Anime: Tari Tari – Episode 8 Summary + Review

“Sing me a song”

(Sawa survival tactic is to play dead and scare everyone)

Studio: P.A.Works

Genre: School, Music, Slice of Life, Age: All ages

Released: July 1 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Sawa returns home after seeing the doctor. Her injury isn’t severe, and her father tells her that she should quit riding while she’s ahead.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Other vocal groups have taken over the school’s club rooms in practice sessions. Finding themselves out of their own club room was a surprise for the Choir group. Sawa almost has a fight with the rival girls.

(Vocal club fights are East-side West-side type affairs)

Wien suggests going to his house to practice, since he has a piano. On the way Konatsu feels bad for Sawa, not being able to ride anymore.

(Konatsu thinks of finger-snapping after the fight)

At Wien’s house, the piano is out of tune, and unusable.

(Have a tuned piano…? Or enough space for the group? Choices, choices..)

Sawa criticises Wakana’s laid back attitude to her riding dreams. If she quits riding now, it will be hard to get back in that industry.

(“Being a horse-archer is out of the question. I’m too fat!”)

The mean teacher, Miss Takakura, tells Konatsu to take back her application.

Konatsu refuses, saying that they should be taken more seriously as a group. Miss Takakura gives them an audition instead.

(Songs you can’t perform without Miss Takakura’s permission: everything)

Sawa hasn’t come to school, and the audition is on the same day!

The group can’t figure out how to get her to come, or sing as just four people.

(Wakana thinks of ways to rope Sawa to school)

Messaging Sawa doesn’t seem to work and Sawa isn’t picking up her phone, even though she’s listening.

(When you don’t check your phone for a day…)

At Sawa’s house, her father is trying to get the horse-riding school to consider Sawa. Even though she’s too large to be a jockey, and too tall to ride horses competitively, he still wants her to be considered.

(Stay here and listen to the conversation…? Or go to school and sing? Choices, choices..)

After seeing that her father actually wants her to succeed with horse riding, and getting a apologetic message from her friends, Sawa hurriedly rides to school for the audition.

(Horses are totally cool for a showdown run)

Sawa makes it just in time, and the group sing.

(“So… finger-snapping like we practiced…”)

The episode ends, but after the credits, it can be seen that Sawa parked her horse near the bikes.

(Myth: horses will eat teenagers if they get too close)

Overall, this is a great episode. Wakana and Sawa seem to have exchanged places in terms of sulkiness, but it gives a good insight into what makes the girls tick.

Konatsu’s passion for performing on a real stage is endearing, and although she isn’t an organised leader, she’s still the most hard-working in the group.

The horse-parking was hilarious.

Rated 3.5/5  Good character interactions and interesting subplots.

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