Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei Specials

The Tatami Galaxy Specials

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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 Specials
French: The Tatami Galaxy: 3 Mini Épisodes Spéciaux
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Type: Special
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 20, 2010 to Nov 26, 2010
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Duration: 6 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.321 (scored by 1271712,717 users)
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Ranked: #77712
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Popularity: #4223
Members: 27,851
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A college student and his friends—Seitarou Higuchi, Akashi, Ozu, and Ryouko Hanuki—share various stories about a submarine that can travel through land, each one trying to outdo the others in terms of creativity. Ranging from a journey to stop the melting of the ice caps, to a quest to stop perverts from spying on girls, and to a fishing trip, no topic is off-limits.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hanuki, Ryouko

Kaida, Yuuko

Jougasaki, Masaki

Suwabe, Junichi


Noto, Mamiko


Satou, Setsuji


Yuasa, Masaaki
Morimi, Tomihiko
Original Creator
Oshima, Michiru
Ueda, Makoto
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Sep 11, 2018
Reviews so far are strange, how could one like the original but shorts that are like a microcosm not? They're simply extras, does one expect a retelling of the original in the length of one episode? How also does it not seem like they simply were trying to be comedic like the original too?

They're just an addendum to a unique series, but that doesn't take away from being their own thing; third short may have been the better one but that doesn't mean they weren't all like a mini-TG (mostly the comedy).

How can anyone say this is 'nonsense' when that is the point of ...
Jan 3, 2012
Mixed Feelings
I love the Tatami Galaxy; it is a unique absurdist work based on college campus life with the visuals of Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei and reminds me of a great Natsume Soseki's work called Sanshiro. If you enjoy unconventional and artsy works, I advise you to check it out.

And now, I begin my actual review of the specials by saying one word:


I am not entirely sure what to expect from the specials in the first place. The show concludes well and there is no need to dive into the relationship dynamics of the male and female lead; it is even more surprising for the studio ...
Sep 13, 2013
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei is one of the best anime series I have ever seen, thanks to its combination of a realistic story (for the most part), its original art and all the ideas it was trying to transmit. However, to my disappointment, the specials included with the DVD version were nothing like the 'main' series.

These 3 shorts episodes follow the main characters from the show telling some weird fantastic stories that feature themselves doing crazy stuff to solve an even crazier problem. It goes without saying that the stories they tell are neither realistic nor have anything to do with the plot of the ...

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