The Tatami Galaxy (2010 IMDb)

Categorization

Absurd college memoir by the arty Yuasa Masaaki at Madhouse.

Subject

A nameless loser college student goes through a series of parallel, possible lives on campus, struggling with his self-image and his tortured relationship with an imp in the engineering department.

Commentary

Good music, nice characters, some moments of good tragicomedy, and the visual style is well adapted. The whole thing was a welcome break from contemporary “genre” anime, but this is the show's greatest merit. The motormouth protagonist gets a bit tiresome.

Japanese production animation series