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Poll: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei Episode 10 Discussion

Jun 28, 2010 3:13 AM

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blu_d said:

physics223 said:
Other than Tatami Galaxy, there's probably Arakawa, Rainbow, or House of Five Leaves. But IMO the best among them is this.

Is it me or are those other shows dipping a bit towards the end whereas Tatami Galaxy just gets better and better. Those others are still good though, this season has been great (Summer is gonna suck T_T)

Actually the only problem with Tatami Galaxy is that the comedy is getting lame for me around episode 4

I notice that Ozu cannot enter the room while Watashi can go out and touch the Cake.Ozu even place the cake Outside the room and I remember the Cake appear in many episode also.Does anyone got any clue about this ??Ozu is feeding Watashi in every arch?but why?
Modified by MorningGlory, Jun 28, 2010 8:12 AM
Jun 28, 2010 8:18 AM

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I don't want to jinx this show, but Tatami Galaxy has been consistent throughout its run unlike the other series.
Jun 28, 2010 8:36 AM

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Well everyone has different taste ^^
since you put 10/10 on Bakemonogatari you might as well watch Katanagatari.
I am a fanatic fan of Katanagatari ^^
Jun 28, 2010 9:29 AM

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Really enjoyed the episode

Behold of my awesomeness~

Jun 30, 2010 5:36 AM

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I think I figured out how Watashi will escape the Tatami Galaxy, although this is just a hunch.

It will be because of the moths, and that's my fearless forecast. (I may be very wrong, though.)
Jul 3, 2010 1:53 PM

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Haha crazy beard dude has him! Brilliant! 5/5
Jul 4, 2010 8:28 PM

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I was going to give this anime a seven and conclude the show just to conclude it. This episode seriously just fucked that. I have never felt this emotion before. So much confusion made sense with such a simple explanation. This might just be Yuasa's best work ever....
Jul 6, 2010 9:03 AM

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Great episode :)
This series continues to amaze me. Sadly only one episode left :/
Jul 22, 2010 12:37 AM

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LOL In the middle of watching this episode but did he just allude to Kafka?
Jul 24, 2010 8:12 AM

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Ohhhh parallel universes. I see! Explains the ending animation too. Interesting wonder how it'll end

Edit: Ohhh Tatami Galaxy! And explains little overlaps like the already eaten cake beforehand
Oct 14, 2010 4:18 PM

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My very favorite episode!
Full of psychological discussion and kind of clusterfuck on the story itself!
Nov 14, 2010 5:47 PM

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Oh Parallel Universe...

So what about the palm reader? It's a good series, I think I will settle it with a 7.
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Nov 15, 2010 3:53 AM

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Fantastic episode, if I didn't already love this series before I do now.
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Dec 20, 2010 11:09 AM

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man,, this episode is really frustating...
it was correct that this episode explain the entire story so far,, but im deeply frustated seeing how "watashi" was so hopeless inside that tatami galaxy...
and before i really understand that,, he suddenly got those thick beard XD
Dec 20, 2010 11:18 AM

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this episode was absolutely frustating...
it was correct that this episode explain the entire story, but i was really frustated seeing how "watashi" was so helpless inside that Tatami galaxy ...
and before i understand the idea, he suddenly got that thick beard XD
Apr 7, 2011 11:22 AM

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I looove the ed!
Kenji Ootsuki is my god.
Oct 13, 2011 9:06 AM

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Again, another brilliant episode. The concept of parallel universe here is amazing.
Just like what I said in the previous ep, things are starting to wrapped up well.
And I thought the episode where the bearded Watashi first shows is the last time he'll appear
but no, he appeared again and this time, it's his own point of view.
Can't wait how this will end. :D
Modified by StormViruz, Oct 13, 2011 9:16 AM
Jan 8, 2012 6:45 PM

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wow.. that was mind blowing.. great episode
Jan 12, 2012 5:45 AM

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So basically it's not like he relives any point of time (though he made comments about things happening again.. not sure) but they are parallel and only perceivable by the him in the tatami maze.

And that 1000 yen in each room must be the increase in fortune teller's payment whatever that means. Maybe it means every time he lets go of the chance of accepting a life, the 'stakes' become higher and he can't accept anything that's worse than the prevous one. In the end he gives all of it away and just wants to get some life he can feel the real one and his own.

My stupid brain still can't think of what the moths symbolise. Something that can freely travel from one world to another, can brighten your life and makes someone as accepting and tolerant as Akashi freak out? I hope they spell it out to me in the last episode.
Jan 24, 2012 6:49 PM

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the op makes sense now LOL

and the bearded guy that appeared

plus the bag with lots of money :)

I wonder how it will end :D
Jul 24, 2012 12:36 AM

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So now the worlds are starting to intertwine?
Aug 7, 2012 9:07 PM

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Even more things came together in this episode - I had wondered what seeing the bearded version of Watashi back in the 5th episode had meant and now I have my answer. The story of this series has been well put together and these explanations of the various little phenomena that we have seen are clever. I have high hopes for the conclusion.
Sep 21, 2012 7:16 AM

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This episode was really amazing! They managed to explain the true meaning of the title plus those strange moments from the previous episodes were mainly explained here.

I wonder how the series will end. So far it is simply amazing.
Nov 28, 2012 9:03 PM

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Mind blown.
Jul 6, 2013 4:28 PM

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Well this was pretty amazing, nice packed together and that ending sure made up some loose ends! Lets see what the last episode has to offer!
Jul 19, 2013 6:01 PM

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amazing stuff :D

so that's why in the OP it has endless Tatami no matter where you go? :P

tbh i kinda fell asleep in some of the parts, not because it was boring, but because i marathon this in the summer and it's fucking hot as hell it makes you dizzy.

you can't really marathon a series like this it seems.

i actually thought it was Akashi who gave Watashi the Castella cake, but it wouldn't make any sense anyways :

so that's how the other "Watashi" got the large sum of money from :P

and wow i didn't think that that "Johnny" appearing and cycling around is meant to be a representation of him masturbating to kill time!

it would be funny if the tatami rooms where created because of "Watashi" paying the fortune teller money everytime they met XD

also no mentioned of Akashi :(

i'm starting to think that he may not pull through in the last episode :(

and wow he really grew a beard over the months or years?

i actually don't mind the live action sequences, guess they wanted a more realistic setting to prove a point.

and wow last episode :(

i wonder what will be the finale? Ozu is just a imagination of Watashi? what about the missing white Mochiguman?

the scene where he saw himself in the Healthy Pill arc is basically was his last chance to escape the "Tatami Galaxy" and he blew it.

man what an amazing series!! finale should be interesting :)
Sep 22, 2013 10:31 PM

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Okay. I had some trouble finishing the episode, as I slept through the first part of it. It was me to blame, as I was under a warm comforter watching an anime series that mostly had dialogs and had a serene atmosphere around it.

I finally finished it after I got up from my bed and onto the chair in front of my computer, and here I am, having my mind fucked by this anime.

Sep 29, 2013 6:01 AM

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This was....BRILLIANT.

Shame that I found out each "hidden" detail 10 seconds before they revealed them. Wonderful.

By the way, one of those rooms actually had "rose-color".

I, from the beginning, thought that Ozu is actually a youkai along with master and the fortuneteller.
Dec 2, 2013 2:32 AM

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Easily one of the best episodes holy crap. Everything makes sense!
Powerful eyebrows.
Dec 13, 2013 8:24 AM

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Beautiful use of color in this episode
Mar 20, 2014 2:28 PM

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No fortune lady charge this time xD
Apr 30, 2014 10:42 AM

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I think that both Terayama and Kafka would like this ;)
Sep 11, 2014 7:26 PM

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Very emotional episode. Beautiful Culmination of the previous episodes into the now established Tatami Galaxy.

The NHK like solitude and despair really hit home with me. Definitely a worthy successor, and I've come to the conclusion a few episodes ago that this was with a certainty a 10/10 show. Even if the last episode was paint drying I still think the strength of the previous 10 episodes would merit the 10 rating.
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Nov 10, 2014 11:44 PM

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This episode made me kind of sad. Believe it or not I can kind of relate to the main character, and ive been in similar situations as him but I feel like I fail each time and waste my years. Anyways, enough of that shit.

This episode was great. So much was learned here, especially that there is a whole universe of tatami mat rooms.

Nov 19, 2014 12:49 PM

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Jan 11, 12:56 AM

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This episode is where everything clicked in place and I had a huge smile plastered on my face as it kept up the revelations. This is definitely a brilliant turn out and the title of the show is now more fitting than ever. The way that this episode connected everything else was well thought out and very satisfying, like a huge pay off from a hard day's work. I got a huge kick out of how they tied together Watashi's 100,000 yen collection to the backpack that he finds randomly placed in his room for that scrubber. Also when he tries to communicate with the Watashi that was neck deep in the pyramid scheme, that was hilarious. There's so many more examples and I might have to revisit a few of these episodes to take it all in later on.

On a thematic level, this episode has to be my favorite. I really like when Watashi mentions how each room has a color that gives it its own identity despite never obtaining the "rose colored raven haired maiden life" in any of them. It really adds onto what Higuchi said in the previous episode about how there really is no such thing and that life is what you make of the experiences before you.

It was also slightly depressing how much I could relate to Watashi's blight of having too much free time. That was like a giant kick in the nuts, reminding me of how uneventful life in my room was once upon a time.

And also just a huge LOL @ how they used Johnny for that sexual symbolism. With him on the wheel all exhausted, sadly that too was something I could touch base on.
Jan 24, 1:31 AM

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Holy fuck what revelation. So good man.
Feb 18, 1:01 PM

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This episode was incredible. It expands on the story, and does it in such an elegant way. Really impressive stuff.
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Mar 10, 4:31 AM

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Absolutely loved this episode. So many lose ends coming together.

Although I was missing all of the other characters :(

Definitely looking forward to the finale.
Mar 29, 12:48 AM

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Love this alternative universes.
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Mar 29, 12:53 AM

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The Watashi that uncovers these parallel dimensions is the only one that experiences the character development he wanted all along :c
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Apr 2, 7:30 AM

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I'm sure, i didn't even get half of this episode. But it seems like he only wanted his life to be rose-coloured, everything in perfection, not the slightest mistakes. But nothing like that exists and he probably realised this in this episode. He ruined everything himself.
Apr 2, 3:52 PM

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this legit just made me question how good every other anime ive ever seen is....... that answered almost every question i had in one episode in a way that actually made sense and followed the plotline up till now, and it also ties everything up, god... i need to see this finale now.... and theres so many possible theories you could come up with this and the amount of possible symbolism and everything..... wow....
Apr 16, 10:35 AM

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This episode was my favorite so far. Everything looked gorgeous, too (:
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Apr 26, 5:05 AM

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Twee said:
the op makes sense now LOL

and the bearded guy that appeared

plus the bag with lots of money :)

I wonder how it will end :D
May 5, 2:21 AM

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Damn....such a great usage of the parallel universes. Such a brilliant episode all around, dat beard on him though.
May 11, 3:40 PM

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Another amazing episode, the op makes sense now as well.
Jun 13, 6:01 AM

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Fucking nice, like really.
Jul 2, 10:32 AM

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Wow, this episode was veryyyy deep
I think that it was trying to show his inner loneliness and what life would have been like for him if he rejected everyone and only kept to himself, like a hikikomori. The constant cake eating which was meant for two people, by himself, he was trying to fill the void of having nobody else around him. This was another one of the alternate realities where he doesn't go out and meet people and make friends.
Jul 30, 2:18 AM

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the 9 separated episode before, combined together in this episode, and many mystery in the episode before, have been revealed and become make a sense now.

Great anime so far, and I'll be watching the final episode. ^_^
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