Posted by psgels on 26 April 2012 with categories: Tsuritama

This episode had a lot of build-up in it, with most f it being devoted to Yuki learning how to properly cast a fishing-line in an almost shounen-like way. On top of that we get a lot of character building. This is the kind of episode of which we can only say whether it succeeded or not at the end of this series. It all depends on whether the rest of the episodes use the build-up provided in this episode well.

The key will be Yuki’s grandmother. This episode revealed that Yuki has very big psychological issues and he gets even worse when something happens to his grandmother. his episode had him sorting his thoughts out on that, but it’s not enough. And no, having his grandmother collapse for real later in the series won’t be enough either. That’s just cliched.

What I did like in this episode was the use of emotion in this episode. Especially the end of this episode where everyone was just yelling out their frustrations worked well with me. This show is well acted, and the characters are quite diverse, while having their distinct personality. The only exception to this is Haru. He’s a bit too overacted.

Also, Tapioca is a duck!? I could have sworn it was a goose.
Rating: * (Good)

7 Responses

  1. rufe says:

    ….wut did I just c?

    wow

  2. Puran says:

    Well the training wasn’t in a “shounen way”. Shounen like would be if he got it in his second try and then the people around him would go:

    “How did he do that? In his second try? Who is that kid? I couldn’t even follow the lure with my eyes, that was so fast!”.

    But I do agree with the general rating. The show so far somehow fails to live up to its first episode. The… “freshness” is kind of gone. It’s like they used all their cool visuals in first episode and now they ran out of steam.

    Of course this could turn out to be a great series if the plot suddenly becomes more interesting and they need to do that in the next few episodes.

    • Reverse says:

      the “freshness” still there, just….. this episode focus a bit more on the “drama” side which isn’t it strongest trait

  3. kero says:

    yeah have to agree that it doesn’t feel as fun as the first few episodes, maybe because i’m getting used to the visuals, and akira/yamada ? isn’t as interesting as I thought he would be. Haru is borderline annoying, although his sister is more annoying.

    Next episode needs to ramp it up a notch.

  4. Upscaled says:

    If his grandmother collapses for real later in the series, that’s clichéd? I don’t get this statement. Old people get weaker, collapse and die. It’s not a question of if; it’s a question of when. I’m not saying that this will happen in this show within the 11 episodes, but this is one of the inevitable facts of life that everyone, including people like Yuki, will eventually have to deal with. It seems a pretty logical life lesson to me.

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  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 10:16 AM)
    @K-off: it’s the old doctor’s approach: start with the worst case scenario, and everything from then on would feel like a downhill Sprint. Never wanna raise the patient’s hope and then crush it with unfortunate reality.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 05:08 AM)
    @Kaiser As Tom Lehrer said, “always predict the worst, and you’ll be hailed as a prophet.” Not putting that movie down or anything, but the 70s was a period of time when it was rather easy to pick on the middle east in the middle of the OPEC embargo.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:22 AM)
    Loosely related but damn, I remember when Network called out (though briefly) America’s relation with the saudi’s.
    Brave 70s movie.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:20 AM)
    They pretty much own a chunk of our economy, we can’t afford that shizz right now. Granted their own economy ain’t hot enough to pull their investments, but oil countries stay afloat as long as they have oil.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:17 AM)
    Saudi Arabia was involved you say? Nonsense! Only 9 of 12 perpetrators were Saudi, and you know only the other three matter.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:01 AM)
    @Kaiser Oh yeah, I have a huge problem with how Saudi Arabia’s been skirting around those issues and making backdoor connections they knew they couldn’t uphold. Lucrative deals dating back to FDR, the Gulf War, and now they’re fighting some bullshit proxy war in Syria with their money.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:49 AM)
    @K-off: I see the Saudi’s are pretending they weren’t in on 9/11.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:47 AM)
    @K-off: On a funnier side of politics though, Gerry Adams got in trouble for shitweeting about Django Unchained, trying to compare black oppression to Irish being oppressed, also people went apeshit because he jokingly said nigger.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:44 AM)
    @Kaiser and then there’s Turkey, which wants in on the EU really badly but can’t seem to behave itself when it comes to oh-so-stable caucusus region.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:39 AM)
    Though Britain leaving the EU is a curious thing…as Northern Ireland would have to go along with that…
    …I would be then in a country that is partially in the EU.

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