At the last half of the story, we get to see Fuu and her friends searching for the spot where her father took that special picture. Through the help of Sayomi, whose driving skills is very dubious, she made this adventure possible.
The third part of the story focuses on going to the place where Fuu’s father took the special picture. While the trip to their destination was grueling, it was a very nice experience to see the girls and Ko having fun. Also, I liked how Sayomi manages to get them lost and having to walk around for three hours. Eventually, they got there and realize it was a different place. Despite this, the scenery looked gorgeous and it created many memories with her friends during their adventure.
In the fourth episode, Riho pays Fuu a visit. During her time there, she brings up an important point about the enjoyment of a specific hobby or activity. Fuu has the passion for photography, but at the same time, she doesn’t believe in herself since her pictures pales in comparison to her father’s. This is when Riho says that some people try too hard taking good pictures, which causes them to dislike photography. This is especially true because it could apply to any hobby or activity in real life with the addition of Anime Blogging. For instance, there are people in the blogosphere who obsesses over subscriber numbers and hits that they eventually lose the passion to blog. One has to realize that a liking for an activity and improving has to come naturally. Even though a person isn’t good at first, they will improve over time that they will appreciate and enjoy it.
The story ends with a very heartwarming moment as Sayomi finally finds the place as shown in Ko’s drawing and they decide to go there. This was a moment filled with nostalgia and the view looked picturesque. Besides this, I definitely enjoyed watching through the four episodes of Tamayura. While they were short, watching Fuu enjoying herself along with her friends was a pleasing experience, especially when they showed a short flashback of how she met Kaoru. Hopefully, the TV series will continue to give us more of the same and develop the characters even further.
And yes, I liked the music in the show, especially the opening from Maaya Sakamoto as it sounded pretty. Similarly, Nakajima Megumi’s two other songs in the show also sounded good.
If you on the sidelines for the Tamayura OVA, I suggest checking it out before watching the TV series so you will get a general feeling of the story.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10, B, Very Good
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