Japanese: タリ タリ
Jul 1, 2012 to Sep 23, 2012
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe 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
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)
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 and her friends Sawa and Konatsu. Immediately after receiving a scolding from the strict vice principal, Konatsu decides to quit the choir club and start a new one by herself with the aid of her friends, as well as the later addition of two male characters: Taichi, a diligent badminton player, and "Wien", a peculiar transfer student from Austria. Of course, things don't go as smoothly for Konatsu as she was hoping they would, receiving an initially hostile reaction from Wakana who accuses her of fooling around and treating music as a game. In an attempt to show overcome her stress, Konatsu sings outdoors in public and gathers the attention of her aforementioned friends - finally assembling enough members to establish the club and push forward with her ambitions.
On the surface, Tari Tari seems like a standard coming of age story with a musical focus. Though the music remains a principal aspect of the anime, it primarily serves as the catalyst to bring the characters together and force them to overcome their own individual issues. For Wakana, these issues involve the regret surrounding her deceased mother, an accomplished musician who taught her how to sing and play piano. For Sawa, it involves her equestrian passions and love for horseback riding, much to the disagreement and discord with her parents. For Taichi it follows his ambition for badminton, while for Wien it is about his desire to preserve justice.
While the series is focused on teenage drama, what it excels at is making each character's issue relevant and believable by using the strengths and weaknesses of the characters to evoke emotion from the viewer, instead of relying on the tired routine of melodrama. Much of the episodes focus on Wakana's previous passion for music, with her past and the relationship between her mother being explored as her story arc progresses. Her avoidance of music is given explanation and reason, while the revival of her passion feels meaningful as she comes to terms with the past and begins to see things in a new, positive light. Each question is answered and each issue is resolved, while new ones are carefully set to take their place and give reason for the viewer to be interested in subsequent episodes. A frequent problem with teenage drama in fiction has always been the reliance on trite dialogue and melodrama instead of a coherent narrative, but Tari Tari manages to feel realistic while capturing the important stage in one's life between adolescence and adulthood. The 13 episodes here have been used in a highly productive fashion which succeeds in giving each character substance.
Sadly, the same amount of detail and depth isn't given to all of the characters. Taichi in particular receives very little growth over the course of the series, resulting in his own passions and issues being seldom explored. Aside from filling the necessary role as the fifth member of the club, Taichi ultimately adds very little to the story aside from developing a romantic interest in Sawa that is only vaguely hinted towards. Other issues in the characterization come from Wien's backstory and story arc, and while he's given sufficient character development in the later episodes, the resolution is surprisingly trivial given the amount of foreshadowing earlier in the series. His childish desire to defend justice is sympathetic but the lack of consistency obstructs his story arc from wrapping up in a satisfying manner. It's fortunate that Wien himself is a unique and exciting character, being an amusing transfer student that frequently misuses and exaggerates Japanese gestures, often with comedic results. It's hard not to grow attached to him over the course of the series.
Another common element in Tari Tari is the presence of an antagonist: the vice principal, who strongly opposes the club for what she perceives as them simply fooling around. As with most stories, she's initially portrayed as being cold and unlikeable to build up conflict, though remarkably her character is given just as much growth and backstory as any of the main cast. By the end of the story, her cold behavior makes full sense and she herself learns to overcome her past issues as a result of another character's own growth. Rather than simply serving as a plot device, the vice principal develops into a realistic and believable as well, which makes her cooperation with the main characters during the final episode all the more significant and meaningful.
Being that Tari Tari is an anime focused on music, it's a bit disappointing that the quality of the music itself is nothing outstanding or noteworthy. The background music is rarely noticeable and the songs that the characters perform are all fairly juvenile and amateur, though the emotionally-driven "Kokoro no Senritsu" is a great addition to the soundtrack. The climactic song performed in the final episode is also well-executed, having full instrumentation to back it up and give it a more professional approach. A clever trick is also used during the ending track, with Wakana pensively sitting apart from the rest of the main cast until her passion for music is revived in the later episodes.
Though not visually superb, Tari Tari benefits from its complex and detailed scenery which is based and modeled upon real locations. The school and the area in which the characters all live in feels very much authentic and distinctive, with impressive lighting and many dynamic camera tricks used to further accentuate the scenery. Many titles involve a high school setting but Tari Tari is one of the few that effectively build the school environment. For an anime that focuses on realistic characters, a realistic depiction of the setting is paramount, and luckily this important detail is not forgotten. The end result is an anime that looks and feels polished, with very few off-model scenes.
Tari Tari is a title that stands out not for its setting, nor its story, or even its well-developed characters. What sets it apart from the multitude of other similar titles is how it manages to synthesize all of these elements and convey a story with eloquence and reason. It exemplifies exactly how teenage drama should be conducted in a story. When so many series subscribe to the notion of "the more crying and yelling, the better", a title such as this is a breath of fresh air and proof of how effective this genre can be when executed efficiently. It certainly has its share of mis-steps and doesn't achieve excellence in any one aspect, but it would be hard not to recommend Tari Tari as a solid title and one of the more noteworthy in recent times. Why not cast aside the preconceptions and enjoy the ride? read more
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 share a common interest, music. Singing, in particular. They all find themselves in a newly formed club to sing together, for the joy of singing, and not under the structured rules of the other related clubs. As expected we have plenty of drama and squabbling with the power that be as they try to crush our little upstarts at every chance. But despite the clichéd sounding themes of the main plot it does manage to deliver an overall story that is pretty well rounded and within the realm of reality.
Probably what Tari Tari does best is give us five believable protagonists who all struggle with their own problems, mostly typical of your average teenager on the cusp of adulthood. They have realistic and achievable dreams and goals that I think the average viewer can relate to, unlike many of the fantastical settings most anime are based in. Not to say this is a bad thing in all cases, I just think that it’s refreshing now and then to have more down to earth characters. The storylines featuring Wakana and Sawa were clearly the highlight of the series, and even though some of the smaller subplots weren’t really adequately wrapped up I found myself with little to complain about overall.
Because it doesn’t allow itself to get buried underneath a girth of over exposed side characters, Tari Tari's cast really shines. I would challenge anyone to find even one of the main cast that they couldn't like. Even though the show does not really have any one character in which the story is told through, the majority is seen, not unexpectedly through our three female leads. Mostly because of the strength of their own personal arcs, Wakana and Sawa really stand out from the rest. In particular I found myself drawn to Wakana who has the most heart-wrenching back-story. The whole dead parent plot device has been done to death but I felt her story was very moving and powerful.
Of the series antagonists and side characters really only stands out, the vocal club advisor and Vice Principal Naoko Takakura. While she is at first glance just you’re run of the mill constipated anime bitch, she has a humanity about her that makes you feel for her. Too be honest I felt her story was just as interesting as any of the main characters, perhaps because it was also tied to Wakana's story.
The vocal cast features a good mix of seiyuu veterans and newcomers. While I enjoy hearing some new voices, it’s always nice to hear a couple of my favorites such as Saori Hayami and Ayahi Takagaki and a great deal of my overall enjoyment of Wakana’s and Sawa's characters was due to their performances. As a show about music you would also expect a great deal of songs, which there are. Most of these are performed by the cast. The ED theme in particular was my favorite and never found myself growing tired of it. The OP, sung by AiRI is a veteran of many other anime/game projects people are likely to be familiar with but this was best song I have heard from her yet.
I loved all the character designs for the main cast, as they all had believable body types and mostly looked their ages. Konatsu looked a tad young but a pretty minor complaint. The backgrounds and settings were gorgeous; however some of the animation looked a little stiff and awkward (Such as Konatsu's running). Some of the adult characters looked pretty strange and unappealing to me as well, particularly the adult characters that all had some really creepy looking lips. It's just a style that generally does not appeal to me.
So despite my high rating of Tari Tari is it a really amazing anime? No it isn't. But it is very good. In a year that really hasn’t featured a lot of really great shows, Tari Tari stands out as one of the years' better ones. If you’re in the mood for light hearted school drama, you should find plenty to enjoy with this one.
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 isn't necessarily a bad thing considering that the story is presented in a satisfying, coherent fashion, but playing it safe also creates a lack of remembrance. While the show revolves around the choir (and sometimes badminton) club, there are also many issues addressed outside of the club that the audience can relate to.
One of the strongest qualities that Tari Tari has is that it doesn’t try to be something it’s not. It’s not a part of the romance genre and it strictly stays that way. It also doesn’t utilize fan service as a cheap gimmick to attract an audience because that isn't what the series is about. Despite appearances of being a run-of-the-mill moe slice of life, Tari Tari grasps strong themes and articulates them pleasantly. It’s a heartfelt story about coming of age and dealing with the struggles of life.
The art and animation for Tari Tari are nothing too exceptional, but still good in my opinion. I really enjoy the quality that P.A. Works brings to the table, and I've enjoyed many other works by them. From the characters to the setting, and the animation itself, Tari Tari is visually pleasing.
The sound portion of Tari Tari caused me a slight bit of confusion. Given that the series is of the musical genre, I figured there would be more music involved in the sense of frequency versus actual quality. Instead what I got was quite a bit of the opposite, which I was perfectly content with. While there is a feeling of a lack of musical performances, Tari Tari's quality of music was exceptional.
Something unusual, yet intriguing about Tari Tari is the lack of a real main character. It's not required for a series to necessarily have a main character, however, in this case, the lack of one causes a slight impairment to the series. Supposedly the main characters are the members of the choir (and sometimes badminton) club, but realistically the differences in amount of character development is drastic. Wakana's story arc expands throughout nearly the whole series, whereas the other characters get substantially less time to develop. While the characters themselves are entertaining and likable, with Wien as a notable mention, it's a bit of a shame that they don't get much of their own story. On the contrary, side characters such as the principle and vice-principle get a bit of unexpected character development as well. There is a sense of realism depicted by the characters of Tari Tari; they each have charm, individual problems and aspirations, strengths, and weaknesses. It makes them a likable bunch.
With all things said and done, I thought Tari Tari was nothing short of impressive. It was remarkably refreshing to watch a series that doesn't capitalize on fan service (of the sexual manner). Hopefully more anime in the near future will keep an open mind and adapt this mindset. Sadly, I doubt it.
The beauty of music is that there is no good or bad, better or worse. Each and every song is just right for someone out there; it just may take a while for the right person to listen. While Tari Tari doesn't perfectly hit all the right notes, it certainly stirs the melody of the heart. If you enjoy slice of life with a dash of drama and music, Tari Tari just might be the right song for you. read more
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 moving on.
Story (6/10): Tari Tari follows a standard structure for a school life series. The tale is told through three or four episode arcs that put a particular character in the spotlight and explore their goals, motivation, and crises in detail. This formula has been proven to work for other series, so there's no denying the logic in choosing this method of narrative.
The problem is that Tari Tari doesn't pace itself to its 13 episode length accordingly. Three or four episodes is far too much time to spend on a single character out of five, and the arcs are paced a bit too slow. Too much time is spent on fairly irrelevant happenings, such as a low-stakes tennis game and an admittedly humorous Super Sentai parody episode. In a series such as this, the producers cannot afford to waste anytime; everything must be devoted to developing the characters and elaborating the details of its plot. Unfortunately, this wasted time leaves the show feeling like it ended too soon, damaging its impact significantly.
In spite of this, Tari Tari's story and arcs are well-constructed and meaningful, even if they drag too long for such a short show. From Konatsu's energetic determination to make her own variant of the Choir Club and bring her different friends together, to Sawa's determination to ride horses professionally despite her father's wishes, each plot is emotional and has exactly as much weight as it should, with no conflict feeling overblown or easily avoided. Scenes swelling with feeling and weight are positioned at exactly the right moments, and each story feels distinct, yet equally effective. Sentimentality and themes of continuing to move on through ruined ambitions and tragic happenings are incorporated into each of these arcs seamlessly and contribute their own two cents to the emotional tone of the series. The arcs characters go through in the course of the series are all significant to the series' overarching portrayal of the good and bad of growing up and moving forward.
Wakana's arc is especially effective. Her tale has the most weight of all of the characters and has a really strong climatic payoff.
Despite this, the series simply takes too long on these routes. And as a result, two major characters never get substantial development, much less a story arc. This painful consequence to the series' structure is why I docked it as many points as I did.
Art (8/10): P.A Works does an exemplary job in the visual department for this series. The backgrounds are gorgeous and have a grand sense of scale that crafts a vivid, beautiful looking world that emphasize the beauty in simple locales. The animation is on-par for the studio's works with vivid animation that portrays Sakai's introvertedness, Wakana's confidence, Taichi's abrasiveness, and Konatsu's energy in a way that distinguishes the characters from their bland designs. I counted several times early in the series that I found myself mistaking Wakana for Sakai and vice versa.
Sound (7/10): The music can be described in one word: good. The score matches the tone of the show well, the opening theme is memorable, and the choir performances are well-executed. Conversely, the ending theme is utterly forgettable.
Meanwhile, the voice acting is strong, but for the most part, doesn't really stand out. Wakana and Sakai's actresses do a good job of giving their characters unique performances, but there are no A quality acting jobs here.
Character (7/10): Tari Tari's personalities are well-elaborated and entertaining. I didn't dislike a single one of the characters. Konatsu's energetic, never-give-up disposition granted her a charm almost instantly and Wakana's confident, straight-woman attitude contrasts her to the more colorful personalities around her. Sakai is quiet, but far from unfriendly, and actually shows her nicer side once the other characters push her to speak out. Her backstory perfectly justifies her behavior, and she has to be one of the most realistic portrayals of an introvert I have ever seen in anime. The relationships these characters have with each other, and the dialogue they share is cliche at times, but their characters still shine through nonetheless.
Our male leads, however, end up being fairly forgettable. Austrian foreigner Atshuiro has an earnest, totally nice personality that is played out to its logical conclusion. The most amount of internal conflict he has is minor, and in his stringent moral code, rational viewers will realize this strife is self-inflicted. Its a consistent character, but because his dialog is often played for comedy, only shades of his personality come through dialog, and the lack of significant conflict for him to go through during the series makes him a static character. Considering a series where the majority of the mains have to go through harsh trials and tribulations to decide their future, this is a bit jarring.
Meanwhile, tennis player Taichi Tanaka is easily the most bland of the main cast. He's one of the characters who has his ambitions crushed, but unlike the other leads, he doesn't go through an intriguing change or trial phase because of it. He plays the role of abrasive jerk with a heart of gold throughout the series and shows little development. A romance sub-plot that had been hinted at early in the story further develops in the last few episodes, but nothing ever comes of this. As a result, Taichi comes off as a third-wheel who could've easily been written out of the show to make room for the other characters, and this is disappointing because of how character-driven this series is.
Enjoyment (7/10): On the one hand, Tari Tari has a lot of appealing qualities. Most of its characters are quirky, yet simultaneously grounded, making them relatable, the art direction is excellent, and the character arcs have a lot of weight. Each piece of these stories is well-crafted, directed, and executed.
Most significantly, the theme captured the last year of these fictional high schoolers academic lives in such a poignant, sentimental way that it was both touching, yet unpleasant to watch.
On the one hand, it's a beautiful send-off. On the other hand, I didn't really get the feel that life has beautiful things for these characters in the future. There's a disconnect for me as a viewer between the fact these characters are going on to wonderful lives and that their graduation marks the end of their lives in storytelling. This isn't a strike in quality, because this disconnect is part of what makes this effect, but it personally prevented me from enjoying the series as much as I normally would.
On a more quality-related note, the aforementioned male characters who don't get as much elaboration as the female leads keeps the series from reaching "great" level. The poor pacing is at-blame for this, and the lack of resolution for a key sub-plot makes it feel like the overarching story wasn't carefully thought-out, which lead to such careless mistakes as this.
I appreciated the occasional times the series examined the details of choir singing, because it distracted from the times the series got bland. Tari Tari is so painfully normal sometimes, that it loses some of its charm. The pieces are there; the main cast is mostly strong, the supporting cast is colorful, by all accounts, this should be an interesting series.
But, somehow, this series fails to really distinguish itself from the grain. There isn't something specific I can lock on to this series does that's different or new compared to its competitors, so I didn't see an enjoyable, distinct school life anime in this show.
Overall (7/10): Nevertheless, this was worth my time. The characters are well-developed and their arcs are relatable, the art direction perfectly fits the setting, and the comedy (when it's not overly quirky), is charming in a plain, endearing way. For all the shortcomings that keep it from being a series that sticks out from the fray, Tari Tari is worth the watch for school life anime fans simply because of how well it executes the standard elements of its genre.
Both Anime have beautiful Animation, the characters are amazingly diverse and the story is driven by the emotions of the characters and one can feel like they are really there. It is also slice of life that carefully picks what it is going to be about and focuses primarily on that with the little extras on the side
P.A. Works made both of these gorgeous shows. Characters also are quite similar.
They have a feel-good atmosphere with similar characters and beautiful artwork. They have one central plot with some episodes straying from the main plot.
High quality art and animation, colourful, adorable, shining characters
They have different stories but they have the same feeling, atmosphere, and art style. The OST in both are alike. Both series are realistic and have light comedy with some of drama. If you like one, you will like the other.
Both series are from the same company, P.A. Works, and have similar atmosphere, music, and character designs. I can't help but see Ohana from Hanasaku Iroha in Konatsu, due to their similar looks, their lovable determination, and silly actions. Sakai also looks similar to Minko and has already shown that she can disagree just as loudly, though perhaps less violently.
This show does center around High School and include male characters more than Hanasaku Iroha, but I'm sure that fans of the first will find at least some of the charm in this show as well.
Both series has a slice-of-life stylish theme in the story. The characters design are similar as P.A. Works is involved in both series.
Both series are also realistic and explores every day life.
Additionally, Tari Tari and Hanasaku Iroha has the similar feeling of wanting to accomplish something in life with the help of their friends.
Both have the same style of artwork (animated by P.A. Works).
The characters have very similar personalities: Ohana and Miyamoto both have the energetic determined personality; Nako and Sawa are both the quite good friends, and Minko and Sakai are both cold and tsundere.
They have the same school setting as well.
Both are focused on a group of close friends making the genre slightly slice-of-life but with a bit of deeper meaning to them.
The art is Very similar, both produced by the same studio ( PA.works)
They both have a story line based on slice of life and drama
Although Hanasaku Iroha is more romance drama, Tari Tari is more personal Drama ( drama that is about the character only for example trauma) with slight comedy.
Both are calm, soothing shows that both contain some drama and comedy in a slice of life scenario. Both are easy to watch and characters are fleshed out
Another similar work from P.A Works: Hanasaku Iroha.
If you like Tari Tari, then you might like Hanasaku Iroha because of its heartwarming feeling that comes from the main characters who work at an hot spring inn in the country, and an atmosphere that makes you relax from episode 1 through episode 26!
Both shows have very similar characters and art styles. Both have three girls as main characters. And both are cute slice of life shows!
Excellent coming of age stories done by the same studio. Very similar characters as well including a stubborn loud girl, a more moody reserved girl, a bunch of goofy males characters and a strict adult that seem harsh at first. Those that love slice of life like Hanasaku Iroha should definitely give Tari Tari a try!
High school clubs about music. In K-On it's the light music club, and in Tari Tari it's choir. Both series also feature quite the quirky cast, although the main character lineup in K-On is significantly derpier and more geared toward "cute girls doing cute things," while the lineup in Tari Tari is more relatable to the viewer and is mixed, i.e. both guys and girls.
Both animes are about a group of highschool students trying to recruit enough people to create a club related to music, and go through performances
They are similar to each other because it's about club of music. XD that's all.
"Cute girls doing cute stuff in a cute way"
Is a bad label for this recommendation and I feel bad for using it, but it's "somewhat" correct.
As long as you don't get into Tari Tari expecting another K-ON, you're fine.
Starting with their similarities,
both series have this "school music club" setup that populated this medium like a uncontrollable wave during the past years. They have music (duh, obviously) and friendship as the main focus.
While both shows are almost episodic, they are tight to a central theme that takes the main stage during the climax of the final episodes.
K-ON holds strong to the "friends are forever" message and tries to create a cute, healing show. Tari Tari more or like does the same, but in a more serious, down-on-earth way.
Nice performances in both of them.
Now for their differences, which I believe to be the main reason someone should watch both:
Music enthusiasts will have a joy with Tari Tari. It explores theory, terminology and classical styles further than almost any recent music-themed series. A refreshing break from the J-POP J-Rock K-ON and likes constantly bring.
Also, while K-ON holds strongly on the "moe" and fluffiness effect to make characters likable, Tari Tari doesn't have concerns with that. It gives us this group of "normal" characters, each with his own issues that slowly, but surely, you start to care for them and wish them well.
Another key difference comes down to music again, more specifically, musical performance.
K-ON have the school band setup, but it stays as a side plot element during the majority of the series. On Tari Tari however, it's constantly shifting positions with a coming-of-age drama.
This means more insert songs and actual performances from the cast, opposing the common "guest-star". Said cast is formed by both veterans and newcomers seiyuus but all well skilled on singing, something that greatly increases the immersion (and enjoyment) factor of the series.
Sweet heartwarming stories that knows exactly their place.
K-ON with its easygoingness, Tari Tari as a "light" musical drama.
Both are related to music
Both of the series' characters dedicated themselves to music from the beginning
Both animes feature a slice of life-style genre with the addition of music as a main feature: choir for Tari Tari and "Light-music" for K-ON!. They feature a distinct cast, too, each character having clear personalities. For example, Both Mio and Wien are somewhat clueless and childish, yet very passionate about their friends and interests.
- Forming a music club.
- High school setting.
- Not much of a story but isn't too random.
- Rather easy watching, K-On! more-so.
- Vibrant characters.
- K-On! has moe and silly characters. TT has beautiful and realistic characters.
- Art style. I find TT more visually impressive.
- K-On! is very light hearted. TT has drama.
- K-On!'s band play J-Pop/Rock. TT are a choir group.
- K-On!'s cast is all female whilst TT is mixed with gender and age.
Both are a joy to watch. I don't think the two are that similar apart from the setting and plot. K-On starts off rather slow but really picks up in the middle with Azusa's appearance. It's silly, easy, fun and moetastic. TT has melodrama, more character development and variety than just music. Still I recommend if you watched one of these then have a shot at the other.
Both anime have the same genre (musical)
Take the same place, school
The characters are in the same club
But Tari Tari have some boys character.. K-ON don't have any boys character..
I think both anime have same storyline.. So, if you liked Tari Tari or K-ON you should try the other one..
Tari Tari and K-On both center on a group of high school students forming a music group and to perform in front of others. Tari Tari is a group for choir, while K-On is a group for light music. The group in Tari Tari consists of mixed: boys and girls and K-On consists of all girls. In both series, the characters each have their unique personalities and traits. The atmosphere of both series are really colourful and cheerful. Overall, both are pleasant and fun to watch.
It's about some students that work hard to achieve their goal and also protect their beloved school.
-Similar cast of characters
-Both are musical anime
If you generally like high school girls trying to form a club to sing music, then this is the type of show you might like.
Both series features a lighthearted setting where young high school girls are in a club together and doing what they love - music.
Both series takes place at high school setting where comedy and drama are present.
Both series follows a similar slice of life sequence.
Both series' female cast characters has contrasting personalities - some enthusiastic about the club while others takes a little encouragement to pursue what they hope to do.
Both try to sing to save their school, at first they are looked down upon and seen as a group with not much potential, but then they get better and more popular.
In Love Live, the primary goal of starting the idol group was to save the school.
In Tari Tari they started their musical group without knowing their school was going to be torn down, it's a problem that happens later.
Both are music centered.
Both have to do with singing and very much alike in a lot of ways.
Same studio and similar animation, both plots deal with the protagonist and her dream of achieving a certain goal (In Tari Tari the main girl wants to sing while in Glasslip the main girl wants to be a glassmaker). Also there is a transfer male student who joins the group of childhood friends. Both deliver slice-of-life vibes with a touch of romance.
Life has to be lived to the fullest and in the midst of it, fond memories will be made.
'Glasslip' gives off a captivating vibe on the joys of life in a slow manner and throughout it all, reveals a captivating gift. Relationship adds to the sweet touch of an already close friendship shared between one and another.
'Tari Tari' excel in musicality superiority and present life as it should be. One must be focused in order to dream the DREAM and achieve the fundamental goals. Friendship must never be disregard regardless on how successful of a path is taken.
Characters are very similar - look and personality wise. Same production house.
Both are fun, quick, but Glasslip appears to have more complex characters. Tari Tari is a little simpler.
Essentially the same slice of life tropes and slow paced feel. They differ from each other by having the passions being glass making while the other is singing oriented. Glasslip is a love drama, whereas in Tari Tari, has no love interests as a plot focus. Also Glasslip does have a slight supernatural aspect to it in which the main characters have premonitions of the future.
•both are produced by the same animation director and company
•both are situated during their school time, almost close to graduation, centered around a group of friends
•both have the same aura/sense of feeling as your watch them both, besides the animation style being the exact same, you can just tell if you have watched one, that it will be similar to the other
•both groups of friends, struggle with relationships and feelings throughout their course of adolescents, setting off flags for each other or falling short
•they are both similar in the way, the anime focuses on a group of friends, throughout their days of highschool and day to day lives, focusing on the struggles and accomplishments they make, you will love tari tari, but you might like glasslip, but it will be a major downfall from watching tari tari.
These two gave the same feel to me and I just found out that they are from the same studio, so that might be it. The art is great in both and the comedy is similarly well-done, usually in the form of funny situations or small plot developments. Both anime are slice of life dealing with friendship with bit of romance stirred in.
The stories center on a group of close-knit friends who go through the good and bad times together. They deal with personal issues and conflicts between each other. Each character in the group will have episodes connected to his/her back story and how it affects the group as a whole.
Some of the characters give off the same feel! My favorite is Touko from Glasslip and Wakana from Tari Tari. They both seem to face the most arduous hardships of the group, and consequently get a lot of character development.
As I have only seen episode one of Glasslip, this should be taken with a grain of salt.
Sweet tales about ones dreams coming true. Slice of life that deals with the bonding of friendships and that also have similar art styles and similar feeling to the story.
Follows a group of friends that go through many misadventures and many troubles that more often than not leads to funny results. Over the course of the series their friendship is tested and eventually grows stronger than it was at the beginning.
Both series contain the slice of life theme with characters doing things with their friends on a daily basis.
Both series contain a cast of characters with interesting personalities.
Both series has comedy, drama, and similar styles.
Just the whole thought of this being their last summer brings them together. Many of the characters also have similar personalities. The two shows do have their minor differences but in the long run it is both about people who want to enjoy their summer.
Both anime have a very nice and unique atmosphere that makes you relax.
a heartwarming feeling that comes with the friendship between the main characters.
Slice of life airing anime. Two boys and three girls who are friends and in both anime have similar personalities. Both feature a highschool setting where the group is trying to achieve something. KC is supernatural though.
Tari Tari gives me a feeling that is similar like Kokoro Connect. 5 main characters, 3 girls and 2 boys in high school. Both Kokoro Connect's & Tari Tari's characters have their own problems to be solved.
If slice of life is what you're looking for, then Kokoro Connect and Tari Tari should definitely be on your PTW list. Of course, both series has several similarities:
Both series has the slice of life style that follows a group of friends that deals with the troubles of their every day lives
Both series are lighthearted and contains a lot of drama as well as comedy but at the same time employs emotions in some episodes that are quite realistic.
Both series explores the idea of becoming a type of person they never thought they'd be.
Both series has intertwined themes in its stories that are entertaining and fun to collaborate with.
Both series takes place at a school setting depicting the characters' lives at school.
Both animes are about teenagers in high school. Both have great character chemistry, one is more light hearted (Tari Tari), the other has more drama (Kokoro Connect) but both have great modern style animation.
A showcasing of the fun of being in a school club and how great it is it is to have true friends. Characters start off as acquaintances, but their bonds of friendships grow stronger as they help each other out with their problems. In Kokoro Connect, the problems are mainly interpersonal (what will the others think of me if they discover my secret?) while the problems that the character have in Tari Tari are mainly intrapersonal (What am I going to do now that this roadblock has come up?). Also, Kokoro Connect focuses more on a character's relationship with another character, while Tari Tari is more about a character's relationship with their club and how they get the feeling of belonging to it. Both shows also have a very lovely cast of characters and everyone who loved Taichi from Kokoro Connect will also love Wien from Tari Tari. Be warned though, that if you loved Kokoro Connect for its supernatural, mysterious and thrilling aspect, you might find Tari Tari a bit boring and if you loved Tari Tari for its more mellow atmosphere, you might find Kokoro Connect a bit too "over-the-top". Though if you are a sucker for stories where acquaintances form a strong friendship like I do, you are sure to love both shows!
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