Frankenstein Family - Reviews

Alt titles: Jikken-hin Kazoku: Creatures Family Days, Shiyan Pin Jiating

Inu230's avatar
Jan 31, 2019

Ever think you've got the wierdest family?

This anime will show you just how wrong you are.

A group of genetically altered people find themselves living under the same roof, tryign to hid their abilites and co-exist with "regular" humans. "Normal" problems like unrequited love, one sided crushes, food etique, acceptable social behavior [from honorifics to public nudity] and basic manners are all rolled up in this anime. 

Looking for some comedy and a touch of lighthearted fun mixed with serious concerns about where you belong, how to get along, what makes people family, choices made that are either selfish or self-less and plain parental stupidity? give this a watch.

The biggest complaint or concern about this is the short episode length and the overall short number of episodes that while moving the story along leave viewers with many questions and in a frenzy for another season or atleast an OVA or two.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
aeab32's avatar
Jun 30, 2018

The story is a about a family of misfits trying to live in the ordinary world. It tells about their own worries and struggles about trying to fit in and how they can sometimes overcome their fears and become the heros in their own lives. It also has a main theme of whether to trust people outside of the family. The characters are unique and together they make a wonderful story about trust and relationships with people. There is not much in romance, its more about friendships and family. 

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
dznytoy's avatar
Jan 6, 2020

This is a decent story, but as this is a short anime it seems rather rushed. It could have been much better if they would have made the show the full 24 minutes, instead of 10 minutes of show and then filling it with 12 minutes of interviews with the cast and others.

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
8/10 overall
ryanshowseason2's avatar
Jan 19, 2020

No satisfying ending,  cliffhangers on episode 12. It basically says  "Go read the manga" which doesn't constitute an excuse for an anime. 

Also logic is thrown out the window for the last two episodes. Characters are thrown into convenient positions with no explanation. 

Why is a main character hanging out on this pier during a typhoon? 

Shh! Don't question it. It's completely normal to have a nice tea on a pier during a typhoon. And wow he was in the right place at the right time to meet this other character isn't that great?!

Also: "the boat is wet... they're still close..."


It's a shame because this was doing so well but cutting down to 13 minute blocks probably killed opportunities for proper storytelling. 

4/10 story
4/10 animation
4/10 sound
7/10 characters
3/10 overall
Beth0410's avatar
Aug 27, 2020

I don't like how the parents treated and raised them but should be expected with what this anime supposed to be. Glad that they all are close and gets along with each other especially since the youngest was spared from the experiments which was just to make sure they had someone who could continue their research if and when something happened to them.

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall