Posted on 17 May 2012 with categories: Tsuritama

Tsuritama’s true colours have finally come to the surface. After all of the build-up, it definitely was great for the stakes to be raised, things to change, and that legendary water dragon to come into play. And I love the way in which it did so.

The big reason why I was a bit apprehensive about Tsuritama’s direction was balance. Putting a lot of time into build-up is nice. However when you don’t get to the point that you’re actually building up to then all that buildup is for naught. This episode showed that the creators definitely have things in store for the second half. The question is how far they’re willing to go.

Nevertheless, the change felt very natural because of all of the build-up: we got to see Yuki learning to fish, the characters getting to know each other, and now that they’re sufficiently advanced they start heading into the parts of the waters that house that water dragon. The change was made even better with how that dragon also loved to use brainwashing. It’s here where the direction really shined again. The past episodes didn’t really take advantage of Kenji Nakamura’s talents as a director, but this episode really made up for that with the vibrant colours, great camera angles and creative action. The Enoshima dance indeed was wonderful.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

5 Responses

  1. Alec says:

    This surprised the hell out of me.

  2. Hachikuji Shiro says:

    Okay, now this is dangerous.

    (also, what’s with Akira and Haru’s sister?)

  3. Reverse says:

    best episode so far

  4. kero says:

    Great episode! I like how it upped the stakes so dramatically and suddenly in the last few moments.

    And I like how Yuki has become less socially awkward to the extent that he was teasing Haru

  5. Trass says:

    Yeah. The characters developed so well I’m even surprised. But I was a lot more surprised by that sudden change. Actually a few moments before that I was thinking something like “this anime is nice and creative and all, but is nothing exciting going to come out soon?” then we got this.

    I’m speechless. Definitely the best episode so far.

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  • WyattX
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:22 AM)
    Two people did draw it, but they don’t have anything else on Fakku so I am sad. But the only animal sex I’d be creeped out by would be a horse and nearly any sea creature.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:22 AM)
    @Wyatt: I knew a girl who was into a centaur, a robot centaur.
    There are a few centaur manga and centaur no nanami which is not a hentai manga might actually be a worthwhile series continuing.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:20 AM)
    I do like insane characters so thats part of the appeal. Oddly tsunderes are not a result of masochism on my part rather sadism, same with yanderes.
  • WyattX
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:19 AM)
    @Emma What about centaurs? That’s practically… F-ing a horse.
  • WyattX
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:18 AM)
    The observation on your part is interesting, because I thought it looked more like two people drew different scenes. I assumed that someone else illustrated the H-scenes, while another illustrated the MC and his parents.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:17 AM)
    Something about the abuse of an animal, would bother me more now and then more than something on humans.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:17 AM)
    The animal I mean, not monster girls.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:16 AM)
    I think the only hentai related thing that would bother me would me caterpillar, worm, snake on human.
  • WyattX
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:12 AM)
    The comments are hilarious. It does have enough intrigue to make people think of their own explanations in the comment, not to mention the artists apparently doesn’t have anything else on Fakku. Moar
  • WyattX
    (Saturday, Aug 30. 2014 04:10 AM)
    @Emma Haha, the insect arm things don’t weird me out either. I really wouldn’t mind a full series about the moth girl O.o

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