It’s the final year of college for a lonely college student, and his only companion is a man who claims to be the God of Matrimony. His undergraduate years were spent attempting to break up marriages with bitterness, and he pours his heart out to the gods there. However, he will soon find himself right back where he started in college. Is it possible for him to change the past, or will he only repeat the mistakes he made in the past?
For those of you who consider Tatami Galaxy to be one of the greatest anime series ever made, here are some excellent titles to check out.
For Fans of Human Failures
During his time spent as a hikikomori, Tatsuhiro Satou, a college dropout, has developed a lot of conspiracy beliefs. To begin with, his NEET status is the work of a shady character. Despite his best efforts, he is unable to overcome his NEET nature.
Both shows center on characters who are still in their twenties and are viewed by the broader public as sad examples of human failure. Ultimately, both series are semi-episodic as you follow the characters as they try to improve themselves while being surrounded by other oddballs, only to be pulled together by the story.
1. Agents of Paranoia
Musashino City has an urban legend about Shounen Bat, a boy who skates around on rollerblades and beats people with a golden baseball bat. The police have received numerous reports of his attacks, but they have been unable to locate him. As the inquiry progresses and more victims are found, a sense of dread sets in.
For those who appreciated Tatami Galaxy’s mind-boggling finale, Paranoia Agent will be right up your alley. Although it lacks a central figure, Paranoia Agent and her ragtag band of misfits explore a wide range of psychological themes, making it a “thinking” anime in the vein of Tatami Galaxy.
2. Flowers of Evil
When Kasuga Takao, a bookish student, returns to the classroom one day to hunt for his book, he instead discovers the gym suit of his high school crush in the locker room. He grabs it without a second thought. Suddenly, he’s being hunted down by all of his classmates, and he’s being confronted by a friendless girl in the classroom who witnessed him do it.
Poor and disenfranchised individuals. Highlighting them is the primary goal of both Flowers of Evil and Tatami Galaxy. But although the ending of Tatami Galaxy is more optimistic, Flowers of Evil is an endless celebration of how bad people are in general.
For Fans of Re-Do’s
In the middle of the night, Subaru Natsuki heads out to get some food, but instead finds himself in a another world. He wanders the streets as a teen in a realm of swords and magic and is attacked by thugs as a result. After being saved by an unknown woman, he promises to assist her in recovering something that was stolen from her. In the end, both of them succumb to their injuries and die. With his final breath, he discovers that he has the ability to revive, allowing him to relive the last few hours of his life.
Both series are about obtaining a second chance, even though they are very different in terms of tone, cast, and genre. In order to achieve a different outcome, the protagonists keep returning back in time. As a result, Re:Zero is more in tune with contemporary anime sensibilities than Tatami Galaxy is.
In recent weeks, Satoru Fujinuma, a disillusioned manga artist, has found himself returning back in time right before a disaster occurs. Fujinuma has used his “Revival” gift to save many people’s lives, but when he is wrongfully accused of murdering someone close to him, he is thrown back to his childhood. By finding a connection between his own recent loss of family member and a kidnapping and murder of three classmates, he may be able to use that power for the benefit of more than just one person, thus alleviating some of his prior regrets.
A mistake can’t be undone once it has been made. These are the facts of life as they are, but if you had the opportunity to change anything, how would you alter your course of action? The focus of both shows, even though Erased is a different genre, is on making amends for the mistakes of the past.
Akihabara’s Rintarou Okabe is a mad scientist who works on “future technologies” in a creaky old building. When it comes to gadgets they’ve created thus far, the Phone Microwave (a machine that can turn bananas into gel) is their most successful, as well as its ability to send emails back in time.
Tatami Galaxy and Steins;Gate have a lot in common with each other in terms of how much dialogue they have and how quickly it is delivered. This means that if you take your eyes off the screen, you may lose out on a significant portion of the story. Other shows explore the idea of going back in time to correct mistakes or create a different result. They’ve failed before, will they succeed this time? We’ll find out.
For Fans of Experimental Animation
6. Welcome to Irabu’s Office
Irabu General Hospital’s mental health unit sees a wide variety of patients with a wide variety of issues. Dr. Ichiro Irabu’s childlike son, Dr. Irabu, and his moody but seductive nurse, Mayumi, advise these patients. Despite the fact that his methods are unconventional and his advise is outlandish, he is successful.
Tatami Galaxy’s story of a protagonist who is frequently accompanied by a slew of oddballs is a big part of what makes the game so entertaining. In Irabu, too, this is the case. As a result, Irabu’s events aren’t as neatly wrapped up as those in Tatami Galaxy, but you can still see how the many characters are typically connected.
7. Devilman: Crybaby
In order to help his boyhood friend discover demons, Akira, who has always been weak and blending into the background, agrees. Sabbath is a time for debauchery and being possessed by the devils, so the two set out on their journey. Akira accepts to merge with a devil in order to save his friend as the devils start wreaking havoc on their new living hosts. Despite having a devil inside him, he nevertheless has the heart of a crying baby.”
Masaaki Yuasa, the director of both of these shows, has a distinctive and experimental visual style. Unlike other anime, he uses a unique art style and storytelling techniques. If you were a fan of Tatami Galaxy’s animation, then you’ll like this even more because the two series focus on quite different topics.
8. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
As a high school teacher, Nozomu Itoshiki has a gloomy outlook on life, and even minor setbacks can cause him to sink into a deep depression. Nozomu’s distinct brand of despair has a tendency of influencing the pupils around him, often in a beneficial way.
Tatami Galaxy and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei have a lot of dialogue, and the plots go along quickly. You get a similar feeling from the protagonists who see nothing but sadness in life and often strive to convey that despair to others from their commonalities more than just that.