Tamako Market

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Japanese: たまこまーけっと
English: Tamako Market
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2013 to Mar 28, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: IyashikeiIyashikei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.391 (scored by 167075167,075 users)
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Ranked: #20962
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Popularity: #520
Members: 406,937
Favorites: 1,532

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Inside the Usagiyama Shopping District lies an eccentric but close-knit community of business owners. Tamako Kitashirakawa, a clumsy though adorable teenage girl, belongs to a family of mochi bakers who own a quaint shop called Tama-ya. One day, Tamako stumbles upon a talking bird that presents himself as royalty from a distant land. Dera Mochimazzi, as he calls himself, states that he’s seeking a bride for his country’s prince. Intent on his mission, Dera follows Tamako home and develops an addiction to mochi, becoming painfully overweight and subsequently unable to fly back to his homeland; thus, he takes up residence with Tamako's family and becomes the community’s beloved mascot.

Meanwhile, Tamako's friend, Mochizou Ooji, continues to hide his true feelings for her. Their fathers are fierce mochi rivals, but will it be enough to drive a wedge between Tamako and Mochizou? And just what will happen to Dera's task of finding his prince’s destined bride?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamada, Naoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Dramatic Market Ride (ドラマチックマーケットライド)" by Tamako Kitashirakawa (Aya Suzaki)

Ending Theme

1: "Neguse (ねぐせ)" by Tamako Kitashirakawa (Aya Suzaki) (eps 1-8, 10-12)
2: "Koi no Uta (恋の歌)" by Dynamite Beams (ダイナマイトビーンズ) (eps 9)

Apr 6, 2013
Mixed Feelings
There's something about anime which allows us to derive entertainment from the mundane events of an ordinary person. Coincidentally, ordinary is the best way to describe Tamako Market.

Starring the young lady Tamako and a flamboyant talking bird, Tamako Market is yet another anime that attempts to cash in on the slice of life phenomenon. It is not an anime that prospers through the strength of its plot, setting, or themes, but instead subsists through the cuteness of its characters. Should we criticize an anime for not going beyond that? Maybe not. But there is certainly a problem when such a simple anime still falls ...
Jan 30, 2013
(NOTE: This review is written for general anime fans and assumes no familiarity with other series. If you dislike moe, I still think this series is worth watching, for reasons I will discuss below. After episode 5, I decided to bump up the rating to an 8.)

Kyoto Animation is very well known for their cute character designs and on the whole, Tamako Market seems like it was a consummate effort on their part. It's not new and it's not original, but it seems like it was created very easily and with great refinement and polish.

So what is this series about? Not a lot, if ...
Mar 27, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Do you like MOE? Are you a fan of Kyoto Animation's other works? Do you enjoy watching cute girls doing cute things? Do you like a talking bird running his narcissistic mouth 24/7 about his superiority and the world around him? Well, if any of those registers a response of “yes”, then this series might be somewhat of an interest for you.

Tamako Market is a new original series from Kyoto Animation. The series is directed by Naoko Yamada with the studio known for their other works such as Clannad, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Hyouka, and K-On! The series is a standalone title with no ...

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