Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Tamako Market episode 11 discussion

Episode 10 discussion can be viewed here

It's annoying to see how fast everyone just went the idea of her being a princess even though it's clearly not what Tamako wants. The thought of being royalty or anything remotely similar gives off the feeling of isolation. Immediately accepting the change could just be their way of saying it's ok to become a princess, but it adds nothing to declining the offer. Even just one person saying she should stay or at least suggesting she can make her own decisions would be enough to show they really care.

No matter what dream someone has, there's always a high burst of sentimental value for finally achieving the goal. Tamako's medal might seem like a simple prize after all her hard work, but it's always nice to watch others express joy over even the smallest details in life. It's difficult to think what kind of life would await her if she left to become a princess, but losing her family and friends is certainly not going to make her happy. Doing what you love will always lead to the brightest smiles.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tamako Market episode 10 discussion

Episode 9 discussion can be viewed here

Another Midori episode doesn't help me like her character. First she was portrayed as selfish and now she has too much pride. It's admirable that she wanted to create the dance routine all by herself, but there are times you must accept the things you cannot accomplish by yourself. Admitting it might be hard, but it's not like she can progress by herself. It did draw nice parallels with Shiori and Midori switching places. With Shiori I don't think it's possible to change your personality to a point were an introvert becomes an extrovert, but Midori could and should have asked for help sooner. Everything worked out so it's not the end of the world.

Tamako is finally revealed as the prince's bride candidate by Choi. It's unlikely she'd leave her wonderful life of mochi behind to become a princess. It would also mean Mochizou and Midori don't even have a chance if she leaves. Choi would still make a good bride, but this would more than likely be a forbidden love between a prince and the royal fortune teller.

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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Tamako Market episode 9 discussion

Episode 8 discussion can be viewed here

It's too bad nothing came from Anko's crush. She's still pretty childish even after all the time that has passed, but it's not easy when a good friend moves away. Most of the time it's easier to hide from an unwanted reality, but you can't ignore it forever. While she can't have a real romantic relationship at her age, not doing anything is much more counterproductive. As Mochizou encouraged Anko to properly see Yuzuki off, she must have reminded Tamako about his birthday. There's no way she would remember it otherwise.

Tamako's song turned out to be pretty normal. Except for Dera, the series can't really be classed as supernatural, so expecting something extraordinary to happen was just wishful thinking. Her father might be embarrassed remembering how he once expressed his love, but he did it earnestly and he can actually sing pretty well.

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tamako Market episode 8 discussion

Episode 7 discussion can be viewed here

Dera did well to lose all that weight he gained but a relapse is more than likely. I'm not even sure he really lost the weight. His body isn't the same as when we first saw him. His head is too large for his lower body as if he's holding the fat in. I wouldn't be surprised if he failed the diet given how brutal the girls were. He barely missed the batons and Midori and Kanna tempting him with forbidden mochi must have made him to crack. At least he does have one ally. The grandfather is the only one who took pity on a hungry bird.

The best part of the episode was seeing how they dressed Choi up. A lot of the clothes she tried were great but white lolita was especially cute even if it was just a fantasy.

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