The Eccentric Family

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  • 3
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  • 2
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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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  • A Pretty Decent Anime
    Character growth was good, story lines decent, and the overall feel was immersive. I enjoyed the world build and would have loved to keep on watching this. (Literally just found out there is a second season for this so now I want to hurry up and finish this review and watch it haha)

    A definite solid 4 stars and would recommend.
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  • It Will Make You Feel
    I can't describe how beautiful this show is. I want nothing more than for more people to experience it. I didn't say watch, because you do more than that with this show. It will take you on an emotional ridge that you won't regret. But what do I know? "I'm just a frog at the bottom of a well"
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  • Glad to see this back on crunchyroll!
    This anime shines in both the story and artwork.

    At times I find myself just enjoying the artwork.... bright, colorful, and supportive of the story which blends a folklore fantasy with everyday surroundings seamlessly.

    At the center of this story is family, which is not readily apparent at the beginning, but instead slowly unfolds as the actions of the characters exhibits this and how ...
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  • an easy sort of delight~
    this seems to be one of those little anime gems—beautifully animated with a good story, a nice message, fascinating characters, a great soundtrack, and no one seems to know about it. the basic premise seems obvious enough: watch shape-shifting tanuki Yasaburo live his 'carefree existence' with his family, teacher, and other acquaintances. however, within an episode it becomes clear that there is a ...
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