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September 07 2010

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For her first year of high school, Fu Sawatari moves to Takehara, a scenic old town near Hiroshima, on the Inland Sea. Her father, who has passed away, grew up in Takehara. She loves taking photographs with his old film camera, a Rollei 35S. This "healing" slice-of-life anime from the director of ARIA follows her and the friends who gather around her as she comes to love her new home.

Tamayura is a new OVA from famous anime director, Junichi Satou (Sailor Moon, Aria, Kaleido Star). The DVD is yet to be released, but this episode aired on AT-X yesterday. At 15-minutes long, I can't be sure if it's the full version that will be on the DVD, but it still tells a nice self-contained story. 

This anime is pretty low-key, but if you're looking for something with a cute tone and slife-of-life tempo, it definitely delivers. This genre usually isn't my thing, but for Junichi Satou I made an exception, and it paid off! I found Tamayura really enjoyable. The character designs are really nice, and the cast imbue them with an infectious degree of cuteness. Kana Asumi stands out as much as ever, but Ayane Taketatsu (Azusa) plays the main character really well. The pleasant, warm aura comes with a complimentary soothing soundtrack, and charming production. The framing/layout work is really well done, and the animation has just enough vitality in it. At times, the cuteness borders on forced, but it didn't really seem to matter. It's so innocent, that the moe-levels go down just fine.

The the photography theme is really good, and adds a unique angle to the slife-of-life story. I found the expression behind the photos kind of poignant, actually! But at the end of the day, this is a good anime to sit back and get radiated with moe power!

September 05 2010

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Tamayura CM

Seems nice and pleasant with good animation.

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September 04 2010

Gamers in Akiba are doing a special thing for Junichi Satou's new OVA, Tamayura from the 18th-26th of this month. There'll be posters, signing, panels, and a PV will be shown. Looking forward to getting more info on this anime~
Tags: Tamayura

August 13 2010

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PV for Junichi Satou's upcoming OVA anime, 'Tamayura'.

Gotta say, it looks a bit dull for my usual interests (maybe because it's written by the guy who wrote a lot of Keion scripts, and Aria!), but on the upside the character art is really nice, and the animation seems good. I'm only mildly interested in this though.

Tags: Tamayura
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