Tamako was a normal young girl whose family made mochi (餅) for generations. one day, she came across Dera, a talking bird that claimed to be a royal court attendant, who was in search of a bride for his master. after their encounter and falling in love with mochi, Dera decided to stay with Tamako and became part of her life.
there weren't much plot for the series to based upon. while Tamako was an adorable and obviously likable character, Dera was unfortunately irritating. the series revolved around new mochi that was made for different occasion, which was definitely informational for us who are always interested. while the story followed Tamako around her small community, it showed their everyday life in a simple yet heartwarming ways.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 12
- director: Naoko Yamada (山田尚子)
- released: 2013
- language: Japanese
- genre: Comedy/Romance