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English: Etotama
Synonyms: Eto Tamashii
Japanese: えとたま(干支魂)


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2015 to Jun 25, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.831 (scored by 2366023,660 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #43542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1889
Members: 71,979
Favorites: 126
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Every 60 years, the heavens conduct a sacred ritual called ETM12. This custom involves selecting worthy Eto-musume—celestial beings representing different animals—to become one of the members of the Chinese zodiac, or Eto-shin. However, since the first ETM12 two thousand years ago, the original batch of Eto-shin reigns with no one being able to replace them.

Nyaa-tan is a cat Eto-musume who aspires to become a member of the zodiac in the ongoing ETM12. Fulfilling her ambition requires her to secure 12 seals, one for each Eto-shin. To that end, she must win various types of battles using Sol/Lull—divine energy created by people's positive emotions. This task is not easy however, as her powers as an Eto-musume are far below the abilities of a single Eto-shin. As such, she needs a constant source of energy.

But in a chance encounter, Nyaa-tan meets Takeru Amato, a man who has just transferred to the apartment where she is secretly staying. To Nyaa-tan's delight, Takeru discovers that he gives out high quality Sol/Lull—something that sets him apart from most people. With this, the story of Takeru and Nyaa-tan begins. As Takeru supports Nyaa-tan in her dreams, he meets the Eto-shin and begins to uncover a mysterious past.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Murakawa, Rie


Hanamori, Yumiri

Amato, Takeru

Shimono, Hiro


Matsui, Eriko


Sasaki, Mikoi


Ohara, Sayaka


Nabatame, Hitomi


Fuchigami, Mai


Honda, Mariko


Uchida, Maaya


Oizaki, Fumitoshi
Director, Sound Director
Hirakawa, Takamitsu
Iwata, Kazuya
Episode Director
Mieno, Hitomi
Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Series Composition


Opening Theme

"Retry☆Rendezvous (リトライ☆ランデヴー)" by Nyaa-tan (Rie Murakawa)

Ending Theme

#01: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan) (ep 1)
#02: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan) (ep 2)
#03: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan) (ep 3)
#04: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan) (ep 4)
#05: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan) (ep 5)
#06: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan) (ep 6)
#07: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan) (ep 7)
#08: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan, Uma-tan) (ep 8)
#09: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan, Uma-tan, Piyo-tan) (ep 9)
#10: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan, Uma-tan, Piyo-tan, Kii-tan, Inu-tan) (ep 10)
#11: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan, Uma-tan, Piyo-tan, Kii-tan, Inu-tan, Dora-tan) (ep 11)
#12: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan, Uma-tan, Piyo-tan, Kii-tan, Inu-tan, Dora-tan, Chuu-tan) (ep 12)

Jul 29, 2015
summerlights (All reviews)
Etotama is fun, then its gets cool and it left me speechless of how good it is.

The only reason i'm placing such a high rating on what looks like some
shallow fanservice like anime is that... for me - its not like that at all.

Most people complicate things on how anime must have "this or that" level of animation, sound, blah blah blah for it to be good.

My only basis is solely
"did this anime teach me something important and did it well?"

For me, Etotama delivered - it taught me how to have fun.

Story wise, its simple and easy to comprehend,
I actually appreciate how the read more
Jun 26, 2015
PyraXadon (All reviews)
Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. The Chinese Zodiac is a figure that has long since been used to identify one's characteristics and personalities, since there's a saying that people are like a certain way on account of their perspective zodiac animal. So, with an anime about this particular zodiac that is NOT Fruits Baskets, what are we to expect with Etotama?

Story (6.34/10): Etotama's story is based around the life of one particular individual named Amato Takeru, a high school student who moves into a rather large house by himself in Akiba. There, he notices a read more
Jun 28, 2015
henkuku (All reviews)
Just over 3 months ago when I was searching for new titles to watch, I chanced upon this one and went like "What in the world is this?" 12 weeks on, I am a pretty satisfied viewer of this relatively unique series, because I'm quite confident that we will never see anything like it again.

[STORY: 9/10]

Without much hesitation, I'm easily giving this a high score. The very instant I knew it was about members of the Chinese Zodiac battling out with one another in cute chibi forms, the decision was made. Because I am absolutely fascinated with this idea. Coming from a Chinese background, read more
Jun 26, 2015
SkyNoHoshi (All reviews)
Since when is the last time you watched an anime that is so much wacky and nuts that you pretty much gave up your soul to Satan? Well, if you have not seen this anime yet, you are going to miss the experience of getting sucked into Satan’s chamber. At the same time, no spoilers in this review.

So, Etotama popped up this season. I did not know what to expect when I first heard about it, since I came to put in on my watchlist because of the voice actresses involved. But upon watching the first episode, I just find out how insane it is. read more

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