Ranked #2339


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Japanese: たまゆら


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 26, 2010 to Dec 23, 2010
Duration: 18 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.251 (scored by 8181 users)
Ranked: #23392
Popularity: #1591
Members: 18,188
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A "healing story" OVA from director Satou Junichi, the director of Aria and Umi Monogatari. The story takes place in Seto Inland Sea and is about a girl who likes taking pictures.

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Adaptation: Tamayura
Sequel: Tamayura: Hitotose

Characters & Voice Actors

Hanawa, Kaoru
Hanawa, Kaoru
Asumi, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Okazaki, Norie
Okazaki, Norie
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Sakurada, Maon
Sakurada, Maon
Gibu, Yuko
Gibu, Yuko
Sawatari, Fuu
Sawatari, Fuu
Taketatsu, Ayana
Taketatsu, Ayana


Sato, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Original Creator
Yoshida, Reiko
Kitagawa, Katsutoshi
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement
Matsutoya, Yumi
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition

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Aug 25, 2013
A four-episode OVA series that should soothe any weary heart.

As always, my reviews are spoiler free.

Tamayura is a slice of life that consists of only four episodes, telling the story of Fuu Sawatari and her life as an aspiring photographer. Tamayura is directed by Junichi Satou of Aria, one of the most acclaimed SOL series of all time. It is called a "healing story", and this description is quite apt considering the atmosphere presented in this too-often overlooked series. This series was created before Tamayura: Hitotose, but actually takes place inside of Hitotose's timeline. I would advise watching these read more
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Jan 6, 2011
While trolling around on Sankaku Complex, a place I'm beginning to despise as time goes on, I was looking at the "Top 10 AT-X Anime of 2010". Whilst being completely unimpressed by the horrible anime choices, I found one I was unfamiliar with, and that was Tamayura.

So, to my curiosity, I looked it up. First impression was, "this looks like crap", "moe-trash", "stupid ova filled with cute girls making stupid faces with cute noises". Then I watched...

The opening scene in *anything* is the most important. Sets the tone, ignites the story, etc. etc. I was expecting the good ol' lazy-girl-wakes-up-late-and-runs-out-the-door opening. To your surprise you're read more
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Feb 21, 2012
I'll keep this short, just like the show itself.

My expectations when adding this anime to my planning-to-watch list were rather low, yet I wanted to know what was to get a TV sequel. The description did not say much about the show, other than it is a supposed "feel-good"-anime.
Tonight I felt so-so and looked for something short to take off my list, and I remembered Tamayura.

The feel-good promise was no lie at all. Even during the first few minutes, Tamayura managed to make me smile. It introduced likeable, simple characters that complimented each other in ways that made their interactions pleasant and heartwarming to watch.

This read more
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Sep 14, 2010
The most of what your going to hear about this anime is its Relaxing calm and Temperant. It is soo relaxing it made me get in a better mood. Tamayura Is one in a kind anime with many diverse characters. I felt the need to write a review Regardless of many situations, Yes I do have high expectations of this series. If you love slice of Life animes this is a Huge Must watch.(no looking Back)

Fu likes taking Pictures and is way obsessed taking pics. she has many weird attributes, I really like her nervous acts of courage XD

One other Character that I really enjoy, read more
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Both have a lovely cute short girl as protagonist together with her girl friends.
Both are slice of life that make you smile.  
reportRecommended by Orulyon
Both are moe, cute anime that are in the slice of life genre. The art style has the same feel to them, but not quite the same. Both focus on interests and hobbies as well as day-to-day life. 
reportRecommended by MisaTange
This is pretty much the same as One Off, and it also happens to be an OVA.
You get 4 girls, all friends, each one with their own dreams and things they're good at. It also takes place in a small town, and the main character also happens to meet an older someone that inspires them.
The only notable difference is that, in One Off, the main character actually dislikes the town where the series takes place, but in Tamayura the MC loves it.  
reportRecommended by BalloonShorts
Makers from the same studio. Both have a similar premise of finding friendship through art and photography in a laidback setting. Cats make recurring appearances in both stories. 
reportRecommended by arsonal
A young lady tries to find something out about herself through slice-of-life day to day adventures with the people around her. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both are about a group of friends and the things they do together.  
reportRecommended by DreamerofDreams1

Opening Theme

"Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara (やさしさに包まれたなら)" by Maaya Sakamoto

Ending Theme

#1: "Melody (メロディ)" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 1-3)
#2: "Natsudori (夏鳥)" by Megumi Nakajima (ep 4)

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