It's from the same screen writer and animation folks that created K-ON. If you want something light and amusing it's a good show to watch. I like the vibe of the shopping street and its wacky neighbors. Dera, the talking bird is hilarious especially when dissed (as he often is). Also, really makes you hungry for mochi, since Tamako, is the daughter of a mochi maker. I think all their names are puns on various aspects of mochi making as well.