Tamayura Hitotose DVD
About Tamayura Hitotose DVD
Tamayura: Hitotose Complete Collection contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Junichi Sato and special episode 5.5.
As a little girl, Fuu Sawatari's father taught her to love photography. They took pictures everywhere they went. But after he passed away, seeing those photographs only served as a reminder of her loss, so she locked them away to be forgotten. Years later, her brother Kou finds their father's picture album, and as he flips through its pages, the pictures remind Fuu of all the happy memories of her father that she will carry with her forever.
Now, as the shy Fuu enters her first year of high school, she once again takes up her father's old camera, determined to take wonderful pictures that will bring joy and happiness to others.
Special Features: Tamayura OVA Series, Clean Openings and Endings, Promotional Videos, Commercials.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Themes: Slice of Life
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 389
- Year Created: 2011
- Release Date: 10/6/2015
- Dimensional Weight: 0.6
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful and Heartwarming
by Nathan -
Tamayura: Hitotose is a wonderful show within the genre known as iyashikei, or "healing" anime.
Directed by Junichi Sato, the director of the ARIA series, Tamayura is designed to have a soothing, heartwarming effect on the viewer. It doesn't have a complex plot or any serious drama; its main focus is showing the you the value of friendship and memories in your life, as well as the beauty of our everyday surroundings.
The characters are all unique and enjoyable to watch, and they develop throughout the course of the series. Characters who may annoy you at first will quickly become lovable.
The animation is very good. There is an abundance of beautiful scenery in every episode, and the characters are animated well.
Overall, I strongly recommend this series for anyone who enjoys slowly paced slice of life stories. I hope Tamayura: More Aggressive, the second season, will also be released soon.
Tamayura: Hitotose is the first season in the Tamayura series. The Slice of Life anime offers a perfect blend of light-hearted feels and laugh-out-loud humor. Truly, Tamayura does the genre proud 5 out 5 stars. Unfortunately the anime suffers from several post screening problems.
First and foremost is the how spread out the content is on the dvds. Four discs with the first disc only having two episodes on it? I honestly felt like I was fumbling through the case watching as I was rewatching the anime. My last complaint is a little more subtle. I emailed RightStuf and asked them whether or not they planned on adding the second season or any of the movies to their website. They responded: “I'm not finding anything indicating that we have plans to carry it anytime soon. Sorry about that!”
All the same this anime is a stellar example of the SoL genre, and is a must buy for any fan of either the series of the genre on the whole (just there are some minor complaints). Would buy again.
by WALTER -
Fuu Sawatari (aka Potte to pal Kao-chan) loves to take photos with her late father’s old camera trying to capture fleeting moments and memories. She has recently moved to Takehara, a quaint old town on the Inland Sea not far from Hiroshima, her dad’s home town. This is a rambling account of Fuu and her growing circle of friends. The stories center on Fuu’s three pals level-headed Kaoru, shy Maon who often communicates by whistling, and hyper Norie.
Sato Junichi’s Aria iyashikei formula in highly polished form: charming characters, an odd cat, sentimental stories, gorgeous scenery, and a relaxing pace. Magical. If you want anime to raise your pulse rate or challenge you intellectually this will not be overly appealing fare but for those wishing to forget a bad day at work this is tonic.
Very relaxing and enjoyable
by Tathlyn -
Tamayura: Hitose follows Fuu and her friends' relationships for her first year after moving back to where she lived as a child. It provides a slice of life story which leaves the viewer with a warm and relaxing feeling.
Each episode is able to provide this feeling on its own, while exploring each of the main characters and providing a depth of development which doesn't come along very often. The series is mostly in chronological order and only jumps to flashbacks as relevant to the overall story at the appropriate times. I like that by the last episode the story doesn't feel incomplete.
I've seen the second season and the four movies which pick up after the end of this first season and the storytelling becomes even more impressive. I hope that Nozomi/Rightstuf do end up licensing and releasing them as well.
Very Heart warming slice of life
by Patricia -
This is a very heart warming series. It celebrates the joy of being alive and spending time with friends and family. The show focuses on the character Fuu and her life in Takahara. She spends her time taking photos of her friends and family and through her interaction with others she grows into understanding her self and life. The show is just enjoyable because its comforting. An add plus is the beauty is the artistic backgrounds of the towns and the music which suits the atmosphere of the show perfectly. I really enjoyed this anime because I have taken photography class in the past and still take photos from time to time. So it really reminds me about how amazing photography can be as an artistic medium, and the happiness it can bring to others around you.If you are looking for a show that is sweet and wholesome in family and friendship this show is definitely for you.