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Synonyms: Moyasimon, Tales of Agriculture
Japanese: もやしもん


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2007 to Dec 21, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.551 (scored by 2905429,054 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2535
Members: 73,666
Favorites: 262

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One could say that freshman college student Tadayasu Sawaki has a wide range of vision. He has a peculiar ability that allows him to see microorganisms with the naked eye. Sawaki can see all sorts of microbes, from the fungi that cause athlete's foot to the yeast used to make alcohol, with him perceiving his little friends as cute chibi creatures. Attending an agricultural university, his talent piques the interest of numerous professors, including Professor Itsuki, who specializes in fermentation.

Sawaki starts school indifferent toward his ability, choosing an agricultural school in Tokyo. However, with the help of the eccentric community around him, he slowly learns to appreciate these visible microbes and his talent. The whimsical cast of professors and classmates attending the university almost makes Sawaki seem normal despite his ability.

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"Curriculum (カリキュラム)" by Sarasa Ifu

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"Rocket" by POLYSICS

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Sep 4, 2021
Another great anime to relax to. While the premise is almost forgotten about for half the show, the mellow slice-of-life tone and the characters' chemistry was more than enough to keep me invested. I love fermented foods too, so this anime was a rare but wonderful surprise for me.

What I didn't expect was the sudden, but eventually welcome change of tone in the last two episodes. The agony and struggle to find one's place in the world can be intense and seemingly endless at times, but the anime ends on a very positive and optimistic note.

The colours and animation were solid too, something you wouldn't ...
Jun 6, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Moyashimon is an anime which starts out strong, with the makings of something really special, but seriously loses the thread, spending its last few episodes burning whatever narrative pacing or coherent characterization it had, all in service of a weird, anticlimactic ending that leaves the viewer confused and generally unsatisfied. As such, it is, in a word, disappointing. Analyzing the story, let's begin with the positives- the first 8 episodes are funny, educational, and atmospheric in that peculiar way only anime from the mid-2000s can be. It takes its admittedly bizarre concept and forges something unique with it, making you feel intrigued by the nature ...
Mar 30, 2009
"A potential that has been wasted"

That is how I should sum up Moyashimon. It has a good grip on comedy but there's not enough of it going through the whole 11 episodes. There's some educational elements injected here and there but the lessons didn't attract my interest both in whatever they're teaching and the story itself. What did interest me is it's difference in whatever was being subbed at the time. Let's see, it's called "Tales of Agriculture". Yes. It sounded boring but it did pique my interest.

The simplicity in both art and sound works for the anime for some odd reason. Almost everyone can ...

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