Tamako Market

Title:Tamako Market
たまこまーけっと (Japanese)
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Notables: Animation - KYOTO
R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)
Tamako is just a normal young girl whose family has been making mochi for generations. As her birthday approaches, she happens to meet a talking bird who claims to be a royal court attendant looking for a bride for his master. After the encounter, Dera the bird decides to stay around her and becomes a part of Tamako's life and the neighborhood that she lives in.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)

12 episodes
See series sequel, Tamako Love Story.
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Watch 8 7 8 5 5 5 Ggultra2764 [series:2677#1552]
Not much to really say here. Tamako Market's another moe slice-of-life comedy mixing around focus on the everyday life of Tamako and her friends with the bizarre things that enter her life such as a talking bird claiming to be royalty and an island girl fortune teller trying to retrieve said bird. The characters have mostly simple personalities with nothing that really sticks out for them and said talking bird being a rather obnoxious character with his self-absorbed and haughty personality. Some developments occur later in the series connected to the talking bird and island girl, but they don't really build up to anything worthwhile or memorable. As to be expected from a Kyoto Animation title, the visuals are great quality with beautiful scenic shots sporting bright color and a good amount of detail while retaining KyoAni's typical style of character designs. Like most slice-of-life comedies of its caliber, Tamako Market doesn't have anything that particularly sticks out and is typical fare for its genre.

Last updated Saturday, August 30 2014. Created Saturday, August 30 2014.
Unevaluated Stretch [series:2677#628]
(One episode watched):

I must not laugh as easily as the average person, because this is one of several supposed comedies this season which hardly made me smirk, much less laugh. Either that, or I don't care for moe while the average viewer in Japan will gladly excuse a lack of good jokes in exchange for the cuteness factor. So, a crazy premise (a talking bird); but beyond that this just seems like a totally generic show, with slapstick comedy and totally lame cookie-cutter characters. They seem like they were ripped from a children's book about what grownups do all day, and have no personalities to speak of. Even Mr. Bird is just haughty and proud without revealing anything about his own feelings. Basically, this show is about the inane antics of a talking bird and people who don't find that to be particularly remarkable. It seemed about as sophisticated as the terrible Saturday morning cartoons I used to watch as a kid. There's a teaser at the end about there really being a human Prince, so romance probably lies ahead for Tamako. But I'm not interested in children's book romance. It's hard to put into words, but right from the start I had the feeling that this show contained nothing of interest, and struggling through an episode only confirmed that my first impression had been correct.

Last updated Thursday, January 17 2013. Created Thursday, January 17 2013.

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