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Moyashimon

Moyashimon

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Moyasimon, Tales of Agriculture
Japanese: もやしもん

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2007 to Dec 21, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 17137 users)
Ranked: #9122
Popularity: #969
Members: 34,751
Favorites: 169
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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comedy educational science slice of life

Synopsis

Enter Tadayasu, a freshmen college student who can see and talk to cute, chibi bacteria and other microscopic organisms. It's not all fun and games like it sounds though, because it gets him into all sorts of trouble. Join Tadayasu as he enters his first year at the Agriculture University, what crazy events await him?

Related Anime

Adaptation: Moyashimon
Side story: Moyashimon: Kin Gekijou Deluxe, Moyashimon CGI Anime
Sequel: Moyashimon Returns

Characters & Voice Actors

Hasegawa, Haruka
Hasegawa, Haruka
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Bae, Jeong Mi
Korean
Bae, Jeong Mi
Itsuki, Keizou
Itsuki, Keizou
Main
Nishimura, Tomomichi
Japanese
Nishimura, Tomomichi
Tak, Won Je
Korean
Tak, Won Je
Sawaki, Tadayasu
Sawaki, Tadayasu
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Kim, Jang
Korean
Kim, Jang
Yuuki, Kei
Yuuki, Kei
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Lee, Ju Chang
Korean
Lee, Ju Chang

Staff

Watanabe, Tetsuya
Producer
Sano, Hiroaki
Producer
Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer
Yano, Yuuichirou
Director



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Mar 31, 2009
Archaeon
If you're like me in that you tend to look for those quirky, odd, and oft times underrated anime, then rejoice, for Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture may be right up your street.

The original manga, created by Ishikawa Masayuki, began serialisation in Kodansha's Evening magazine in 2004, and in 2008 it won the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Grand Prize as well as Kodansha's General Manga Award. The anime adaptation, directed by Yuichiro Yano (Mujin Wakusei Survive, Patapata Hikousen no Bouken), and produced by Telekom Animation Film and Shirogumi Inc, was released in October 2007.

The story takes place at an agricultural university in Tokyo (something which I'd never read more
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Mar 31, 2013
SchrodingersMatt
Moyashimon sports a basic but acceptable animation budget, and for the most part it handles itself just fine. The character designs could almost be called generic, but this is one of those rare cases where color choices make all the difference. The colors are toned down, almost a bit dirty-looking--perfect for an anime set at an agriculture university--but the character designs are still very easy on the eyes. Other than that, the animation is consistently fine, holding together when it needs to be serious and reserving its shortcuts for the sillier moments when they can be used well. Then there are the microbe designs, which read more
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Feb 7, 2008
psygremlin
Every now and again an anime comes along that restores my faith in the creativity of Japanese visual culture, especially given the number of sequels and game-based shows we seem to be getting lately. Moyashimon is just such an anime.

Besides the initial premise, which involves our hero being able to see, and communicate with, microbes, we're faced with a cast of delightful characters, from the leather-clad lab assistant, the saki-obsessed sempai and the rather odd collection of friends and co-students to the slightly insane (and dare I say lecherous) professor.

The first couple of shows might leave you feeling a bit like you've just sat read more
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Jun 17, 2009
supermario23
Jeez, talk about misleading. After stumbling upon this show with the funny-looking creatures headlining it, I thought it was a poorly done children's show or something. Even reading the synopsis didn't help improve my hastily conjured prejudgment of the series. But, after watching it, I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised.


Moyashimon had an interesting premise. At first glance, you may think it as a run-of-the-mill school slice-of-life anime, or worse, a poorly done microbiology lesson packed into an 11-episode series. To tell the truth, there were times when the show could have gone all the way to either direction, but I'm read more
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Recommendations

both are good slice of life about agricultural studies in Japan
There are only a select few people who can see the small creatures that are always there but most people can't see. Both animes are somewhat light hearted and have an earthy feel... if that makes sense.
The main characters in both shows are witty and sarcastic and have unique communications with tiny, cute creatures. A similar dark humor is frequently used in the two series that appeals to a more mature audience. Both shows also have clear morals about society.
One of the nice things about noitaminA is that it features such a wide variety of series that it can be hard to draw similarities between two of them. Kuragehime and Moyashimon, however, are an example of two that will almost certainly appeal to the same groups.

Both are jousei series with a slice-of-life element, but not purely that; they also include comedy, drama, and a touch of romance. They both center around a group of (mostly) young adults who are somewhat offbeat, but also surprisingly complicated and interesting when the series calls for it. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, they both include elements of gender-bending that are more inspired by reality than the average series.
Both series are similar in story structure and tone.

Each portray tales within a unique industry, baking in "Yakitate! Japan" and agriculture in "Moyashimon." Both series' protagonist holds a unique talent that gives the story a fantastical edge; Azuma's solar hands help him bake, and Sawaki can see bacteria and organisms too small for the human eye.

Also, both stories play out in a similar charming and quirky manner. They really delve into the details of these characters' crafts. Whether it's creating a new kind of bread, brewing sake, or collecting fermented foods, it is truly entertaining to watch these characters' lives and exuberence for their work.
Plot wish, these two shows have pretty much nothing in common. Though essentially, both shows are pretty much similar, comedy wise.
Both are very easy going and slow animes, and both have a very unique, slice of life, sort of cynical humor.
It is most likely that you would enjoy both as a "pass the time" sort of anime, as they are both very relaxing and easy going animes.
Also, both shows concentrate on university students, yet the anime itself does not focus on the studying itself, but more on the daily events of the main characters.

Basically, the humorous situations are pretty alike in both shows, though Genshiken is probably a bit better.

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Opening Theme

"Curriculum (カリキュラム)" by Sarasa Ifu

Ending Theme

"Rocket" by POLYSICS

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