In a world where reality series are in high demand, an experiment was concocted: take regular folks who have dropped through the cracks in society, brainwash them to believe they are a real family, and see how they function as a family unit. The regular populace was so interested in the idea that this family was put in their own reality series, of course! Living in a closed environment and unaware of the outside world, this dysfunctional bunch do everything they can to remain sane... that is, until they accidentally escape!
Eternal Family is a Studio 4C production. Interestingly enough, as we were watching this both of us kept saying how much it reminded us of End of the World (another short from Studio 4C), and sure enough, when the end credits rolled, it was in fact Studio 4C! This might explain the confusing nature of the OVA, as well as the pacing and randomness that abounded.
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What I Liked: The great (albeit shamefully dated) techno soundtrack. The fluid and unconventional animation. The premise, despite being executed in a rather disjointed and left-of-field manner. Character designs are good and the characters themselves are zany and all have their own little quirks. The quick pacing. Has a surprising amount of detail and depth for a 28 minute short.
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