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Uchouten Kazoku

Uchouten Kazoku

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.031 (scored by 19259 users)
Ranked: #4852
Popularity: #826
Members: 47,982
Favorites: 428
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Synopsis

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

Staff

Yoshihara, Masayuki
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Jong, Heo
Jong, Heo
Episode Director, Storyboard
fhána
fhána
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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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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Stark700
Sep 29, 2013 8:00 AM
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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yuridice
Nov 25, 2013 3:08 PM
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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post_human
Sep 29, 2013 1:23 PM
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.

Story
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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Dunois
Mar 2, 2014 3:59 AM
I frankly admit that I enjoy every single anime I watch. In fact, I will go one step further and admit that I enjoy every single thing I experience, regardless of what it is or what its outcome turns out to be. But when I rate something critically, I shrug off my sense of enjoyment and I try and look at things from an objective perspective. In Uchouten Kazoku's case, I will gladly say that I am neither surprised nor unhappy about the fact that this anime receives full scores across the board.

To begin with, Uchouten Kazoku is the rather meandering story that follows the read more
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Both series involves the same author Tomihiko Morimi who written novels that were adapted into anime form.

They have great humor and a small cast of insightful characters. Both series also follows a narration type of story telling and depicts the lives of the main characters.

There is a lot of dialogues with a mixture of both humor and drama.  
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Both stories that blend together fantasy and the everyday with perfection. Tsuritama goes a more Science fiction route while The Eccentric Family involves yokai, but both are sure to please with their easy attitude, great characterization, wonderful fantasy and expert story-telling that gives both anime that little something extra. 
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Uchouten Kazoku and Bakemonogatari are two anime that are all about being extremely well-executed. Both feature brilliant characterization, wonderful art, and writing that skirts the line between comedy and drama in a way that really draws you into the lives of the characters. 
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I think that "family bonds" is one of the things which make these two quite similar with a quirky, normal, but different setting. Both are quite touching but also have their turn of fun. Similarly, they're also manageable in length and don't drag out, making it well paced and interesting. 
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