Eikyuu Kazoku

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Synonyms: Eternal Family
Japanese: 永久家族


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1997
Producers: Beyond C.
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.901 (scored by 36983,698 users)
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Ranked: #94082
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Popularity: #5735
Members: 9,267
Favorites: 16

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It started as a sociological experiment. Six different people were brainwashed to think that they were a family and then put in arbitrary situations to see how they would react; however, when a taping of the families conducts is sold in a desperate attempt to make a little capital, it instantly becomes a success. Now the family is a first rated show and their every move is broadcasted around the world without them knowing it. But when a clogged toilet sets off a chain of events that ultimately frees the family from the room they are confined in the broadcasters, not willing to lose their source of income, set out to hunt down and recapture every member of the Eternal family.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Morimoto, Kouji
Director, Setting, Screenplay, Character Design
Tanaka, Tatsuyuki
Storyboard, Key Animation
Satou, Dai
Matsumi, Shinichi
Series Composition


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May 8, 2013
Mr_Alchemy (All reviews)
The overall design and animation was superb (just what you would expect from the director of Magnetic Rose and Beyond - 2 of my favorite short animated films). The 'story' was meant to unfold in an abstract fashion, but it was so disjointed and incoherent that it became annoying at times. It's definitely worth watching if you're into surreal images and experimental animation - but don't go in expecting much in the way of character development or plot (although it does make sense in its own unconventional way).
Dec 4, 2008
shomazta (All reviews)
This is probably the worst animation I've ever seen. There is just no story whatsoever and what I'm assuming was intended humor is not funny whatsoever. The characters are interesting, I'll give it that much, and the production isn't bad overall. I just don't see how anyone in their sane mind would enjoy this. Note I said "sane," if you're a bit "light headed" then this would probably make for the best effing thing you've ever seen.

However, I wouldn't recommend that anyone waste their time watching this. Even if you're like me and trying to watch every single animation ever produced.

I like randomness, so just read more
Jan 15, 2016
MattKitsune96 (All reviews)
I didn't know what to expect going into this but I found it oddly enjoyable.

It's like "The Truman Show" but also has a hint of "The Matrix" which is really interesting as this predates both.

The characters were crazy but oddly enjoyable and it has a buch of really random scenes in it. The artwork was really surreal and while definitely not for everybody I'd say it's worth checking out if you're remotely interested as it's only 28 minutes.

Also a little off topic but the final boss theme "Grace and Glory" in "Jet Set Radio" samples the ending song in this, I wasn't expecting that, read more
May 31, 2020
Senn_X (All reviews)
As someone who just watched this at 2am in 2020 my immediate reaction was.

"Reminds me of early Imaishi works (Dead Leaves comes to mind) but with the same lonely feelings of a world of alienation as Kaiba"

probably one of the strangest comparisons I know. I didn't get much from any of the characters other then the father. But the art, music and even premise were able to hold it up for me. My conflicting feeling is this though. If they lengthened it to about an hour (like Dead Leaves lol) i think the characters would have been done a favor and would have had read more


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