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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (300)

Tsuritama is a Japanese anime television series that aired on Tokyo MX in 2012. The series was created by the animation production company A-1 Pictures, and the story was written by Toshiya Ono. The show follows the life of a high school student named Yuki Sanada, who moves to the small fishing village of Enoshima, Kanagawa with his grandmother. After arriving in the village, Yuki experiences a strange feeling that he cannot explain.

The series revolves around the themes of fishing and friendship, and it follows the adventures of Yuki, a socially awkward teenager, who discovers the joy of fishing and the importance of building relationships with others. Yuki is joined by Haru, a blue-haired alien with a pet fish named Tapioca, who claims to have come to Earth to fish. Haru befriends Yuki and introduces him to fishing, which he quickly becomes passionate about.

As the series progresses, Yuki and Haru meet other characters who also have a love for fishing. Natsuki Usami is a skilled fisherman who is friends with Yuki's grandmother and becomes a mentor to Yuki. Akira Agarkar Yamada is a mysterious Indian boy who has a pet duck named E.T. and seems to have a hidden agenda. Tsukimi Yagi is a girl who works at the Enoshima aquarium and has a strong connection to the ocean.

The show is filled with colorful characters and playful banter, and it has a lighthearted tone that makes it easy to watch. The animation is bright and vibrant, and the scenery is filled with picturesque shots of the ocean and the village. The show also uses a unique animation style that combines traditional 2D animation with computer-generated imagery, which creates an interesting and dynamic visual experience.

One of the standout aspects of Tsuritama is its soundtrack. The series was scored by the composer Tatsuhiko Saiki, who created an eclectic and catchy soundtrack that blends electronic beats with traditional Japanese music. The show's opening theme, "Tsurezure Monochrome," is a jazzy tune performed by the Japanese indie rock band Fuji Fabric, and it perfectly captures the show's lighthearted and whimsical tone.

The four main voice actors of the English dub version of Tsuritama are also worth mentioning. Josh Grelle voices the protagonist Yuki Sanada, and he delivers a nuanced performance that perfectly captures Yuki's shy and awkward personality. Chris Ayres voices Haru, and his performance is full of energy and enthusiasm that perfectly matches Haru's quirky personality. Adam Gibbs voices Natsuki Usami, and he delivers a smooth and confident performance that perfectly captures Natsuki's suave personality. Clifford Chapin voices Akira Agarkar Yamada, and he delivers a quiet and reserved performance that perfectly captures Akira's mysterious personality.

Overall, Tsuritama is a charming and heartwarming anime series that is perfect for fans of slice-of-life stories and fishing enthusiasts. The show's colorful characters, playful banter, and vibrant animation style make for an enjoyable and uplifting viewing experience. Whether you're looking for a wholesome anime to watch with your family or a lighthearted distraction from your busy day, Tsuritama is sure to put a smile on your face.

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Goodbye Fishing
12. Goodbye Fishing
June 28, 2012
The legendary lure has been found, but will Yuki have enough time and strength to cast it before DUCK launches the missiles.
Legend of the Big Fish
11. Legend of the Big Fish
June 21, 2012
Duck has lost its fleet, and their last resort is a missile bombardment. Yuki and his friends have to convince them not to while at the same time fish for their lives.
Our Tackle
10. Our Tackle
June 14, 2012
Haru is scared; Akira is trying to convince Natsuki about what is happening, and Yuki and on his way back to Enoshima. But when JFX takes over a military commander, the worst case scenario comes true.
Striking Underwater
9. Striking Underwater
June 7, 2012
Duck, has declared martial law on Enoshima and are hunting for Haru and JFX. After a fail attempt by Koko and Haru to stop JFX, Haru becomes the alien villain to save his friends.
Joyous Fighting
8. Joyous Fighting
May 31, 2012
During the search for Sakura, Akira confronts Koko and Haru and demands to know why they are here on earth. The duo explains their situation, but bigger plans are already in motion against them.
Painful Countdown
7. Painful Countdown
May 24, 2012
Now that Yuki has his own fishing equipment his enthusiasm for the past time has increased, but Haru no longer wants to do anything that involves the water. Natsuki's birthday is coming up and his sister wants to have a family fishing trip but what happens on the water affects everybody
	 Horrified Splash
6. Horrified Splash
May 17, 2012
Keito is coming home from the hospital and Yuki wants to get her a gift. He takes on the challenge to catching a tuna, her favorite fish. This will lead the boys to an area of water off limits and closer to Haru's goal.
Discouraged Jerking
5. Discouraged Jerking
May 10, 2012
Summer vacation has started and the fishing lessons have been going well. Yuki has decided it is time to get his own fishing pole, but what he wants and what he can afford are vastly different. A question to Ayumi lands Haru, Yuki, and Natsuki jobs on a fishing boat.
Angry Landing
4. Angry Landing
May 3, 2012
With Yuki's Grandma still in the hospital, the boy's everyday life is quite hectic. But by fishing every day, Haru, Yuki, and Natsuki are becoming more at ease with each other. Everything seems to be going well until Yuki uses his water gun after he promised not to.
Lonely Casting
3. Lonely Casting
April 26, 2012
Before they can fish in the ocean, Haru and Yuki must learn to Enoshima Bowl. That evening, Keito announces she is going to the hospital for a checkup. A worried Yuki locks himself in his room, and Keito explains more about life to Haru.
The Frustrating Uni Knot
2. The Frustrating Uni Knot
April 19, 2012
The misunderstandings between Haru, Yuki, and Natsuki continue. But when Yuki decides to quit helping Haru, he awakens on top of a building staring down the barrel of a new water gun.
Panicked Fishing
1. Panicked Fishing
May 14, 2012
A new kid, an alien, and a fishing prince. Three unlikely friends brought together in an unusual place: the makings of an unforgettable summer and possibly a world saving adventure await!
  • Premiere Date
    May 14, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (300)