The Tatami Galaxy

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  • 11 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Brilliant, wild, ultimately hopeful anime journey
    This is one of my ten favorite anime series.

    The only problem with it is that it's subtitled and the dialogue goes at an amphetamine pace. But you get used to it.

    Using a narrative pattern well-known in things like "Groundhog Day," we follow the existential adventures of an embittered and lonely, poor college student living in a student slum. He has a seemingly demented friend named Ozu ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Silly, then profound
    This anime makes no sense at all, until it makes so much sense that you can't help but hop away from your screen and shout "I get it!"

    Seriously, it's a beautiful show with really fast dialogue (Not for slow readers if you watch subbed) and an interesting supernatural element woven throughout.

    But yeah, episode 11 made this show my favorite abstract anime of all time.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A favorite and personal "must see"
    Tatami Galaxy is a unique anime, from it's art style to unconventional story telling mechanism. I've often described to others as an anime groundhog day, and much like the famous Bill Murray film, the framing device for the story is about reliving the events of the past repeatedly, and much like the aforementioned film the series is ultimately about aspiration and becoming a better person. The ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    excellent series by masaaki yuasa
    if you are starting the series don't worry once the characters are set the subtitles slow down. also the best episodes in my opinion are the last 2, but you need the context of the previous ones to fully enjoy it. this is masaaki yuasa as it full potential.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Extremely well written
    At first watch, I thought this was just a comical light hearted anime. I was really enjoying it, even though at first it didn't make much sense. Once I finished I was left astonished by the originality of the writing. I keep thinking about it and how much it portrays. It really is symbolic and can be translated into real life. It shows that when you want to change the past, instead of embracing ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    One of a kind masterpiece
    At first this will seem like a silly story with some wacky art. but as you keep watching, the story reveals itself and is absolutely amazing, the characters are memorable and their realizations are profound.

    Dont forget to always appreciate what is around you, instead of desiring unrealistic ideals. what watashi thought was a waste of his days, he will look back and realize how valuable it ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Unique and fantastic
    Story: The story is about a college student living in a tiny apartment trying to have the best possible college life he can have, but each episode he falls show. Each episode gives him a do-over for his college career. Each episode is self contained in this way and presents a whole new perspective of the same world, ranging from a tennis club to the criminal underground. (4/5)
    Art: ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Mas-ter-piece. (su goi!)
    i stumbled upon this and got curious by the artwork of the title... at first i was not very sure and left it in my queue. but some days later because of some veeery positive comments i felt like giving it a try.
    as i started watching i first felt like "wow, this is kinda strange". and "howly cow - feels like a speed reading course". but i became more and more submerged into the 4.5 (and beyond) ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Such a wonderfully composed work of art
    I had to review this. Let's try to do this without spoilers.

    My friend, as you are about to embark upon The Tatami Galaxy, you will see people saying good things, but as soon as you start watching, you will likely find yourself needing to frequently pause in order to read the text because he talks a mile a minute. If you can weather through that challenge, you will greatly appreciate ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Don't think too hard about the possibilities
    At college orientation we are all told that the decisions we make and the clubs we decide to join will forever cement the rest of our collegiate experience. But the extremely verbose narrator in "The Tatami Galaxy", who is unnamed but always present, won't settle for anything less than a "Rose-colored Campus life", a phrase that seems a bit too optimistic for him, even if it means blaming the ...
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