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Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Alternative Titles

English: The Tatami Galaxy
Synonyms: Yojo-Han Shinwa Taikei, Yojou-Han Shinwa Taikei, Yojohan Shinwa Taikei
Japanese: 四畳半神話大系

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 23, 2010 to Jul 2, 2010
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.641 (scored by 25754 users)
Ranked: #522
Popularity: #492
Members: 73,872
Favorites: 3,319
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Synopsis

When a college dropout stops for a late night bite at a mysterious ramen stand, he crosses paths with a self-proclaimed deity of matrimony. This bizarre meeting sends the young man hurtling through a horrifying flashback to his not-so-glorious college days when the influence of a cruel new friend turned him from a hopeless romantic into a mischievous "black cupid."

(Source: FUNimation)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Watashi
Watashi
Main
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro
Akashi
Akashi
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Ozu
Ozu
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Higuchi, Seitarou
Higuchi, Seitarou
Supporting
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji

Staff

Yuasa, Masaaki
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Makihara, Ryoutarou
Makihara, Ryoutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(1/11)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Tennis Circle "Cupid"
Tennis Circle [Cupid] (テニスサークル「キューピット」)
Apr 23, 2010


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Vene
Jul 21, 2014 1:13 PM
~Multilingual review, English & Español: The Tatami Galaxy~.

Life wouldn't be less than a simple and plain matter of choices, wherever our life is right now is due to the choices we've made in the past, we're doing and we'll probably make in the future, considering everything said "Life" would just be an abbreviation of the sum of choices we've made up until now.

So...?

Have you ever thought about them?, the choices you've made I mean, I’m pretty sure everyone have dedicated, at least a little moment of their time, to muse about the choices we've made so far in our lives, important or mundane read more
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AnimeCrusader
Jul 31, 2013 1:52 AM
From time to time, I desire a show that will deliver a simple and grounded in reality plot in an unorthodox way with great success. Yes, you should already understand that Tatami Galaxy holds no need for superficial or amazing concepts to be successful, just a realistic story executed in a masterful way.


Story : 10 / 10 "Masterful"

Tatami Galaxy is set on a fictional universe, specifically a town, which seems pretty close to the modern Japanese towns. Our main character, Watashi, expects to find the rose colored campus life that he always dreamed of, entering a campus club. Instead, he finds mischief and disappointment in read more
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BlueEldur
Jun 25, 2014 4:28 PM
I think I'm not in the wrong here when I say most of us have probably thought of the best way to live life at one time or another. That can mean what you want to be when you grow up, your dreams, ambitions, goals, what path you want to take, and what you envision it ending up life.

Tatami Galaxy's unnamed protagonist is one concerned with exactly that. In seek of that ideal life, he desperately repeats the first 2 years of his college life , searching for the "rose-colored campus life", and the "raven-haired maiden" that supposedly awaits him.

In doing so, he is able read more
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MaridiuS
May 16, 3:24 PM
"This opportunity is always dangling in front of your eyes. You must grab this opportunity and act on it. And if you not, you will walk this life as now, ever unchanging." For starters, the opportunity would be this anime, and you shouldn't miss it, as it will impact your life, just as the quote suggests.

This starts off with a fast dialog quickly summing you up on the "world" the main characters lives in. You will quickly notice the special art that is very different from regular anime in any age. It doesn't resemble any art on any anime ever made, it might rather resemble read more
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Both are series that aren't necessarily parodies or strict satire. The Tatami Galaxy takes on an extremely mysterious and reflecting tale of "possibilities". Bakemonogatari mixes some mild to heavy predicaments with supernatural folklore to help enhance/clarify the significance of said issues.
Both have strange, eclectic, abstract art that will undoubtedly impress those with it's usage. Both have and make use of some fine music, but... are paled in comparison to their OPs and ENDs.
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The Tatami Galaxy's novelty, manner of  read more 
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Opening Theme

#1: "Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat (迷子犬と雨のビート)"by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 1- 10)
#2: "Kamisama no Iutoori (神様のいうとおり)" by Juuji Ishiwatari & Yoshinori Sunahara + Etsuko Yakushimaru (ep 11)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kamisama no Iutoori (神様のいうとおり)" by Juuji Ishiwatari & Yoshinori Sunahara + Etsuko Yakushimaru (eps 1 - 10)
#2: "Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat (迷子犬と雨のビート)"by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (ep 11)

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