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Jul 1, 2010 10:36 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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I checked this series out on a whim. Little did I know it was going to be by far the best show this season. Honestly one of the most original and enjoyable things I've ever watched. It's a damn shame it only has 764 viewers on MAL when something as ridiculous as Mayoi Neko Overrun has almost 5x as many viewers.

9/10. Stunning.

Actually, scratch that, 10/10, it really is a masterpiece.
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That. Was. Awesome.

While I've enjoyed a lot of shows this season, this was the only one that really made me excited to see how it would end. And I agree that it's a shame that more people didn't watch this, since this was truly the best show this season.

10/10 for me because of the entertainment value.
 
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Jul 1, 2010 12:05 PM

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Best anime I've seen in a while. Wow. 10/10 definitely.
 
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Holy crap, that was by far the best finale of the season. Heck, that was one of the best series I've seen in a while.

Seeing Watashi turn into Ozu at the end was GREAT; I am so glad I watched this show.

Now it's time to rewatch until I get it. So. Many. Subtleties.
 
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Jul 1, 2010 1:35 PM
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I hate myself for reading this thread.

Ugh.
 
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physics223 said:
I hate myself for reading this thread.

Ugh.


DISSSSSSSS. >.< If you need me, I'll be drowning myself in my bowl of cereal, thank you. Sighhh.
Also, I can't wait for subs Dx
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Cenedess said:
physics223 said:
I hate myself for reading this thread.

Ugh.


DISSSSSSSS. >.< If you need me, I'll be drowning myself in my bowl of cereal, thank you. Sighhh.
Also, I can't wait for subs Dx


Are you mad about the "Watashi changing into Ozu" part? Haha, that's not exactly what happens...err, don't take it literally.
 
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Just wanna keep applauding all the stuff who were involved in making this masterpiece.

Extremely well made and had a real fun watching particularly the B part of the last episode.
"Watashi" to "Ore" - 10/10 to his campus life.
 
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Happy: This anime jumped a lot in the ranking thanks to the completed
Sad: We're probably going to have like maybe three pages of talkback for this masterpiece.

Let me just get out of the way that the first three minutes where everything was going in reverse was like a serious mind trip.

-What a great finale. Everything was completed and all the relationships were resolved (did anybody else realize that Higuchi had feelings for Hanuki?) I actually let out a "yeah" when Watashi finally broke out of the 4.5 space. My only regret was that we never saw Kohinata. I really would have liked to see Ozu be all good-guy and flustered and all. But that's not really a major issue. All in all, Tatami Galaxy was a wonderful, magnificent experience of an anime. It dragged a little bit in the middle but it all paid off in the end. Yuasa has created another winner.

-I gotta admit, I lol'ed hard at the moth storm because I just knew that it would get to Akashi-san at some point.
 
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garfield15 said:
did anybody else realize that Higuchi had feelings for Hanuki?

It was almost blatantly said in one of the episodes and heavily hinted that they were dating in many of the others.
 
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controlmajortom said:
garfield15 said:
did anybody else realize that Higuchi had feelings for Hanuki?

It was almost blatantly said in one of the episodes and heavily hinted that they were dating in many of the others.

Wow, I totally forgot that. Or maybe I did realize it but it's just now hitting me. Must have been the dialogue overload.
 
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controlmajortom said:
Cenedess said:
physics223 said:
I hate myself for reading this thread.

Ugh.


DISSSSSSSS. >.< If you need me, I'll be drowning myself in my bowl of cereal, thank you. Sighhh.
Also, I can't wait for subs Dx


Are you mad about the "Watashi changing into Ozu" part? Haha, that's not exactly what happens...err, don't take it literally.

...I suddenly got the urge want to hug you, but I'm unsure whether you're just saying this to make us feel better or not xD But I'll hug you anyway, my self-hate is almost gone.
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Cenedess said:
controlmajortom said:
Cenedess said:
physics223 said:
I hate myself for reading this thread.

Ugh.


DISSSSSSSS. >.< If you need me, I'll be drowning myself in my bowl of cereal, thank you. Sighhh.
Also, I can't wait for subs Dx


Are you mad about the "Watashi changing into Ozu" part? Haha, that's not exactly what happens...err, don't take it literally.

...I suddenly got the urge want to hug you, but I'm unsure whether you're just saying this to make us feel better or not xD But I'll hug you anyway, my self-hate is almost gone.


Just watch it. If you're thinking Watashi transforms into Ozu or that Watashi was Ozu all along, you're wrong. Just watch it.
 
Jul 1, 2010 3:12 PM
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Thoroughly enjoyed the whole series. I can't see myself rewatching it in a long time, though, partly due to how much I rewatched the old episodes while it aired. I'm a bit intrigued with regards to the content of the specials.
 
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Pretty good ending, although the part where he finally returns the mochiguma as well as the aftermath was a little unsatisfying. Love how the roles between Watashi and Ozu are switched at the end... lol.
 
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Haha, sorry about saying "Watashi turn into Ozu" because I promise that's not actually what happens. It was just an easy way of saying it.

By the way, for everyone waiting for subs, Funimation subs them ridiculously fast every week (not that there's anymore weeks for it, but you know what I mean). Just go to their site (Funimation.com), click on watch videos, search, and voila! Their subs might not be the best, but they serve the purpose.
 
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Haha, sorry about saying "Watashi turn into Ozu" because I promise that's not actually what happens. It was just an easy way of saying it.

By the way, for everyone waiting for subs, Funimation subs them ridiculously fast every week (not that there's anymore weeks for it, but you know what I mean). Just go to their site (Funimation.com), click on watch videos, search, and voila! Their subs might not be the best, but they serve the purpose.

And then lament as we wonder how Quarkboy was able to do this every week without dying. :P
 
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garfield15 said:
DrRoboto said:
Haha, sorry about saying "Watashi turn into Ozu" because I promise that's not actually what happens. It was just an easy way of saying it.

By the way, for everyone waiting for subs, Funimation subs them ridiculously fast every week (not that there's anymore weeks for it, but you know what I mean). Just go to their site (Funimation.com), click on watch videos, search, and voila! Their subs might not be the best, but they serve the purpose.

And then lament as we wonder how Quarkboy was able to do this every week without dying. :P

Because it's my job? Actually, just that alone would not be nearly enough.

Perhaps because I specifically asked to translate this show and they agreed?

do-em indeed.
 
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Quarkboy said:
garfield15 said:
DrRoboto said:
Haha, sorry about saying "Watashi turn into Ozu" because I promise that's not actually what happens. It was just an easy way of saying it.

By the way, for everyone waiting for subs, Funimation subs them ridiculously fast every week (not that there's anymore weeks for it, but you know what I mean). Just go to their site (Funimation.com), click on watch videos, search, and voila! Their subs might not be the best, but they serve the purpose.

And then lament as we wonder how Quarkboy was able to do this every week without dying. :P

Because it's my job? Actually, just that alone would not be nearly enough.

Perhaps because I specifically asked to translate this show and they agreed?

do-em indeed.


Wait, so are you the translator for Funimation or for a fansub group? If you do it for Funi, sweet mother of God, how the hell do you do it that quickly every week?! I mean, geez, if it were a normal show, I'd be able to comprehend, but this one has the mother of all dialogues. Phew.

If you do it for fansubs, I've never seen it, sorry. I appreciate the Goliathan effort to do so, regardless.
 
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I was originally thinking that I would give this series an 8. The last episode brought that up to a 9. This episode brought it up to a 10.

ZangetsugaTensho said:
Pretty good ending, although the part where he finally returns the mochiguma as well as the aftermath was a little unsatisfying.

"Nothing else is as boring to tell as a story of successful love." That was good enough for me. =)

You're the man, Quarkboy! Thanks!

 
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Jul 1, 2010 5:20 PM

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This show started off pretty interesting, but then hit became melancholic in the midde, but boy did it pick up in the end. 9/10 overall because of its originality and ending.
 
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The ending was reasonably good. As much as I wanted Ozu to go die or something, having a bleak fortune is almost just as good.

I had high hopes for this because of the odd visual sense, but it sort of fell short because of repetitiveness, even if there was a point to it.
 
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DrRoboto said:
Quarkboy said:
garfield15 said:
DrRoboto said:
Haha, sorry about saying "Watashi turn into Ozu" because I promise that's not actually what happens. It was just an easy way of saying it.

By the way, for everyone waiting for subs, Funimation subs them ridiculously fast every week (not that there's anymore weeks for it, but you know what I mean). Just go to their site (Funimation.com), click on watch videos, search, and voila! Their subs might not be the best, but they serve the purpose.

And then lament as we wonder how Quarkboy was able to do this every week without dying. :P

Because it's my job? Actually, just that alone would not be nearly enough.

Perhaps because I specifically asked to translate this show and they agreed?

do-em indeed.


Wait, so are you the translator for Funimation or for a fansub group? If you do it for Funi, sweet mother of God, how the hell do you do it that quickly every week?! I mean, geez, if it were a normal show, I'd be able to comprehend, but this one has the mother of all dialogues. Phew.

Yeah, he's the translator for this show for FUNi.
 
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Holy crap, that was by far the best finale of the season. Heck, that was one of the best series I've seen in a while.

Seeing Watashi turn into Ozu at the end was GREAT; I am so glad I watched this show.



and I think this series could have ended with the first episode if it actually wanted, haven't seen any anime like before.
Hope there will be comming more soon from these guys =)
 
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While the ending was actually good, I didn't like the series overall. I can't pinpoint why as there were no large noticeable flaws, but I simply didn't find it interesting.

4/10 for me. 20th out of 22 for the season.
 
Jul 1, 2010 6:21 PM
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It was so beautiful. I cried with the ending. He really picked himself up well. So beautiful. So damn beautiful.
 
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This show started off pretty interesting, but then hit became melancholic in the midde, but boy did it pick up in the end. 9/10 overall because of its originality and ending.
Kinda similar for me. The third and fourth episode were the only ones I didn't enjoy, since it didn't look like the series was going anywhere, but starting with the Honkawa story, it just kept getting better and better. They tied up all the loose ends really well and Watashi's demonic face was probably the best way to conclude the series. Props to the creators, this show really blew me away in the last episodes.
I'll probably rewatch it some time soon to look for various clever details.
 
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Ah I cant believe I forgot the Funimation site, amazing episode. This ending is hard to describe, but simply put after I felt happy. It did an amazing job of giving closure, happiness, a bit of mystery, some laughs and overall a nice vibe. Still the ending was about as good as any fan could expect.
 
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It was so beautiful. I cried with the ending. He really picked himself up well. So beautiful. So damn beautiful.


Haha, I cried, too! It was such a touching moment when he saw everyone, but then he started running, and all his clothes ripped off, and then he was flying, and I was laughing. So. Hard. It was awesome.
 
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Its not so much him becoming another person or vice versa. Youd just have to watch how the episode sets itself up, but it was displayed in an amazing way. If anything what I thought was just a an abstract romance anime, is more a coming of age meets slice of life.

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Amazing!!! I loved This Ending, Wish i could see their relationship, Still it was fun how everything added up in the end.

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The table has turned around..sigh i wish they showed more of Akashi...8/10
 
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UTTERLY FUCKING PERFECT. I don't curse, but damn, this series deserves it.

http://animeotaku.animeblogger.net/2010/07/the-tatami-galaxy-yojo-han-shinwa-taikei-11-the-best-anime-of-2010/

Here are my episode impressions and analysis. Aside from the research I made into the meanings behind their names, I was also very strongly impressed with how it ended so beautifully.

Yes, it is MY best anime of 2010. I hope you don't have problems with that.
 
Jul 1, 2010 10:43 PM

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Best anime of the season. The ending was beautiful. 10/10. It left a huge impression on me. This was also my first Masaaki Yuasa anime, so, yeah, it seems like this guy is quite special, and that's an understatement. Needless to say, I'm going to hunt down his other works.

@physics223: Nice job on calling the method of his escape. I just read your article a few minutes ago. =)

And a big thanks to Quarkboy for a wonderful translation.
 
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Wonderful series. I'm definitely going to re-watch it. The ending was so satisfying :)

9/10

SkyFade said:
It did an amazing job of giving closure, happiness, a bit of mystery, some laughs and overall a nice vibe. Still the ending was about as good as any fan could expect.
Exactly!
 
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That. Was. Awesome.

While I've enjoyed a lot of shows this season, this was the only one that really made me excited to see how it would end. And I agree that it's a shame that more people didn't watch this, since this was truly the best show this season.

10/10 for me because of the entertainment value.


Ditto.
 
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While the ending was actually good, I didn't like the series overall. I can't pinpoint why as there were no large noticeable flaws, but I simply didn't find it interesting.

4/10 for me. 20th out of 22 for the season.


I guess this anime didn't choose you XD haha. I think the Ending was great. 9/10. I'd give it a 10 but it still lacked a teensy bit of romance for Akashi and watashi XD
 
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Excellent finale to a great series. And here I was worrying that the finale wouldn't live up to the previous episode. One of the best anime of the last few years.
 
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Definitely enjoyed this series, it gets a 6/10 for me. It may go up to 7 when I let things settle in my mind for a bit and/or rewatch the series so I can pick up all the subtle stuff.

Also loved the part where Watashi echoes Ozu's words at the end, haha.

Edit: I succumbed. Bumped it up to 7/10.
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Thank you, Quarkboy. I enjoyed your speculations and your translations and ...

I called it. I called it so well! Hahaha.
 
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I thought this was interesting.

Yeah o.o That means she was the one responsible for the time-rewinds? ;) Hai, 8000 yen!

Whaaaa, that was just mffff x3 I started crying at one point, just from the sheer awesome of the breakout/saving Ozu scene. The moths were all the moths from all the 4.5 tatami rooms that flew out, right?
And, heh, of course it was ultimately Akashi (through her Mochiguma) that made it possible for Watashi to escape the MADNESS tatami 'galaxy'.
I re-watched the 'icky love' scene at least 7 times, that's how epic Watashi turning to Ozu was xD
Anyway, best show this season. I feel like Summer will be crap because of how good Spring was with the likes of this and Five Leaves, Arakawa and still on-going Drrr& FMA:B, to name the few.
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I didn't get that until my re-watch. But that kills any theories that the alternate reality was synthesized by Watashi.
 
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IN-CRED-I-BLE!!!


I almost fainted from awesome overload when I saw the ending for the opening.

Cenedess said:
I feel like Summer will be crap because of how good Spring was with the likes of this and Five Leaves, Arakawa and still on-going Drrr& FMA:B, to name the few.
I am soooo glad I stumbled accross this show, did everyone find this show that way? Imagine if you never saw it (chills down my spine). So now I've got no choice but to try every new show this season even though I think we all know that summer....sigh. But still there's always hope.

And thank you Funimation and Quarkboy for subs! I really hope Funimation will do things this way a lot more in the future (or if they already do: keep up the great work!)


I was torn between a 9 and a 10 (I refuse to open up a can of worms by giving out 9.5's).
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Though so much anime is mindless drivel, I've always thought of it as an amazing medium full of potential.
Screw it this kind of awesomeness has to be supported 10/10!!!

There's so much more I want to say but I should probably leave it there.

BEST OF THE SEASON!!!

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BEST OF THE YEAR!!!

@physics223
Just read your in depth analysis, there's so much I didn't know - I'm soooo rewatching in a few months. LMAO at truancy, that's what I call prioritising.!
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I'm calling it as best anime of 2010.

I gushed 2000+ words on the final episode. Yes, it is awesome.
 
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After watching the ending,
I guess this is the most underrated Anime for the season. ^^
9/10
I guess the first episode sure makes alot people loose their interest in the first place...
 
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Priorities, indeed. Anime is what helps anchor me in medical school. Thank you for reading my article.

To the others who have read my article, thank you as well. Thanks a lot.

(Please leave comments if you guys can!) :)
 
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BEAUTIFUL visuals! To me, it's the best aspect of the entire show.
And amazing voice-acting. Especially for 'Watashi', Christ Almighty.
Sad that it's over. The whole episode was worth watching just for the flustered Ozu; so cute! x3

Each episode makes me crave ramen. Shame I can't eat it D=
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physics223 said:
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Priorities, indeed. Anime is what helps anchor me in medical school. Thank you for reading my article.

To the others who have read my article, thank you as well. Thanks a lot.

(Please leave comments if you guys can!) :)

I've been reading every week :D

Jeez, I think from now on, Yuasa should do more anime. Pretty much every thing he does is genius.
 
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Priorities, indeed. Anime is what helps anchor me in medical school. Thank you for reading my article.

To the others who have read my article, thank you as well. Thanks a lot.

(Please leave comments if you guys can!) :)

I've been reading every week :D

Jeez, I think from now on, Yuasa should do more anime. Pretty much every thing he does is genius.


I think this was his best work because it was the one that was the most approachable among them. There was still his usual style, but it's a problem that's just rooted in reality and contemporary issues, and that's what (for me) puts it above the other shows that Yuasa produced.

I agree. He's the kind of guy you just have to watch out for because everything that comes out from him is golden eggs. That meticulousness in this populist medium is just so welcome.

Thank you for reading my articles, as well. I really appreciate it. :)
 
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