Tennis Circle "Cupid"

Tennis Circle "Cupid" is an anime episode of The Tatami Galaxy that was released on 04/22/2010

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A third-year college student, simply known as "Watashi," sits alone eating alone at a ramen cart, which is supossed to have unmatched taste. At this cart he meet a man who tells him that he is the diety of matrimony. The man tells the Watashi that he can link the fate of a woman he knows Akashi, to him or another man man known as Ozu. The diety tells the student that if he wants to be with Akashi, that he has to meet him at his room 210.

Watashi then tells the audience of his dreams of a "rose coloured campus life," and how he wishes to make 100 friends. He hopes to achieve this goal by join the tennis circle. When he joins the tennis circle he quickly learns that his goal is unrealistic, and is quickly shunned by the fellow students in the tennis circle. He is shunned by all members, with the exception of Ozu, who Watashi has a disdain for, and claims this to be the first and worst contact, he has ever had with Ozu.

Ozu and Watashi then choose to spend their time cut terrorizing the campus with various pranks, and releasing personal information on various classmates. They are known on the campus as "Black Cupids," and makes numerous enemies on campus. On his way home, he comes across a fortune teller. The fortune teller, tells Watashi that opportunity is always dangling infront of his eyes.

Watashi then meets Akashi, whom is with her Birdman circle at the restaurant celebrating. She help Watashi flee the restaurant unknown, to prevent any of his enemies of seeing him. When he gets home he finds Ozu, who has barged into his house, and tells him to leave. After Ozu leaves, Watashi finds a Mochiguman dangling off of his light. The Mochiguman cause Watashi to flash back to a meering he had with Akashi. During this meeting he promised Akashi that he would find her Machiguman, but she would prefer is he took her to the ramen cart.

Watashi ealizing his true feelings for Akashi goes to meet with the diety. The diety tells Watashi to meet him on the east side of the Kamo-ohashi bridge. At the bridge, the diety gives Watashi the task of walking across the bride to run into Akashi, and start a conversation. After failing this task, Ozu reveals himself to be in diguise, and tells Watashi to go back and talk to Akashi, or else he is going jump off the bridge. Ozu is then confront by angered students, and is pushed off the bridge. Watashi runs to help, but is also pushed off. While falling, Watashi wonders if this would have been different if he took another path in life, which then causes time to rewind.

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Protagonist ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shintaro Asanuma ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Akashi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Maaya Sakamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ozu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroyuki Yoshino (voice actor) ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Higuchi Seitarou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Keiji Fujiwara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

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Masaaki Yuasa Director
Michiru Oshima Music

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