Tsuritama Directors Twitter Q&A

There was a Q&A session going on at Twitter not long ago to commemorate the finale. The result was a whole lot of random trivia. Some informative and some very, very random. 

Thursdays: I recirculate this every couple of months because people who didn’t watch the premiere  and ending as it was released may have not known this happened and therefore don’t know all this awesome canon information that the directors put out during their Q&A, enjoy. 

 Not sure if I missed any, though I think I skipped a minor one or two. My question about Keito’s previous job never got answered. ;__; translated by this person here.


Trivia time:

  • Ayumi is 33 years old. Misaki 26. Kate 67.
  • Natsuki and Erika are relatives.
  • Akira’s superior’s codename is George Ace. Real name unknown.
  • Q: What is inside Akira’s turban? There was a handgun the last time. A: Love, courage, ham and a spoon.
  • Yuki is fluent in French and English.
  • Akira and Tapioca first met when they were assigned as partners by DUCK.
  • The fish tank in Yuki’s room belonged to the previous owner.
  • Natsuki got into fishing at the age of 3.
  • Tapioca and Boss’s (the cat) relationship is more of them thinking that the other looks tasty. (Not so sure if I got this right)
  • Akira is single.
  • Sakura is in 4th year.
  • The next ep previews are done by Sugita (Akira’s VA) running with whatever gags the series composer makes.
  • There is a pool full of ducks on the rooftop of DUCK HQ. Members of a certain rank are allowed to choose their own duck as a partner.
  • Haru’s clothes are all Yuki’s.
  • DUCK HQ is in Dubai.
  • When asked about the DUCK license and how Sakura’s drawn duck worked, they replied that the matter has become a problem within DUCK. ^^;
  • Natsuki’s eyesight problem is probably hereditary.
  • The flowers Kate asks Haru to think of as her are Gerberas/African daisies.
  • Natsuki is the most popular character amongst the staff. Akira has popularity amongst the professionals. (Not so sure what pros (玄人) they’re talking about)
  • Tapioca is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita (Akira) and Boss by Nozomi Yamamoto (Erika).
  • Children of around 5 years old and animals are able to see Haru’s triangle halo.
  • The 35 on the back of one of Natsuki’s shirts was a play on the Japanese word for “coral” (Sango).
  • Ayumi’s voice actor was recommended by the music director.
  • All three of them pinned down Natsuki and had a go at cutting his hair.
  • Coco is an E cup. Her three sizes from the top are 89.60.91.
  • Another idea they had before “ENO. SHIMA. DO~N!” was “SHIRA. SU. DO~N!” (Whitebait bowl).
  • Natsuki isn’t fond of smartphones and the like.
  • The Enoshima Dance steps might be revealed in the DVD/BD or in some way. The staff are considering it. (Oh yes, please do it!)
  • Erika’s three sizes: 90.58.87. Misaki: 95.62.90.
  • Yuki is a natural red head.
  • They refuse to tell Sakura’s three sizes.
  • Haru’s different necktie from the others is for fashion.
  • Aliens arrested by DUCK are strongly persuaded to go back to their planet. There are some cases of those who settle down on Earth though.
  • Coco’s glasses are prescription glasses.
  • BD/DVD vol.2 will have a drama CD.
  • Q: Did the director & staff have any confidence that Tsuritama would be popular? A: “Pretty much NOTHING ☆”.
  • Prior to Enoshima, Akira was stationed in the US at Missoula, Montana.
  • Akira’s superior is from London.
  • The bunny ears on the DUCK yellow suits are for communication. Very hi-tech.
  • The daily wage for working on Ayumi’s boat is 5500yen.
  • DUCK members are worldwide. The turban and sunglasses are a dress code.
  • Some staff members have taken an interest in fishing ever since production started.
  • Q: Tell me Akira’s three sizes! A: We’ll have to go to Enoshima to measure him after this.
  • Haru, Yuki and Natsuki use the bathtub. Natsuki runs a lot so he bathes a few times a day. He occasionally uses the shower. Akira showers.
  • The producer thinks that it’s unusual for staff to love a project as much as they do. Even he is proud to be involved in it.
  • Akira’s been measured: 95.81.98. (LOL)