Ghost watches KyoAni and learns to love it: Tamako Market – 1
So it’s a show about a girl who makes mochi and a talking bird.
I’ve complained about KyoAni a lot before. While their animation is usually very good, I get tired of the whole “cute girls doing cute things” gag and the sameface that seems to be prominent in many of their shows.
Tamako Market unfortunately suffers from the “sameface” and on the surface, it looks like a “cute girls doing cute things” show. However, the show is actually about a talking perverted bird from a foreign island who mistakenly ends up in Japan at some crossdresser’s flower shop.
The main character is a girl named Tamako Kitashirakawa. That last name is already way too long. She’s a cute high school student whose family runs a mochi shop in a shopping district. She’s also a baton twirler and has a dead mom. At least, I assume she’s dead. Tamako spends part of her time at a coffee music shop trying to find out the name of the song her mom used to sing to her. Her birthday falls on New Years.
There’s this bird, whose name is Dera Mochiyucky. I don’t remember the actual Japanese spelling right now, but apparently this bird was too important to include in any description or character list for this anime. Best character. Tamako’s dad hates him because of his name and demands him to change it to Mochiyummy.
The bird also likes mochi a lot and gets fat off of it, which prevents him from flying.
This cute guy is Mochizou. He’s Tamako’s childhood friend and his father also owns a mochi shop, resulting in business rivalry. He’s also in love with Tamako. I wonder if he’ll win her in the end.
I don’t remember the rest of the characters other than the crossdresser.
However, this character caught my interest, because she’s a female Badminton-kun.
I’m pretty sure she’ll be somewhat important later on.
Other than the characters, I enjoyed the OP and ED for the show. Nice visuals for the ED. Catchy songs for both.
I’m keeping this post short and sweet for now, but I’ll definitely be coming back for more next week. I promised myself I would blog more on CSW, so I will be blogging this one until the end, even if it ends up being terrible, which I hope it won’t.