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Appare-Ranman! (天晴爛漫!) is a historically themed original anime about Sorano Appare and Isshiki Kosame and their adventure in the Trans-America Wild Race.

The series premiered on April 10th, 2020, but after the third episode, it was announced it was getting delayed due to the COVID-19 virus situation. It was later revealed it will restart broadcast from the first episode starting July 3rd, with the fourth episode set for July 24th. On April 3rd, 2020, a manga adaptation by Ahndongshik started in the 5th 2020 issue of Young Ace.


During the back-end of the 19th century, the genius but socially awkward engineer Sorano Appare and the wise yet cowardly samurai Isshiki Kosame find themselves drifting in the sea between Japan and America. With no money, the duo decides to enter the Trans-America Wild Race to win the prize money so they can get home. The two encounter rivals, bandits, and challenges in the wilderness as they race through America, from the starting line in Los Angeles to the finish line in New York, in the steam-powered car they built.


Episode Number Episode Title Original Air Date
Episode 1 Sunny [Appare], with Occasional Showers [Kosame] April 10, 2020
Episode 2 In the Dark April 17, 2020
Episode 3 Duel April 24, 2020
Episode 4 Let It Go
Episode 5 The Eve, and...
Episode 6 I am GIL!
Episode 7 FAKE
Episode 8 HEAVY RAIN
Episode 9 Short Break
Episode 10 The Bridge to Hell
Episode 11 Rain in the Dark Night
Episode 12 WE WILL STOP YOU!!
Episode 13 Over The Moon



  • Director: Masakazu Hashimoto
  • Series Composition: Masakazu Hashimoto
  • Music: Evan Call
  • Original story: Masakazu Hashimoto
  • Original Character Design: Ahndongshik
  • Character Design: Yurie Oohigashi
  • Art Director: Miho Sugiura
  • Chief Animation Director: Yurie Oohigashi
  • Mechanical design: Shiho Takeuchi
  • 3D Director: Motonari Ichikawa
  • Sound Director: Satoki Iida
  • Director of Photography: Satoshi Namiki
  • Color Design: Naomi Nakano
  • Editing: Ayumu Takahashi
  • Planning: Daijō Kudō and Takeshi Kikuchi