The Tatami Galaxy

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5.0
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  • Absolutely delightful
    The TL;DR: watch this series. It's creative, it's funny, thought-provoking, and it has a unique visual style that's delightful to look at. Even if you don't find a new favorite, you won't regret watching it at least once.

    What might be drawbacks elsewhere (the episodes all follow the same general plot beats) work excellently here, fleshing out characters that are as nuanced as they are ...
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  • #196. A fresh start.
    The Tatami Galaxy is an anime where the main character relives the same college years over and over again each episode. Under the context that he wishes to try again and make full use of his college years.

    Aside from the multiple realities and differences between the paths the protagonist takes. I found the anime very repetitive, and a lot of the jokes just didn't land. For me, the experience ...
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  • Truly Amazing series!!!!
    This is one of my top 10 favorite anime easily. It does take a bit to get used to the speed of Watashi's conversations and internal monologues, but I read a while back that the this was done on purpose.
    The speed of the his speech is supposed to mimic the frenetic energy of Watashi himself , and that its' perfectly fine if you miss words as the words themselves are less important than how ...
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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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  • Award-Winning, Smart, Artsy, Entertaining
    This anime is based off of a novel written in 2004 by Tomihiko Morimi. The anime was released in 2010, and subsequently won the Japan Media Arts Festival Grand Prize. So, yeah... It's darn good.

    I can only imagine what the screenplay to this looked like and how hard it must have been to sell this one to the studios. It really is a brilliant piece of work, though, and kudos to the studio that ...
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  • Kaflippin' wild, and all the more lovable for it.
    This series became an instant all-time favorite after watching; and the best part is, no matter how many times you rewatch it, there is always more to discover and appreciate. It's extremely clever on so many levels; the more details you notice, the greater the payoff in the end. If you like boldly surreal and creative animation, generous doses of quick-paced dry humor, and profound themes set to ...
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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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  • Fantastic Piece of Work
    This show is tied to this day with Fooly Cooly as one of my favorite shows of all time. The unique art done by Yusuke Nakamura, known from Asian Kung-Fu Generation's album art, gives it a unique look you won't see anywhere else. It also holds one of the best character studies you'll find. You get to see different sides of the side characters all throughout the show. It does an amazing job of ...
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  • Do yourself a favor and Watch this
    An absolute thrill ride throughout all 11 episodes. It may be a bit hard to follow due to the fast narration and a confusing few episodes, but when the pieces start coming together, what you get is an incredibly beautiful story that really comes to a stunning climax for the last few episodes.

    It's fun, crazy, and eye opening. This show can potentially change your life or the way you view ...
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