Tamako Market

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (1,072)

Tamako Market is a slice-of-life anime series that premiered on January 10, 2013. The show follows the daily life of Tamako Kitashirakawa, a cheerful high school student who lives with her family in a shopping district called Usagiyama Shopping District. Tamako is the daughter of a mochi seller and is often seen helping out at her family's mochi shop. She also has a love for mochi and is known for being able to make all sorts of unique and delicious flavors.

The show is set in a charming, idyllic town that is full of interesting characters. Tamako's friends include Kanna Makino, a shy and reserved girl who has a talent for constructing quirky, robot-like objects, and Midori Tokiwa, Tamako's best friend, who is intelligent and sharp-witted but somewhat uncertain about her future plans. Additionally, there's the eccentric and flamboyant Dera Mochimazzi, a talking bird from a far-off tropical island who has come to the town in search of a bride for his prince.

Tamako Market is a series that focuses heavily on character interactions and relationships. While there are some overarching plot threads, most of the episodes are standalone stories that center around the daily lives of Tamako and her friends. Whether it's Kanna building an elaborate machine to help with her morning routine, Midori struggling to land a part-time job, or Tamako helping her little sister Anko to bake some delicious mochi, there's always something interesting happening in Usagiyama Shopping District.

One of the central themes of the show is the importance of community and tradition. The Kitashirakawa family has been making mochi for generations, and Tamako takes great pride in carrying on this legacy. The town also has a number of annual events and festivals that are steeped in tradition and are beloved by its residents. Tamako and her friends often participate in these events, whether it's helping to organize them or simply enjoying the celebrations with the rest of the community.

The animation in Tamako Market is bright and colorful, with beautifully detailed backgrounds and character designs. The music is also a highlight of the show, with catchy, upbeat tunes that perfectly capture the whimsical, lighthearted tone of the series. The voice acting is also excellent, with each actor bringing their characters to life with plenty of charm and humor.

One thing that sets Tamako Market apart from other slice-of-life series is its light touch of fantasy elements. While the show is set in a relatively normal town, there are a few magical elements that add to its charm. The talking bird Dera is one example, but there are also occasional appearances by a character who seems to have some sort of psychic powers, as well as a few other oddities that keep the viewer on their toes.

Overall, Tamako Market is a charming and heartwarming series that celebrates the joys of everyday life. Its delightful cast of characters and idyllic setting make it a perfect escape from reality, and its themes of community and tradition are sure to resonate with viewers of all ages. If you're looking for a cozy, feel-good anime to cozy up with on a lazy afternoon, this is definitely one to check out.

Tamako Market is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 10, 2013.

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This Year, Too, Has Come to a Close
12. This Year, Too, Has Come to a Close
March 21, 2013
With the entire shopping district taking an interest in the big news, Tamako feels unsure of how she feels. With a proposal from Mechya to deal with, Tamako reminisces about how much her little shopping district has meant to her throughout her life.
I Never Thought That Girl Would Be a Princess
11. I Never Thought That Girl Would Be a Princess
March 21, 2013
Word gets around that Tamako MAY be a princess, while Tamako herself focuses on earning more loyalty points to get a medal from the shopping district.
Flowers Bloom On That Girl's Baton
10. Flowers Bloom On That Girl's Baton
March 14, 2013
The school culture festival is approaching and the Baton Club has somehow found themselves with a great timeslot on the main stage. Midori struggles to come up with good choreography for the club.
I Will Sing Love's Song
9. I Will Sing Love's Song
March 7, 2013
The Tamaya Mochi shop prepares a mochi pounding event for October 10, Mochi Day, and Anka asks Tamako to set aside something special for Yuzuki, her crush. Mochizo learns that Yuzuki will be transferring to another school soon.
I Won't Let You Call Me a Chicken
8. I Won't Let You Call Me a Chicken
February 28, 2013
Dera has become to fat to fit into a birdhouse Kanna has lovingly crafter for him so a food restriction is put in place. Choi continues acclimating herself to her surroundings, becoming closer with Tamako and the girls along the way.
That Girl's Become a Bride
7. That Girl's Become a Bride
February 21, 2013
The mysterious girl turns out to be Choi, a fortune teller from the Southern Islands who is on the same mission as Dera. Fearing her wrath, Dera tells Choi that he was trapped here. Choi gets to know the citizens of the shopping district.
It's Chilled Even My Spine
6. It's Chilled Even My Spine
February 14, 2013
With a heat wave in full swing and the shopping district's attendance waning, Tamako plans to host a spine chilling haunted house to rouse attention from potential shoppers.
We Spent a Night Together
5. We Spent a Night Together
February 7, 2013
While Tamako and her friends prepare for the big swimming field trip at school, Mochizo decides to tell Tamako how he feels about her. Dera decides to lend a helping hand, only to encounter a protective Midori intent on keeping Tamako safe.
A Small Love Has Bloomed
4. A Small Love Has Bloomed
January 31, 2013
It's festival time at Usagiyama, and while spirits are soaring and everyone dons their festive wear, Anko refuses to be a part of any of it. Most would say she hates festivals, but there's something that's keeping her from joining in.
Hot Hot Hot Over That Cool Girl
3. Hot Hot Hot Over That Cool Girl
January 24, 2013
Asagiri is the "cool girl" to Tamako and her friends. Dera falls for Asagiri at first sight, and pursues her at every chance. Little do they know, Asagiri is painfully shy and often finds it difficult to put her thoughts into words.
The Love-in-Bloom Valentine's
2. The Love-in-Bloom Valentine's
January 17, 2013
Tamako is leading a Valentine's Day movement in the shopping district, but her father is opposed to the whole thing. Mochizo decides to make a commercial to help Tamako win over her stubborn father.
That Girl's the Daughter of a Mochi Shop Owner
1. That Girl's the Daughter of a Mochi Shop Owner
January 10, 2013
Tamako works at her father's mochi shop, and along with her friends she enjoys a comfortable life at Tama-ya, the local shopping district. A talking bird suddenly interrupts their little slice of paradise, and things begin going downhill from there.
Where to Watch Tamako Market
Tamako Market is available for streaming on the Anime Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tamako Market on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    January 10, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (1,072)