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Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

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Synonyms: Gosenzosama Banbanzai!
Japanese: 御先祖様万々歳!


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 5, 1989 to Jan 25, 1990
Producers: Studio Pierrot
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Ranked: #23142
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The Yomota family is small and typical: father Kinekuni (42), mother Tamiko (38), and son Inumaru (17). One day, a beautiful girl appears at their front door, calling herself "Maroko Yomota," granddaughter of Inumaru who travels back in time with a time machine to visit her ancestors. Even with Tamiko's strong objection, Kinekuni and Inumaru welcome her to stay with them, and the structure of a happy family has begun to collapse.

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Summary: Maroko

Characters & Voice Actors

Nagai, Ichiro
Nagai, Ichiro
Yomota, Inumaru
Yomota, Inumaru
Furukawa, Toshio
Furukawa, Toshio
Yomota, Maroko
Yomota, Maroko
Katsuki, Masako
Katsuki, Masako
Yomota, Tamiko
Yomota, Tamiko
Washio, Machiko
Washio, Machiko


Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Script, Original Creator
Ohira, Shinya
Key Animation
Kawai, Kenji
Tanabe, Osamu
Key Animation

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Two titles directed by Mamoru Oshii at the end of the 80s, and two titles which are curiously poised somewhere between comedy and something else. Oshii's influence is more overt in Gosenzosama Banbanzai, which is also a much less accessible piece -- it has deliberately stylised, puppet-like character designs and very careful character animation, plus a theatrical conceit. But it's certainly an interesting watch. 

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"Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! (御先祖様万々歳!)" by Yumi Kojima

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