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Kyoto Animation has amazed many with the announcement painfully few expected – a new iteration of top cockatiel anime Tamako Market is in the works.

Since there is as yet no confirmation of what form the “new work” will take – the obvious options being a second season, a film or an OVA – there has been a great deal of speculation as to what KyoAni has in mind.

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Speculation – and incredulity, as the show has generally been the subject of moeblob mockery and suffered what detractors maintain were deservedly disastrous sales:

Volume 1: 4,676
Volume 2: 3,853
Volume 3: 3,790
Volume 4: 3,278
Volume 5: 3,198

Although likely better received than the inevitable second and third season of Free! will be, more than a few have been complaining about the studio holding out on them for the final K-ON! instalment they so earnestly hope for.


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    Comment by Ichi
    05:23 15/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I really liked TM. I dont get whats bad about it. :/ Maybe its because people are too obsessed with K-On.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 15/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    TM is one of my favorites as well, it is all about the bird.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 15/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    That bird defined swag.

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    Comment by Katsura
    13:59 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A true artisan of his craft.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:13 18/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn bird keeps reminding me of Sieg from Kamen Rider Den-o

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If anything I liked the OP and ED of it.quite catchy

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ma-wa-ru Ma-wa-ru Record♪ <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Good or not... it was boring as hell. Nothing happened...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shut the fuck up! A LOT happened.

    It's a fun. magical show!

    You're a fucking idiot if you can't enjoy something as awesome as this.

    And stay way from the second season if thought it was "boring" you fucking idiot!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they are thinking how awesome it was....

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, it apparently wasn't good enough for sales, and that's a fact, the numbers there don't lie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:01 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless of course the fact that it was a Kyoani original meant that 3000+ copies sold was actually profitable, and the fan community's idea of what constitutes a success is different from the actual numbers which were are not remotely privy to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck off, it did AMAZING!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It was boring, and the bird was annoying.

    There is nothing wrong with liking the show, if it's your thing. But, apparently there wasn't that many out of you out there, looking at the sales of the disks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:16 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Either K-On or the show about a bunch of homos that swim and likely fuck each other.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 18/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    People who liked K-ON! found that it's simply not K-ON!. The rest of the people find it plain boring and tasteless.

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    Comment by Tsubasa
    05:45 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel the same way. But, remember that you are in SankakuComplex, and here the good taste doesn't matter.

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    Comment by Slush

    So liking TM and K-On means you have good taste? Pretty sure it means you're retarded, not that you have good taste.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    popular =/= good
    unpopular =/= bad

    Except if you're a sheep, of course.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    sales say otherwise, shit show is shit show

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    replaced everything before "pretty sure that means you're retarded" with =
    "so you think irrationally hating anything that gets popular because you childishly think it makes you sound smarter means you have good taste?"

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    Comment by RYOUGI
    06:52 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    some retard never know what is good anime.

    Just a nice title got another season no need to surprised.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah there's really nothing bad about it unless you just don't like moe, which is fine.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The show is goddamn terrible, it tries to mix too many things into a slice-of-life, a dumb plot with the bird, the mocchi theme, not to mention the shopping district thing was boring, etc etc. Honestly I think it would be a better show without the dumb bird/prince crap and just focus on the moe of tamako and friends. Not saying K-On! was great but at least they knew how to focus the show(everything was centered around light music club).

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    Comment by RYOUGI
    06:58 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    k-on is boring on second season. tamako market is better work that just feel nice and fresh. good show no need a reason, just feel good to watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:56 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tamako Market was simply boring. K-on second season at least had music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    what are you smoking ryougi. nice and fresh? what exactly was nice and fresh? absolutely nothing

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:17 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Eh, cmon. Tiels are nice.

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    Comment by VZ
    09:06 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I just want more scenes of Shiori.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    KyoAni sux too much...
    Their latest good anime was Clannad, and now they only produce shit!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yuck you, they're still doing fine, you only think that because you're a goddamn idiot!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyoani is rich enough that they can make stuff they want to. Just because they want to!

    After the runaway success that was K-ON, Hyouka was commissioned to them, someone else picked up the bill for it. Nichijou was their own idea and despite using it as a training exercise for their artists, it sold poorly. They had to try and pander to the otaku with chuuni and while it did well, tamako close to nichijou levels of failsales. Free is nowhere near chuuni which is another failsale. Maybe K-on is financing enough for them to try their luck with Tamako2.

    Sales are great for as cheapskate torrent tier fans, I just want to watch cute kyoani animation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clannad's second season was way better than the first. So we can at least hope they do better with the second season.
    I actually did like the show, but understand why it's not liked by many.
    They better start working on Hyouka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:02 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    More tamako market anime probably also means more people will draw hentai for it which is the only positive thing for it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm curious about how bad Nichijou's sales were if this is getting another season.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    dat choco girl

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    omfg i was hopeing that ugly nigger and the bitch with the skin cancer spot on her neck would just go into obscurity

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:24 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that really a nigger? Yeah, what ARE THEY THINKING?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:26 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh, with their new LN line, Chuu2 and Free going to make bunchas of monies, Kyoani don't careeeeee. KnK's a bit of an unknown tho

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    Comment by warjoke
    22:23 17/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not sure, but heck at least it causes less shitstorm than the other show...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:18 18/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's wrong with a second season of "Free!"? It's way better in any aspect than Tamako was. And if KyoAni is milking something to death that's Chuuni2.

    Anyway, KyoAni has clearly taken the route of only animating their own franchises, so that means no more Haruhi, FMP or K-ON! for now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese sales and their opinions should have no value for western fans. Apart from suffering from the collective memory-capability of a common fruit-fly, they usually wouldn't recognize true brilliance even when it bit them in their asses.

    Don't believe me? Take a look at just about any survey done among those so called "fans" of animation.

    In short, watch those shows and build your own opinion. Tamako Market is perfectly fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    because i do not respond to butthurt? FUCK OFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    TM really didn't do this bad. It sold rather decently compared to other shows of the season. Sure it's no blockbuster like K-ON or Haruhi, or Lucky Star, but it was still fun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of all the things for them to go back to . . .
    I was hoping for more Lucky Star, K-on!, or Haruhi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked it...

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    Comment by loplop
    05:42 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd rather see more Haruhi or Full Metal Panic than this. I wonder why it's being done if the sales from the first shot was so bad?

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    Comment by MeruP
    10:32 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm fine with it. This would mean there will be one more KyoAni show that I can skip without losing much. I don't dislike Tamako and I'll watch it if I'll feel like it, but there are clearly better ways to spend my time on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shut the fuck up, watch all the eps or none you stupid bastard!

    skip "without missing much" keep telling yourself that you delusional fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    blacks? in MY animu?

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    Comment by macona
    07:17 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pacific Islander.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yes, you know, the good kind of blacks.

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    Comment by PirateKing
    15:11 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Much better than some shitey whitey :-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So no gangsta afro blacks? Pacific Islander is practically just another Asian (a very tan Asian).

    I bet she'll be hard to Cosplay thought

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    Comment by xzeldax3
    12:29 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There any never any black anime girls, only tan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You've never seen Michiko to Hatchin have you? It's really good. Black female lead and everything.





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