Sakana is a slice-of-life, romantic comedy (a sli-li-rom-com, if you will) that takes place in the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan. If follows the lives of a few 20-somethings working at the market, their friends and family, and all the wacky situations they constantly find themselves in despite their best efforts. Basically they all want to date each other, but they’re all terrible at it, and also there’s lots of seafood involved.
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This series contains mild comedic gore.
It has been on hiatus since July 2020.
“Reading Sakana is watching a bunch of over-reactors bounce off each other and struggle through life. It’s very madcap without ever breaking reality.” (Source: The Beat)
“It is Rupert’s characters that truly make the comic shine. Each one is uniquely lovable and relatable, and the character development, though it happens through exaggerated situations and shenanigans, feels natural in context.” (Source: Emertainment Monthly)
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