Tamayomi Episode 8: The Summer Tournament Begins

The first round of the Summer Tournament was about to begin. Let’s see how our heroines fared.

Jealous Yomi

Yomi be jelly.

To help the team prepare for her old teammate Kazumi Tama brought notes she took on her pitching style. Yomi was like “Ohhh? Let’s look up the article on Tama-chan’s ‘old teammate’, shall we? Oh, wherever could the article on Tama-chan’s ex ‘pitcher’ be, hmmm?

Tama and Kazumi

Tama and Kazumi reunion.

Yomi, Ibuki and Nozomi got lost. Just as the gang was about to start looking for them Kazumi spotted Tama. She’s…bigger than she remembered.

Yoshino inspecting Kazumi's thighs

Yoshino inspecting Kazumi’s mighty thighs.

Much bigger.

Kazumi: “It’s a shame you didn’t join Ryoyukan with me. I wish we were still partners”.

Tama: “Your catcher wouldn’t be happy to hear that.”

Kazumi: “Well aren’t you a sassy cutie.”

Jealous Yomi 2

Of course Yomi came back while they were being chummy.

Yomi: Tama-chan…?

Tama: “Oh uh Yomi. Umm-uh this is…”

Yomi vs Kazumi

Current vs Ex Girlfriend.

If Narumi were less timid I wonder if Haruka and her would have fought over Kanata like this? I would have paid top dollar to see that.

Tama: “Please stop this petty squabbling” (I bet deep down she’s like “Please stop fighting over me”)

They both agreed they became better players thanks to Tama. That’s when Kazumi’s new catcher came to pick her up. Tama noticed she had a very similar build to her.


The other catcher had a “She’s mine now” look in her eyes. I could tell. Before leaving Kazumi dropped one last pipe bomb.

Kazumi's final blow


Yomi tried standing her ground but alas Tama’s inner clarification determined the winner.

Team TamaYomi marching to the field

Team TamaYomi marching to the field. There’s something interesting about the girls marching. Did any of you spot the difference before it was mentioned?


The team asked Tama why she didn’t join Ryoyukan. She felt they were too hardcore and it would make her lose her love of the game (Although she didn’t know Yomi went to the same school we know that’s another reason she knows she made the right choice).

Yomi learning the shcoking news

Yomi learning the shocking news.

Guess Tama didn’t tell her she wasn’t the starting pitcher in Game 1. She took the news well.

Let’s take a look at some highlights of Part 1 of the game.

Shiragiku's first home run

Shiragiku’s first home run.

The enemy were very skilled but it looked like they weren’t having fun at all. They scored a run in the Top 1st. When it’s Nozomi’s turn Yoshino asked her to analyze the Ace’s pitches. Shiragiku’s turn to pitch would come at the Bottom 3rd. She asked Nozomi for the estimated pitching speed compared to the pitching machine. Using that info and her Kendo skills she got the highly anticipated first home run. Nozomi, her self-proclaimed rival, took it well.



Long flashback short the enemy team disliked playing against other teams. They preferred practicing together. Basically they’re anti-social outside of their team. They worked on developing a strategy to make their games go by quicker so they could get back to playing among themselves.

Ibuki using her copy ability

Ibuki copying the enemy’s signature pitch.

Angry pitcher

How dare you…

Not only was the game taking longer than planned but one of the pitchers copied her. It’s like a wrestler trying to beat their opponent using their own signature move against them. The rage is justified.

Ibuki in trouble

Next time, Ibuki vs a pissed off pitcher.

Such a fun show. Before I go please enjoy these photos of Shiragiku’s Mom.

Shiragiku's Mom at the start of the game

Here’s Shiragiku’s Mom before the game started.

Shiragiku's Mom after failing to catch the Fly Ball

Here’s Shiragiku’s Mom after she failed to catch a fly ball.

Shiragiku's Mom after the Home Run

Here’s Shiragiku’s Mom after she hit her first Home Run.


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13 Responses to Tamayomi Episode 8: The Summer Tournament Begins

  1. Little Viktoria says:

    That fight over Tamaki was glorious. “Bathing with Tamaki is amazing!” ^^ I’m sure it is.

    The enemy pitcher is cute too. And Nozomi being awkward and not knowing if she has a crush on Shiragiku or a rivalry is always lovely.

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  2. Yomi being jealous of Tama’s old partner was hilarious, loved every moment of it.

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  3. yurimylove says:

    the “female samurai with hime-hairstyle” in anime is always awesome.

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  4. elkat4 says:

    I wonder how many Tama x Yomi bath doujins this episode will inspire.
    Yomi: Let’s take a bath together (let’s have sex in the bath).
    Tama, blushing: No!
    Yomi: But you and THAT GIRL did it!
    Tama: It was just a bath!
    Yomi: Are you telling the truth?
    Tama: Of course I am! We were in middle school!
    Yomi: Teenagers are having sex earlier and earlier every year….
    Yomi, smiling triumphantly: I know!
    Tama, blushing embarrassedly: BAKA! No sex for a week!
    Yomi, pouting: How could this happen to me….?

    The stoic mother:
    At the start of the game: “Show me the result of your training, my daughter.” (Translation: OMG! I’m so excited to see my daughter’s first game, but I’m far too proud to where my emotions on my sleeve so I wear a mask of indifference to hide my true feelings.)
    When Shiragaku fails her DEX save: “I expect more from you child. I know this isn’t your best. (Translation: Damn it girl! I know you can better this!)
    When Shiragaku crits her attack roll: “Yes, my child. Show the world your true skill.” (OMG! I’m so proud of you! If only I brought a camera to record this!)

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  5. chikorita157 says:

    Kazumi and Yomi rivalry is getting really heated to win over Tama’s heart. It’s still surprising that the competition isn’t as strong with Narumi and Haruka with Kanata.

    Still, It’s funny to see the look on Nakayama face when Ibuki stole her throwing technique. It makes me wonder how she will react in the 2nd half when the tables are turned on her.

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    • OG-Man says:

      That’s because Kanata and Narumi had a falling out and they both got new girlfriends. I don’t know how close Kazumi and her new “catcher” are but hopefully they too will have a happy relationship. If not, Yomi won’t give Tama up without a fight.

      I am very excited for the Ibuki vs Nakayama showdown.

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  6. Nick says:

    Finally getting some real action now, not just practice games!

    What a grind that opening game is, low scoring and just a battle of the pitchers really. Don’t know much about baseball but that seemed like a real mind game, watching both teams try to outwit the other. Exciting stuff.

    Tama, Yomi, and Kazumi scene was nice. Yomi is not letting anyone take Tama away from her.

    Looking forward to seeing how’s things go from here on. Didn’t think I’d get so into this anime, but I guess with nothing else airing this has my full attention now.

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    • OG-Man says:

      The televised games will be epic based on this first part of Game 1.

      She should take notes from Haruka and Rin.

      It’s another fun girls’ sports anime. Not surprised.

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  7. LuzeP says:

    A very exciting game and still going on. Shiragiku first home run. Yay. I’m sure her mom was happy to. Deep down. I love her expression(less). Ibuki copying her opponent’s pitch, that’s talent right there. And finally, they take the game seriously. Lastly, Yomi and Kazumi fighting over Tama were enjoyable. Of course we haven’t seen all of it. Looking forward to seeing their real game.

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    • OG-Man says:

      If this is what we can expect from the next game before the season finale then we’re in for a treat.

      Yomi vs Kazumi on the field will be must see television. Who is the superior girlfr-, I mean pitcher?

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