In Kyoto, youkai have adapted to an urbanized lifestyle, and are often indistinguishable from humans. Among them is Yasaburo, a brash young tanuki who wants nothing more than to live an exciting life with his family: a mother obsessed with Takarazuka theater, a frog stuck in the bottom of a well, a kid brother who works at the brandy factory, and an older brother who’s just trying to hold them all together. But two things stand in the way of Yasuburo’s dreams: the tanuki community has shunned the boy’s eccentric family since his esteemed father died, and the ever-present threat of being cooked and consumed by humans! Can the young tanuki manage to have fun without besmirching his father's legacy or meeting an untimely death by hot pot?
Anime Name - Uchouten Kazoku
Aired - Jul 7, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
Episodes - 13
Produced By - P.A. Works
Staff - Masayuki Yoshihara (Director), Tomihiko Morimi (Original Creator),
Kouji Kumeta (Original Character Design), Toshiyuki Inoue (Animation... read more
The Eccentric Family is show with a far deeper meaning than I was initially led to believe. It's a funny, fresh and subtle take on a rather controversial subject. It's easily earned an all-time favourite of mine, right next to Kino's Journey.
Once upon a time, humans were at nature's mercy. Nature was a terrible and wonderful place... read more