“Tamako Love Story”ANIME Film Review: Love Is The End

Featured Image Source: Kyoto Animation

Tamako Love Story Selfie
Selfie Visual Key, Tamako & Mochizou from left to right. Credits: Kyoto Animation

[Writer: Chrissy.C]

Narrative

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Mochizou & Tamako, from left to right. Art By: Kyoto Animation

“Tamako Market`s” sequel feature film takes a spin on the original market-community story. Instead focuses on Tamako and her childhood friend Mochizou. High-school is fading away by the days & the kids are nervous about stepping into adulthood. Mochizou is heading out to college in Tokyo. He decides it`s time to hand his heart over to Tamako to see if she will accept.

Backdrop Of The Production

  • Original crew has returned to fulfill their roles once again!

“Tamako Love Story” Review & Evaluation

Slip Scene. Found On Tumblr: BurntSparks, Animation By: Kyoto Animation

PROS
+ Animation is as bright and lively as ever done for this feature film of “Tamako Market”. Clean, crisp and lighting dynamics help deliver “Tamako Love Story” as a visual success.

+ Spotlight director Naoko Yamada . Does her best efforts with cinematic cues and specialties with her visual style. Crafting around emotions of character interactions and independence: sitting alone, thinking or awkward conversations. Cinematography is vamped up to reach the cinema based expectations. Given film pans & zooms

+ Writer Reiko Yoshida . Well job on the little comedic jokes & conversations that aren’t hollow or plain. There is some basic wordplay people don’t use however Reiko Yoshida comes along and does such a thing. A great task has been done in dialogue exchange and the way they play around in the script is different. Like in the scene: Mochizou’s friends all give a little poke fight for cheers.

Mochizou & Tamako`s traditional String Speak. Animation By: Kyoto Animation, Found On: Reddit Forum “Convince Us To Watch An Anime…”

+ Music by Tomoko Kataoka & sound effect cues directed by Yota Tsuruoka, always do a good job at making “Tamako Love Story” more vibrant and quirky! The film’s opener theme is a nice light rock song off the original soundtrack.

+ Everything done in the power of the cast & staff creates a shine in the water, metaphorically. With differences in physiology and more expansive ideas carried in by the crew & cast for this narrative. The emotions that boil over in the film is presented so very well in this film. Complete staff praise! The sense of discomfort is so prevalent.

Cons

– Film ends briefly. Flies away so quickly. At credits it feels like it was all a long episode and doesn’t have a dynamic closure for the “Tamako” series (If this is the ending).

A Frantic Tamako. Found On: Tumblr From: Oujij , Animation By: Kyoto Animation

– A strong impact & character connection didn’t occur in the film. The last leg slams it foot down suddenly.

Minor Con: Odd comparison but “Walk The Line” the bio-pic about Johnny Cash also suffered the problem of characters not completely filling in substantial roles which I wrote here. For “Tamako Love Story” Tamako`s mother & father should have had a impact further on Tamako`s thoughts. However I praise their efforts in the constrained time-frame.

Minor Con: A disruption occurred when Mochizou decided to run and scream. It was very cheesy.

Tamako Love Story
Featured Image. Key Visual: Kyoto Animation

8.7/10

Last View: “Tamako Love Story” is a visual glory. The problem lies in it`s story telling & how it uses it. 

Watch the remixed theme for the film below, spoilers ahead. Video footage courtesy of tSukkie Pink.

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