Tamako Market

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Alternative Titles

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: 7.401 (scored by 176229176,229 users)
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Ranked: #22792
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Popularity: #539
Members: 429,190
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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?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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 12, 2022
Just some of my impressions of Tamako Market (mostly the show, but I do know how the movie ends so that might factor into my commentary here) **Some spoilers!**

I started Tamako Market initially because it was KyoAni and had the same character designs as K-On!, so I figured it was sure to be cute at least. And right away, something about it pulled me in. It reminded me, in a strange way, of the Soviet-era cartoons my mother showed me when I was little: a talking bird from a southern island, a plot with a prince seeking out a princess…even though everything surrounding Tamako Market, ...
Sep 10, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Episode: 12 (About 20 minutes each)

Plot: C *The show follows a ditsy young girl named Tamako Kitashirakawa who is the daughter of the mochi shop Tama-ya's owner. She is very passionate about her work and is part of a close-knit community in a small shopping plaza in Japan. Things get a bit exciting when a flamboyant talking bird named Dera Mochimazzi shows up explaining that he is there looking for a bride for the prince he serves in a distant land. The show mainly follows what Tamako is up to in school with her friends and the goofy events the little shopping community performs for ...
Dec 24, 2022
Tamako Market begins very rough, with all of the first half, and a little bit more, being bad and unenjoyable, and by the end does manage to evolve into being somewhat enjoyable, functionally becoming a subpar K-ON - it fails to really meet any reason for existence, when everything makes it so painfully clear that it tries to do what K-ON! does, and fails at it.

Primarily, the show introduces things that it fails to properly utilise, which is the main cause of its failing. The main trio of girls - Tamako, Kanna, and Midori - have some immediate chemistry and charm together, but are rarely ...

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