OP: 「Dreamer」 by AiRI
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「飛び出したり誘ったり」 (Tobidashishitari Sasottari)
“Running and Inviting”
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too excited the moment I opened the first episode of TARI TARI. Most of it probably came from Divine’s less than excited opinion about another slice-of-life anime from P.A. Works with a premise that on paper sounds about as fun as playing with a dead cat. However, by the time the credits started to roll I was a little shocked by how strongly the show really grabbed me in. I can’t put my finger on it just yet, but something about its quirky premise combined with its (for the most part) lighthearted characters create something that feels pretty amazing.
And by amazing, I mean creating something that feels a bit different than the standard “girls doing whatever girls” do type of show. Seeing how this is P.A. Works, I have faith that they’ll fix some of the problems they had a few seasons ago with Hanasaku Iroha. While it may have been a good attempt at trying to do things a little differently with an original story, it did have its faults — especially with how slow the story moved during crucial moments. But it’s been nearly a year since then and I see a lot of good things over the horizon. With only 13 episodes to tell its story, I have faith that TARI TARI will be able to skip all the fluff and deliver the hard hitting, emotional story that I know P.A. Works can create.
But what good would that be if there weren’t characters who could deliver this amazing story I’m looking for? Luckily, it seems that both the characters and their seiyuu seem to have everything under control. Not only do we have a fairly diverse cast of characters who all have their own little quirks but I can’t think of anything negative about any of them. You have the hard headed Konatsu who’s leveled out by the fashionable Sawa; Wakana, the girl who has a deep dark secret which is just waiting to be revealed; and the two guys Taichi and Wien, one of whom seems to be reading a terribly out of date book about Japanese culture. Plus, instead of the bad guy being within the group it seems that the Vice Principal will round things out and fill that role quite perfectly with that attitude of hers (Even though I’m fairly certain that somewhere down the line, we’ll get to see how she’s actually not a prick and cares a lot for her students)..
As it stands, I’m really excited for what TARI TARI has to show us. With seiyuu who sound amazing when they sing and a group dynamic that seems fresh to say the least, things are looking really positive. Let’s hope that the next two episodes manage to capitalize on it and take it to a whole new level!
P.S. It’s my birthday today! YAY!
ED: 「潮風のハーモニー」 (Shiokaze no Haamonii) by 白浜坂高校合唱部 宮本来夏（瀬戸麻沙美）& 沖田紗羽（早見沙織）(Shirahamasaka Koukou Gassyoubu — Miyamoto Konatsu (CV: Seto Asami) & Okita Sawa (CV: Hayami Saori))
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