The BEST Episodes of After the Rain

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2021

Network: Fuji TV

Known as "Koi wa Ameagari no You ni" Translate in english "Love is like after the Rain". Base on Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Jun Mayuzuki. // Story Plot: Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling love with her manager, a divorced 45-year-old man with a young son. Despite the age gap, Akira wholeheartedly embraces his mannerisms and kind nature, which is seen as spinelessness by the other employees, and little by little, the two begin to understand each other. Although unable to explain why exactly she is attracted to him, Akira believes that a concrete reason is not needed to truly love someone. On a rainy day, she decides to finally tell her manager about how she feels...but just how will he react?

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Sudden Shower

#1 - Sudden Shower

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 16, 2018

Akira and Kondo came to the secondhand book fair under the pretext of him recommending a book to her as a friend. However, Kondo gets too excited about the books and neglects Akira. He's always fallen in love with literature, pursued it, and hurt the people around him. Kondo hates himself for repeating the same thing again. Akira directly gazes at Kondo while this is happening, and says...

star 8.35
40 votes
Writers: Deko Akao, Shingo Uchida, Yuichiro Kido
Heavy Rain

#2 - Heavy Rain

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 2018

Sweltering hot summer break. Akira, who's taking remedial classes bumped into Haruka (track team captain), and they go to school together for the first time in ages.

star 8.33
42 votes
Writers: Deko Akao, Hideki Futamura
Raining Tears

#3 - Raining Tears

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 26, 2018

Akira told Kondo her feelings towards him. But, Kondo didn't take that as a declaration of love. Akira feels depressed about not being able to get along with her juniors in the track team, nor with her best friend, Haruka, but she lets Kondo know how she feels about him again. "I like you." Kondo eventually starts to speak in response to the 17-year-old girl's genuine feelings towards him.

star 8.29
42 votes
Writers: Ayako Kawano, Deko Akao
After the Rain

#4 - After the Rain

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

The halls after school are filled with students' chatter. The warm heart of youth heats the chilling air. Akira feels as if she is the only one left behind as everything around her changes. Kondo is busy at the restaurant and the company's HQ. He turns to his manuscript at night. Akira thinks of Kondo, and Kondo thinks of Akira. Their thoughts intersect and something lies ahead for their tomorrow.

star 8.17
41 votes
Writers: Ayumu Watanabe, Deko Akao
Rain of Sorrow

#5 - Rain of Sorrow

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2018

Akira invited Haruka to the summer festival. They got along only for a moment. Their suppressed feelings collide, and they get into a fight. On the other hand, Kondo meets Chihiro for the first time in 10 years, and they reminisce about how they always used to write novels in college. Kondo faced his friend. Akira turned her back on her friend. The two carrying different pain, meet at Garden.

star 8.08
36 votes
Writers: Deko Akao, Eiji Umehara, Yuta Maruyama
Gentle Rain

#6 - Gentle Rain

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 2, 2018

Akira gets excited about her date with Kondo. However, Kase finds out about her feelings towards Kondo by accident. He said he'll keep it a secret, but only under the condition that she goes on a date with him. Akira goes on the date with Kase reluctantly, and he tells her that things will definitely not work out between her and Kondo. Meanwhile, the day of Akira's date with Kondo finally arrives.

star 8.03
38 votes
Writers: Deko Akao, Ryo Ando, Yuichiro Kido
Rain Drops on Green Leaves

#7 - Rain Drops on Green Leaves

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 19, 2018

Because Akira injured her leg while delivering something that a customer had forgotten, she had to take some time off from her job. More than about her injury, Akira is thinking about what she felt when Kondo touched her. On the other hand, during her absence at the Garden, Kondo finds out about her past. When it unexpectedly became just the two of them during Kondo's visit, Akira suddenly...

star 8.00
41 votes
Writers: Ayumu Watanabe, Deko Akao, Hiroaki Shimura
The Scent of Rain

#8 - The Scent of Rain

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 9, 2018

Akira took Yuto back to Kondo's house, but she ends up having to wait there with Yuto because Kondo wasn't home. There were a lot of books and half-written novels in his room, and seeing this new side of Kondo made Akira's heart flutter. They hear Kondo's footsteps, and Akira hides in the closet because Yuto suggested that they should surprise Kondo. However...

star 7.94
35 votes
Writers: Deko Akao, Eiji Umehara, Hiroaki Shimura
Fine Rain

#9 - Fine Rain

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 2018

Sweltering hot summer break. Akira, who's taking remedial classes bumped into Haruka (track team captain), and they go to school together for the first time in ages. Haruka wanted to find out the future of their friendship, but the bus arrives to school before she could bring up the subject, and they each go their ways. Akira went to a library during the sudden rain and meets Kondo by accident.

star 7.89
38 votes
Writers: Deko Akao, Hiro Kaburagi, Yuichiro Kido
Quiet Rain

#10 - Quiet Rain

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 2018

Akira was hugged by Kondo during a typhoon, but she was feeling depressed because Kondo said they were friends. She wants to change their friendship to a romantic relationship, but she doesn't know what to do. One day, while Akira was exchanging opinions about Rashomon with Kondo, she realizes that she should be able to create an opportunity to change that, and she makes a drastic move.

star 7.79
39 votes
Writers: Deko Akao, Eiji Umehara, Yasuhiro Akamatsu
Passing Shower

#11 - Passing Shower

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 23, 2018

In the midst of autumn, the track team talks about a student who made a comeback after suffering the same injury as Akira. On the way home, Akira walks pass Haruka who is taking shelter from the rain. Unable to approach Akira, Haruka makes a drastic move. Meanwhile, Kondo realizes his feelings for novels after a talk with Chihiro. Akira and Kondo. Who will take a step forward in this muddy path?

star 7.61
38 votes
Writers: Deko Akao, Shougo Furuya
The Sound of Rain

#12 - The Sound of Rain

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 12, 2018

Masami Kondo is a dull, middle-aged man who's a manager at a restaurant where the female high-school student, Akira Tachibana works at. He can't show dignity to his employees, and cringes to the customer's complaints. Akira gazes at Kondo sharply since he can't do anything right. Kondo gets depressed by Akira's expression of despise. Their lives start to change vividly when their gaze meet.

star 7.59
49 votes
Writers: Ayumu Watanabe, Deko Akao