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Uchouten Kazoku

Alternative Titles

English: The Eccentric Family
Synonyms: Uchoten Kazoku
Japanese: 有頂天家族


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #5222
Popularity: #850
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In Kyoto, there are three kinds of residents: humans, tanuki, and tengu. Shimogamo Yasaburou is the third son of the Shimogamo tanuki family. His father, Souichirou, had been the head of Kyoto tanuki community until he was eaten by the human members of "Friday Club." While taking care of an old tengu, fighting with other tanuki, and playing with a psychic human girl, Yasaburou approaches the truth of his father's death.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Shimogamo, Yasaburou
Shimogamo, Yasaburou
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Shimogamo, Yajirou
Shimogamo, Yajirou
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Shimogamo, Yaichirou
Shimogamo, Yaichirou
Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Shimogamo, Yashirou
Shimogamo, Yashirou
Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai


Yoshihara, Masayuki
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Jong, Heo
Jong, Heo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Suga, Shoutarou
Suga, Shoutarou
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Goddess of the Noryoyuka
Nouryouyuka no Megami (納涼床の女神)
Jul 7, 2013
2 Mom and Raijin, God of Thunder
Haha to Raijin-sama (母と雷神様)
Jul 14, 2013
3 Yakushibo's Inner Parlor
Yakushibou no Okuzashiki (薬師坊の奥座敷)
Jul 21, 2013
4 Battle of the Daimonji Leisure Cruisers
Daimonji Nouryousen Kassen (大文字納涼船合戦)
Jul 28, 2013
5 The Friday Fellows Club
Kin`you Club (金曜倶楽部)
Aug 4, 2013

Opening Theme

"Uchouten Jinsei (有頂天人生)" by milktub (eps 1-10, 12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Qué Será, Será (ケセラセラ)" by fhána (eps 1-11)
#2: "Uchouten Jinsei (有頂天人生)" by milktub (ep 13)

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Sep 29, 2013
Among the many stars in the sky, there's always one that shines brilliantly. But from this summer 2013 lineup, there's also series that shines among the group as well. Perhaps one series that might of slipped under some people's radar is Uchoten Kazoku. (also known as the Eccentric Family)

From P.A. Works comes forth a new anime this summer. Based on a novel written by Tomihiko Morimi (The Tatemi Galaxy), Uchoten Kazoku takes the setting to Kyoto with an eccentric family. Why is the family eccentric? Perhaps one of the reason is that none of them are not actually human. Rather, they are unique or more read more
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Nov 25, 2013
Uchouten Kazoku opens with Shimogamo Yasaburou, an energetically laid-back shape-shifting tanuki, giving us a quick rundown of his hometown of Kyoto. This is a city with a storied history of mostly-regular humans, proud tengu magicians, and oh, playful tanuki shape-shifters, of course and here, he tells us, there are endless quantities of amusement to be had. As the camera follows him deftly navigating the beautiful cityscape, he declares with conviction that while he is a tanuki, he's far too proud to be a mere tanuki and is instead one who passes his days admiring tengu and imitating humans. He assures us that he is so read more
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Sep 29, 2013
In this day & age it's sometimes very hard to find something original, the anime as a form of art has now become so generic & predictable with typical shounen & typical ecchi spewing around us from all direction that it is really hard to remember sometimes that this is not only a form of entertainment (or rather shameless fan service) but it is also a form of art. And fortunately there are still anime's like "Uchouten Kazoku" still being made to remind us just that.

This was actually based on a novel by Tomihiko Morimi which is the story of a family, of a certain read more
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Nov 15, 2014
Uchouten Kazoku, alternatively named The Eccentric Family, was a show which I had limited knowledge about, prior to delving into the pilot episode. It’s a show permeated with numerous unorthodox, or true to its name – eccentric elements, which were evident immediately through its visual style. Conventional it is not, and luckily, despite its flaws, the pleasures I’ve derived from this show have proven that the show is not merely ostentatious with its flair.

The show’s protagonist is Shimogamo Yasaburou, belonging to the tanuki, who are, in Uchouten Kazoku’s setting, naturally adept shapeshifters. Tanuki live alongside the humans and tengu in the world, and we read more
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