Tamako Market 07

Tamako Market

Thanks KyoAni, never knew I had a thing for embarrassed, headstrong cute little brown girls until now.

So the show finally starts to bring in the Dera side of things with Choi joining the cast. Unsurprisingly, this turned out to be the best Tamako Market episode to date after the premiere episode, with the episode having equal amounts of brown little girl cuteness balanced with some implications of broken hearts. Poor tofu-shop guy (;へ:)

Nothing really much to complain, aside from the sudden surprise reveal of the impending marriage, which literally came out of nowhere, but I’d chalk it up to the production wasting three episodes (2, 3, 4) earlier on. There barely was any proper development of the Usagi-yama shopkeepers in those and now it seems like they are trying to catch up to it. I just hope they have enough time to do whatever they wanted with this show. As far as it’s going, it’s not really going to be a decent show, much less a smash hit.

Sometimes, I do wonder if KyoAni is sick of being so famous that they try to destroy their rep themselves (although it never seems to work right). I seriously wonder.

8 Comments

  1. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    February 23, 2013 @ 12:04 am

    You mean you never knew that little brown girls are the best?

  2. Dop Said,

    February 23, 2013 @ 12:51 am

    Clearly, they saw the popularity of Tan Azu-nyan and capitalised on it!

  3. feannatar Said,

    February 23, 2013 @ 2:45 am

    Well to be fair, and to provide some opinion from the other side — I have to say Tamako is probably *the* show I look most forward to this season (although there are some close tiers like Minami-ke and long-run shounen like One Piece, Fairy Tail and Magi) and if I had to ponder why, it would be probably the atmosphere, the cuteness, the soundtrack (one a side note — I would definitely frequent the cafe the girls often visit, even if only for the old music on gramophone) and the fun. Yeah, I actually find the show rather funny. It also reminds me a little bit of Ikoku Meiro no Croisee ;-) It’s much more [iyashi-kei,slice-of-life]-kind show than expected from KyoAni, but I’m kinda sucker for these…

  4. Skribulous Said,

    February 23, 2013 @ 4:17 am

    http://www.funnypics.co.za/plog-content/images/general/demotivators/little-brown-girls.jpg

    >Sometimes, I do wonder if KyoAni is sick of being so famous that they try to destroy their rep themselves (although it never seems to work right). I seriously wonder.

    All they need to do is to release a new Full Metal Panic! series, and all will be forgiven.

  5. anise_punter Said,

    February 23, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    “Thanks KyoAni, never knew I had a thing for embarrassed, headstrong cute little brown girls until now.”

    Deep down, you already knew. Suntanned Azunyan knows you already knew, in your heart, that is a thing you liked.

  6. Phazeshift Said,

    February 23, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    dat momo :3

  7. Vallen Chaos Valiant Said,

    February 23, 2013 @ 11:52 pm

    Let’s face it, this is once again KyoAni trying to make an original anime. It just seems like they got all the details right, but can’t quite tie a narrative together.

    Can’t fault them for trying. You can’t succeed without a few failures. So weird… They have all these talented staff members who can work magic. But there isn’t a real storyteller in amongst them. It’s like an army with perfect soldiers but no general to lead them.

  8. Emily24 Said,

    February 24, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    I think it has more to do with the way they draw their characters than you having a thing for cute little brown girls. KyoAni has a knack for making all their characters look unbearably cute, for better or worse. Even just watching the grandpa makes me wanna pinch his wrinkly little cheeks, lol.

    Maybe it’s the porportions, iono.

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