- 1 Season
The television series entitled Tsuritama is about the life and adventures of a young boy known as Yuki Sanada. The series begins at a time when Yuki is in high school and lives a quiet life with his grandmother. Yuki has no friends because he is always moving from one location to the other with his grandmother due to the nature of her job. Yuki is therefore very unfriendly and antisocial since he has very little time to make friends and learn how to build and maintain lasting relationships. Whenever Ruki is worried about anything in life, he becomes very uneasy, finds it difficult to breathe, and feels like he is suffocating. He becomes physically aggressive and exhibits some demonic characteristics and movements that make people run away from him. Ruki and his grandmother arrive at their new location in the small island of Enoshima where she has been sent to work. Not long after they get there, a young man known as Haru comes to their house. Haru is a transfer student who claims to be an alien and has to also live in the same house with them. Ruki's grandmother tells him he can live with them on one condition which is not revealed in the series. Since Ruki is not used to living with other people except his grandmother, he starts getting uncomfortable with the presence of Haru in the house. One day Haru and Ruki go out for a strole on the island and they come across a young fisherman known as Natsuki who prefers to live in seclusion and keep away from other people. Haru and Ruki try to be friendly to Natsuki but he rejects their friendship and tells them to leave him alone. The series was created by Toshiya Ono and directed by Kenji Nakamura. Music was provided by Kuricorder Quartet. The complete series comprises twelve episodes and is available on DVD. It aired on channels like TV Tokyo and Fuji TV.