Umibe no Étranger
Umibe no Étranger (Anime)
Other Name: Umibe no Étranger / L’Étranger de la Plage, The Stranger on the Beach
Released: Summer 2020.
On an island off the coast of Okinawa, two young men meet on a beach. Shun Hashimoto is gay and aspires to be a novelist. He is interested in Mio Chibana, a somber high school student, and starts to flirt with him. Day by day, the two of them grow closer, but then, suddenly, Mio decides to leave the island. Three years later, Mio returns and approaches Shun with the words, “I’ve thought about it for the past three years. I like you, Shun, even if you’re a guy.” However, when faced with the prospect of finally becoming lovers with Mio, Shun cannot take the first step towards commitment…?
Written and drawn by Kanna koi, Umibe no Étranger is Japanese Yaoi manga on bimonthly BLUE manga magazine. Renta! published the manga in English digitally as The Stranger by the Beach.
Kii launched a sequel manga titled Harukaze no Etranger (L’étranger du zéphyr or The Stranger of the Spring Breeze) on On Blue in July 2014.
The story centers on Mio, a high school boy who lost his parents at an early age. Shun, a gay aspiring novelist living near Mio’s house on a remote island in Okinawa, noticed Mio sitting for hours at a bench on the beach. They grew closer to each other, but Mio had to leave Okinawa. Three years later, Mio returns to face his feelings.