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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: 7.891 (scored by 29410 users)
Ranked: #7002
Popularity: #534
Members: 67,421
Favorites: 1,347
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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
Sanada, Yuki
Sanada, Yuki
Main
Osaka, Ryota
Japanese
Osaka, Ryota
Yamada, Akira Agarkar
Yamada, Akira Agarkar
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Usami, Natsuki
Usami, Natsuki
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki

Staff

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

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Apr 13, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Status  Finished Airing
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May 13, 10:48 AM
Astar
Tsuritama is a show that will exceed your expectations. It will lure you in hook, line, and sinker, and make you question how an anime about fishing could ever be quite so enjoyable.

The story is set in the quaint town of Enoshima. There, the show’s protagonists—Yuki, Haru, Natsuki, Akira, and Tapioca (*quack quack*)—all come together to share in a singular pastime: fishing.

It is through the characters’ forced participation to undertake in this hobby that we are able to truly understand each and every one of their personal anxieties and motivations. We are imbued with a real sense of fulfilment, as through their fishing we are read more
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Jan 14, 1:51 AM
theshinyone
The main theme behind Tsuritama is a very simple one, and one which is very common in media - the power of friendship. Of course, as this isn't a silly battle shounen, it is much more than a simple excuse to randomly power up a character to beat the big bad evil, but rather, is a simple and heartwarming tale of how a mysterious alien boy manages to break the barriers of a few boys, helping them form bonds that would last a lifetime, helping them to grow beyond who they are.

Beyond its excellent slice of life portion, the show also features a very bizarre read more
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Jun 21, 2012 10:44 PM
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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Jun 15, 2012 12:04 AM
piercing-heavens
The first thing that caught my eye was the superb art and colors. After watching the first episode, I was hooked (haha)
The entire show is amazingly amusing. It's the king that brings out the kindness and warmth to all of the viewers, the characters are astounding and unique, and the plot is original and and entertaining. I don't believe I have ever came across a better lighthearted comedy than this show, and the funny thing is, my favorite genre of anime is usually horror or action!

There is one more episode left, and I am on the edge of my seat right now waiting read more
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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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