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Tamako Love Story

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tamako Market Movie
Japanese: たまこラブストーリー


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 26, 2014
Producers: Pony Canyon, TBS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.141 (scored by 40,338 users)
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Ranked: #3822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #769
Members: 83,895
Favorites: 687
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As she edges toward the end of her high school life, the energetic but generally clueless third-year Tamako Kitashirakawa has only one major concern: pulling off a stunning baton performance at the Usagiyama Marching Festival. But all too soon, she is confronted by the reality that all her friends have big plans for their futures; she, on the other hand, just operates with the moderate goal of continuing to work at her family's restaurant.

Under the same brilliant sky, Mochizou Ooji intends to study at a university in Tokyo, leaving behind his family, friends, and most importantly, his first and only love Tamako. Unfortunately, the shy admirer cannot bring himself to declare his love, and Tamako is yet unaware that she is the source of such anguish. With time quickly running out, Mochizou must confess his feelings to Tamako soon, or his dream of romance will never be fulfilled.

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Winner of the 2014 Japan Media Arts Festival Encouragement Prize/New Face Award.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kitashirakawa, Tamako
Kitashirakawa, Tamako
Suzaki, Aya
Suzaki, Aya
Ooji, Mochizou
Ooji, Mochizou
Tamaru, Atsushi
Tamaru, Atsushi
Makino, Kanna
Makino, Kanna
Nagatsuma, Juri
Nagatsuma, Juri
Asagiri, Shiori
Asagiri, Shiori
Yamashita, Yurie
Yamashita, Yurie


Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Senami, Riri
Senami, Riri
Yamada, Naoko
Yamada, Naoko
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director

Edit Opening Theme

"Koi no Uta (恋の歌)" by Mamedai Kitashirakawa (Keiji Fujiwara)

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#1: "Principle (プリンシプル)" by Aya Suzaki
#2: "Koi no Uta (恋の歌)" by Tamako Kitashirakawa (Aya Suzaki)

More reviewsReviews

Apr 28, 2014
GohanwaOkazu (All reviews)
I saw it. It was a small, nice, pleasant, sweet, and touching film.

And it's Anko-chan Pero Pero throughout - cute girls doing cute things.
As anticipated, Kyoto Animation delivers when it comes to simple human drama of teens' friendship and maturing - and Director Naoko Yamada now successfully adds a guy (!), as well as families, and some good people in the neighborhood (although this mix probably didn't come out too well in the TV series). Yamada proves herself again as a director capable of delicate handling of emotions; by depicting a girl sitting alone in a classroom on a table in silence, the Director lets read more
Oct 21, 2014
roaps (All reviews)
Do you ever get that choked, somehow disappointed feeling when you finish a great show or movie? A void that lingers in your mind, trying to piece together everything you just watched? Perhaps you lean back in your chair, comfortable and content at a good ending, ready to move on to the next one. Or, like me, you curl up in your bed or floor, both incredibly happy but sad at the same time, thoughts racing through the mind. For many, this feeling is a prevalent and very real emotion, but one that is strangely awkward to place a label on. We can't quite stick read more
Apr 7, 2015
Masheeron (All reviews)
I feel like I have to make a review for this. And this will also be my first one.

Tamako love story is just like a mainstream romance/slice of life anime at first glance. I enjoyed watching it, but there's something that made me love this more than any other romance/slice of life anime, its realistic and simple story.

Story - 10

This is suppose to be the sequel of tamako market and the development of both male and female protagonists. But I can say that this sequel doesn't need a prequel, it can stand alone by itself. The story is so simple yet you feel the enjoyment read more
Nov 8, 2014
Sorainnosia (All reviews)
Sometimes you don't need a romance filled with actions everywhere, and also, sometimes you don't need a serious dramatic romance. You just need a simple, but profound love to found the perfect beauty of romance.

The main idea is so simple, it's about love that appears and blooms between teenagers, a various film that used this plot pattern suffer failure in their ranks, but Tamako Love Story able to bring all of its potentials to the big screen in one piece. We have to notes, that it's prequel (or should i say Tamako Market) is a blank comedy series, filled with fat bird with no read more


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