Ranked #1628

Tari Tari

Alternative Titles

Japanese: タリ タリ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2012 to Sep 23, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.471 (scored by 30,446 users)
Ranked: #16282
Popularity: #634
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The last year of high school is always a time of both looking forward and looking back. Before you lies the future, alternately bright and scary. Behind you lie memories, both happy and sad. And somehow, in the course of one year, you have to reconcile those two and decide where your life is going to go.

For Wakana Sakai, who had started studying music, it's time to face the tragedy that made her abandon that path. For Sawa Okita, it's about her dreams of riding professionally. And for Konatsu Miyamoto, it's about bringing her friends together through the magic of a song. Can something as simple as the formation of a choir club really help solve the hurts and pangs that come with growing up? Can music bring people together despite their differences?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakai, Wakana
Sakai, Wakana
Takagaki, Ayahi
Takagaki, Ayahi
Okita, Sawa
Okita, Sawa
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Miyamoto, Konatsu
Miyamoto, Konatsu
Seto, Asami
Seto, Asami
Maeda, Atsuhiro
Maeda, Atsuhiro
Hanae, Natsuki
Hanae, Natsuki


Horikawa, Kenji
Horikawa, Kenji
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Director, Series Composition
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Running and Inviting
Tobidashitari Sasottari (飛び出したり 誘ったり)
Jul 1, 2012
2 Gathering and Struggling
Asettari Agaitari (焦ったり あがいたり)
Jul 8, 2012
3 Swinging and Meeting
Futtari Deattari (振ったり 出会ったり)
Jul 15, 2012
4 Getting Angry and Dancing
Okottari Odottari (怒ったり 踊ったり)
Jul 22, 2012
5 Throwing Away and Holding On
Sutetari Suterarenakattari (捨てたり 捨てられなかったり)
Jul 29, 2012

Opening Theme

"Dreamer" by AiRI

Ending Theme

#1: "Shiokaze no Harmony (潮風のハーモニー)" by Shirahamazaka Koukou Gasshou-bu (白浜坂高校合唱部) (eps 1, 3-5, 7-12)
#2: "Kokoro no Senritsu (心の旋律) (#02 ED ver.)" by Konatsu Miyamoto (Asami Seto) & Sawa Okita (Saori Hayami) (ep 2)
#3: "Kokoro no Senritsu (心の旋律) (#06 ED ver.)" by Shirahamazaka Koukou Gasshou-bu (白浜坂高校合唱部) (ep 6)
#4: "Shiokaze no Harmony (潮風のハーモニー) (#13 ED ver.)" by Shirahamazaka Koukou Gasshou-bu (白浜坂高校合唱部) (ep 13)

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Oct 15, 2012
For a long time, people have argued whether originality truly plays a role into the quality of a title. In any media where there is an audience and a profit to be made, it's natural for many writers and artists to take inspiration from a tried and true formula. Though they may take steps to break from the circle of homogeneity and establish their own identity, deriving elements from other successful titles is inevitable.

Being a part of the conventional genre of high school drama, Tari Tari is certainly no stranger to this pattern.

The story takes place during the final year of high school for Wakana read more
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Sep 25, 2012
The drama based on the school club is about as tried and true of an anime theme as giant robots and beach episodes. In that case, Tari Tari certainly doesn’t break any new ground. It doesn’t particularly do anything amazingly well or put a new spin on the genre or feature memorable characters or scenes that will stand the test of time. But despite it all, it managed to still be a fun, fully enjoyable, and worthy investment of my time.

Tari Tari revolves around a group of five high schooler's who even though they all have very different goals in life do read more
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Nov 30, 2013
It is said that music soothes the soul. There is always at least one song that can send shivers down our spine and play games with our fragile hearts; it can be interpreted in various ways depending on the individual. The way music plays our heartstrings can be beautiful and majestic, yet also painstakingly depressing. It tickles our souls nonetheless.

The story of Tari Tari is best described as arc based plots. While overall the story is very enjoyable, I also believe it takes a very safe approach with regards to adhering to common tropes rather than striving for the something new and interesting. This read more
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Aug 7, 2015
I'm a big slice-of-life guy. Anime like Clannad and Hyouka have captivated me with their simple plots propelled by complex, well-thought out characters who experience situations and complications in their ordinary lives that hit very close to home. The charm of such school life adventures persuaded to watch a few of such tales.

Tari Tari is such a series. Produced by the creme de la creme of animation companies, P.A. Works, Tari Tari follows the story of four characters, three female, two male, who form a choir club in their senior year of high school in hopes of tying the loose ends in their lives before read more
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