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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: 7.351 (scored by 730 users)
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Ranked: #22062
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Popularity: #5809
Members: 2,935
Favorites: 33
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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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Sep 17, 2017
Lordwen (All reviews)
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 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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