Feb 1, 2013

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Tamako Market episode 04

Oh come on now… How many special events do they have in Japan? It’s been one special after another here in Tamako Market. It’s like they’re always preparing for another festival or something of that nature.

[Mazui]_Tamako_Market_-_04_[148BE582].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2013.02.01_06.25.44]I couldn’t believe that that Dera Mochimazzi wasn’t aware of how fat he’s gotten over these past few episodes. It’s not that he didn’t know, it’s more like he kept ignoring it. A few more pieces of mochi and that bird will be fat enough to have its own gravitational force. That would be that day, wouldn’t it?

I didn’t like the fact that Tamako’s so naïve when it comes to love. Is it that she really doesn’t know? Or does she simply play dumb when the people around her constantly fall in love. I have to admit that that’s quite charming in its own way… Gives the viewers the idea that Tamako is this cute, pure angel that could never be tainted (note: you are wrong if you really think this).

[Mazui]_Tamako_Market_-_04_[148BE582].mkv_snapshot_16.39_[2013.02.01_06.27.34]All in all I’m still very satisfied when watching Tamako Market. I don’t get bored and I break out laughing all the time, especially when they painted Dera Mochimazzi gold to make up for their broken mascot. That must’ve given him one hell of an ego boost, as if he needed one. I wouldn’t be surprised if he suddenly decided not to go on a diet after this.

I just want to end this post by saying that I’m very pleased with how things are going. It’s too bad that Tamako’s too naïve when it comes to love, but her little sister, Anko, more than makes up for that. I would almost say that my heart skipped a beat when she exited that closet to accept her friend’s gift. Yes, almost… Too bad I’m too straight to admit such thing.

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Jan 24, 2013

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Tamako Market episode 03

Really? Really!? I don’t know much, I’m still young, but I’m definitely not the only person out there that’s somewhat bothered by this particular episode of Tamako Market. I am very, very sure of that. It’s kind of difficult to discus, so I’d like to apologize right now if I offend anyone in any way.

[Mazui]_Tamako_Market_-_03_[4CD0E3A9].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2013.01.23_23.28.36]The episode starts out normally, just like any other. The bird, Dera Mochimazzi, was going about his business as usual, when he suddenly lost his strength whilst flying, resulting in him plummeting towards the ground. He was saved by a sweet, young girl, whom also happened to be one of Tamako’s classmates.

It all seems very normal and very funny. She saved him by using her badminton racket, even though he still fell on the ground (because he’s gotten so fat). Now, and I’m sure this has happened to all of us at one point during our lives, this bird somehow fell in love with this young girl. In fact, he followed her everywhere, he made sure that she came home with him and he even tried to peek during her bath.

[Mazui]_Tamako_Market_-_03_[4CD0E3A9].mkv_snapshot_18.40_[2013.01.23_23.29.13]It all seems very standard and still very funny. This is when I started thinking outside the box. Basically; a bird fell in love with a human, tried to see her naked and is now stalking her. Do you see it yet? I’m not sure about Japan, but beastiality is strictly prohibited over here. I could not help but feel a little discomfort when thinking things through.

I know, I know… It’s “just anime”. I am very well aware of that, thank you. It’s just that particular thought that keeps bugging me. Sure enough, things ended as expected; the bird got his little heart broken, the girl is now friends with Tamako and things will continue as normal again next week. To think that this show got inside my head… I feel so weak.

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Jan 18, 2013

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Tamako Market episode 02

How could I possibly not write about a show that features a homosexual-looking bird that talks? I’m going to ignore the fact that he uses his eyes as some kind of robotic projector. I don’t think that it’ll do my reviews or opinion any good.

[Mazui]_Tamako_Market_-_02_[A74AB4F2].mkv_snapshot_01.04_[2013.01.17_23.33.05]I want to talk about this bird, Dera Mochimazzi, first. I find this character a stroke of pure brilliance. I actually feel the need to shake the author’s hand. Truth being told; I liked the skinnier version a bit better though. He was skinny, capable of flying, plus he looked a lot gayer. It was incredibly hard not to laugh at him.

It’s not just his looks either. I find the idea of having people sneeze at him, which he thinks is a way in which people/birds show their romantic interest to one another, hilarious. I kept watching that scene from episode one over and over again. I never got bored. Both the personality and looks of that character are perfect.

[Mazui]_Tamako_Market_-_02_[A74AB4F2].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2013.01.17_23.33.20]It may be unfair of me to focus solely on that character, but I simply cannot help myself. Tamako, the girl that always stands in the spotlight, is very cute, too. She cares about others, wants to help all the time and she’s always on the lookout to improve her father’s mochi shop. I think that character fits the story pretty well. It’s the kind of character that allows for a lot of great comedy, but also quite a bit of romance. That being said, I don’t think that Mochizou, her childhood friend and the son of another mochi maker, would make for a suitable partner for Tamako. He’s fine as he is; a friend. I’m really curious to find out where they’re going with this…

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Jan 11, 2013

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Tamako Market

Boy, I started watching this episode with very little expectations. Imagine my surprise when the first episode blew me off my feet. It was hilarious! What’s up with that gay-looking bird? Did you see the way he walked? That got me every time. Love it!

Tamako MarketThe artwork is really good. I like the characters and I especially like that gay-looking bird. They did a great job with that character. I didn’t get to see much too mail details, as I had tears in my eyes from all the laughing, but I’m pretty impressed so far.

The story kills too, although I’m getting worried after I had seen the final ten seconds of the episode. I don’t think I’d want to watch a robot bird find a suitable partner for his “prince”. Don’t think it’s a robot though, seeing as he got fatter and fatter with every piece of mochi (Japenese rice cake) he ate. I don’t think robots get fat?

I’m looking forward to seeing the rest! I recommend this to almost everyone. The kind of person that prefers a lot of action and horror probably would’ve like this, but those that like to laugh a lot will probably love this.

Plot Summary: Tamako knows just about everything there is to know about mochi, the traditional Japanese dessert treats. When she’s not attending her first year of high school, she even invents new flavors and varieties for Tama-ya, her family’s mochi shop. School and growing up, on the other hand, are some things that she’s still trying to find the right recipe for. But with the help of her best friends Kanna and Midori, two girls whose parents run businesses in the same shopping district, Tamako’s determined to make the best of things. It’s complicated though, especially when it comes to emotions and her relationship with her best boy friend Mochizo, whose family runs a rival mochi shop. And lately, Kanna’s been feeling a little odd about her feelings towards Tamako as well. And what’s with up with that strange bird fluttering around, the one that speaks fluent Japanese? It’s all very mysterious and overwhelming, but at least Tamako always has one thing she can count on: No matter if your day’s been good or bad, there’s certain to be something sugary and delicious waiting at the end of every adventure whenever you take a walk through Tamako Market!

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