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Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Alternative Titles

English: The Tatami Galaxy
Synonyms: Yojo-Han Shinwa Taikei, Yojou-Han Shinwa Taikei, Yojohan Shinwa Taikei
Japanese: 四畳半神話大系

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 23, 2010 to Jul 2, 2010
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.571 (scored by 15366 users)
Ranked: #742
Popularity: #565
Members: 42,797
Favorites: 1,806
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

When a college dropout stops for a late night bite at a mysterious ramen stand, he crosses paths with a self-proclaimed deity of matrimony. This bizarre meeting sends the young man hurtling through a horrifying flashback to his not-so-glorious college days when the influence of a cruel new friend turned him from a hopeless romantic into a mischievous “black cupid.”

(Source: Funimation)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Watashi
Watashi
Main
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro
Akashi
Akashi
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Ozu
Ozu
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Fortune Teller
Fortune Teller
Supporting
Mayama, Ako
Japanese
Mayama, Ako

Staff

Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Makihara, Ryoutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation, Animation Director



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Apr 21, 2014
blubby
A "Groundhog Day" College life, and a lesson to learn in the end. The down-to-earth topics handled in the most surrealistic of manners, makes Tatami Galaxy, one amazing anime, handling complexities of life decisions, snark humor, sarcastic undertones and an included lighthearted love. You can defiantly get lost with what's going on, but slowly process it and you will be enlightened.

The story follows our nameless protagonist going through his College life and his decisions based on the club(s) he joins. Though admirable his wishes and aspirations seem to be, he is constantly fouled by a 'friend' named Ozu, and again and again he read more
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Jul 31, 2013
AnimeCrusader
From time to time, I desire a show that will deliver a simple and grounded in reality plot in an unorthodox way with great success. Yes, you should already understand that Tatami Galaxy holds no need for superficial or amazing concepts to be successful, just a realistic story executed in a masterful way.


Story : 10 / 10 "Masterful"

Tatami Galaxy is set on a fictional universe, specifically a town, which seems pretty close to the modern Japanese towns. Our main character, Watashi, expects to find the rose colored campus life that he always dreamed of, entering a campus club. Instead, he finds mischief and disappointment in read more
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Recommendations

Both are series that aren't necessarily parodies or strict satire. The Tatami Galaxy takes on an extremely mysterious and reflecting tale of "possibilities". Bakemonogatari mixes some mild to heavy predicaments with supernatural folklore to help enhance/clarify the significance of said issues.
Both have strange, eclectic, abstract art that will undoubtedly impress those with it's usage. Both have and make use of some fine music, but... are paled in comparison to their OPs and ENDs.
Both are quite new, and both set the bar for enjoyment too, as the dialogue and insightful observations will cease to amaze.


The Tatami Galaxy's novelty, manner of storytelling, and overlaying mystery is SOO fresh, so enticing, and SOOOOO rewarding that one cannot label it any other name except "classic".
Of course, one needs to see a few anime "brain tickles" first. But, it should work well either way.

Bakemonogatari's atmosphere is supplemented with standard anime fare, which will sit well with others, but might dampen the blow on some of the content the show has. Still, it's characters' are a bit more colorful than Tatami's, yet the topic's mixture with supernatural isn't so well done on some occasions. The ending also won't please some.
Welcome to the NHK is far more depressing than Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei while the later adds a smidgen of bizzaro metaphysics to the later episodes. However they both revolve around a group of oddball people loafing around while helping the main character deal with the failures of his life, in their own way. Not always succesfully.

Opening Theme

#1: "Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat (迷子犬と雨のビート)"by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 1- 10)
#2: "Kamisama no Iutoori (神様のいうとおり)" by Juuji Ishiwatari & Yoshinori Sunahara + Etsuko Yakushimaru (ep 11)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kamisama no Iutoori (神様のいうとおり)" by Juuji Ishiwatari & Yoshinori Sunahara + Etsuko Yakushimaru (eps 1 - 10)
#2: "Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat (迷子犬と雨のビート)"by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (ep 11)

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