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Apr 19, 2016 6:37 PM

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heartwarming until the last time. :(
Fuu go to Tokyo and live with Shiomi. Her last moment with her father's roller well executed. Just don't expected Natsume gave her Nixon. Nice.

and the graduation, eugh, this is why I hate this event, my eyes can't hold tears. :( :(


overall, nice four movies with each main characters focused. how they angst and hesitated to decide the future, to afraid the change and their determination until the end.
Modified by megmica, May 18, 2016 7:03 AM
May 17, 2016 10:13 PM

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alyya said:

Fuu go to Tokyo and live with Shiomi. Her last moment with her father's roller well executed. Just don't expected Natsume gave her Nixon. Nice.

So do Fuu and Shiomi become a couple?? Dying to see this with subs!!!!
May 18, 2016 7:02 AM

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scruffykiwi said:
alyya said:

Fuu go to Tokyo and live with Shiomi. Her last moment with her father's roller well executed. Just don't expected Natsume gave her Nixon. Nice.

So do Fuu and Shiomi become a couple?? Dying to see this with subs!!!!
yeah, shiomi also said she bought the apartment because she expected fuu will live with her, or something like that, even though Fuu at that time still can't decide if she want to go tokyo or not. :D
May 25, 2016 6:08 AM

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Camera fixed for now, but cannot afford to break again. Now everyone's interested in her camera.

Main girl decided to go toward Photography. "Healing Photographer", that's so suitable. Spending last of the life there. There's no missing to that lady's mountain climbing for new year. Brief time in Tokyo for entrance exam. The photographer wanting her as her roommate. Her friend in Tokyo's crying accompanied her.

Camera broken again... so that time to let it go has come, but fortunately it just happened that the father's acquaintance delivered a new camera for her. First photo for the new camera is a photo of everyone while learning how to use it.

Parents talk about how the father is the one who beared her selfishness before graduation. Showing everyone's new life.

IN: "Sotsugyou Shashin (卒業写真)" by Maaya Sakamoto
ED: "Korekara (これから)" by Maaya Sakamoto
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Jun 4, 2016 7:05 AM
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10/10 worth watching T^T I want to embrace Fuu the whole time <3
Jun 4, 2016 10:10 PM

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Izumi_Yuki said:
10/10 worth watching T^T I want to embrace Fuu the whole time <3

How did you watch it? Bought the BD?
Jun 5, 2016 5:46 AM
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HecticLeo said:
Izumi_Yuki said:
10/10 worth watching T^T I want to embrace Fuu the whole time <3

How did you watch it? Bought the BD?

I watched in raw from
Jun 22, 2016 9:00 AM

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The wait was worth it, it was beautiful, so many feels.
I was kinda nervous about how they'd end this but this was perfect, sad but still so full hope, it felt very real.
One of my favorite franchises.
Jun 22, 2016 1:45 PM

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I waited and waited for this to get subbed, I was hoping this wouldn't end that it would continue, but deep down I knew it was the last time I'll ever see them again. This movie was an amazing conclusion to the entire series We had everything and I felt all kinds of emotions watching this and by the end I actually teared up it was that good. Seeing Potte and everyone graduate and moving forward with their career choices was so touching the fact that potte is now in tokyo is kind of sad but it also shows just how much she's changed since the start of the series. I want to say more but I'll just be typing out the entire history of the series so I'll end it with momoneko has kids now.
Jun 22, 2016 1:56 PM

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Great conclusion to the story. i still wanted to see a wedding but whatever. Tamayura was better and better with every season. To bad, not many people in the West liked it.
Jun 22, 2016 2:21 PM

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And that ends the movies. That ending where everyone is cheering Fuu as she leaves made me tear up. Great ending!
Jun 22, 2016 4:54 PM

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いってらっしゃい, Sawatari Fuu.

And so it goes.
Jun 22, 2016 7:16 PM

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Other than Shihomi gave me an eargasm, overall it's an average movie.
I wonder why there's "trumpet" in the credit roll...
Brace yourself, more feel series incoming! (ˊᵕˋ)
Jun 22, 2016 9:45 PM

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Damn. It has been a long long ride with this series. Didn't ever think this would get so many installments but good on it. It was a true little journey and I enjoyed sticking through it all.
Jun 22, 2016 11:24 PM

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Absolutely beautiful is all I can say. Those two words best describe the entirety of the Tamayura series and I am deeply sad that this the end for now. I am so happy that I discovered this anime only a couple months ago as it has become my #1 anime of all time. It was a touching, heartwarming, relaxing and enjoyable series. There wasn't a single moment when I wasn't watching intently, every second of every episode had my attention to the fullest.

If they ever decide to create an OVA or sequel depicting everyone's life after the events of this movie I would be extremely happy. But for now, I am satisfied remembering of all the fond times I had with Potte, Maon, Kaoru, Norie and the rest of the cast.

Jun 23, 2016 6:05 AM
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Wow all vote 5/5. And damn the last ep. I really almost cry... shed a manly tears while watching this whole ep. and huhuhu.... Potte!!!!!! I'm really gonna miss you. ヽ(●゚´Д`゚●)ノ゚

I demand a sequel on how they're after they grown up. Would be nice to see the gang all-together again. This ending just made me sad seeing all of them separate choosing their own path of life. 。:゚(。ノω\。)゚・。
This anime really hit me hard in the kokoro. 。・゚ヾ(✦థ ェ థ)ノ。゚・。
Jun 23, 2016 1:28 PM

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"The scar had
not pained Potte since the graduation ceremony. All was well."
Jun 23, 2016 3:10 PM

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When Tamayura decides it wants to be good, man, it is _really_ good.

9/10. This is a franchise I am going to miss quite a bit.
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Jun 23, 2016 7:21 PM

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I wish the two characters from Fuu's home town were more apart of the show. Tomo still has my favorite voice of all voice actors.
Jun 24, 2016 4:43 AM
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Yup I cried, so sad to see this go. I am going to miss this series so much.
Jun 24, 2016 9:25 AM

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Jun 25, 2016 5:50 PM

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Awwww :( A great series has ended :/ I will always miss Tamayura and all the heartwarming moments it gave me, especially those 4 finale movies, they sure concluded well for this franchise. 10/10 overall for all the Tamayura seasons and movies. Loved every single moment of it!! Now time to sob as I cannot come to terms of seeing Tamayura has ended lol ;__;
Jun 25, 2016 6:16 PM

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So heartwarming, i'm rly sad that this great series has ended. And it's characters just grew up on me, will miss them for sure!

Jun 26, 2016 2:45 PM

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And now I'm depressed. :<
We're the same. Nuisances with nowhere to go.
Jun 26, 2016 9:23 PM

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The bitter sweet feeling you get when something good ended.

Props to Nishi-Taku on their quality subs. It is nice to see that quality fansubbing is still alive in the era of simulcasting.
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Jun 28, 2016 1:32 AM

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Wanted to watch this since last week, but I don't want it to end. Finally watched the final movie today and damn, it's a beautiful conclusion for the series.

9/10 for this movie from me. I'll really miss Tamayura.
Jul 2, 2016 7:04 PM
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It was a great time with tamayura, I will really miss it.
Trying to watch all available anime series so you won't have to anymore, the list of anime I can recommend is still in progress, tho
Jul 10, 2016 10:11 AM
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It ended.. :(

- The last photo of Rollei and the first photo of Nikon have Tamayura in it, I like that.
- Momoneko has many kids lol
- Maon joined 2 clubs wow!
- Fuu looks really mature

- I forgot who's this boy, anyone know? I can't find him on the character list

- I'm sad about Hoboro, she looks more like bystander than side character. Considering how much they prepare her wedding in 2nd movie. I was expecting a bit more scene about her wedding :(
Well at least she seems happy with the shiny ring. I want to try that wedding hoboroyaki.


NoobHunterD said:
The bitter sweet feeling you get when something good ended.

Props to Nishi-Taku on their quality subs. It is nice to see that quality fansubbing is still alive in the era of simulcasting.

the era of subs editing
I really thank them for subbing the movies. Looking at MAL's member count(quite niche), I almost lost hope for someone to sub this.
Modified by LeonLanford, Jul 10, 2016 10:19 AM
Jul 13, 2016 3:34 PM

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OMG. It was so beautiful. The saddest part is that it was last thing which we will see from Tamayura series.

It was probably a unforgettable experience for people who watched it in cinema.
I will rewatch Tamayura in future for sure. It is too beautiful for only one time watching.
Not mentioning about artistic aspects of it. The visuals are just a work of art. Wonderful. Music, OPs/EDs from TV series, VOICE ACTORS.
And yes, Nishi-taku did an awesome work with subs too. I really appreciate his effort to make it faithful and not americanized. Many thanks.
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Jul 28, 2016 2:29 PM

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Finally got to finish the Tamayura movies, and it didn't disappoint.
It's heart-warming as always.

I've been rewatching the wonderful Aria series (in BD, no subs so I'm watching it Raw) so I just realized that Shihomi is voiced by Hazuki Erino who did Akari in Aria.
Seeing Shihomi's interactions with Fuu pretty much reminds me of Alicia and Akari's (and Ai) relationship in Aria. It's like Junichi Sato wanted to link the two series together, and it's awesome
Jul 30, 2016 2:41 AM

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Man, couldn't have asked for a better finale. It also seemed like the art and cinematography got a major upgrade in this final movie. This gets a solid 9/10 from me.

Even though the series got a little too saccharine at times and made me wish there was someone like Aika in the cast to snap at them with a "hazukashii serifu kinshi!", almost every single one of the episodes from the show always made me tear up and managed to warm my cynical little black heart. I'm going to miss this series quite a lot.
Aug 1, 2016 9:12 PM

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I'm sad that this is the last of Tamayura but this is probably one of the most beautiful movies I've watched. It's safe to say I cried (manly tears they were) but I've not made it through this beautiful series without crying. It was an amazing ride and I thank those who were involved with creating this wonderful anime from the bottom of my heart, this definitely ranks up their as one of my all time favorite series.

Aug 6, 2016 7:32 AM

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I really would love to see another season as a continuation of their lives, but I guess that would somewhat defeat the final message of the show now wouldn't it? A wonderful healing show and one of the more poignant coming of age stories, I'm thankful that I could experience it. Oh and Fuu and Riho must become a pair at one point in the future, too much chemistry between them. 9/10.
Aug 21, 2016 3:26 PM

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Tamayura. I'll score it 10 out of 10.

One of the best. In many ways the tragedy of the human condition is that all will come to an end, eventually.
Sep 17, 2016 10:31 AM

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As a drop-out student in Photography, this really does make me regret on why I gave up Photography.

God, I want to call this show a legitimate masterpiece in the slice of life category.
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Sep 30, 2016 11:21 AM

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I have a mixed emotions right now. :'(
I will miss this show specially every night before I sleep. That was a great closure and I couldn't ask for a better ending than this one.

The poll shows it all 5/5 = 100%

10/10 on my list.
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Oct 3, 2016 5:20 PM

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saved this for fall crazy it's been 6 years since the first OVAs and i never would of expected this show would be still around but i'm glad it was because what a long ride it's been ,Tamayura is one of the better SoLs out there and these movies gave all the likeable characters the proper development they needed.

and i truly wanna nitpick i'd say i wish they had spread out the focus through out all the characters more in the beginning because without these movies you barely would of known much about the rest.

still they wrapped up everything so nicely it's a shame how underrated it is the movies by themselves deserve a 9!
Nov 28, 2016 4:57 AM

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LeonLanford said:
It ended.. :(

- I forgot who's this boy, anyone know? I can't find him on the character list

That person is Okazaki Norie's brother I believe.
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Nov 28, 2016 5:21 AM
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Jiharo said:
LeonLanford said:
It ended.. :(

- I forgot who's this boy, anyone know? I can't find him on the character list

That person is Okazaki Norie's brother I believe.

It's what I thought too.. but I can't find image of him anywhere..

Thanks! :)
Jan 7, 2017 5:48 PM

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What a beautiful series, I really wish there was more for me to enjoy of it. All the characters had significant roles and brilliant writing. And this movie really brought resolve and closure to absolutely everything, which is something to be heavily admired.

Many tears were shed for this anime series, and most of them were happy. The characters and experiences of those characters really touched my heart! The vocal talents here were incredible, they did a fantastic job of breathing life into these amazing characters.

Not undeserving to call this an easy 10/10, the series as a whole is also a resounding 10/10 for me. I'll always remember this one!
May 4, 2017 7:17 AM
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Wow... just wow. Honestly you HAVE to watch this whole series to develop an appreciation for it. I started off watching season one at 2011. I thought the premise was interesting, but it felt very generic through and through. I didn't expect a season 2, so I thought the series was interesting but was very average as a whole. Along came season 2, it was better than season one. An improvement due to the fact that we saw some mild growth in Potte and some of the other characters, but as a whole it still felt very generic. Especially the ending mostly because I felt it was over dramatizing everything and it was VERY obvious that her camera would be fixed.

Season 2 usually marks the end of a series and I honestly felt Tamayura had a decent run. A very average show which had an interesting premise, but unfortunately fell flat to the stigma and tropes of every slice of life anime the past few years. Though to my surprise yet again they released movies to top off the show and not just one, but four. Also it surprised me that the movies weren't shown in consecutive seasons. As such I was forced to rewatch the whole series from season one all the way to the end after the movies were all released.

I'm very very VERY glad that I decided to follow through with finishing Tamayura.

This series is THE PERFECT example of a complete series with the perfect pacing between seasons and episodes. The movies really finalize this series and bring a conclusion to Potte's growth... and surprisingly not just Potte but every single character has changed over the three years they've been together. So many things were perfectly strung together and the issues that each character faced actually felt like legitimate issues that people would face in reality. I know that personally my anxiety is similar to a mixture of Kaoru and Maon before I graduated from high school.

Although I gave the final movie a 10/10, it really is the series as a whole that deserves a 10/10. This is how Slice of Life anime and manga should be done. It feels like an actual slice of life. It has been a long time since a "recent" anime has actually felt complete. My only gripe is how we weren't able to see Chimo and Dougou's wedding, but I think they ended the series on a perfect note and I really don't wish for anything else to be released regarding this series anymore.
Oct 24, 2017 10:26 PM

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while i wasnt a fan of the seasons and the first three movies were rather meh the last movie was the best overall and i couldnt help but like fuu's mother
Jan 14, 2018 8:12 AM
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I'm so thankful [Nishi-Taku] pulled through and completed subbing the franchise. Without them, I never would have been able to see one of the most fulfilling series come to its conclusion.

Absolute masterclass in the iyashikei and slice of life genre. I will never forget these characters, and I'll always drop a recommendation for it whenever I have a chance.
Mar 22, 2018 12:21 AM

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This series gets better with every new installment. Curious how the MAL ratings reflect this (as of March 2018):

Tamayura: 7.20
Hitotose: 7.32
More Aggressive: 7.55
Sotsugyou Shashin 1: 7.69
Sotsugyou Shashin 2: 7.84
Sotsugyou Shashin 3: 7.88
Sotsugyou Shashin 4: 8.16

Only I would have started at 8 and then up. Things I didn't like: Momoneko (the cat), totally unnecessary; Norie's obsession with Kou, which may have been funny the first time but not the tenth; and perhaps the getting-over-dad's-passing-away theme was a bit overdone, not so much in the pathos as in the iterations that didn't really add anything. What I liked: everything else.

Mar 7, 2020 6:43 PM

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Oh my God... Scene with Potte's cheering makes me cry a lot like a loli... T_________T
Nov 21, 2020 12:22 AM

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Well, that's about as satisfying an ending for Tamayura as it's going to get. Rather than a great deal of fanfare or drama, it ended with the gentle warmth that's kept it close to my heart for several years. As each of the girls graduated, I could feel the weight of those dreams & budding journeys that the previous movies helped flourish. The very last scene was picture perfect with the final photo from her father's camera side by side with the first photo from her new one, both brimming with the kind glow of Tamayura. What I've felt after coming this way connected all at once. Tamayura has left me with a memory that I will never forget.