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?
Uchouten Kazoku and Kyousougiga have a lot in common. They're both colorful and well-animated, have a heavy focus on family relationships, contain mixtures of reality and myth, and use chaotic events to drive the plot. Kyousougiga feels like a quad-shot espresso to Uchouten Kazoku's more sippable double latte--but both will be quite tasty to fans of more unusual slice-of-lifes. :3
These two are remarkably similar. Not just in visual representation, but also in the way their stories are told. Visual eye candy with remarkable depth
i agree to both previous comments. both animes are visually similar with lively vibrant colors. and both tell about families' lives, though uchouten kazoku is a bit more "realistic" than kyousougiga.
On a day like any other, average middle-school-student Yurie Hitotsubashi got the surprise of a lifetime – she became a goddess! Unfortunately, even with her newfound powers, Yurie still can’t manage to find the courage to confess to Kenji, her crush. With Yurie’s fame comes others’ fortune; Matsuri, caretaker of the local shrine, names Yurie the shrine’s new goddess and becomes her manager – for yen and glory! Along with Yurie’s faithful best friend Mitsue, the trio set forth on an adventure to find out what it really means to become a goddess.
Kamichu and The Eccentric Family are about the role of youkai/gods in modern, mostly-urban Japan. Both are adorable and feel kind of summery. If you want to watch a series about a god starting a rock band or a tanuki obsessed with Takarazuka, look no further.
Sumimura Yoshimori is a Kekkaishi – an inheritor of the power to battle demons, using barriers called kekkai. His family is charged with protecting the grounds of Karasumori high school, a building which magnifies the power of demons who enter it. Helping him are his spirit-wolf companion Madarao, and next door-neighbor Yukimura Tokine, the daughter of a rival clan. Years ago, Tokine was injured protecting Yoshimori, and now he is determined to become strong enough to keep her from being hurt again. Of course, he'd rather bake his exquisite cakes than have to fight demons at all, but fate has something else in store! As a shadowy demon organization moves to steal Karasumori's power, can Yoshimori overcome legions of demons, a centuries-old family rivalry, and a grandfather who just can't understand his love for baking?
While Kekkaishi is a battle Shounen and The Eccentric Family is some sort of melodrama, both have a really similar setting where modern age is mixed with fantasy elements. Also, there's a lot of Youkai around. If you enjoyed the setting of one, you should check out the other one.
Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Both are light-hearted anime about youkai and their world, and in both setting are structured in a way that modern time is mixed with fantasy elements. With some melodrama around, I found some similarities you’ll probably notice. If you liked one, you might also like the other one.
It is said that the spirit who stood at the helm of the night parade of a hundred demons was the supreme commander of all monsters and lord of Pandemonium, Nurarihyon. Young Rikuo comes from the bloodline of Nurarihyon and is one-quarter demon. Though he has the ability to communicate with, and command youkai he has no intention of succeeding his grandfather as head of the Nura clan, instead choosing to live a normal human life. However, with his family and aides all waiting for him to fully accept the succession and his ‘Night Rikuo’ alter-ego determined to become the next leader, can the young schoolboy fight his fate as a Nura to lead the night parade?
When humans and youkai both live in the same world, things are bound to get crazy and hilarious. Nurarihyon and Uchouten Kazoku both have a similar air of supernatural comedy, though are not without their more serious moments. Nurarihyon is more shounen with flashy battles, and Uchouten more slice-of-life, but despite that, I think fans of one would enjoy the other.