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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: 8.061 (scored by 16407 users)
Ranked: #4352
Popularity: #776
Members: 39,772
Favorites: 352
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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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Adaptation: Uchouten Kazoku

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Yoshihara, Masayuki
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
milktub
Theme Song Performance
fhána
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance



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Nov 25, 2013
NICOtine-
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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Nov 15, 2014
adrianojones
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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Recommendations

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.
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.

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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