That explains everything about how the Indian guy who eats nothing but curry can defeat four grown men in rubber suits without break a sweat. No, Japan is not racist at all. What are you talking about?
This was a very solid episode, but I have very little to say about it. As I said last week Tsuritama’s story is very traditional. Despite the fancy trappings, the story is one of the oldest there is. A group of friends come together, overcome challenges, and defeat the Beast with the power of friendship.
That’s not to say Tsuritama isn’t an excellent and original story though. It’s all about how you tell the story. And Tsuritama tells it like no one’s ever told it before. The animation, the excellent soundtrack, the fishing theme and the quirky Duck squad are certainly unique.
I use this comparison a lot, but one of my favorite fantasy novels is David Eddings’ Belgariad. Even if you’ve never read the book, you’ve heard the story a thousand times. A peasant farm boy goes on an adventure, discovers his secret birthright, saves the world and marries the princess. It’s the most unoriginal story ever. And yet, I love this book. He tells the same story, but better than anyone has ever told it before. Tsuritama is much the same.