Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei Specials

The Tatami Galaxy Specials

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English: The Tatami Galaxy Specials
Synonyms: Yojo-Han Shinwa Taikei, Yojou-Han Shinwa Taikei, Yojohan Shinwa Taikei
Japanese: 四畳半神話大系


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
Genres: ComedyComedy
Duration: 7 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.311 (scored by 97809,780 users)
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Ranked: #69562
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Popularity: #3779
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Watashi, 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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Hanuki, Ryouko

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Yuasa, Masaaki


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Jan 3, 2012
Yukariki (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 13, 2013
destinyunknown (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 11, 2018
Seyfert (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 22, 2018
Century_Orion (All reviews)
The original anime was pretty interesting for me to watch, as it seemed pretty unique to other anime from the art styles and dementia-like scenes, but this special had a pretty mediocre story for me to watch.

A story of someone narrating a dream that didn't make much sense isn't a story that I and many viewers would be interested in watching, according to what I've seen and the ratings as well. A rather dull story to watch for a special.

The art was alright. It was the same as the TV series, which was neither really well made or not made well.

The voices read more

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