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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: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.381 (scored by 639 users)
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Ranked: #20492
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Popularity: #5727
Members: 2,463
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Script, Original Creator
Kawai, Kenji
Iso, Mitsuo
Key Animation
Ohira, Shinya
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"Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! (御先祖様万々歳!)" by Yumi Kojima

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Aug 3, 2015
Kenji_The_Engi (All reviews)
Gosenzosama Banbanzai is by far one of the most unorthodox anime I have ever experienced, it breaks the conventional methods of storytelling we commonly see in anime for something much more unique and experimental. The entire story is told in the style of a theatrical play filled with asides, monologues, and backgrounds that rise and fall like props on a stage.

The anime begins by following the peculiar life of a seventeen year old boy named Inumaru who lives with his mother and father, he wants to get out of the house to experience life but at the same time is too scared of society read more
Nov 11, 2016
Stephen2D (All reviews)
Idiosyncratic and unfairly forgotten, a six-part OVA "Gosenzosama Banbanzai!" (literally, "Long Live the Ancestors!") belongs to the most experimental period in Oshii’s career. Told in the form of a loony play, this farcical tragicomedy revolves around the Yomota family: a teenage boy, Inumaru, his father Kinekuni and his mother Tamiko.

Their normal life starts to collapse after the arrival of a mysterious girl, Maroko, who claims to be Inumaru’s granddaughter from the future. Even though she has a hereditary star-shaped birthmark on her buttock, Tamiko refuses to acknowledge her as Yomota. So, she leaves her husband and son, and hires a private detective, Bannai Tatara, to read more


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