Aquatope of White Sand came back this week with the essential beach episode that you didn't know you needed. Sure, the beach episode is so common an anime trope that you know to expect it in every other slice-of-life work, but the original P.A. Works show manages to make it particularly enjoyable.
Against her better judgment, Kukuru manages to relax and enjoy some time off, but what does it mean for the aquarium? For all her efforts, time is against her and her grandfather seems to have already made a decision. Will it be a final one?
If you're looking forward to Episode 8, as much as we do, here's everything you need to know:
Aquatope of White Sand Episode 7Recap
Aquatope of White Sand is the story of Kukuru Misakino, who works as the director of her grandparents' aquarium during the holidays; and Fuuka Miyazawa, who ends up working in the aquarium after failing as an idol.
If you haven't watched Aquatope of White Sand Episode 7, you might want to do so before proceeding. Expect some spoilers below:
Kukuru is proud of her efforts to bring more customers to Gama Gama Aquarium, but her grandfather doesn't seem to have changed his mind about letting it go. In any case, the employees are growing frustrated due to a lack of rest, and Kukuru's grandfather tells her that a good manager has to respect time off.
When he gives everyone a day off, they decide to spend the day at the beach, much to the workaholic Kukuru's frustration. Even so, it proves to be a fun day, and we even get some insights into the character of Kuuya, the keeper of the Aquarium, who constantly seems relatably tired and unmotivated.
Kuuya dropped out of high school on a whim, after a traumatic incident: after he rejected a popular girl, she started spreading nasty rumors about him, and eventually, things went out of control and the police became involved. Since then, he didn't have much motivation for anything until Fuuka's grandfather employed him and taught him a lot.
Unfortunately, the fun is a bit spoiled for us viewers, when Kukuru's grandfather reveals that he gave her the day off to get her used to live without the aquarium. But why is he so firm in his decision, even though it seems to be going better? And will Fuuka and Kukuru's relationship move beyond discreet queerbaiting? We're hoping that 24 episodes are enough time for us to find out!
Aquatope of White Sand Episode 8Release Date
Aquatope of White Sand Episode 8, with the alliterative title "Crab Crisis" is scheduled to air on Friday, the 27th of August for premium Crunchyroll users. Due to time zone differences, many international fans will be able to stream it from the 26th of August depending on where they are in the world.
A dub has not yet been announced but this could change at any point - the show deserves it.
Aquatope of White Sand Episode 8Release Time
Aquatope of White Sand Episode 8 is expected to be released next Friday, August 27, at midnight JST. If the above remains correct, Shiroi Suna no Aquatope Episode 8 will be available to watch online in different time zones at or around the following times, according to Crunchyroll:
Pacific Time: 8:00 AM (August 26)
Central Time: 10:00 AM (August 26)
Eastern Time: 11:00 AM (August 26)
British Time: 4:00 PM (August 26)
Aquatope of White Sand Episode 8COUNTDOWN
You can watch Aquatope of White Sand Episode 8 online with English subs in less than a week! Other anime you can watch during the Summer season include The Duke of Death and His Maid and Girlfriend Girlfriend.