Tari Tari’s first episode enters with visuals identical to Hanasaku Iroha, alongside a story similarly as simple – five highschoolers are basically set en route to experience a new beginning in their dull, generic lives.
This series starts with a flashback for “Wanaka Sakai” – when she was a young child, she lived with her mother, however, her mother had passed away, interrupting serene days with pain. One is basically given a quick understanding of the sort of life which our heroine must have had – and subsequently, the opening sequence rolls, doing relatively well to make clear the fact that this is yet another dramatic adventure into the life of some highschoolers.
Turning a a new day, Wankana is in her house, washing some dishes in the kitchen whilst enjoying the company of her neko. When she finishes washing the dishes, her father awakes from a long rest – proceeding to have a conversation with his daughter in a typical family manner. Wankana’s dad was expecting his daughter to cook breakfast – though unfortunately for him, he gets the leftover from last night.
After Wankana finishes her home duties, she readies to leave her house for school – yet something goes wrong, some flowers she bought have gone missing. She already knows she placed them near the door – thus, she questions her dad to see if he knows where they’ve gone. He planted them within the backyard – he was well-meaning, yet this leaves Wanaka irritated because she was going to bring them to school for a surprise. A bit frustrated, she hikes out of the house and rides her bike to school.
A change of scenery comes as we’re shuffled through various scenes of assorted characters. First we see a bishoujo on horseback, then a girl riding a train whilst listening to her music – and thirdly comes a sporty girl riding her bike. It’s quite a mixture of interesting females indeed – and the diversity speaks, there’s all sorts of paths awaiting each.
Students assemble, and it appears that music is the subject – everyone is preparing for an upcoming performance, and the situation is essentially quite hectic overall. The teacher is strict and set on achieving success – and the girls of course also want the same, though it’s not that simple. A girl who wants to sing seemingly is looked down upon a bit by the sensei – and all the while, there’s a variety of thoughts and contemplation occupying the mind of the characters, distracting them in general as if they haven’t enough to worry about already.
Seemingly, this series is looking to mix some daily events and lifestyle surrounding each of the characters – alongside a central focus on a specific topic, which in this case, is apparently music. Indeed, just as the synopsis promised pre-release, this is turning out a rather straightforward episode in that different highschoolers are coming together as result of music – and it’s seemingly driving them forward into the next sector of their lives.
Quite similarly to Hanasaku Iroha, it’s also a first episode of potential – there’s not much which actually happens in this episode, yet the crucial aspect isn’t what physically occurs, it’s the stage which is set for other events to follow later on, and the most integral of details to note in a series such as this is the characters. It’s critical to take account everything about them as basically, this series is all about the characters – they’re going places, and the plot follows after them.
As of the first episode alone, Tari Tari hasn’t become anything too extravagant yet, which was to be expected – although there’s bound to be more emotional conflict to spur later on, and the heat will surely be turned up, hardships overcome, and a series of many winding events later, we’ll have another happy ending.