The Eccentric Family

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4.7
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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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  • 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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