Tamako Market is a Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada. The series aired in Japan between January 10 and March 28, 2013. The anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.
Tamako Kitashirakawa is the eldest daughter of a family which runs the Tama-ya mochi shop in the Usagiyama Shopping District (Usagiyama Shoutengai). One day, Tamako encounters a strange talking bird named Dera Mochimazzwi who comes from a distant land searching for a bride for his country's prince. After becoming overweight from eating too much mochi, Dera ends up becoming a freeloader in Tamako's home. The series follows the everyday life of Tamako, her friends, family and neighbors, and this peculiar bird.
The Tamako Market anime television series is produced by Kyoto Animation and aired on Tokyo MX between January 10 and March 28, 2013. The series is directed by Naoko Yamada and the script is written by Reiko Yoshida. The art director is Ikuko Tamine and the character designs are provided by Yukiko Horiguchi. The sound director is Yota Tsuruoka and the music is composed by Tomoko Kataoka. Bonus "Dera's Bar" episodes are included with the Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes, which began release from March 20, 2013. The opening and ending themes respectively are "Dramatic Market Ride" and "Neguse" (Bedhead), which are both performed by Aya Suzaki under her character name Tamako Kitashirakawa. The anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks and it is streamed on the Anime Network. It is also streamed in the United Kingdom on Anime on Demand.