Ranked #942


Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.741 (scored by 17409 users)
Ranked: #9422
Popularity: #1000
Members: 35,570
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comedy educational science slice of life


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?

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Aired  Oct 12, 2007 to Dec 21, 2007
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Characters & Voice Actors

Hasegawa, Haruka
Hasegawa, Haruka
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Itsuki, Keizou
Itsuki, Keizou
Nishimura, Tomomichi
Nishimura, Tomomichi
Sawaki, Tadayasu
Sawaki, Tadayasu
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Yuuki, Kei
Yuuki, Kei
Saiga, Mitsuki
Saiga, Mitsuki


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

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May 11, 2015
If we’re talking about anime industry right now, we probably know what the characteristic of anime industry, one of them is making normal things into cute (girl) things. Moyashimon is one of the anime that use the characteristic, they change the appearance of microscopic organism like bacteria, into a cute chibi creature. There is nothing wrong with that moreover it makes us to see the microscopic organism in the different way and Moyashimon showing what microscopic organism are and how useful they are in our everyday life. In this anime, you’re not just watching for entertainment but also learning about microscopic organism in the read more
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Mar 31, 2009
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
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
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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both are good slice of life about agricultural studies in Japan 
reportRecommended by TsubasaKnight
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.  
reportRecommended by mangos
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. 
reportRecommended by Katsura_da
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Anomalous
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  read more 
reportRecommended by BarnacleBlister
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Luck

Opening Theme

"Curriculum (カリキュラム)" by Sarasa Ifu

Ending Theme

"Rocket" by POLYSICS

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