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Dec 27, 2011 12:39 PM

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Lovely ending to a lovely series. You don't see anime like this that often anymore. Very heart warming. 8/10
Dec 28, 2011 3:17 PM

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I won't say this is the best anime of the year because it's not, but it's certainly my favorite. Say what you will about the pacing or the story; this series was never meant to pander to adrenalin-junkies or drama-loving audiences anyway.

Tamayura isn't dramatic or tearjerking, but warm and empathic. It's not intelligent or deep, it's simple so it can reach its viewers. There's no grand, elaborate process for Fuu or any of the other girls to discover themselves because that's how things are in life: little by little you realise things you hadn't known before, and continue to do so day by day. That's what makes Tamayura enjoyable.

I can understand why it may not appeal to some people but I don't see what drives them to finish watching it if they didn't like it in the first place. Were they expecting some sort of dramatic turnabout?
Dec 29, 2011 8:45 AM

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May you turn a wrong turn at a detour, you might later see precious things that you won't notice. May you fought with a close friend, you might later notice how much those friends mean to you. Mundane things like cycling down the roads with your friends... are they really that mundane?

Cherish your memories, cherish you friends, cherish your time and those that joined in. Take a snap shot with a camera, look at it again... you may find warmth that you wont find again.

Very nice anime.

From an amazing episode 1, to some very strong episodes, and to the ending. Each episode carries a nice message.

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Dec 29, 2011 10:16 AM

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I have nothing else to say about this. 9/10

Never stop making shows like this Sato Jun.
Dec 30, 2011 10:21 PM

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game8910 said:
I have nothing else to say about this. 9/10

Never stop making shows like this Sato Jun.

Pretty much this. He's good at what he does.
Jan 1, 2012 12:15 AM
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To the people who didn't like it. Isn't it obvious when you have slice of life you take the risk of a slow paced anime where nothing happens? I mean even the description would give away that.

Anyway for what it is it did a pretty decent job. It gets a 7 in my book, nothing special but heartwarming in its own way. It is nice to not have a lot of drama sometimes.
Jan 2, 2012 1:10 PM
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I liked the OVA, but this was much better than that. 9/10

I usually don't say things like this, but this show is underrated :(
Jan 31, 2012 12:50 AM
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I'm not gunna lie, I didn't like the last few episodes compared to the first few. Though I did still enjoy this Anime a fair bit regardless! I just felt this Anime needed some sort of conflict for me to rate it higher. But overall, not too bad! :)

6.0/10 for me ~ :D
Feb 15, 2012 8:32 AM

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10/10 Beautiful, perfect, warm world.

Nostalgia :/
"Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers." - Heraclitus, the weeping philosopher.
Mar 2, 2012 11:49 AM

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This was a beautiful example of how an anime can be emotional without unnecessary and most of the times forced drama. Sato Junichi made a great job with this simple yet so heartwarming story, I really liked it and I'll miss it like I miss Aria, I hope he'll do another similar work in the future or why not, another season of Tamayura.

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Mar 25, 2012 12:16 PM

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This sadly had those moments where you really wanted to stop watching, but it was quite good though :p
Apr 2, 2012 6:16 PM

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Momoneko-sama approved of the exhibit. Made my day! ;)
Sep 25, 2012 11:59 PM

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Heartwarming, relaxing, slow paced, touching, stress reliever. That would most describes this series

It does not need to be spectacular, nor it does not need to be deep. The slow pace and relaxing is something I really appreciate away from the fast pace reality. Like all the worries, and problems are swept away.

I like the funny moments, the giggles and smiles it broughts on every episode I watch. The relaxing bgm helps improve the mood. I wll never forget this show, as it shows that despite we have f*cked up world we live in, there's a small part in the world as peaceful as the place in tamayura.
Feb 3, 2013 3:22 AM

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love to watch these kinds of anime when I want to relax.

suteki ~nanode out of 10.
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Feb 21, 2013 8:58 PM
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Nice way to finish off the series. Happy New Years~~~~~~~~
Feb 26, 2013 3:20 PM

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A nice way to end the season.

This was a beautiful little anime, the 'healing' worked, it really soothes my heart with it's cute little ways.
The characters were all loveable, minor and main alike. They all make up this wonderful and admirable town. My favorites have to be Potte (Taketatsu Ayana was a huge plus) and Kao (I hope to see more of Kao in season 2, she needs more episodes dedicated to her, I mean Maon got like 3).

As much as I liked it, it sadly had some boring parts though and some minor problems here and there, so I'm gonna give the anime and the OVAs an 8/10. Might rewatch if I need something calming, and I also can't wait to see the 2nd season :)
I really do need to watch Aria soon :D It's pretty much the same team and it's supposed to be THE 'healing' anime after all.
May 10, 2013 10:37 PM

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The sweetness was a little sickening.
Jun 8, 2013 3:48 AM

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kan-san said:
10/10 Beautiful, perfect, warm world.

Nostalgia :/

Loved the whole anime, such a peaceful and relaxing anime
Oct 3, 2013 10:38 PM

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thank you for all the heart-warming memories from this animes

Oct 23, 2013 6:11 PM

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Hitotose really put its all into the final episodes. Great ending :)
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Nov 18, 2013 10:19 PM

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Phew finally got through this one month later, I guess part of me hates watching a good thing come to an end. It was nice to revisit the reminiscently slow and relaxing pace of Aria. The exhibition was interesting, really displayed everyone's talents and passions. Norie really seems serious about making sweets, Kaoru has finally found something to follow with her aromas, Maon is more confident with her storytelling (albeit sad endings o_o), and Fu's pictures are heartwarmingly simple. Komachi's photos were...uhh, good too :p that lunatic.

I like how they wrapped things up. The idea that things won't always go as planned, but that with a new perspective what was a disappointment before may now be something wonderful. That can even be tied into Fu's father, since that was a long running idea throughout the series. The idea that even though he's gone, he's left a legacy for Fu to be able to look for the beauty of the world through her camera lens. I also like Fu's thoughts on what it means to take photos as well. It really did speak to me and makes me want to go out and start taking pictures too.

Overall it was simple and cute with some nice messages and things to reflect on, albeit a bit boring and hard to watch sometimes. I can't really say it made me think as much as Aria did, but it was still a pleasantly easy going series and I'll be sure to check out More Aggressive in the near future. Overall, I'll give this a 7/10.
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Jan 25, 2014 7:28 AM

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Anime series that does not have as an objective to represent the hard life of every day. It is mostly a gentle and relaxing slice of life, which has gained a lot of sympathy in me.
Sweet ending, and I liked it, did not finish as often happens in other souls without making sense, each episode has aimed to give a deeper meaning to various situations, gorgeous!
Designs are simple but cute, cute and well-made backdrops.
Cute characters, very nice OST. I can not wait to see the second season.
Final rating that goes from 7/10 to 8/10.
Mar 25, 2014 5:33 AM

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I really love this series very calm and enjoyable. The OP song is one of the most relaxing song that I have heard from Maaya Sakamoto. This show is up there along with ARIA and Kimi to Boku. :)

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Jun 29, 2014 5:39 PM

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Lovely new year ending! Quite liked this whole series with its cute characters and relaxed yet lovely atmosphere around each episode! All in all a pretty lovely anime. Let's see what the second season will offer us! 7/10
Aug 29, 2014 12:22 AM

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Good episode. Komachi had her little victory over Fuu, and everyone grew up a little over the course of the year and found and settled in the path that they like. I also liked how it portrayed the small town life where almost everyone knows each other and don't hesitate to help each other out.
Even though I thought the last few episodes were sometimes a little boring, this was overall a pretty good and relaxing series that always made me forget everything else during the time I watched an episode. It gets an 8.5/10 from me. Can't wait to watch the next season.
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Nov 25, 2014 1:58 AM

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Nice ending. I guess that's why the secnd season has Agressive in its name. Sayomi needs to be more careful! She could've killed them! That teacher needs to confess to Hoboro-san! I need to know what happens between them! Onto the next season!
Jan 1, 2015 3:28 PM

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Such a relaxing and soothing anime I've ever watched. Makes me enjoy more on the simple moments in life and be passionate on what you love. 8/10 overall
Jun 23, 2015 10:01 PM

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Didn't like this one and mainly it was because it was so darn wishy washy, corny and moeish to a point of annoyance.

Which took it to the point of feeling pandering and when you pander the show feels disgenuine.

Plus it didn't feel like it had anything clever to say. Most of ideas were the kind of "no shit" type.

Sketchbook was much better SOL from the same studio.
Jul 21, 2015 4:31 PM

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@up, no.

Now I fully understand why some people are hyping this show so much!
It was really nice SOL show, not that good like Non Non Biyori for example, but still great. 8/10.
Dec 29, 2015 9:27 AM

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Glad that the We Exhibition turned out good for them,and also New Year happened in this ep.kinda awkward watching this ep 2 days before New Year

Gotta love what Potte quoted in this ep that someday your precious moments will go on separate ways so treasure it while you still can with your camera lol.

As a series itself, it's relaxing, there are some cheesy moments, average art at its best, Maon greatly developed in this series from a whistling character to an aspiring recitalist, Norie still a shotacon, Potte finally realized the treasures behind photography, Kaoru finally realized what her true goal is after worrying on it due to her friends.

Overall not as great as what the previous director produced but still good I guess 7/10
Now onto the next season
Dec 30, 2016 2:01 AM

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What a seriously adorable anime. I absolutely loved seeing these characters grow and learn together. It's like the inverse of Non Non Biyori, where NNB is focused on comedy with peaceful moments, Tamayura is focused on the calming nature with funny moments.

I really loved this, it was always making me smile and gives a really "feel-good" tone. 10/10 for me.
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