The Tatami Galaxy

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  • 5 out of 6 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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  • 1 out of 1 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stellar Series! Please Stick With It!
    The Tatami Galaxy is one of those works that highlights the ordinary in the most stellar way possible, just by showing it.

    Trust me when I say that I understand the style at which the series appears may not be for everyone. I too struggled to find much appeal in the first few episodes, outside of the unique artwork and amazing outro. However, as I had seen that it was rated so highly, and due ...
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  • 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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  • 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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