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Genres: comedy, drama, science fiction
Themes: aliens, fishing
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of Episodes: 12
Vintage: 2012-04-12

Plot Summary: In Enoshima, Yuki is a high school student who’s never been good at making real friends thanks to his abnormally poor communication skills. Haru is the self-styled alien who decides to teach Yuki to fish. Natsuki is an irritable born-and-raised local. Akira is the mysterious Indian who watches them all from a distance. These four meet, fish, and find big adventures on their little island.

ANN Info Page

Press Release

Per PR:



HOUSTON, April 18, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce their latest catch: Kenji Nakamura’s (Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales) tsuritama. Originally airing in Fuji Television’s prestigious noitaminA block, tsuritama is sure to be the catch of the day.

You can’t catch fish if you don’t go fishing, and you can’t make friends if you don’t at least try. Which is how relationship-challenged student Yuki finds himself on a fishing trip to a tiny island with three other boys he barely knows. Well, two other boys and Haru, who claims that he’s an alien. Not that constantly stewing Natsuki or mysterious Akira are any more likely as prospects for good companionship. But there’s something about fishing that makes it unlike any other pastime, and maybe that quiet sense of companionship and hopeful expectation is just what Yuki needs to start charting the unfamiliar waters of personal connections. Or maybe it will turn out that Haru’s right and they’re going to have to save the entire planet. There are lots of different kinds of fish stories, from the “ones that got away” to the “best catches ever,” but whichever way the currents of life take them, for four young men, this trip may turn out to be the biggest whopper ever in tsuritama!

tsuritama will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.

About noitaminA: With a top rated late-night anime time slot and major advertising sponsorship from Japan’s largest corporations, Fuji Television’s prestigious noitaminA block was designed to drive creativity and innovation in the art of anime. Assembling high profile teams of creators to produce eight new half hour series per annum, from both famous literary works and original concepts, noitaminA has consistently produced unique and innovative programming that pushes the boundaries of animation to its edge and beyond.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.

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Episode 10 –


I love those squeaky DUCK suits! I know Haru is trying to protect his friends, but they really want to help him catch this alien “dragon” thing. They come up with a plan based on an ancient scroll and make their way back to Enoshima under false pretenses. The duck – cat pregnancy was genius! But I thought they’d get caught for sure when Misaki’s stomach started moving around like that! Those DUCK guys are always easily fooled, it seems.

I’m glad Yuki made it back in time too, although Haru wasn’t too happy to see him. However, Haru explains the situation to him and it turns out that Haru and his sister, Koko, are fish!!! And now she is part of the other alien’s “horde”! Yuki gets Haru to accept his help and they meet up with everyone else. But DUCK finds JFX first. And of course they fall under its mind control. It looks as if Ayumi’s boat got blown up in the process. I hope Ayumi is ok!!! But what will the heroes do now?

Episode 11 –


Ayumi appears to be ok, and the boat is fine too. But just as the heroes prepare to depart, DUCK shows up to stop them! They take Haru and strip Yamada of his DUCK membership. Luckily, the guys are able to get away. But it doesn’t look like Yuki is getting anywhere in fishing for JFX until he colors the lure red. And just when things seem to be going good, DUCK makes the drastic decision to fire missiles! The lure breaks and Haru can’t protect them anymore, so he decides to be the lure himself. Wow! I can’t wait to see if this works. Will they get JFX or will Duck fire those missiles? In the meantime, it seems everyone in the town is dancing. I guess they didn’t evacuate in time. :laugh:

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Episode 12 –


Using Haru as the lure turned out to be a good idea. Does that mean he’s a red fish? :lol: But the missiles are coming and this is their last chance! Things get worse when they all burst into song and begin to dance. Tapioca was so cute!

Yuki does it and suddenly the sun is out and it’s raining fish! Everyone in the town is ok and Haru and Koko are back on the boat. JFX is such a tiny little fish! I was expecting something slightly bigger since history refers to him as a dragon.

In the end, Haru and Koko take Urara home in their pink mushroom ship and the friends part ways, but it isn’t a sad occasion at all. Six months later, Grandpa has made a new scroll depicting the boy’s adventure and calls it “Art-o”-shima!” Hysterical!

It seems to be a happy ending for all, especially when a transfer student is introduced to Yuki’s class - Urara! He tells the class he’s an alien and sits next to Yuki. Yuki is surprised that no one seems to care Urara is an alien – mind control or acceptance? But Yuki invites Urara to go fishing with him. I was surprised they let Urara come back to Earth after all the trouble he caused the last time, but this time there is someone with him to keep him in line.

After the credits, Haru walks in to the classroom with a fishing pole! Yuki is shocked but the class stands up after Haru announces himself, points to him, calls him “the alien” and starts to laugh! It was nice to have this show end in laughter and have Yuki and Haru reunited. This was really an unexpectedly fun show!!

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English Dub Voice Cast

ADR Director - Janice Williams

English Vocal Cast

Yuki Sanada - Adam Gibbs
Haru - Clint Bickham
Natsuki Usami - Corey Hartzog
Akira Agarkar Yamada - Josh Grelle
Tapioca - Josh Grelle
Misaki - Maggie Flecknoe
Boss - Christopher Ayres
Koko - Tiffany Grant
Heihachi - Carl Masterson
Erika - Genevieve Simmons
Home Room Teacher - David Matranga

Additional Voices
Neal Barnes
Kaytha Coker
Justin Doran
Holly Dorsett
Dwayne Jones
Brittney Karbowski
Susan Koozin
Cynthia Martinez
Carli Mosier
Emily Neves
Savannah Ober
Eric Opella
Blake Shepard
John Swasey

Source: Sentai Filmworks Facebook Page

Complete Collection Cover/Disc Art





How is Greg Ayres not in this?

maybe he is on another “STOP PIRACY” campaign :silly: