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Tsuritama


Alternative Titles

English: Tsuritama
Synonyms: Fishing Ball
Japanese: つり球

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 35,725 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #623
Members: 87,360
Favorites: 1,747
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Ranked #770Popularity #623Members 87,360
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Yuki Sanada is a socially awkward young man who lives with his grandmother. Due to her job, they must move around a lot. This means Yuki has difficulty forming lasting relationships with his peers, or relationships at all, for that matter. His fear of social interaction is so great that when asked to make a greeting or parting speech in his classes, Yuki often freezes. As if drowning, he blacks out from the present, only able to focus on his certain ridicule. However, Yuki's life changes forever when he moves to Enoshima and meets an odd boy named Haru—who claims to be an alien.

Haru wields a questionable water gun and fish bowl, and has a tendency to speak with the beta fish inside it. He immediately latches onto Yuki as a friend, completely disregarding any complaints Yuki might have about this. Haru is like a force of nature, unheeding of other people's resistance to his antics. Together, Haru and Yuki also snowball a fellow classmate and fisherman named Natsuki Usami into Haru’s schemes. What out-of-this-world adventures lie ahead for this unique bunch? Find out in Tsuritama!

Background

Pre-airing event on April 7, 2012. The anime officially aired on April 13, 2012.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Haru
Haru
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Sanada, Yuki
Sanada, Yuki
Main
Osaka, Ryota
Japanese
Osaka, Ryota
Yamada, Akira Agarkar
Yamada, Akira Agarkar
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Usami, Natsuki
Usami, Natsuki
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki

Staff

Kimura, Makoto
Kimura, Makoto
Producer
Nakamura, Kenji
Nakamura, Kenji
Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Tsurezure Monochrome (徒然モノクローム)" by Fujifabric

Edit Ending Theme

"Sora mo Toberu Hazu (空も飛べるはず)" by Sayonara Ponytail



More reviewsReviews

Meg-nyan
Jun 21, 2012
Ahh... Tsuritama. I didn't watch this show until the fifth episode came out so byt ehn I was practically bombarded with praise and gifs of the show showing off how amazing it was. So I decided to give it a try.

The beginning of the story made me feel so confused. All I understood was that there was a red haired awkward boy who was constantly followed around by an annoying white-haired self-proclaimed alien with a talking fish. However, as time passed on and more episodes were watched, everything became clear and the plot revealed itself. However, Tsuritama is so much more than that. It's read more
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piercing-heavens
Jun 15, 2012
The first thing that caught my eye was the superb art and colors. After watching the first episode, I was hooked (haha)
The entire show is amazingly amusing. It's the king that brings out the kindness and warmth to all of the viewers, the characters are astounding and unique, and the plot is original and and entertaining. I don't believe I have ever came across a better lighthearted comedy than this show, and the funny thing is, my favorite genre of anime is usually horror or action!

There is one more episode left, and I am on the edge of my seat right now waiting read more
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Astar
May 13, 2015
Tsuritama is a show that will exceed your expectations. It will lure you in hook, line, and sinker, and make you question how an anime about fishing could ever be quite so enjoyable.

The story is set in the quaint town of Enoshima. There, the show’s protagonists—Yuki, Haru, Natsuki, Akira, and Tapioca (*quack quack*)—all come together to share in a singular pastime: fishing.

It is through the characters’ forced participation to undertake in this hobby that we are able to truly understand each and every one of their personal anxieties and motivations. We are imbued with a real sense of fulfilment, as through their fishing we are read more
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theshinyone
Jan 14, 2015
The main theme behind Tsuritama is a very simple one, and one which is very common in media - the power of friendship. Of course, as this isn't a silly battle shounen, it is much more than a simple excuse to randomly power up a character to beat the big bad evil, but rather, is a simple and heartwarming tale of how a mysterious alien boy manages to break the barriers of a few boys, helping them form bonds that would last a lifetime, helping them to grow beyond who they are.

Beyond its excellent slice of life portion, the show also features a very bizarre read more
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