Thermae Romae

TV (3 eps x 24 min)
3.21 out of 5 from 883 votes
Rank #2,440

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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atticusblackwolf's avatar by atticusblackwolf on Jan 31, 2012
Score: 6/10

Story: I read the synopsis for this anime and it seemed like a fun idea. An ancient Roman that travels in time and compares bathing traditions with Japan? Sounds fun! It's indeed a fun watch. Good thing Thermae Romae is only a few episodes. Any more than that and it would get stale very fast. Animation: You can get a laugh because you never seem to see people's legs! They very rarely move thier limbs. They... read more

dietmango's avatar by dietmango on Feb 1, 2012
Score: 8/10

It’s not every day you run into shows that are just plain eccentric, especially one that's centered on baths. Well, that’s exactly what happened to me, thanks to a little TV special I stumbled upon called Thermae Romae, based on Mari Yamazaki’s award-winning manga of the same name. It may seem like just another low-quality show with no point whatsoever, but Thermae Romae is a fairly humorous... read more

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