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Tsuritama

Tsuritama

Alternative Titles

English: Tsuritama
Japanese: つり球

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.901 (scored by 25377 users)
Ranked: #6322
Popularity: #481
Members: 56,364
Favorites: 1,203
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

You can't catch fish if you don't go fishing, and you can't make friends if you don't at least try.

Which is how relationship-challenged student Yuki finds himself on a fishing trip to a tiny island with three other boys he barely knows. Well, two other boys and Haru, who claims that he's an alien. Not that constantly stewing Natsuki or mysterious Akira are any more likely as prospects for good companionship.

But there's something about fishing that makes it unlike any other pastime, and maybe that quiet sense of companionship and hopeful expectation is just what Yuki needs to start charting the unfamiliar waters of personal connections. Or maybe it will turn out that Haru's right and they're going to have to save the entire planet.

There are lots of different kinds of fish stories, from the "ones that got away" to the "best catches ever," but whichever way the currents of life take them, for four young men, this trip may turn out to be the biggest whopper ever!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Adaptation: Tsuritama

Characters & Voice Actors

Haru
Haru
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Bickham, Clint
English
Bickham, Clint
Sanada, Yuki
Sanada, Yuki
Main
Ohsaka, Ryota
Japanese
Ohsaka, Ryota
Gibbs, Adam
English
Gibbs, Adam
Usami, Natsuki
Usami, Natsuki
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Hartzog, Corey
English
Hartzog, Corey
Yamada, Akira Agarkar
Yamada, Akira Agarkar
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Grelle, Josh
English
Grelle, Josh

Staff

Kimura, Makoto
Producer
Nakamura, Kenji
Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Machida, Touko
Script



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Mar 22, 2013
NonOtaku
If you distilled pure happiness into 22 weekly minutes of sight and sound, you’d have something a lot like Tsuritama.
So shall we Haino haino haino, yoisho yoisho into this?

Yuki is an introverted teenager whose intense fear of public speaking makes it difficult for him to make friends, so hoping for a fresh start, he moves with his grandmother to the small island of Enoshima. Shortly after his arrival he encounters Haru, a strange youth claiming to be an alien - and what's more, the otherworldly visitor requests his help to catch a strange being that inhabits the local waters! Along with fellow classmate and read more
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Jun 21, 2012
Meg-nyan
Ahh... Tsuritama. I didn't watch this show until the fifth episode came out so byt ehn I was practically bombarded with praise and gifs of the show showing off how amazing it was. So I decided to give it a try.

The beginning of the story made me feel so confused. All I understood was that there was a red haired awkward boy who was constantly followed around by an annoying white-haired self-proclaimed alien with a talking fish. However, as time passed on and more episodes were watched, everything became clear and the plot revealed itself. However, Tsuritama is so much more than that. It's read more
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Recommendations

Bright colors mixed with a dark story line plus the experimental additions to the animation scattered about at nice intervals. The characters are unique and have depth to them and the suspension slowly builds up to a grand finale.
Water-themed slice of life shows bursting with colour where attractive boys bond over water-related activities, such as fishing or swimming. Tsuritama is the wholesome one, the one you wouldn't mind introducing to your grandma. Free!, however, positively delights in showing you just -how- attractive these boys are. Blushy blush.

Opening Theme

"Tsurezure Monochrome (徒然モノクローム)" by Fujifabric

Ending Theme

"Sora mo Toberu Hazu (空も飛べるはず)" by Sayonara Ponytail

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