Etotama

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Eto Tamashii
Japanese: えとたま(干支魂)
English: Etotama
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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
Theme: Gag HumorGag Humor
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.791 (scored by 2853528,535 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #51832
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2419
Members: 80,765
Favorites: 138

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Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors

Nyaa-tan

Main
Murakawa, Rie
Japanese

Uri-tan

Main
Hanamori, Yumiri
Japanese

Amato, Takeru

Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese

Moo-tan

Supporting
Matsui, Eriko
Japanese

Piyo-tan

Supporting
Sasaki, Mikoi
Japanese

Mei-tan

Supporting
Fuchigami, Mai
Japanese

Chuu-tan

Supporting
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese

Shaa-tan

Supporting
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese

Inu-tan

Supporting
Honda, Mariko
Japanese

Dora-tan

Supporting
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese

Staff

Kinoshita, Tetsuya
Producer
Oizaki, Fumitoshi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hirakawa, Takamitsu
Director
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director, Assistant Director


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Opening Theme

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

1: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan) (eps 1)
2: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan) (eps 2)
3: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan) (eps 3)
4: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan) (eps 4)
5: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan)  (eps 5)
6: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan)  (eps 6)
7: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan) (eps 7)
8: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan, Uma-tan)  (eps 8)
9: "blue moment" by Sol=Lull BOB (Nyaa-tan, Moo-tan, Uri-tan, Usa-tan, Mei-tan, Shima-tan, Shaa-tan, Uma-tan, Piyo-tan) (eps 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) (eps 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) (eps 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) (eps 12)

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Reviews

Nov 22, 2016
What's your zodiac sign? This is basically what this show tackles. Etotama portrayed Chinese zodiacs as anthropomorphised beings and did it without losing the essence of their origin. If that weren't enough, it even included historical background to make it seem like it actually did happen.

The story was pretty funny the first few episodes, the everything gets serious on the following ones. Despite that, the show still retained its humor of breaking the fourth wall and, yes, slapstick humor. And very few shows can provide dramatic scenes while remaining a comedy.

Characters pretty much the personality of their corresponding signs. If you read the traits of ...
Nov 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Etotama has many unique qualities. The chibi-style 3D fights are genuinely impressive, and the CG and traditionally animated scenes are both fantastic. Paired with a really good OP/ED, and some decently funny meta comedic bits, creates a decent package that won't blow anyone away. However, my mixed feelings come from its laser focus on one or two characters, while neglecting its wonderful cast.

The main characters are decently explored, with enough exposition to drive some motivation to watch from episode to episode. As the theme suggests, this is very much a gag/comedy focused anime. It is incredibly light hearted with no real stakes. There is some ...
Apr 27, 2018
Another anime without a plan. Basically its selling point are cute characters.

Writter run out of weak jokes, even while whole anime is basically cute girls run around saying random words acting stupid. Anyway anime turns to be a drama as usual for animes without any real story.

So drawing is okey, characters are boring stereotupes. Its is kind of like a harem anime, just not all the girls love protogonist, some seems to be there just as fanservice. Then there are those 3d scenes that look interesting but getting boring soon. I dont recomend watching this unles you like Lucky Star show.




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