The Eccentric Family

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4.7
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  • 23 out of 24 people found this review helpful:
    Mono no Aware / The Beauty in Impermanence
    Mono no aware (物の哀れ) is a term used to describe a literary construct in Japanese story telling and represents cultural component. Mono no aware can be summarized as an awareness that things are finite, impermanent, and that while sad, this impermanence grants that thing a certain kind of dignified beautify.

    Uchoten Kazoku is in many ways a story about mono no aware. While Yasuburo and his ...
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  • 11 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    A interesting story brought to life
    Well I'd say it's well written, beautifully drawn and animated, Acting is spot on. Adult humor with a touch of childish banter. The concept of humans, Tanuki, and Tengu coexisting and interacting with one another and a interesting plot inter-weaved together. I like it!
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  • The Family That You've All Been Waiting For...Has Arrived.
    Sometimes the fantasy, mystery, and science fiction are not exactly what you need. Granted, I will say that 95% of the time that I do not feel this way, but there's always that 5%. Sometimes, I need a good family watch that makes me laugh and washes away all my daily problems, and this is it.

    I just want to start by saying that what truly drives this series are its characters, and I love ...
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  • Expertly combines Japanese culture with sincerity
    When those unfamiliar with the genre think of anime, they tend to default to thinking of it all as 'weird Japanese stuff.'

    This, in a nutshell, defines "The Eccentric Family" - it's weird, unique, based entirely in Japanese religious tradition and culture, and utterly worth watching. I don't think I've ever seen a show that seems 'more' Japanese than this one, but it certainly works all the way ...
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  • Everything works in this series.
    The overall theme of the series really resonated with me. The plot was deliberately paced and the development of the characters flowed well. I wholeheartedly recommend watching this. As I said in the title of this review, everything just works. This may not get everyone, but it just works well.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Miyazaki-esque with a beautiful & complete story
    Truly enjoyable anime that leaves you with a lot to chew on after the credits roll. If you are looking for something light-hearted that feels a bit like Miyazaki's movies, this is for you. This anime is only 13 episode long and provides one of the most complete stories I have seen to date. Must watch!
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  • Great artwork and a good story.
    A little before I started this series I had been bopping around Kyoto via Google maps over lunch for about a week, just looking around. I found Uchōten Kazoku browsing the simulcasts and thought it might be interesting to watch something current. After the first episode I was hooked, so was my wife, which is saying something. The story line was different, the characters were interesting and the ...
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  • Give this one a chance
    I watched the first couple of episodes and dropped it , then heard so many good reviews of it I had to give it a second try . Really glad I did , starts of confusing and slow but it comes together nicely . Well done . Lots of scenes of Kyoto I recognize too . Likeable characters ( or despicable as the case may be ) top notch animation and clever story ( try explaining it to someone for the look ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Diversión en familia
    Hace mucho tiempo que no me divertía tanto con una serie drama-comedia. Tanto la historia como los personajes me envolvieron desde el primer capítulo, y no paré en 5 horas hasta terminarla. No se dejen engañar por las apariencias, yo lo hice y me arrepiento de no haberla seguido durante la temporada de verano. Ojalá alguien la licencie en USA o UK en BD/DVD para que pueda importarla a México en el ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    'The Eccentric Family' is a beautiful treat!
    This is a great show that took me through basically every emotion, and did it incredibly well. I didn't expect such a charming series to come around when it did, but I'm glad I caught it. Although there are some odd relationships within this community (
    ) that ...
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