History Literature / TheTatamiGalaxy

14th Nov '15 11:13:49 AM GeneralSpecific
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* Though attention isn't drawn to it for much of the series, Ozu is in ''all'' of the clubs, possibly in every single GroundhogDayLoop, and at least somewhat proficient in all of them.



* Music/AsianKungFuGeneration: Performs the opening song, "A Stray Dog and the Beat of the Rain". The guy who does all their CD covers, Yusuke Nakamura, also did the character designs.



* BromanticFoil: Ozu.
* CallBack: Everything from the past episodes come back one way or another in episodes 10 and 11.

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* %%* BromanticFoil: Ozu.
* CallBack: Everything from the past episodes come back one way or another in episodes 10 and 11.
Ozu.



* CargoShip: [[spoiler:Jogasaki is in love with a mannequin he named Kaori.]] [[invoked]]
** [[spoiler: And in one timeline, the protagonist is too.]]

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* CargoShip: [[spoiler:Jogasaki is in love with a mannequin he named Kaori.]] [[invoked]]
** [[spoiler: And in
In one timeline, the protagonist is too.]]narrator falls in love with it as well.]] [[invoked]]



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The major characters have their own color motifs, presented in the opening and occasionally in the show (the Protagonist has white/light grey, Akashi has light blue, Ozu has red, Jougasaki has orange, Hanuki has pink/red, and so on). Each episode tends to have its own set color as well. [[spoiler: The episode color schemes become a piece of very subtle {{Foreshadowing}} in later episodes.]]

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The major characters have their own color motifs, presented in the opening and occasionally in the show (the Protagonist has white/light grey, Akashi has light blue, Ozu has red, Jougasaki has orange, Hanuki has pink/red, and so on). Each episode tends to have its own set color as well. [[spoiler: The episode color schemes become a piece of very subtle {{Foreshadowing}} {{foreshadowing}} in later episodes.]]]]
* ContinuityCavalcade: Everything from the past episodes come back one way or another in episodes 10 and 11.



* FanNickname: "Watashi" for the protagonist, after a common pronoun he uses to describe himself.



* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins]]

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* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins]]%%* FirstGirlWins



* [[spoiler: GoodAllAlong: Ozu is still kind of a jerk, but the main character eventually realizes why he does the things he does and that, deep down, Ozu was his best and only real friend.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Ozu. The narrator even compares him to a ''{{youkai}}'' several times. However, the opening and episode 7 hint toward this being more than it seems, and the finale makes it clear that [[spoiler:it was simply due to an UnreliableNarrator]].
** [[spoiler:The narrator himself experiences Gonk in episodes 9 and 11, and both occasions are thematically appropriate.]]

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* [[spoiler: GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: Ozu is still kind of a jerk, but the main character eventually realizes why he does the things he does and that, deep down, Ozu was his best and only real friend.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Ozu. The narrator even compares him to a ''{{youkai}}'' several times. However, the opening and episode 7 hint toward this being more than it seems, and the finale makes it clear that [[spoiler:it [[spoiler:his bizarre appearance was simply due a reflection of the narrator's opinion of him. The protagonist later adopts Ozu's usual look to an UnreliableNarrator]].
** [[spoiler:The narrator himself experiences Gonk in episodes 9 and 11, and both occasions are thematically appropriate.
illustrate their switched roles.]]



* HomoeroticSubtext: Ozu rubs up against the narrator when they're about to sabotage a romantic night for several couples with fireworks from across a riverbank. "But it's so cold..."

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* HomoeroticSubtext: HomoeroticSubtext:
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Ozu rubs up against the narrator when they're about to sabotage a romantic night for several couples with fireworks from across a riverbank. riverbank.
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"But it's so cold..."



** The so-called "black string of fate".

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** The so-called Ozu claims that he and the narrator are connected by a "black string of fate".fate" -- a nod to the traditional {{red string of fate}}.



* {{Kuudere}}: Akashi.
* LargeHam: The protagonist.
** Ozu and Jougasaki.
** Johnny takes this UpToEleven.
* LoveableSexManiac: Jogasaki and, arguably, [[spoiler: the protagonist.]]

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* %%* {{Kuudere}}: Akashi.
* LargeHam: %%* LargeHam:
%%**
The protagonist.
** %%** Ozu and Jougasaki.
** Johnny takes this UpToEleven.
*
%%** Johnny.
%%*
LoveableSexManiac: Jogasaki and, arguably, [[spoiler: the protagonist.]]



* [[strike:RedStringOfFate]] [[RedStringOfFate Black String Of Fate]]: [[HoYay Ozu claims he and the narrator are linked by one]]. This is usually accompanied by a visual of the two tied up together in black cord and sinking into the Mariana trench.

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* [[strike:RedStringOfFate]] [[RedStringOfFate Black String Of Fate]]: [[HoYay RedStringOfFate:
**
Ozu claims he and the narrator are linked by one]].a ''black'' string of fate. This is usually accompanied by a visual of the two tied up together in black cord and sinking into the Mariana trench.



* TheReveal: In episode 9. [[spoiler:Ozu's got a girlfriend--incidentally, ''Honwaka's daughter''--and has been doing all these questionably moral things for two years for the sake of the perfect date with her after a date in the first year went awry]].

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* TheReveal: In episode 9. [[spoiler:Ozu's got a girlfriend--incidentally, girlfriend -- who is incidentally ''Honwaka's daughter''--and daughter'' -- and has been doing all these questionably moral things for two years for the sake of the perfect date with her after a date in the first year went awry]].her.]]



** ShootTheShaggyDog: The third episode.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: The third episode.



* TricksterArchetype: Ozu all the way.
** Depending on your point of view, he's also a TricksterMentor... though what he has to teach isn't always good.

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* TricksterArchetype: Ozu all the way.
**
Ozu. Depending on your point of view, he's also a TricksterMentor... though what he has to teach isn't always good.



** Perhaps [[PunnyName not so unusual]] when one compares "Johnny" with [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory another kind of toy.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainProtagonist: The narrator goes through a rather bad phase in episode 9]].

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** Perhaps [[PunnyName not so unusual]] when one compares "Johnny" with [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory another kind of toy.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainProtagonist: The VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler:The narrator goes through a rather bad phase in episode 9]].
16th Sep '15 1:05:17 PM quackytrope
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** Ozu, Jougasaki, and ''especially'' Johnny (a personification of the protagonist's sexual frustration).

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** Ozu, Jougasaki, Ozu and ''especially'' Jougasaki.
**
Johnny (a personification of the protagonist's sexual frustration).takes this UpToEleven.
16th Sep '15 1:04:03 PM quackytrope
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** Ozu, Jougasaki, and Johnny (a personification of the protagonist's sexual frustration).

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** Ozu, Jougasaki, and ''especially'' Johnny (a personification of the protagonist's sexual frustration).
16th Sep '15 1:03:00 PM quackytrope
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** Ozu, Jougasaki, and Johnny (a personification of the protagonist's sexual frustration).
2nd Sep '15 7:32:26 PM gamasan28
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** In episode 2, they kiss in a movie.

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** In episode 2, they kiss in a movie. [[spoiler: And knowing all the films filmed are in fact other reallities, this could be another one we don't finally see!.]]
24th Jul '15 7:53:15 AM Willbyr
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22nd Apr '15 6:41:39 PM awesomia
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* ArcWelding: In episode 9.

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* ArcWelding: In episode 9. Episodes 10 and 11 also spell out most of the consistent factors of the setting across each timeline.
22nd Apr '15 6:41:39 PM awesomia
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22nd Mar '15 8:57:11 PM Keeyla
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The novel was adapted to anime for NoitaminA's spring 2010 season, directed by Creator/MasaakiYuasa of ''Anime/{{Kaiba}}'' fame and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. Creator/FUNimation has licensed it for a near-simultaneous, English-subtitled stateside release on the Funimation website, Website/YouTube, and {{Creator/Hulu}} under the MarketBasedTitle ''The Tatami Galaxy''.

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The novel was adapted to anime for NoitaminA's spring 2010 season, directed by Creator/MasaakiYuasa of ''Anime/{{Kaiba}}'' fame and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. Creator/FUNimation has licensed it for a near-simultaneous, streaming-only, English-subtitled stateside release on the Funimation website, Website/YouTube, and {{Creator/Hulu}} under the MarketBasedTitle ''The Tatami Galaxy''.
17th Mar '15 1:54:43 PM nombretomado
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The novel was adapted to anime for NoitaminA's spring 2010 season, directed by Creator/MasaakiYuasa of ''Anime/{{Kaiba}}'' fame and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. {{Funimation}} has licensed it for a near-simultaneous, English-subtitled stateside release on the Funimation website, Website/YouTube, and {{Creator/Hulu}} under the MarketBasedTitle ''The Tatami Galaxy''.

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The novel was adapted to anime for NoitaminA's spring 2010 season, directed by Creator/MasaakiYuasa of ''Anime/{{Kaiba}}'' fame and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. {{Funimation}} Creator/FUNimation has licensed it for a near-simultaneous, English-subtitled stateside release on the Funimation website, Website/YouTube, and {{Creator/Hulu}} under the MarketBasedTitle ''The Tatami Galaxy''.
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