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Tsuritama – 12 (END)

「さよならのフィッシング」 (Sayonara no Fishingu)
“Goodbye Fishing”

Endings. It’s maddeningly difficult to craft a pleasing one, but with Tsuritama I think this might’ve been the perfect note to end it on.

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July 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm Comments (26)

Tsuritama – 11

「伝説のビッグフィッシュ」 (Densetsu no Biggu Fishu)
“Legendary Big Fish”

That cliffhanger! Why can’t it be next week yet!?

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June 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm Comments (11)

Tsuritama – 10

「俺たちのタックル」 (Oretachi no Takuru)
“Our Tackle”

This was probably the most upbeat episode of Tsuritama yet in a series brimming with endless positivity.

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June 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm Comments (8)

Tsuritama – 08 & 09

「嬉しくてファイティング / 衝撃のアンダーウォーター」 (Ureshikute Faiteingu / Shougeki no Andauota)
“Joyous Fighting / Striking Underwater”

The reveal of the Tsuritama’s great mystery was rather underwhelming, but otherwise the show is on a roll as we enter the climax.

*For those of you following my AKB0048 posts, I have also included a short note explaining the delay.*

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June 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm Comments (16)

Tsuritama – 07

「切なくてカウントダウン」 (Setsunakute Kauntodaun)
“Painful Countdown”

From a fairly mild opening to an intense familial throw-down at the close, this episode of Tsuritama shows just how well it can manage the emotional subtleties and peaks of its characters.

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May 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm Comments (12)

Tsuritama – 06

「戦慄のスプラッシュ」 (Senritsu no Supurashu)
“Horrified Splash”

After a solid first half that packed some of the most brilliant character-building I’ve seen in an anime, the show finally pushes on to give the plot some much needed development.

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May 19, 2012 at 10:13 am Comments (24)

Tsuritama – 05

「へこたれてジャーキング」 (Hekotarete Jakingu)
“Discouraged Jerking”

“I’M ON A BOAT!”

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May 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm Comments (17)

Tsuritama – 04

「ムカついてランディング」 (Mukatsuite Randingu)
“Angry Landing”

There’s beauty to be had in the subtlety of Tsuritama, but with a third of the show past us, I’m starting to yearn for greater strides in the story.

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May 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm Comments (17)

Tsuritama – 03

「寂しくてキャスティング」 (Sabishikute Kyasutingu)
“Lonely Casting”

ENO-SHIMA DON!

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April 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm Comments (27)

Tsuritama – 02

「悔しくてユニノット」 (Kuyashikute Yuninotto)
“The Frustrating Uni Knot”

Fishing. *Puts on sunglasses* It’s serious business.

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April 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm Comments (42)

Tsuritama – 01

「テンパってフィッシング」 (Tenpatte Fisshingu)
“Panicked Fishing”

I didn’t know what I was getting into with Tsuritama. Even after spending time with the first episode, I honestly still can’t tell you what the show is about. What I can confidently say though, is that it’s the most refreshing show I’ve seen coming out of the last few seasons’ worth of anime.

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April 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm Comments (42)