Tari Tari and Narrow Audiences

This Thing Is Neat

Tari Tari is currently available on Crunchyroll and HIDIVE.

Anime is in a bit of a production boom at the moment, with dozens of new shows coming out every three-month season on top of nearly as many continuing series.

So, as you might imagine (or perhaps have seen some of the sillier examples of), concepts can get really creative in an effort to stand out from the crowd.

Often enough, that can be some visually off-the-wall spectacle or abstract fantasy to take advantage of animation not having quite so many physical limitations as something filmed in the pesky “real world”. Take this season’s Cells at Work, a series set inside an Osmosis-Jones-like anthropomorphic representation of a human body, complete with alien-invader pathogens. I’d defy anyone to try construct all the sets, props, and costuming needed to make that look convincing week-by-week in live action.

But that’s why anime does these…

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