Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

OVA (6 eps)
3.729 of 5 from 112 votes
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Tamiko, Kinekuni and their son Inumaru live in an apartment in Japan and live a relatively slow and quiet life, until one day a beautiful girl named Maroko shows up at their door step. She proclaims herself as being from the future, and has traveled to the past to visit her distant relative: Inumaru, her grandfather. What follows is a wildly philosophical and intellectual journey: Tamiko storms out of the house, refusing to believe the whims of this new stranger; and Kinekuni and Inumaru invite her into their home. With spandex-clad time policemen after Maroko and the ethical dilemma of time travel at every turn, the Yomota’s will try their best to remain a family.

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Nov 22, 2010
Score 9/10

Mamoru Oshii achieves something incredible with his monologue-driven work about genealogy, narrative, and the demise of the traditional family unit: he doesn't bore us. Of course, Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai is not as abstractedly spectacular as his infamous ... read more

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