The Eccentric Family

Uchouten Kazoku

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Kyoto has been populated by groups of tanuki and tengu for years, living alongside humans who are oblivious to the existence of these creatures. Yasaburou Shimogamo is the third son of an influential tanuki family who spends his carefree days taking care of an old tengu, observing humans through his ability to shapeshift, and dealing with the mysterious woman named Benten. Behind the peace and tranquility, however, is a painful memory from long ago as Yasaburou's father, head of the tanuki community, was killed and eaten by a group of humans known as the Friday Fellows. Uchouten Kazoku follows the trials and tribulations of the Shimogamo brothers as they struggle to avoid their own grisly demise while coming ever closer to unraveling the truth behind their father's death.

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English: The Eccentric Family
Japanese: 有頂天家族
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual, Yomiuri Telecasting, Lantis, Kids Station, Magic Capsule, Good Smile Company
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Novel
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Demons, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Masayuki Yoshihara – Director
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Jong Heo – Episode Director, Storyboard
Ryou Higaki – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Uchouten Jinsei (有頂天人生)” by milktub (eps 1-10, 12)
ED1: “Qué Será, Será (ケセラセラ)” by fhána (eps 1-11)
ED2: “Uchouten Jinsei (有頂天人生)” by milktub (ep 13)

Episode List

01: Goddess of the Noryoyuka
02: Mom and Raijin, God of Thunder
03: Yakushibo’s Inner Parlor
04: Battle of the Daimonji Leisure Cruisers
05: The Friday Fellows
06: Taking in Fall Colors
07: Bathhouse Rules
08: The Day of Dad’s Departure
09: Kaisei, Daughter of Ebisugawa
10: The Behind-the-Scenes Dealings of Ebisugawa Soun
11: Back in the Game
12: The False Eizan Electric Railway
13: The Eccentric Family


A sublime, chaotic, calm and riveting tale of family and Japanese tradition and beliefs, stirred in a hot pot to make one of the best anime.


Honestly one of the best things I’ve seen. Great animation, great characters, and a wacky story. More people should watch this series!


My favorite anime of all time. Simple yet magical with methodical pacing and a varied, colorful cast.


So underappreciated it hurts. The atmosphere, characterisation, plot, themes, and directing are all fantastically done. Recommended to bits.


Was not sure what to expect before I watched this. It was amazing, and the vibe was something I can’t describe. One hell of a MC.


Hidden gem, some political/slice of life really good anime


Idk how I felt about this series but it kept me entertained


    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece