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CaptainSlow

  • The Outback
  • Joined Nov 24, 2012
  • 33 / F

The Eccentric Family

Sep 29, 2013

What I Liked: The Opening Theme. The characters are interesting and nicely designed, especially the Mother and Benten. The background art. (Pretty much the animation full stop.) The soundtrack. The overarching "issue" isn't thrown in the viewers face randomly - it ends up making up important aspects of the plot and in most character's developments.

What I Didn't: Episode 7 re-cap in Episode 8 was not needed. Slippery-slope mood change - goes from light-hearted to dark and serious in 11 episodes (then a little happier again after that). Not exactly the most adventure-filled or engaging series, for one about mythical creatures in society. 

Final Verdict: Uchouten Kazoku presents an alternate version of Kyoto where mythical creatures live alongside humans. While such an idea sounds like a breeding ground for heart-pounding adventures and fantastical events, the series doesn't go down this road. Instead, it chooses to be a simple understated series about family, Tanuki politics and the importance of living while you're alive.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall

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