Tamako Love Story

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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: 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 176929176,929 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #593
Members: 384,950
Favorites: 2,233

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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.

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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)


Jan 22, 2023
Okay I'll keep it short.
This anime objectively does not deserve to rated what I've rated it. It's pacing is slightly off, the art isn't as refined, some of the side characters are not well developed here or in Tamako market, the soundtrack isn't the most inspiring thing, the main character suffers from dense brain syndrome, among so many other problems...

Nov 14, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Oh, this is a really cute anime.
When I saw the trailers, edits and images I really thought that Tamako would be the cute introverted girl and Mochizo would be the popular boy who plays basketball, but I thought it was cool to see that it was very different from my expectation. And I have to say that I found Mochizo very sweet.
And about the story itself, I must say that, taking away the stereotypes of the characters I had created in my head, the story doesn't go far from the standard I thought it would be, it's a very cute anime, but, I think ...
Apr 8, 2020
== Review in Spanish and English. I believe I didn't write any spoilers ==

-- English --

So, I usually don't write reviews (this is my 1st actually) but I can't stand seeing all this 8-10 scores which lead this movie into such high score (8), leading me to waste time on it. I literally didn't have any expectations on this cause I only wanted to watch a nice movie like 'Hotarubi no Mori he' cause I felt like trying something new but good. I also didn't watch its precuel 'Tamako Market'. Taking my context into account, I'll start this review.

The movie itself bored me to death ...

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Poll: Tamako Love Story Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
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Can i watch it without watching tamako market?
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2021! Tamako after story?
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tamako love story ending
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