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Uchouten Kazoku

Uchouten Kazoku

Synopsis: Kyoto has been populated by groups of Tanuki and Tengu for years, living alongside humans who do not have 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 shape and deal with the mysterious woman named Benten.

Behind peace and tranquility, however, is a painful memory of a long time ago, as Yasaburou's father, head of the Tanuki community, was killed and eaten by a group of human beings known as Friday scholarships. Uchouten Kazoku follows the trials and trials of the Shimogamo brothers as they struggle to avoid their own terrible death, as they get closer and closer to unraveling the truth behind their father's death.

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- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Uchouten Kazoku
  • Anime Name in Japanese: 有頂天家族
  • Anime Name in English: The Eccentric Family
  • Other names: Uchoten Kazoku

Production information

  • Producers: Bandai Visual, Yomiuri Telecasting, Lantis, Kids Station, Magic Capsule, Good Smile Company
  • Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
  • Studios: P.A. Works

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 13
  • Date: 41462 - September 29, 2013 - Sundays in 2200 (JST)
  • Genres: Comedy, drama, fantasy, slice of life
  • Subjects: Mythology
  • Target: Seinen

Anime Reviews

  • note: 7.851
  • Popularity: 51565

Video Trailer/Opening

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  • Data: 2023-06-29T07:28:47-03:00


Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Uchouten Kazoku": 

  • The author of the book in which the anime is based, Tomihiko Morii, is known for his surreal and fantastic stories that mix elements of Japanese culture with Western elements.
  • The name "Uchouten Kazoku" can be translated as "the heavenly family", but can also be interpreted as "the family of the Tanukis", as the main characters are all this species of mythical animal of Japanese folklore.
  • The anime takes place in Kyoto, a city known for its rich history and culture, and many of the places portrayed in the series are based on real places in the city.
  • Anime director Masayuki Yoshihara is known for his work in other popular series such as "Gatchaman Crowds" and "The Irregular at Magic High School."
  • The anime's opening theme song, "Uchouten Jinsei" ("The Life of the Tanukis"), is played by the Japanese rock band Milktub, who has also made songs for other anime, such as "Baka and Test" and "Kimi no Na WA ".
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Manga and Products from Uchouten Kazoku

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Main Characters

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  • Yasaburou Shimogamo (Takahiro Sakurai) - A young Tanuki who likes to become human and engages in various confusion with his family and other supernatural beings.
  • Benten (Mai Nakahara) - A mysterious and powerful woman who is worshiped by the Tanukis, but is also feared by them.
  • Yaichirou Shimogamo (Junichi Suwabe) - Yasaburou's older brother, who is more serious and responsible than him.
  • Yajirou Shimogamo (Hiroyuki Yoshino) - Yasaburou's younger brother, who has been transformed into an iron pan and is now carried by Yasaburou.
  • Akadama -Sensei (Kouji Tsujitani) - An elderly and wise tengu who is a friend of the Shimogamo family and helps Yasaburo in his adventures.
  • Kaisi Ebisugawa (Ayane Sakura) - The daughter of a Shimogamo rival family, who has a complicated relationship with Yasaburou.
  • Souun Ebisugawa (Junji Majima) - The eldest son of the Ebisugawa family, who is arrogant and tries to harm Shimogamo whenever he can.

Summary and events

  1. The Shimogamo family is a family of Tanukis living in Kyoto.
  2. The father, souichirou, is killed and eaten by a group of humans who considered him a delicacy.
  3. The children, Yasaburou, Yaichirou, Yajirou and Yashirou, try to deal with the death of their father and the pressure of the Tanukis society.
  4. Yasaburou meets Benten, a mysterious woman who is friends with humans and has a complicated relationship with the Shimogamo family.
  5. The Shimogamo family tries to find out who killed souichirou and avenging it.
  6. Yasaburou ends up getting involved in a fight between Tanukis and Tengu (bird spirits) and is captured by Tengu.
  7. Yasaburou discovers that Benten is a former Tonuki who was transformed into a human by a tengua named Akadama.
  8. Yasaburou manages to escape the Tengu and returns to the Shimogamo family.
  9. The Shimogamo family manages to avenge Souichirou's death.
  10. Yasaburou and Benten have a final confrontation, in which Yasaburou tries to convince her to be a Tanuki again.
  11. The series ends with the Himogamo family gathered and Yasaburou reflecting on life and death.

What happens in the end?

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At the end of Uchouten Kazoku's manga, the Shimogamo family manages to overcome their internal and external conflicts and come together again. Yasaburou becomes the new Tanukis leader and can maintain peace among the different species that inhabit the city. The relationship between Benten and Yasaburou is still ambiguous, but there is evidence that they can have a future together. The ending is quite emotional and satisfactory for fans of the series.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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  • Uchouten Kazoku: Online (PC)
  • Uchouten Kazoku: The Game (PS4, Nintendo Switch)
  • Uchouten Kazoku: Mobile Adventure (iOS, Android)

See below a list of OVAs, Specials, and Movies related to anime: Uchouten Kazoku

  • Uchouten Kazoku
  • Uchouten Kazoku 2
  • Uchouten Kazoku: Itsudatte Kako ni saki

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Meaning of Uchouten Kazoku

Let's look at the translation of each word and explanation of the anime's name: 

  • 有頂天 - It means "on top of the world" or "in the clouds".
  • 家族 - means "family"
The name of the anime "有頂天家族" can be translated as "the family in the clouds" or "the family at the top of the world". The story of the anime revolves around the family having, which lives in a floating house in the clouds. They are a very eccentric family and have many adventures while trying to keep their home in the air and deal with the challenges of everyday life. The name of the anime reflects the theme and the scenery of the story well.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Uchouten Kazoku has a total of 13 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
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