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Tamako Market

Tamako Market

Alternative Titles

Japanese: たまこまーけっと

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2013 to Mar 28, 2013
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 26179 users)
Ranked: #20162
Popularity: #417
Members: 54,524
Favorites: 221
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Tamako knows just about everything there is to know about mochi, the traditional Japanese dessert treats. When she's not attending her first year of high school, she even invents new flavors and varieties for Tama-ya, her family's mochi shop. School and growing up, on the other hand, are some things that she's still trying to find the right recipe for. But with the help of her best friends Kanna and Midori, two girls whose parents run businesses in the same shopping district, Tamako's determined to make the best of things. It's complicated though, especially when it comes to emotions and her relationship with her best boy friend Mochizou, whose family runs a rival mochi shop. And lately, Midori's been feeling a little odd about her feelings towards Tamako as well. And what's up with that strange bird fluttering around, the one that speaks fluent Japanese? It's all very mysterious and overwhelming, but at least Tamako always has one thing she can count on: No matter if your day's been good or bad, there's certain to be something sugary and delicious waiting at the end of every adventure whenever you take a walk through Tamako Market!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Tamako Market
Side story: Tamako Market Specials
Other: Tamako Love Story, Minami no Shima no Dera-chan

Characters & Voice Actors

Kitashirakawa, Tamako
Kitashirakawa, Tamako
Main
Yeo, Min Jeong
Korean
Yeo, Min Jeong
Suzaki, Aya
Japanese
Suzaki, Aya
Makino, Kanna
Makino, Kanna
Main
Nagatsuma, Juri
Japanese
Nagatsuma, Juri
Kim, Seo Yeong
Korean
Kim, Seo Yeong
Mochimazzi, Dera
Mochimazzi, Dera
Main
Yamazaki, Takumi
Japanese
Yamazaki, Takumi
Jeong, Jae Heon
Korean
Jeong, Jae Heon
Ooji, Mochizou
Ooji, Mochizou
Main
Kim, Yeong Seon
Korean
Kim, Yeong Seon
Tamaru, Atsushi
Japanese
Tamaru, Atsushi

Staff

Yamada, Naoko
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Kigami, Yoshiji
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ishidate, Taichi
Episode Director, Key Animation



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Apr 6, 2013
Veronin
There's something about anime which allows us to derive entertainment from the mundane events of an ordinary person. Coincidentally, ordinary is the best way to describe Tamako Market.

Starring the young lady Tamako and a flamboyant talking bird, Tamako Market is yet another anime that attempts to cash in on the slice of life phenomenon. It is not an anime that prospers through the strength of its plot, setting, or themes, but instead subsists through the cuteness of its characters. Should we criticize an anime for not going beyond that? Maybe not. But there is certainly a problem when such a simple anime still falls read more
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Dec 11, 2013
juvyism
''Everybody loves somebody'' but only people who enjoys 'moe animes' can love this show.

Story: 8/10 - Tamako's family runs a mochi shop in the town's shopping district. One day, she encounters a talking bird named Dera who is searching for a bride for his island's prince. Later on, Dera became overweight from eating too much mochi and isn't able to travel anymore, so he decides to freeload at Tamako's house for the time being. The show is quite simple yet really cute and heartwarming. it also has a lot of cute humor here and there. It really cracks me up every time someone throws Dera.
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Recommendations

Tamako Market, K-On!, and Yearly Traffic Accident Report share one similarity. They tell story of something happening somewhere, whether it's a club room, a shopping district, or interstate highway.

You watch Tamako Market, you know what the district committee comes up with. You watch K-On!, you know five girls in music club spent 12 out of 13 episodes NOT playing music. You watch Yearly Traffic Accident Report, you know how many dumb rich kids run their Ferrari off the cliff each year. It's pretty much the same thing, a concentrated Slice of Life.
The main girl in Tamako Market is basically a blue-eyed Chitanda Eru. Their personalities are also very similar. Plot-wise these two animes don't have much in common, but none the less they're both quite fun!

Opening Theme

"Dramatic Market Ride (ドラマチックマーケットライド)" by Tamako Kitashirakawa (Aya Suzaki)

Ending Theme

#1: "Neguse (ねぐせ)" by Tamako Kitashirakawa (Aya Suzaki) (eps 1-8, 10-12)
#2: "Koi no Uta (恋の歌)" by Dynamite Beams (ダイナマイトビーンズ) (ep 9)

Recent News

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