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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
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

Statistics

Score: 7.971 (scored by 22,833 users)
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Ranked: #5672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #893
Members: 59,253
Favorites: 629
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Kyoto has been populated by groups of tanuki and tengu for years, living alongside humans who are oblivious to the existence of these creatures. Yasaburou Shimogamo is the third son of an influential tanuki family who spends his carefree days taking care of an old tengu, observing humans through his ability to shapeshift, and dealing with the mysterious woman named Benten.

Behind the peace and tranquility, however, is a painful memory from long ago as Yasaburou's father, head of the tanuki community, was killed and eaten by a group of humans known as the Friday Fellows. Uchouten Kazoku follows the trials and tribulations of the Shimogamo brothers as they struggle to avoid their own grisly demise while coming ever closer to unraveling the truth behind their father's death.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Minamiza theatre, Kyoto on June 16, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on July 7, 2013.

Episode Videos


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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
Suga, Shoutarou
Suga, Shoutarou
Script, Series Composition


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Stark700
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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yuridice
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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RazzorG
Oct 19, 2014
Story goes no where, even for a slice of life.

The world concept could have been interesting with how the tanuki, tengu and humans coexisting but it was never fleshed out.

The Friday club eating tanuki while knowing they are sentient makes no sense.

Character designs were unique but off putting.

Comedy was barely there.
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post_human
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.

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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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