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12 of 12 episodes seen
I am a real sucker for interesting art styles, I really couldn't help but appreciate that in Tsuritama. The vibrant colors really made this anime pop, and it really suited a lot of the characters. Towards the end of the series a lot of that color was brought down to fit the climax, what little color was left really gave it a surreal sort of tone, fitting for an alien.
The music was great through out the series, though I did wish they would have changed the eyecatch a little at times. Hearing its happy tone interrupting some of the more serious moment was a bit unsettling, luckily the series remained happy go lucky most of the time, so this problem didn't occur too much.
In all honestly, I had some trouble getting used to Haru at the beginning, but I eventually warmed up to is absurd personality. As the story went on, Haru along with the rest of the cast became easier to sympathize with or just generally like. Whether it is the father who is trying to fix the strained relationship with his son, or the hilarious antic of the love struck small time ship captain. More notably our MC Yuki, a severely socially awkward young man, who is changed by a couple of strange new acquaintances, brought together by fishing. We get a few really great character breakthroughs in the series that is just handled very well.
I'm not one who easily enjoys everything they watch, but I really enjoyed this series. I enjoyed it for its modesty, something I don't see as often in anime, something that was very apparent in this series (unless you misread friendships for something else). The bond shared by close friends, and their obstacles they overcome together, something simple in a complex setting, something that just work.
Overall this series although not the greatest anime ever. A colorful story, wonderfully designed/likable characters, odd setting and an equally odd plot. Tsuritama is a great watch, and a solid 8 from me.