Posted by psgels on 10 May 2012 with categories: Tsuritama

I still have no bloody clue about what exactly this series is building up for, but I did enjoy this episode strangely enough. The series is still in its “crash cource fishing”-stage, and this time we head into the ocean in order to show the next step in fishing. On paper it again was a very standard episode with not much happening.

Still, the character development is starting to kick in now. Whereas the character development in Apollon is very forceful, Tsuritama is the complete opposite and the characters evolve more gradually. With this episode, the characters again have warmed up to each other more and they’re a lot warmer towards each other, and the chemistry between them has also increased. This kind of praise is about the complete opposite that I imagined I’d give for a Kenji Nakamura-series, though.

The one thing that really caught my attention is how absent his typical style of direction is in this series. The only part of this series that really reminds me of him is the dreams that Yuki has, and that film roll flashes across the screen. That is something that’s typical of his style, with that heavy emphasis on sound effects.

In any case, it’s great to see how well the characters in this series are fleshed out, but this show isn’t there yet. Something memorable has to happen now. It’s a waste to have good characters, and yet not use them well beyond that. This is something that Kenji Nakamura is particularly good at, and I’m really wondering what he has in store for the second half of this series. But at the same time at this pacing it’s also entirely possible that this series will keep its unambitious tone for the entire rest of the series.
Rating: *+ (Great)

7 Responses

  1. Peep says:

    Erm… it’s building up for the myth that was described in the first episode. Learning how to fish is essential for saving the world, obviously.

  2. pgal says:

    Surprisingly I enjoyed this episode a lot, and I think it has a lot to do with Yuki being positive most of the time. I was happy that he and his friends were enjoying themselves and each others company and the Captain is a very nice guy.

  3. Rachel says:

    I don’t know why I feel like it’s worth mentioning, but this series makes me happy just for how much the characters change clothes (instead of having one set outfit the whole series). It’s just a small touch of realism :)

  4. Yam says:

    agree on the +great rating… this series has so much potential, but a substantial storyline is lacking for this to be an awesome anime.

  5. Jzar says:

    Very good, it just is so relaxing yet weird. Can’t wait to see the next one.

  6. For what I seem its just another friendship school blog, it reminds me of Arakawa under the bridge, its a similar style dyt. Still I have been enjoying the show so far. Plus the mother is a total hippie

  7. Reverse says:

    hopeful the main storyline start soon

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:39 AM)
    @realist: Will do so. Of the manga I listed/linked which ones have you read?
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:38 AM)
    @Realist: Its alot for my re-reading list. Ai-ren and honeymoon are the best of the ones I mentioned.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:38 AM)
    @Emma So like, if you know of even more good dark romance mangas, by all means recommend them if you feel like it.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:32 AM)
    @Emma I have read a few of those but the ones I haven’t seen look really good.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:32 AM)
    @Emma No no I appreciate the recs. I do love dark romances. I honestly can’t get enough of them.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:28 AM)
    @Bam: I didn’t like where they were going with Amira in that episode.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:24 AM)
    @realist: Gah gah! Sorry for all of these recommendations last one: http://mangafox.me/manga/ai_ren/
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:23 AM)
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:22 AM)
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:16 AM)
    @Realist: The premise intrigued me and carries it. Updates are a bit slow though I think.
    Heres a good adult seinen manga: http://bato.to/comic/_/comics/honeymoon-salad-r829
    and a psychological highschool dark shoujo/josei one: http://mangafox.me/manga/kisshou_tennyo/

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