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Eikyuu Kazoku


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Eternal Family
Japanese: 永久家族

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.161 (scored by 2,315 users)
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Ranked: #63292
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Popularity: #3891
Members: 5,290
Favorites: 12
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Synopsis

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

Sae
Sae
Main
Koujiro, Chie
Japanese
Koujiro, Chie
Tamasaburou, Sasuke
Tamasaburou, Sasuke
Main
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Michael
Michael
Main
Mizuta, Wasabi
Japanese
Mizuta, Wasabi
Akiko
Akiko
Main
Mizutani, Yuuko
Japanese
Mizutani, Yuuko

Staff

Morimoto, Kouji
Morimoto, Kouji
Director
Tanaka, Tatsuyuki
Tanaka, Tatsuyuki
Storyboard, Key Animation
Katou, Hiroshi
Katou, Hiroshi
Art Director
Arai, Hidenori
Arai, Hidenori
Sound Effects


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MattKitsune96
Jan 15, 2016
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
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shomazta
Dec 4, 2008
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
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Mr_Alchemy
May 8, 2013
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).
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