Tamako Market – 02


It’s nearly Valentine’s day and Tamako has some new lovely ideas for their mochi shop since after all, Valentine’s day is about chocolate and no one really buys mochi. After getting back to the shopping district from school, Tamako notices that there’s not really any Valentine decorations around; she asks Mochizou for help promoting the idea for more Valentine themed ambiance at the district meeting that night. Everyone readily accepts the idea and makes plans including a commercial filmed by Mochizou. Well, everyone except Tamako’s father who says that mochi has nothing to do with Valentine’s day.

While filming the commercial, Tamako and Kanna do an awful job of promoting Usagiyama, the shopping district and we find out that Midori’s grandfather owns a toy store in the area. Kanna meets the bird for the first time too but is allergic and sneezes all over Tera’s back. All this while, Midori is acting a little strange so Tera invites her to get coffee with him. He correctly guesses that she has some unconfirmed feelings and she is unsure what exactly they mean. The filming continues smoothly and the shopping district all watch it together after Tera uses his eye-projector ability, which doesn’t make sense at all to anyone. He also shows everyone a small film of his master who lives in some tropical area.


Well, this is certainly the “feel-good” show of the season. I already foresee that Midori will be popular with everyone with her oddly colored bob and unrequited feelings toward Tamako; but Tamako is definitely my favorite character. She is retardedly cute with her spastic tendancies: getting hit in the head by the paper cup phone, making fun of her tsundere father, stiffening up at public speaking, etc. It’s hard to tell what direction this show is going; it’s basically light comedy K-ON all over again except there’s a slight mystery with Tera’s hidden origins and when that’s revealed I’m sure the plot will develop somewhat. Maybe Tera has more hidden functions like his projector ability and he will threaten to take Tamako away from home causing Midori to chase after her and realize her feelings. But this is KyoAni we’re talking about so it’s probably just more “moe moe pyon pyons.”



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