Whyyy don’t places look like they do in Tsuritama? Everything was just so beautiful and everyone was so goofy, and I loved it! Who would of thought fishing would so fucking exciting?
Tsuritama starts off with Yuki Sanada moving to a sea-side town, Enoshimea with his grandmother. Yuki has a hard time handling social situations, and because of this he has a hard time making friends. However, in this town Yuki meets the self-proclaimed alien, Haru, the “fishing prince”, Natsuki, and a man who works for a strange group, Yamada. Thanks to the four learning and practicing fishing, at Haru’s request, they form a strong bond that leads them into a spectacular event in Enoshima.
The story was pretty silly, but it works for the anime. I don’t think it’s suppose to be taken super seriously. It’s an anime that focuses on the four boys becoming friends and forming bonds that they’ve never formed before. And at the same time learning new things about themselves. Such as Natsuki’s slow acceptance of his mother’s death and his father’s new girlfriend. Or Yuki and Haru’s friendship. Or Yamada’s will to stand against DUCK to protect his friends. Oh, did I mention there’s a duck named Tapioca in this? Because there is and he’s the best character. There is also a lot of comedy in the series too. Quite a few times I had a bit of a laughing fit because of Tsuritama.
The art style is beautiful. The bright colors make everything look so sunny and tropical, and makes me totally jealous that I don’t live there. The designs also helped with the silliness of the series too, like the suits the DUCK members wore towards the end. It’s just so dumb looking you have to laugh. The animation was really good too. I loved the earlier episodes of when Yuki would feel like he was in water because of his stress, then get pulled out because of Haru or fishing. It was just seriously beautiful!
It’s really hard to categorize Tsuritama because it has a little bit of everything. So I would say, give it a shot. It’s possible it’s not your thing, but there is a bit of drama, humor, action and some serious case of bromance in it. It deserves a try, I think!