Thermae Romae

TV (3 eps x 24 min)
3.231 of 5 from 1,015 votes
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In ancient Rome, renowned architect Lucius is down on his luck. He has been fired because his style of buildings is unfashionable, and all the bathhouses in the city are noisy, boisterous places that no longer prioritize relaxation. To get some peace and quiet, he sinks below the surface of the water, the only place where his fellow bathers' chatter can't reach him, but a powerful drain pulls him into the depths! Upon emerging, he finds himself in a vastly different bathhouse, and though the architect believes it's just the slaves' quarter, he's actually been pulled through time to modern-day Japan! Now, armed with knowledge of these strange new baths, Lucius is determined to restore his reputation and revolutionize the Roman bathing culture!

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CaptainSlow's avatar by CaptainSlow on Jul 17, 2016
Score 7.5/10

What I Liked: The minimalist Flash animation that mixes simple cel-shaded figures of varying detail with semi-photo-realistic backgrounds. The character designs were interesting and full of personality. Nice use of classical music as the score. The Ending Theme, which was as catchy as it was nice and rocky. Episode 3. Voice acting was perfectly over-the-top and suited the silliness of the show. The run-time was... read more

hamletsmage's avatar by hamletsmage on Jul 7, 2016
Score 7/10

Have you ever wondered about Japanese bathrooms? No? Why not?  Story: An architect from Rome has just been told his designs are dated, and then he's sucked through a time warp to a shared bath in Japan, or a hot springs in Japan, or a bathroom showroom in Japan... basically, if it's bath related in Japan, he popped up there. So, since I'm sure most people in Japan know what the baths are like in Japan, I... read more

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