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Tamayura: Hitotose

Tamayura: Hitotose

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Synonyms: Tamayura (TV)
Japanese: たまゆら~hitotose~


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2011 to Dec 19, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.321 (scored by 6224 users)
Ranked: #21032
Popularity: #1460
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The story takes place in Seto Inland Sea and is about a girl who likes taking pictures.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Tamayura: Hitotose
Prequel: Tamayura
Side story: Tamayura: Hitotose - Attakai Kaze no Omoide, Nanode
Sequel: Tamayura: More Aggressive

Characters & Voice Actors

Hanawa, Kaoru
Hanawa, Kaoru
Asumi, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Okazaki, Norie
Okazaki, Norie
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Sakurada, Maon
Sakurada, Maon
Gibu, Yuko
Gibu, Yuko
Sawatari, Fuu
Sawatari, Fuu
Taketatsu, Ayana
Taketatsu, Ayana


Sato, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Original Creator
Yoshida, Reiko
Yamada, Yuka
Ikeda, Mamiko

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Jul 12, 2013
There's a few different types of anime. There's anime that's written to excite, and there's also animes that bring out laughter. And then, there's animes like Aria the Animation (and it's sequels) and Tamayura: Hitotose, where there is only one purpose behind it - to make the viewer smile, and to bring joy to their hearts. I suppose Tamayura, is an anime that you could call heartwarming, and there's no doubt that that's quite the fitting descriptor. Because it really, really is quite heartwarming indeed. Watching Tamayura, brought me so much joy and warmth that no shounen or seinen anime has ever brought me. I read more
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Nov 12, 2011
Dreams. Small or big, simple or far-fetched, related to hobbies, future job or just dreams of making friends. Almost everyone have dreamt of something at least once. Tamayura is an anime about chasing these dreams. And no, not about huge triumphs. It's about achieving small successes and enjoying them.

First of all, if you:
a) automatically mark every anime similar to K-On! as moeblob crap, without even bothering about things like story or characters;
b) don't like slow-paced shows that, unlike mentioned above K-On!, mainly focus on drama than on comedy;
just give up already. You will not like Tamayura either.

Tamayura ~Hitotose~ is a sequel to OVAs (which take read more
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Jun 16, 2012
Even though I began to watch a few anime since 5 or 6, but I only began to watch a lot of anime in 2011. I thought that most anime were mainly focusing on action and violence, but then...I saw a trailer on a video about Tamayura: Hitotose. I was really curious, since I see no violence or anything in the trailer, then I realized that there are more anime genres than I thought. Tamayura: Hitotose is actually the very first slice of life anime I've ever watched. I was really glad that I watched it. I never have realized, that even a slow-paced anime read more
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Dec 22, 2011
Sure, I have enjoyed and laughed during a lot of other series much more so than Tamayura: Hitotose but I've never felt compelled to write a review for any other anime. Tamayura: Hitotose is best described as "special" it was so heartwarming and pleasant without being sappy or abnormally tragic. The feelings and emotions were so relateable, even for someone much older than the characters themselves. The story progressed at a nice pace, the soundtrack matched well, and I loved the art. Each character was distinct and memorable in their own right, I changed favorites every week! Also, I want to live in that read more
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Both Tamayura and Aria are cute, slow paced slice of life animes. They're both about a group of girls doing their everyday things, if you like slice of life these are excellent for you.
These shows also have same director, Junichi Satou, wich might be the reason for the similar feeling they have.

Aria the Animation has just a bit some fantasy & sci-fi shades, when Tamayura is slightly more realistic, but both of these are really enjoyable and relaxing shows, so if you liked the other the other might be just perfect for you.
Sato Junichi doing what he does best -- making series that heal your heart. If you like one of these sweet, touching, easygoing, heartwarming series, I am fully confident you will love the other as well!
Similar set of beautiful lifestyle living in the country side. With an easy to love cast makes for a lovely series when just trying to relax and escape life for awhile.
A new girl in a peaceful town making interesting friends in a café. While both have a easy-going slice of life feel to them, Tamayura is slightly more mature and calming than the moe and energetic GochiUsa.
As for now those are two series which are most similar (yes I'm counting also OVA)
both fluffy and warm slice of life, with slow tempo and nice scenery
also I've choosen Orgination as both of them show main character developing and changing.
Tamayura is about a girl who takes up photography, while Sketchbook:Full Colors is about a girl who takes up Drawing, and how both come to shape them. Though Sketchbook takes on a notably less serious tone than Tamayura, the two anime share the same heartwarming quality that makes you just feel at peace with life. It`s quite reasonable to hug a kitten or make a large donation to a charity after an episode of either.

Opening Theme

"Okaerinasai (おかえりなさい)" by Maaya Sakamoto

Ending Theme

#1: "Kamisama no Itazura (神様のいたずら)" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 1, 3-6, 8-10)
#2: "Natsutori -Uta Tobi Ano- (夏鳥-うたとぴあの-)" by Megumi Nakajima (ep 2)
#3: "Hoshizora (星空)" by Megumi Nakajima (ep 7)
#4: "Ashita no Hidamari (あしたの陽だまり)" by Ayana Taketatsu, Yuka Iguchi, Kana Asumi, Yuko Gibu (ep 11)
#5: "A HAPPY NEW YEAR" by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 12)

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