Tamako Market follows the life of Tamako, a cheery young mochi maker's daughter, who's family lives in a tightly knit shopping district named Usagiyama.
As with other Kyoani productions, the animation and art style is gorgeous, and the bright and varied use of colour coupled with the cartoonish animation really set a happy, carefree mood throughout the show.
Seeing as the storyline isn't the main focus, enjoyment of the show weighs greatly on the viewer's love of the characters, luckily Yukiko Horiguchi and Reiko Yoshida have done a great job creating a very loveable cast of characters.
The music, composed by Tomoko Kataoka, is nothing to shake a stick at either, it's wonderful.
This anime is happy and carefree in nature, so watching it expecting deep story arcs and an exciting plot would be a mistake. However, I don't believe this is something the anime should be critisized for.
Tamako Market sets out to be a happy, cute, carefree anime, and it does that perfectly, from the characters, to the music, this anime is brimming with cheer.
In an unprofessional take:
Tamako Market is a really cute anime that does everything it sets out to do really well.