Tamagotoji

Tamagotoji

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About

Tamagotoji (Japanese: 卵とじ, lit. Egg scramble) refers to a series of hand-drawn animated videos of developing the story along a love song with the same title.

This is one of the popular templates for hand drawn animations among amateur animators/illustrators in the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) and YouTube.

Origin

The song “Tamagotoji” was written by a Japanese female singer songwriter Kurahasi, Yoeko (倉橋ヨエコ)[1], which was first included in her 4th full Album “Tadaima” (ただいま, lit. I’m home) released in December 2005.


Original (Romaji)

Translation

ienai kimochi wo tamagotoji
obentou ni tsumemashite
yukou yukou yukou nee yukou yukou
ano konchi

ano ko wo mitsumeru oshigoto atta nara ii noni na
ano ko no hanauta mainichi kiketa nara ii noni na
togarashita kono kuchibiru ni
nakibeso ga hitotsu

konna toki ni wa

ienai kimochi wo tamagotoji
obentou ni tsumemashite
yukou yukou yukou nee yukou yukou
ano konchi

atashi ni tarinai mono ga
gorogoro korogatteku
atashi no ikenai toko mo
gorogoro korogatteku

asamoya ni kajikamu tsumasaki
saka wo kogu jitensha

konna toki koso

ienai kimochi wo tamagotoji
obentou ni komemashite
yukou yukou yukou nee yukou yukou
mata ashita

konna toki ni wa

ienai kimochi wo tamagotoji
obentou ni komemashite
yukou yukou yukou nee yukou yukou
issho ni

ienai kimochi wo tamagotoji
obentou ni tsumemashite
yukou yukou yukou nee
yukou yukou

rainen mo


I prepare an egg meal with all my love,
that can’t be missed in an obento.
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go… ok?
Let’s go, let’s go to that boy’s house.

To see him work would be so nice,
To hear him sing everyday would be so nice.
I try to seal my lips,
but still a sigh escapes.

Well, in moments like this…

I prepare an egg meal with all my love,
that can’t be missed in an obento.
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go… ok?
Let’s go, let’s go to that boy’s house.

The things that aren’t enough for me,
They roll and disperse.
The places I can’t go,
They roll and disperse too.
In the morning, still asleep and numb,
I rode my bicycle to the top of the hill.

In moments like this, certainly…

I prepare an egg meal with all my love,
that can’t be missed in an obento.
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go… ok?
See you tomorrow!

Well, in moments like this…

I prepare an egg meal with all my love,
that can’t be missed in an obento.
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go… ok?
Let’s go, let’s go together.

I prepare an egg meal with all my love,
that can’t be missed in an obento.
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go… ok?
Let’s go, let’s go…

See you next year, too!

Via: YouTube -【卵とじ】 Pandora Hearts | Tamagotoji – Eng Subs.[2]


Meanwhile, the first instance in this series was a video posted by a NND user ヨエコスキー (Yoekosukī)[3] on July 1st, 2009.[4] And that was a fanfiction for Touhou Project getting an inspiration from the song.

In that video, he drew a story that Remilia Scarlet, who wasn’t good at cooking, challenged making a good bento filled with her love/friendship for Reimu Hakurei with the help of many Touhou characters by his hand drawn animations.



Spread

Since the late 2009, not a few amateur illustrators inspired by that video have been mimicking this lovely story by various kind of characters with their own rendition. Besides, because many Fujoshi, female Otaku, receive this series quite favourably, some of videos in this series are filled with the flavor of Yaoi, homosexual relationships of male characters.

In NND, the videos in this series are tagged under the song title “Tamagotoji” or a keyword “Yoekosukī-Respect” (ヨエコスキーリスペクト). More than 100 videos have been uploaded to NND.[5]

Notable Examples

For more videos, check out the videos section in this entry.


BLEACH[6]

Pokemon[7]

Soul Eater[8]

[Yaoi!!] Inazuma Eleven[9]

Appearance outside of Japan

Non-Japanese people also have joined into this fad, though the number of them is a few. They have occasionally posted their works to deviantART[10] or YouTube.[11]


The Avengers

Pandora Hearts

Flipy and Flaky from Happy Tree Friends

[Yaoi!!] Morenatsu[12]

Search Interest

[Not Available]

External References

Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos listed in this section.

[1]Wikipedia – Yoeko Kurahashi

[2]YouTube – 【卵とじ】 Pandora Hearts | Tamagotoji – Eng Subs.

[3]niconico – ヨエコスキー's user page

[4]niconico Video – レミリアの卵とじ / Posted on 07-01-2009

[5]niconico Video – Search results for 卵とじ OR ヨエコスキーリスペクト

[6]niconico Video – 【手描き鰤】ウル織で「卵とじ」 / Posted on 12-14-2009

[7]niconico Video – 【手描き】HGSS・ライ♀主で卵とじ / Posted on 10-13-2009

[8]niconico Video – 【手描き・トレス】ソウルイーターで卵とじ【キックロ注意】 / Posted on 03-06-2010

[9]niconico Video – イナイレで卵とじ【腐向け】 / Posted on 11-10-2009

[10]deviantART – Search results for Tamagotoji

[11]YouTube – Search results for Tamagotoji

[12]TVtropes – Morenatsu

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