Uchouten Kazoku

The Eccentric Family

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Synonyms: Uchoten Kazoku
Japanese: 有頂天家族
English: The Eccentric Family
German: The Eccentric Family
French: La Famille Excentrique
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Novel
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, MythologyMythology
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.831 (scored by 5391153,911 users)
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Ranked: #8992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1386
Members: 167,115
Favorites: 1,503

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakamoto, Kousaku
Yoshihara, Masayuki
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Opening Theme

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"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  (eps 13)


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 ...
Apr 30, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This is a story of a Tanuki who is the son of a great Tanuki. Literally, the entire season is more about his father than the main character. But let me back up a bit to explain these characters...

You have Yasaburō, the main character is a Tanuki, who'm I'll refer to as Yasa for sure.
You have Akadama, the Tengen considered a professor in this season for reasons I'm not sure of.
You have Benten, a very weird girl who is never explained.
You have Sōichirō, who is the father of the main character.
You have Soun, who is the brother of Soichiro. He's the main ...
Jan 27, 2015
I've been meaning to revisit Uchouten Kazoku aka The Eccentric Family for a while now. See, when I wrote my first review, I was going through a phase where my tastes were sine-waving between exploitation lover and dirty elitist, which didn't go over well with a lot of my readers at the time. And by Christ was that phase bad. I mean did I really say the show sucked by comparing it to Utena? That's like saying Texhnolyze sucked by comparing it to Legend of the Galactic Heroes. My views on the show haven't changed since then, but now that I've mostly embraced some sort ...

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