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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 6312 users)
Ranked: #21262
Popularity: #1489
Members: 19,690
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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
Yamada, Yuka
Ikeda, Mamiko
Yoshida, Reiko

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Apr 5, 2015
In Kino's Journey, it is said that the world is not beautiful, which is actually said to be a reason why the world can, in fact, be considered beautiful. Tamayura is a stunningly emotional tale of a girl finding beauty in what had been the source of her sorrow before: photography. Reminded by the loss of her father, she distances herself from his former favorite activity and struggles to cope with the situation she was suddenly forced into.

Tamayura sets off when she finally succeeded in accepting reality and regaining her vitality, which allows her to dive into the memories she has been keeping buried for read more
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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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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!
Both of these Anime are slice of life that deal with life and friendship of a group of high school females as the discover and/or work with what they want to be.
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.
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.
Light and nice daily life of school girls (one with photo hobby, other - with food making). And in both main character makes (annoying) constant thoughts about their recently passed away relative, without any drama though.

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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