Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

The Tatami Galaxy

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Synonyms: Yojo-Han Shinwa Taikei, Yojou-Han Shinwa Taikei, Yojohan Shinwa Taikei
Japanese: 四畳半神話大系
English: The Tatami Galaxy
German: Tatami Galaxy
Spanish: The Tatami Galaxy
French: The Tatami Galaxy
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 23, 2010 to Jul 2, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, PsychologicalPsychological, Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.561 (scored by 144947144,947 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #503
Members: 449,920
Favorites: 18,237

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One autumn evening at a mysterious ramen stand behind the Shimogamo Shrine, a lonely third-year college student bumps into a man with an eggplant-shaped head who calls himself a god of matrimony. Meeting this man causes the student to reflect upon his past two years at college—two years bitterly spent trying to break up couples on campus with his only friend Ozu, a ghoulish-looking man seemingly set on making his life as miserable as possible. Resolving to make the most out of the rest of his college life, the student attempts to ask out the unsociable but kind-hearted underclassman Akashi, yet fails to follow through, prompting him to regret not living out his college life differently. As soon as this thought passes through his head, however, he is hurtled through time and space to the beginning of his years at college and given another chance to live his life.

Surreal, artistic, and mind-bending, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei chronicles the misadventures of a young man on a journey to make friends, find love, and experience the rose-colored campus life he always dreamed of.

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Based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi, published in December 2004.

Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei won the grand prize for the animation category in the Japan Media Arts Festival on December 8, 2010.

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Fortune Teller

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Satou, Setsuji


Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Natsume, Shingo
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Choi, Eun-Young
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat (迷子犬と雨のビート)" by Scenarioart (eps 1-)
1: "Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat (迷子犬と雨のビート)" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 1-10)
2: "Kamisama no Iutoori (神様のいうとおり)" by Juuji Ishiwatari & Yoshinori Sunahara + Etsuko Yakushimaru (eps 11)

Ending Theme

"Lovemageddon (ラブマゲドン)" by Scenarioart
1: "Kamisama no Iutoori (神様のいうとおり)" by Juuji Ishiwatari & Yoshinori Sunahara + Etsuko Yakushimaru (eps 1-10)
2: "Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat (迷子犬と雨のビート)" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 11)


Jul 21, 2014
~Multilingual review, English & Español: The Tatami Galaxy~.

Life wouldn't be less than a simple and plain matter of choices, wherever our life is right now is due to the choices we've made in the past, we're doing and we'll probably make in the future, considering everything said "Life" would just be an abbreviation of the sum of choices we've made up until now.


Have you ever thought about them?, the choices you've made I mean, I’m pretty sure everyone have dedicated, at least a little moment of their time, to muse about the choices we've made so far in our lives, important or mundane ...
May 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei is one of those rare anime that doesn't conform to the norm in terms of storytelling and art direction, something that's quite refreshing. This coming of age anime is packed with beautiful art and animations, great use of symbolism, and poetic dialogue.

Its unique story structure helps make every episode act like a stand-alone episode, while also being a puzzle that leads up to a very satisfying conclusion by the final episode. It's an interesting way to tell a story, although it can get very repetitive and predictable.

On the other hand, I find the plot to be quite dull, and the presentation/direction ...
Sep 6, 2018
I watched Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei back in 2011. I was a noob and thought it was a masterpiece and the best thing ever. Recently, I rewatched it and came to realize that it was just the wannabe-elitist in me thinking this show is any good. It's basically the same as Sword Art Online, just the other end of the same shit-stick.

The story of this series is identical to Endless Eight from Suzumiya Haruhi S02. Only this time it is apparently meaningful and deep and provokes some thoughts in people. All I see is yet another teenage drama aimed for people who are lost in ...

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