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Yuki Sanada is a socially awkward young man who lives with his grandmother. Due to her job, they must move around a lot. This means Yuki has difficulty forming lasting relationships with his peers, or relationships at all, for that matter. His fear of social interaction is so great that when asked to make a greeting or parting speech in his classes, Yuki often freezes. As if drowning, he blacks out from the present, only able to focus on his certain ridicule. However, Yuki's life changes forever when he moves to Enoshima and meets an odd boy named Haru—who claims to be an alien. Haru wields a questionable water gun and fish bowl, and has a tendency to speak with the betta fish inside it. He immediately latches onto Yuki as a friend, completely disregarding any complaints Yuki might have about this. Haru is like a force of nature, unheeding of other people's resistance to his antics. Together, Haru and Yuki also snowball a fellow classmate and fisherman named Natsuki Usami into Haru’s schemes. What out-of-this-world adventures lie ahead for this unique bunch? Find out in Tsuritama!

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English: tsuritama
Japanese: つり球
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Fuji TV, Sakura Create
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Sports
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Makoto Kimura – Producer
Kenji Nakamura – Director
Yukio Nagasaki – Sound Director
Hideki Itou – Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Tsurezure Monochrome (徒然モノクローム)” by Fujifabric
ED1: “Sora mo Toberu Hazu (空も飛べるはず)” by Sayonara Ponytail

Episode List

01: Panicked Fishing
02: The Frustrating Uni Knot
03: Lonely Casting
04: Angry Landing
05: Discouraged Jerking
06: Horrified Splash
07: Painful Countdown
08: Joyous Fighting
09: Striking Underwater
10: Our Tackle
11: Legend of the Big Fish
12: Goodbye Fishing


Not like any fishing trip I’ve ever been on.


Wonderfully expressive and brimming with charisma, Tsuritama is one of those anime that is nearly impossible not to adore.


Very underrated, a story of friendship and growing up all with a fitting, flat art style. So wholesome and pure, you’ll cry by the end of it


Overcoming loneliness and anxiety through friendship and fishing

Only anime i’ve ever seen actually visually showcase anxiety like this


Fishing, but also a deep dive into social anxiety. Somehow it comes together well!


A show about fishing, aliens, and fishing for aliens.


A rip-roaring good time with deeply human characters and eye-poppingly colourful visuals. Never fails to be heartwarming and entertaining.



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