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Getsuyoubi no Tawawa (lit. Monday's Tawawa, officially subtitled Tawawa on Monday)note  is a series of images depicting a day in the life of the various women around Tawawa prefecture, drawn by Kiseki Himura (of Sword Art Online Progressive fame). Originally crafted as a way to alleviate the stress of the working week's start for salarymen by drawing pinups of random beautiful busty women, it has since picked up its own continuity and expanded to a whole series.


The main focus of these drawings are:

  • "I"-chan: A high schooler who meets and falls in love with a salaryman she meets on her train commute. She's called "I" because she claims that she's an I-cup. Has a younger sister.
  • Kouhai-chan: An office lady whose love interest is her older coworker. Likes to get drunk.
  • Maegami-chan: A girl who aggressively pursues her teacher, eventually beginning a relationship with him.
  • Jitome-chan: A steely-eyed miko who's rather soft on the inside. She's engaged to her older cousin.
  • Kakyou-chan: A hot teacher with students that really really like her...for obvious reasons.
  • Cheer-chan: A cheerleader and classmate of I-chan who has drawn national attention for her generous assets. Begins working as a gravure model, to the shock of her school and semi-consternation of her childhood friend. Her real name is Chia.

And a host of other busty girls along for the ride.

The series gets compiled volumes during the Comiket season, each with a bonus manga that expands on one of the girls' stories and explains how they got to their current situations. It also received a five minute anime that aired on Niconico.

  • Acme Products: Tawawa this, Tawawa that— it's the name of the prefecture, the town, and nearly every brand in it.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: A fitness center from one of the early unrelated images becomes the center used at the salaryman's company in the anime. The trainer in the illustration likewise became his boss' personal trainer.
  • Age-Gap Romance: A favorite in this series. I-chan, Maegami-chan, Jitome-chan, and Kakyou-san all have a bit of a gap between their love interests (the former two were teenagers to their partners' adult, Jitome's boy has a bit of a gap between them as he was in middle school during her childhood, while the latter was an adult tutor). The compilation manga reveals that I-chan's mother did the same thing, and apparently it's a constant with the women of I's family.
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  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Cheer-chan is part of the cheering squad in school, and she caught the attention of every guy in Japan during one particular baseball match. Her boy (one of the baseball team, so we have that Jock/Cheerleader thing going on too) is also crushing on her, and the feeling seems to be mutual.
  • All There in the Manual: Additional information on the girls and their situations can be found on Himura's twitter, as well as the compilation volumes.
  • Artifact Alias: By the end of volume 1, I-chan tells the salaryman he'll have to start calling her J-chan due to her growing size, and page #200 shows her getting even bigger. For sake of recognition, Himura keeps her nickname at "I".
  • Ascended Extra: The salaryman's boss, of all people, gets an entire anime episode dedicated to him and his usual haunt: the company fitness center. He also has the noteworthy distinction of being the only male character in the series depicted with eyes.
  • Audience Surrogate:
    • Volleyball-chan for the rest of the viewing audience, being a boyish girl that can't get enough of the busty girls in her sight, and loves to grope I-chan and her sister.
    • The fertility goddess that narrates Jitome-chan's story in Volume 7 gets her kicks from giving the audience visions of Jitome in sexy poses and varying states of undress. She also gets exasperated with Jitome's reluctance to consummate her relationship with her fiancee, at one point outright telling her to just do it already.
  • Author Appeal: Can you take a guess? The whole point of the series was to unwind with photos of buxom girls.
  • Bait-and-Switch: One image has Maegami caught sleeping by her teacher. Siezing his opportunity to touch her in a vulnerable moment, he reaches out for her...hand, and measures out her ring finger for the little surprise he's got planned for their dating anniversary.
  • Book-Ends: 2018 begins and ends with Maegami and her teacher; New Year's Day with the teacher having a dream, and New Year's Eve with the revelation that Maegami's about to give birth.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Cheer-chan and the baseball kid are longtime childhood friends, and by the end of the fifth tankoubon they've started dating.
  • Chocolate of Romance: For Valentine's Day 2019, Volleyball-chan expresses her wish for I-chan to give her a honmei chocolate molded into the shape of her breasts. While I didn't do it, her little sister was desperate enough to do it under I's nose.
  • Cosplay Café: I-chan's School Festival had one of these. She absolutely did not want to be one of the servers for it, given that every boy in the room (and Volleyball-chan) wanted her in a maid uniform. While she was perfectly happy making food in the back, she did bring the maid outfit back home with her, specifically because she wanted the Salaryman to see her in it.
  • Death Glare: Jitome-chan's default expression. Despite this, the boys who try to ask her out consider it a charm point. It runs in the family; her cousin/fiancee has a much scarier one that he normally hides behind his glasses.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Each and every picture is done in a trademarked blue tint. Even on some official merchandise, they have a colored version and a completely blue version.
  • Double-Meaning Title: There are two ways to parse the title: seeing what the people of Tawawa do every Monday, and the implication of what half the population is doing every Monday.
  • Dude Magnet: Jitome-chan has a lot of male admirers in her school. The fertility goddess narrating her chapter points this trope out as the reason she should consummate her relationship, or at least make it public; the boys would never stop bothering her otherwise.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: The 100th installment has I-chan look on in disappointment as her family and best friend celebrate her chest reaching an 100 centimeter width.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first batch of images consists of unrelated drawings of busty girls having fun, usually in sunny locations such as the beach. It's not until I-chan and Kouhai-chan come along that the series begins to have some semblance of continuity. Even one of those unrelated drawings eventually became related to Cheer-chan, as it was one of her modelling photos.
  • Ecchi: Softcore, but it counts. The series' appeal is having each featured girl in a situation where her breasts can be front and center, even if they're doing something completely normal.
  • Even the Girls Want Her:
    • I-chan is fawned over by Volleyball-chan, at the very least. Volleyball-chan herself has the full attention of I-chan's little sister.
    • Speaking of Volleyball-chan, in the 2019 Valentine's drawing she's shown with a huge pile of chocolates, indicating that a lot of girls like her too.
  • Everybody Has Lots of Sex: At the very least, I-chan's relationship with Salaryman-san is sexual, Maegami-chan waited 3 years to get with Teacher-kun and when they got together they couldn't keep their hands off each other, Sempai and Kouhai-chan are at least (very heavily) implied to have had sex, and it is also implied that Cheer-chan and Childhood Friend-kun have done it. And let's not get started on Jitome-chan and her situation. It seems every relationship shown is destined to end between the sheets, but nothing explicit is ever shown, just enough to let you know it happened or allow you to draw your own conclusions.
  • The Faceless: All the women have differing designs and personalities. All the men are faceless when shown and not truly elaborated on, with very similar designs and usually chosen as the viewpoint character. Only a few men escape this — Volleyball's little brother and the salaryman's boss are among rare examples.
  • Face of a Thug: Downplayed with Jitome-chan; even though her default expression resembles a Death Glare, her beauty still draws the boys in her class to ask her out. Her cousin/fiancee is a straighter example, capable of scaring away older men just by glaring at them. The men, while running away, comment that the pair look like a yakuza princess and her bodyguard.
  • Fanservice Model:
    • Cheer-chan works as a gravure model despite being in high school, and everyone at her school already knows about it but don't care.
    • Another girl puts up gravure photos on Twitter, as we see in #218.
  • Hot Teacher: Kakyou works as a science teacher outside of her tutoring, while there is a swim instructor who's captured the attention of all of her young students.
  • Incompatible Orientation: I-chan is 100% straight. Unfortunately, Volleyball-chan is 100% gay (or at least bisexual with a heavy preference for other women) and crushes on her hard. Unfortunately, Volleyball constantly tries to at least feel up I-chan's breasts, imagines sexual situations with I-chan, or even try to force I-chan into sexual situations, with her actions crossing the line into sexual harassment many times. I-chan is annoyed by Volleyball-chan's antics at best, and angered by them at worst, reflecting a rare realistic reaction to unwanted Skinship Grope. However, they remain friends because all the other girls in their school are jealous of I-chan and she is only involved in anything because Volleyball-chan is her friend and is popular with girls and boys.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: The series' stock and trade. Parodied in the 2019 April Fools special, where I-chan gets flustered over an R18 version of the series while Maegami and Kouhai react with innocent to mild bemusement.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Poor I-chan's sister tried to call her in the middle of a heated session between her and the salaryman. It took one loud moan for her to get the picture.
  • Insatiable Newlyweds: Maegami and her teacher rarely have moments apart, and if the sixth compilation is any indication, they share a very active sex life.
  • Interrupted Suicide: The bonus manga in the first volume (adapted into the first episode) reveals that the salaryman was considering committing suicide by train before I-chan ran into him.
  • It Runs in the Family: Jitome-chan has a resting grumpy face that she claims runs in her family. Her cousin uses his own Death Glare on purpose to scare away any men trying to hit on Jitome.
  • Jailbait Wait: Maegami's teacher was very clearly attracted to her, but he wouldn't lay a finger on her until she finally graduated. When she came over to his house to confirm his feelings not even the night after, all bets were off.
  • Kissing Cousins: Jitome-chan is engaged to be married to her cousin. She made a wish to the fertility goddess of the local shrine when she was younger, and her family made it official afterwards.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Every major milestone hides the number somewhere in the picture:
    • The 100th picture in the series was also a celebration...of I-chan's breasts reaching over a meter around her body.
    • For the 200th installment, I-chan pops off yet another button, but her mother sews a new one in its place from a now-empty 200-pack of buttons.
  • Lemony Narrator: The fertility goddess who tells the story of Jitome-chan in Volume 7 takes a whimsical approach towards this self-appointed role; in between explanations, she reminds Jitome (who is the only person capable of hearing her) of what the fans want to see (sexytimes between her and her fiancee).
  • Maid Cafe: I-chan's class votes on one for their culture festival theme, much to her dismay.
  • Miko: Sometimes, the action focuses on Jitome-chan and her work at a local shrine. Her cousin (also her love interest) is also a shrine worker.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: Maegami begins her crusade to get pregnant a little after she and her teacher move in with each other, and hints at it through interacting with children or stuffing chocolates full of performance enhancers meant for the teacher. #169 shows her crusade paid off, while #202 and #203 show the attempt was completely successful.
  • My Card: Volleyball-chan gets scouted this way by a passing producer, much to her surprise (she thought I-chan was going to get discovered this way).
  • Nerd Glasses: Jitome-chan's cousin wears these to hide his natural Death Glare.
  • No Name Given: Most of the characters don't actually have a name in this series.note  The ones they're referred to are just official placeholders.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Played with. The salsewomen for Tawawa Life Insurance run up a creek in Kouhai's office space; while they were able to get customers in other buildings due to their charisma and cute looks, the men of Kouhai's office decline—because they already have her, they're quite used to seeing cute office women in their office and see them for their offers now.
  • Office Lady: Kouhai-chan, as well as other off girls.
  • One Degree of Separation: It's a small world, after all. Kouhai and Kakyou were classmates, Volleyball is I's longtime friend and the same goes for Jitome, Maegami used to go to their school and is now neighbors with the Salaryman, etc.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: Volume 7 focuses on Jitome-chan, and features the irreverent narration of the shrine fertility goddess. This is the first story in the series that alludes to the supernatural.
  • Reality Ensues: Even in a town where all the girls are busty, there are still specialty lingerie shops that cater to sizes far larger than their normal. Kouhai-chan is shown to be a customer, and I-chan has to shell out her extra work cash to buy just one.
  • Really 17 Years Old: Installment #218 has our focus girl pretend to be a 20 year old Office Lady to show off some racy photos on Twitter. Her schoolmate happened to recognize her by her Beauty Marks.
  • Recursive Canon:
    • There does appear to be a "Tawawa on Monday" in the Tawawaverse, as we see on one of the DVDs. There's also another Tawawa on Monday series, given a poster in the anime adaptation, but it seems to be centered on hot guys, since one is featured front and center on the poster.
    • #86 is a promotion for the premiere of the ONA... by having I-chan pull the real-life tweet up, complete with picture, and clicking on the link to the video.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Eventually with Maegami and her teacher, who go from teacher and student to married.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Of course, Kouhai-chan and her senpai at work follow this trope, but I-chan's sister also has a schoolgirl crush on Volleyball-chan and becomes her kouhai when she graduates from middle school.
  • She Is All Grown Up: The girl at the convenience store, Tokumori, was once a shy, mousy flat chested girl in middle school. When our viewpoint character first met her again, he as in awe of how much she had grown... in many ways.
  • Sick Episode: One image has the Salaryman fall ill, and Ai come over to take care of him.
  • Slice of Life: While is is pretty sexy, it's mostly just anecdotes of daily life.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Maegami's valentine chocolates contained, among other things, energy boosters, health supplements, and erectile dysfunction medicine. Keep in mind she's been wanting a kid for a while by this point, and that her teacher's in the distance scared...
  • Shout-Out:
    • One image has Kouhai's senpai try to catch a Pikachu in Pokémon GO but having the ball bounce off of Kouhai's breasts. They barely avoid showing the critter by having just its tail stick out while the rest is conveniently hidden.
    • I-chan and her family are shown watching Castle in the Sky during one image, trying to imitate the infamous scene where one of Dola's boys and Mr. Duffi flex their shirts open.
    • One series of images has Sadako try to haunt some poor schmuck... but she can't come out of his monitor because it's too small. Her next attempt is similarly unsuccessful, since he just buys another small monitor because he finds her attempts cute.
  • Stealth Pun: When I-chan and her class go to Kyoto, one of the images that pops up is Kyoto Tower and its mascot pointing to it... who, as Himura notes, "has quite the funny name".
  • Teacher/Student Romance: With Maegami and her teacher. She was the one who approached him first and flirted with him all throughout high school, but he wouldn't lay a finger on her until after she graduated. And even then, she still tried to approach him the night afterwards to finally get him to date her.
  • Tears of Joy: In desperation, Kakyou-san promises her student that he can cop a feel if he ends up passing his college entrance exams. As it turns out, he did; but where he was expecting her to get worried about holding up her end of the deal, she's crying tears of relief that he finally was able to pass.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Hinted at with I-chan's mother, who was stated to have given birth to the former when she was "very young".
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: Two of the girls featured in the series are twins, who both work together to get the same man.
  • Visual Pun:
    • The New Year's Day 2018 picture has Maegami's teacher dream the standard "good fortune" dream (seeing a hawk, an eggplant, and Mt. Fuji), except the mountain in his case is a side view of Maegami's breasts.
    • While Maegami and her husband are shopping for maternity clothes, she lifts up the cleavage window of one of the dresses just as the saleswoman talks about how the dress's design is called Paisley. It's a paizuri joke.
  • World of Buxom: Every girl in this world is stacked. Every girl, no exceptions. And if they aren't initially, they will be eventually.
  • You Need to Get Laid: The God wants Jitome and her cousin to give in and consummate their marriage, really badly. It's less for their benefit however, and more for the God's own.

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