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Kyouran Kazoku Nikki


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Diary of a Crazed Family
Japanese: 狂乱家族日記

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2008 to Oct 4, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nomad
Source: Light novel
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.371 (scored by 8,035 users)
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Ranked: #20352
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Popularity: #1948
Members: 20,468
Favorites: 98
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Midarezaki Ouka is used to having strange things happen to him -after all, he is the head of the Great Japanese Empire Paranormal Phenomena Bureau of Measures. But when he catches a small cat girl in the shopping district stealing apples, his whole life rearranges to fit a new operation...

OPERATION COZY FAMILY.

Thousands of years ago, Enka the God of Destruction, was killed. However, with a dying breath it claimed that its child would appear and destroy humanity. Now in futuristic Japan, all of the potential children of Enka have been found and placed into a haphazard family.

Teika the lion, Gekka the jellyfish, Yuuka the oni, Ginka the cross-dressing mafia son, and Hyouka the bioweapon--along with their parents Ouka and Kyouka (the ruler of a demon underworld)--all live under one roof in a family frenzy.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Midarezaki, Kyouka
Midarezaki, Kyouka
Main
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
Midarezaki, Yuuka
Midarezaki, Yuuka
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Midarezaki, Hyouka
Midarezaki, Hyouka
Main
Hirohashi, Ryou
Japanese
Hirohashi, Ryou
Midarezaki, Ginka
Midarezaki, Ginka
Main
Fujita, Yoshinori
Japanese
Fujita, Yoshinori

Staff

Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Chōsai Kenbo Sengen (超妻賢母宣言)" by MOSAIC.WAV

Edit Ending Theme

"Appare Henka Ja. 「あっぱれ変化じゃ。」" by Rina Satou
"Boku wa Koushin Saremashita (ボクハ更新サレマシタ)" by Ryou Hirohashi
"Codename wa Lady-X (コードネイムはLady-X)" by Yoshinori Fujita
"Hen na Kami-sama Shitteru yo 「ヘンな神さま知ってるよ」" by Kana Hanazawa
"Kyōran Senki~Nichijō no Kamisama~ (狂乱戦記 ~日常ノ神サマ~)" by Ayumi Fujimura
"Sekai de Ichiban Yabai Koi~ 「世界で一番ヤバイ恋~」" by Haruka Tomatsu
"THE PITFALLS" by Takayuki Kondou
"Wagahai wa Shougojuu de Aru ka? 「我輩は守護獣である、か?」" by Hiroki Yasumoto



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OverChasm
Aug 8, 2008
Okay, I'm writing this review before the series has finished airing, which means two things. First of all, my opinion is subject to change by the time it has finished airing. Secondly, I'm basically a guinea pig reviewer.

After reading the synopsis of Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, you may have some light suspicions that this anime may be a bit crazy.

It is crazy. Normally, when you hear of an anime that features an officer of a paranormal agency and six descendants of an ancient monster, you expect it to be some sort of fantasy/sci-fi shounen series. Well, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki throws that convention out the window like read more
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Thaiberium
Nov 27, 2008
There seems to be a lack of reviews of Kyouran Kazoku Nikki where all the episodes have been watched at the time of writing so I shall attempt to fill that void.

The Diary of a Crazed Family, that should tell you something about this anime. In fact, if you were any bit serious about it, it would take your face to the curb and beat it out of you. At least for the most part. But let's get this party started shall we?

There is no real story in Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, each episode could easily function as a standalone short, but that read more
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BladerJC
May 3, 2008
The story, well, there is no story. It's just the events of an extremely messed up family, the Miderazaki's, consisting of a cyborg, catgirl, gay son, lion, two oni daughters, a freaky jellyfish, and a military officer human. It focusus on the plan 'Cozy Family'. I forgot to mention all of the people, except the human and the older oni daughter, are children of enka, an evil demon that died a long time ago and said his children will come back to take revenge. this plan was to get the children of enka to enjoy life and to not think about destroying the world. read more
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djwhack03
Oct 9, 2008
If I could summarize this series in one word, it would be: inconsistent. The bright style, hectic OP, and bizarre premise make this seem like this will be an absurd comedy. Ok, there is a lot of that there, I won't deny it. However, there are certain episodes, especially the ones that delve into the characters' pasts that are downright depressing. The switch is rather jarring at times, especially when they do it multiple times in a single episode.

Also, the series tends to take itself too seriously at times. It's as if half the staff thought they were still in serious mode, when everyone else read more
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