The Eccentric Family

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4.7
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Give it a chance. You will love it!
    I never really considered watching this show when it was airing. But I've been sick for the last two days so I had some time time to kill, and man I am so glad that I gave this show a try. Really great characters, an interesting concept, and over all just a very heart-warming series. Definitely give it a try.
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking
    This show has a magic to it that I haven't seen in a while. Just when I think it's silly, it gets DEEP.
    Underneath the silliness, is an in depth look into the characters and terrifying revelations that will leave you breathless. This isn't just about Tanuki running around and preforming tricks. This show isnt just goofy (though it does have it's moments). It's emotional, has mystery, and dare I ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    One of the best anime of this year.
    I really like this anime, its really weird, bizzare and unique. Increideble story and eccentric characters that will make you think about life... I Recommend it for my fellows anime fan...

    One of the specials things about this anime is the way you can see and understand the 3 different points of view of each species but in the same time you cant hate any of them for doing what they are. Its ...
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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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