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Kyoto Animation’s Tamako Market Anime Heads Back to Theaters for 10th Anniversary

Tamako Love Story


Earlier this year, Kyoto Animation revealed a 10th-anniversary project for the Tamako Market anime series, one of the anime studio’s wholly-owned franchises. Today, it was confirmed that the first project will be a weeklong screening of the series and Tamako Love Story anime film in four theaters across Japan.


A special 10th Anniversary illustration was drawn by Tamako Market character designer Yukiko Horiguchi:


Tamako Market


The screening week kicks off on June 2 at Shinjuku Piccadilly, MOVIX Saitama, Namba Parks Cinema in Osaka and Midland Square Cinema in Nagoya with the first six episodes, followed by the rest of the TV anime episodes the next day and then Tamako Love Story the following day. The sequence is repeated for the next three days with the final day being a screening of the film.


At the June 4 screening of Tamako Love Story at Shinjuku Piccadilly, a cast talk with Aya Suzaki (Tamako), Takumi Yamazaki (Dera) and Atsushi Tamaru (Mochizo) will be held. Tickets are available through lottery from today.


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The Tamako Market TV anime ran from January 10, 2013, to March 28, 2013, and spawned the critically acclaimed Tamako Love Story anime film in 2014, all directed by Naoko Yamada at Kyoto Animation. Both the series and film are licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks, which describes the series as such:


Tamako is just a normal young girl whose family has been making mochi for generations. As her birthday approaches, she happens to meet a talking bird who claims to be a royal court attendant looking for a bride for his master. After the encounter, Dera the bird decides to stay around her and becomes a part of Tamako’s life and the neighborhood that she lives in.


Source: Tamako Market 10th Anniversary Site 


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.