Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

Long Life To The Ancestors

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Synonyms: Gosenzosama Banbanzai!
Japanese: 御先祖様万々歳!
English: Long Life To The Ancestors
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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: Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.331 (scored by 24972,497 users)
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Ranked: #24702
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Popularity: #6445
Members: 9,197
Favorites: 130

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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.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Script, Original Creator
Nanke, Kouji
Episode Director, Animation Director, Key Animation
Kawai, Kenji
Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Chiba, Shigeru


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"Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! (御先祖様万々歳!)" by Yumi Kojima

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Sep 17, 2017
There is nothing quite like the raw feeling of enjoyment that a viewer can savour throughout their first sitting of a work that manages to mesmerize them.

Nonetheless, when approaching the charms and disillusionments of any show, our vision is rarely able to cope with the bigger picture, and to prove a point we must, more often than not, focus our attention in the specifics. In those details that for some might be of scarce relevance, but that in great measure have the potential to make a difference, both in a good and a bad direction.

There is really no other way to start referring ...
Jul 28, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! heavily relies on its comedic appeal to engage viewers, featuring limited animation and heavy amounts of dialogue that is more akin to a screenplay than a typical anime. The series executes its animated segments well and features character designs that complement the overall tone. However, viewers who do not find the humor to their liking may not find much else to enjoy. Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! caters specifically to a particular audience, and those who do not fit that demographic may want to explore other options. Ultimately, the series will likely be well-received by its target audience, but may leave others scratching their heads.
Oct 3, 2021
Preliminary (2/6 eps)
I am baffled by the rating and reviews on this series. We start off being introduced to some weird family that talks in circles and loops, saying the same thing in twenty different ways, in a fast paced suffocating manner. A knock on the door leads to a conspiracy theory of bullshit where it took the main 30 minutes to open the door, to somehow still find the person (a time traveling granddaughter) still waiting.

Characters would stay bashed against a window, leaning against the air, *the the window is bashed out* for a five minute scene while some wanna be coca-cola spokesmen, ...

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