Ranked #2084

Tamako Market

Alternative Titles

English: Tamako Market
Japanese: たまこまーけっと


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2013 to Mar 28, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #20842
Popularity: #403
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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 male 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)


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Kitashirakawa, Tamako
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Suzaki, Aya
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Makino, Kanna
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Yamazaki, Takumi
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Tsuruoka, Yota
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More episodes Episodes(3/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 That Girl's the Daughter of a Mochi Shop Owner
Ano Ko wa Kawaii Mochiya no Musume (あの娘はかわいいもち屋の娘)
Jan 10, 2013
2 A Valentine's Day Blooming With Love
Koi no Hanasaku Valentine (恋の花咲くバレンタイン)
Jan 17, 2013
3 Hot Hot Hot Over That Cool Girl
Cool na Ano Ko ni Acchicchi (クールなあの子にあっちっち)
Jan 24, 2013

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)

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Apr 6, 2013
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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Mar 27, 2013
Do you like MOE? Are you a fan of Kyoto Animation's other works? Do you enjoy watching cute girls doing cute things? Do you like a talking bird running his narcissistic mouth 24/7 about his superiority and the world around him? Well, if any of those registers a response of “yes”, then this series might be somewhat of an interest for you.

Tamako Market is a new original series from Kyoto Animation. The series is directed by Naoko Yamada with the studio known for their other works such as Clannad, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Hyouka, and K-On! The series is a standalone title with no read more
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Jan 30, 2013
(NOTE: This review is written for general anime fans and assumes no familiarity with other series. If you dislike moe, I still think this series is worth watching, for reasons I will discuss below. After episode 5, I decided to bump up the rating to an 8.)

Kyoto Animation is very well known for their cute character designs and on the whole, Tamako Market seems like it was a consummate effort on their part. It's not new and it's not original, but it seems like it was created very easily and with great refinement and polish.

So what is this series about? Not a lot, if read more
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Jun 22, 2014
Before watching Tamako Market, I had to prepare myself. I mean cold showers, a critical state of mind stemmed by delirium, and eating a cup of ramen filled with enough hot sauce to burn my tonsils off. Distraction from the cuteness is key—because the cuteness is paramount. It springs up in all corners, in every moe smile, in every darned bit of music, in every bright color. Beneath a tactful disguise of a thousand hues of pink, a conniving truth festers. If you let your guard down you will never see it.

I’m here to tell you the truth. And the truth is that Tamako Market read more
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Anime: K-On!
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. 
reportRecommended by lapisdragon
Anime: Hyouka
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! 
reportRecommended by Chitai
Anime: K-On!!
Same art style with cute girls and lots of fun. Story is similar: there is no stressfull moments in these shows. You just watch them to relax. Main characters and their relationships with other people are same 
reportRecommended by sk8erbyern
Anime: Shirokuma Cafe
While not entirely similar, both series has the premise of working at a local area to make a living. The characters from both series live their common lives in a slice of life like pattern.

There is also some animals from both series.

The atmosphere from both these series is also light and pleasant to get into. With that, they have tons of comedy and fun moments.

reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Servant x Service
Its not exactly the same, but there are quite a few similarities. The dim witted main character and the humor are similar. Although, SxS contains less plot and is just like comedic mild office romance. The best part about the jokes are not when they happen, its the characters reactions. 
reportRecommended by Blakfang402
Anime: Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
-Both girls work in a store in the shopping district
-Both girls are optimistic and happy
-In both stories there's a guy that likes them but can't muster up the nerve to say so
Soredmo Machi the form a band and in Tamako market they cheer with batons.
Both girls also seem drawn to interesting and troublesome events.
Both really cute stories 
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