure
Subtitles
English
Audio languages
日本語

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  1. 1. Deep Blue
    July 13, 2018
    24min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    When Iori Kitahara heads off to college, he decides to live at his uncle's dive shop in Izu. Iori is looking forward to experiencing college life, but ends up running into a group of tough guys playing strip rock-paper-scissors. Iori gets dragged into the diving club's crazy shenanigans and ends up spending his first day in college wearing nothing but a pair of underwear.
  2. 2. Underwater
    July 20, 2018
    24min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    After a cutthroat battle with Kohei Imamura, a handsome otaku from school, Iori ends up joining the Peek-a-Boo diving club. Iori arrives home worn out from the day, but perks up when he hears about a party with a women’s college. However, his cousin Nanaka won’t allow him to stay out three nights in a row, so Iori tries to show her he’s an independent man to get her to let him go.
  3. 3. A New World
    July 27, 2018
    24min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    Iori and Kohei don wetsuits and head to the sea! Although Iori used to be afraid of the water, he starts becoming more interested. But diving equipment is expensive! Tokita and Kotobuki decide to hold a men's beauty pageant for the Izu Spring Festival in May. The guys want to avoid being paraded around on stage, so they try to get Chisa to participate in a women's beauty pageant.
  4. 4. The Male Beauty Pageant
    August 3, 2018
    24min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    The Izu Spring Festival has begun! The members of Peek-a-Boo run an okonomiyaki stall with Iori, Kohei, Chisa, and Azusa helping out. Iori finds himself in a complicated situation when a misunderstanding with Azusa occurs and a rivalry with the tennis club Tinkerbell begins. When Chisa gets nervous and freezes up during the women’s beauty pageant, Iori and Kohei think of a plan to cheer her on.
  5. 5. Too Late
    August 10, 2018
    24min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    Iori and Kohei attend class in their underwear like normal, but everyone glares at them with a bloodthirsty look in their eyes! It's because they heard that Iori and Chisa are dating! Sensing their lives are in danger, Iori and Kohei offer to setup a mixer. They ask Azusa to introduce her friends, but she brings Aina Yoshiwara, the "Cakey" girl from the Izu Spring Festival!
  6. 6. First Buddy
    August 17, 2018
    24min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    Iori and Kohei get through their exams by cheating. Meanwhile, PaB throws a welcome party for Aina, their new member. Aina was looking forward to getting a new start to college life, but discovers that no one in the club is normal! Nevertheless, the club members are serious about diving and have the new members learn basic hand signals and dive in pairs. However, Iori gets paired up with Chisa.
  7. 7. Doubles
    August 24, 2018
    24min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    Iori and the others dream about going diving at a beautiful location after seeing an article on Miyakojima in a magazine. However, Tokita and Kotobuki decide the club is going to join a tennis doubles match! They explain that they’re joining the match to get everyone to build trust with their diving buddy, but the real reason is to get back at the tennis club and take away their prize money!
  8. 8. Men's Cocktails
    August 31, 2018
    24min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    The members of the diving team start working part-time jobs to pay for their trip to Okinawa. However, Iori and Kohei end up spending all their earnings on drinking. Meanwhile, Kotobuki is working hard as a bartender, and his boss lets Iori and Kohei try it out too. However, these two idiots don’t know how to make cocktails, and end up creating some dangerous new drinks!
  9. 9. Truth or Dare
    September 7, 2018
    24min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    日本語
    Iori tries to setup another mixer for his friends, and wants to ask Chisa to introduce her friends so they can all play truth or dare. Nanaka and Azusa also get involved, and they all begin a vicious game of attack and defense! However, Iori doesn’t have enough money for their trip. Iori and the gang head to a diving shop to buy diving gear, but find out there’s still a lot they don’t know.
  10. 10. Arrival in Okinawa
    September 14, 2018
    24min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    The Peek-a-Boo members arrive in Okinawa! After checking out their gorgeous vacation home, the group decides to head to the beach. In order to make sure the guys don’t try to get naked, they decide to go to a popular beach with lots of visitors, where they have some wild fun on a banana boat. However, Iori loses their banana boat contest and ends up having to sleep in Nanaka and Azusa’s room!
  11. 11. You Have the Wrong Idea
    September 21, 2018
    24min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    "You might be the only one who can't pass the license test," Nanaka says to Iori, pointing out what he's bad at. To avoid being made fun of by Kohei and Nanaka, he practices secretly. Yet, while practice, all he thinks of is how to poison them at dinner.
  12. 12. Otori
    September 28, 2018
    24min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    日本語
    For the last half of their trip, the Peek-A-Boo members arrive in Miyakojima. Everyone goes for a serious dive into the majestic sea with the exception of Iori, who couldn't obtain his license. Everything is magical with the stunning coral reef, colorful fishes and sea turtles, until the members engage in PaB-style Otori (a drinking custom of Miyakojima), which turns things into a living hell...

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Directors
Shinji Takamatsu
Season year
2018
Content advisory
Nudityfoul languagesexual contentviolencefrightening scenes
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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RyanReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This anime is 100% totally only about diving and just ...
This anime is 100% totally only about diving and just diving. Purely about the wonders of diving and nothing more.
142 people found this helpful
Alexander BanosReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
This is the best diving anime i have ever seen!!!! i could not stop laughing fantastic Needs a second season!
34 people found this helpful
James B.Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
20% cringe, 80% hilarious
Well, it's the middle of winter, which makes it the perfect time to catch up on a summer anime set during the summer. Grand Blue Dreaming was pretty popular in 2018, and after watching, I can see why.

Grand Blue starts out with Iori Kitahara, a college freshman who moved in with his uncle's diving shop instead of a dorm. There, the local club bro's , along with his distant cousins Chisa and Nanaka talk him into joining the local 'diving' club. Now, you may have noticed I put diving in quotations there, and there is a reason for that. Diving may be what the club is for, but it is not what this anime focuses on. These people party, and they party hard, and they are hilarious.

Yes, Grand Blue truly loves college drinking culture. In these 12 episodes you will see them drink, drink while naked, play pranks on each other, drink, play drinking games, struggle with school because of drinking, go on dates, drink, and occasionally do diving related things. It's also the rare show that features as much male fan-service and female, for those of you into that sort of thing. Oh, and the opening theme is one of the best of all time.

Now, here's where your mileage may vary on this show. The jokes are regularly hilarious, but the characters will fairly often come off as complete idiots to set up the jokes. It's often hard to believe these people are actually college freshman. Now, anime characters in comedies, are usually idiots, so this might not bother you much, but I won't pretend the cringe didn't bother me at times.
12 people found this helpful
ShaneReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I had questions about life, this show gave me the answers
I used to wonder what it would be like if I knew how to make the perfect adult beverage... this show taught me how!
I used to wonder how to get an otaku as a friend... I can now do that!
I used to wonder if I could pass my classes without attending any of them... I'm a free man!!
I used to wonder about many things, but I don't trouble myself with Earthly ponderings anymore... because I have Spirytus!!!!
Did I mention this show has Spirytus???!!!! I have Spirytus!!!! We all have Spirytus!!!!

(here, let me light that drink for you)
20 people found this helpful
breanne behnkeReviewed in the United States on August 21, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funniest Show I've seen in a while
A few friends recommended this show to me and I was like...a show about diving? why not?
My face hurts from laughing so much at the over dramatization of almost every single thing in this show. From the screaming, the facial expressions, the normalization of lack of clothing, and even the amount of diving this diving show has. It's all just perfect.
17 people found this helpful
Aaron YunReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Grand Blue is a diving anime?!
If you're looking for a 'feel-good' slice of life comedy then you've come to the right place. It almost doesn't get any better than Grand Blue. Though the show is themed around the recreational activity of scuba-diving, it's secretly all about inebriation and embracing one's nudity. There's a lot of great slap-stick styled humor while also playing on typical anime tropes while also subverting expectations once you get to know the cast's various quirks. I also enjoyed how it's somewhat of a cleverly disguised 'coming-of-age' story where the main character Kitahara experiences a lot of personal growth finding himself through diving and the friendships he forges. If you enjoyed shows like 'Baka to Test', 'Nichijou', or 'Gintama' then there's definitely something here for you.
9 people found this helpful
Derrinita WalkerReviewed in the United States on September 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hilarious and Heartwarming
I decided to watch this anime because it was recommended by a lot of people on a subreddit I belong to. I was expecting it to be okay, I wasn't expecting it to be FABULOUS! It's not the sports anime I thought it would be at all. There's a bit of actual technical diving know-how sprinkled in and hints of romance but all that's just a trick! When you think the stereotypical love scene or angst moment is going to happen, the anime takes an abrupt left turn into comedy. I laughed out loud so many times unexpectedly that I'm sure my house mates thought something was wrong with me. You will love this anime if you like:
- "Super genki" muscle men
- Comedy based on misunderstandings
- Episodic fun as opposed to a complete story arc
- Comedic nudity & drinking
- Mild fan service
- Strong friendship themes
It's only 12 episodes long and is not dubbed, but a lot of the best moments come from the Japanese voice actors really giving it their all! Grand Blue for the win!
One person found this helpful
Lay L.Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
LOL
If you want a good laugh, this is a funny anime. It shows you the wonderful friendship and bond that guys share and as a guy myself, I 100% agree with this portrayal! Now I'm not a person who drinks lol... so that was the only part of the anime I couldn't really relate too... but overall, if you want a anime that's 5% diving, 60% drinking, 25% male bonding, 10% whatever else... this is your anime! I don't like drinking but this was funny... also best girl is Azusa!!!
2 people found this helpful
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