Tari Tari, directed by Tomiyaki Kagisora (slice of life anime) is about five high school students who make a choir together. One of the main characters, Wakana Sakai, once had a strong passion for music, but when her music-loving mother passed away, she distanced herself from it.
Konatsu Miyamoto is one of Wakana’s friends. She is very positive and loves to sing, but withdrew from choir when the teacher had her only play the piano to accompany the singers. She had good reason too because Konatsu, at their last competition, froze up towards the end. And when their performance came to a stop, she let out a little screech, feeling she had to sing something. But Konatsu never gave up and formed her own choir club with her friends.
Then we have Konatsu’s best friend, Sawa Okita. Sawa is a kind girl who not only rides her dad’s horse, Sabure, but also joins the archery club. She dreams of being a jockey, but her father does not allow this, leading to fights. Sawa was the first person invited to Konatsu’s new choir.
Taichi Tanaka is a friend of Konatsu’s and Sawa’s, and is the only member in his badminton club. He wants to be a professional badminton player someday. Taichi later is forced to merge his club with the choir club due to not having enough members.
The next main character is Atsuhiro "Wien" Maeda, who returns to Japan after spending 12 years in Austria. This makes him unfamiliar with Japanese culture and he is often reading books about it to learn more – usually this turns out with comedic results. Wien is obsessed with a TV show called Nettou Hero Ganbaraigers(similar to Power Rangers) and writes letters to a young and ill boy named Jan. Wien later becomes friends with Taichi and ends up joining the choir.
I really liked this anime. I don’t tend to like musical anime’s, but I really liked the characters and I felt like every episode had a different theme. The reason I didn’t give it five stars is because I felt the ending was a little predictable and clichéd.