The Eccentric Family

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4.7
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  • 26 out of 27 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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  • Unpredictable and Enjoyable
    The characters come alive. The seem like real "people" albeit eccentric ones. They don't fall back on the cliched character types. Eccentric Family doesn't fall back on cliched plot lines either. It's well written and complex without being difficult to understand.
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  • A Favorite Forever!!
    Have you ever had a dream that was so familiar & nostalgic that it must have been a memory? But when you wake up, there's nothing even close to it that's ever happened to you.
    The placid life of a frog in a well, the slow torture of grief & remorse, losing an important memory, finding it again.. And the fact that the main character isn't the only hero. The story is full of heroes. But, our main ...
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  • An unexpectedly great watch
    I picked up this show after it was recommended in an "anime for adults" panel at a convention I attend. From the cover art, opening, and clip shown in the panel, I was expecting a goofy, slapstick, lighthearted romp about tanuki in Kyoto. What I got was a touching, heartfelt story about family relationships, and how even the most different of siblings can fit together.

    There are of course ...
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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  • 2 out of 2 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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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