Tamako Love Story

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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: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 180846180,846 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #599
Members: 393,633
Favorites: 2,270

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As the seasons pass by, the end of Mochizou Ooji's third and final school year quickly approaches. He aims to study at a university in Tokyo, but at the cost of leaving behind his loved ones—including his beloved childhood crush, Tamako Kitashirakawa. Having no such plans for the future, Tamako will merely remain in town to work at her family's humble mochi shop.

As the time for Mochizou's departure draws closer, the reserved young man must gather up the courage to confess his feelings to Tamako before it is too late—lest his love go unnoticed forever.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

Characters & Voice Actors


Takanashi, Mai
Assistant Producer
Yamada, Naoko
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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


Oct 21, 2014
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 ...
Oct 28, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Before you're losing your head about my overall score, I'm using 5 as a middle ground. Means, everything above 5 can be considered as 'good', Okay? Got it? Lets get to it:

Tamako Love Story, I heard it several times before it even premiered. And even read a 'translated' interview with Yamada (the director) about what could we expect in this new movie. Basically, she said that this is still about 'everybody loves somebody' as a central theme. And now, we're focusing more on Tamako and that she loves somebody.

Well..., yes it is. Except that it didn't really fulfill (my) expectation. So, before you're expecting anything ...
Dec 28, 2016
Well, congratz for being the most uninspired anime iv seen to date!

I have not watched the TV-series beforehand but if this is supposed to be that climatic finale to conclude the show, then wow, what torture the main show must have been. It takes this movie about 9 years to get going and then another 7 years to finish and once over, it has accomplished what should've taken about 20 minutes. This movie is more or less the epitome of what I hate about this genre; 'romances' without an actual relationship.

The art is fine but I have gotten quite tired of this overly cute anime ...

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Can i watch it without watching tamako market?
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