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Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 12 (END)

「運命の赤い糸」 (Unmei no Akai Ito)
“Red String of Fate”

Every so often when a series ends what strikes me most is “that was a labor of love”.

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June 26, 2017 at 5:51 pm Comments (39)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 11

「天狗の血 阿呆の血」 (Tengu no Chi Aho no Chi)
“Tengu’s Blood, Fool’s Blood”

That was certainly an ep that had a little of everything – in fact I’d say it had a lot of everything, like a nabe overstuffed with everything from the pantry and the fridge besides (as long as it’s not stuffed with tanuki, it’s fine by me).

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June 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm Comments (11)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 10

「偽右衛門の決まる日」 (Nise Uemon no Kimaru hi)
“The Day the Trick Magister is Chosen”

This must be the weekend for densely-packed episodes.

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June 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm Comments (12)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 09

「それぞれの二代目」 (Sorezore no Nidaime)
“Each Second Generation”

I think it could pretty reasonably be argued that Uchouten Kazoku has been building up to this moment of crisis since its very beginnings.

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June 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm Comments (15)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 08

「夷川海星の秘密」 (Ebisugawa Kaisei no Himitsu)
“Ebisugawa Kaisei’s Secret”

I can hardly even put into words how wonderful that episode was (but I guess I have to try).

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May 29, 2017 at 11:04 am Comments (14)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 07

「金曜倶楽部、再び」 (Kin’you Kurabu, utatabi)
“Friday Club, Again”

I needed a bit of time to process that episode…

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May 22, 2017 at 6:04 pm Comments (23)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 06

「有馬地獄」 (Arima Jigoku)
“Arima Hell”

Seems like the wrong tanuki got sent to Hell there…

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May 15, 2017 at 10:16 pm Comments (9)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 05

「大文字納涼船合戦」 (Daimonji nouryou-sen gassen)
“Daimonji Luxury Liner Battle Continued”

I think the Nise-Eizan Densha specialty of Yajirou is a fitting metaphor for Uchouten Kazoku, because more than almost any anime I can think of there’s a train-like sensibility to the narrative.

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May 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm Comments (14)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 04

「狸将棋大会」 (Tanuki Shougi Taikai)
“Tanuki Shougi Tournament”

It’s the detours that make Uchouten Kazoku (and Kyoto) so magical.

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May 1, 2017 at 5:47 pm Comments (4)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 03

「欧羅巴の香り」 (Youroppa no Kaori)
“The Scent of Europe”

Uchouten Kazoku remains a wondrous rumination on all that’s mystical and magical in the world, set in one of the world’s most mystical and magical places.

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April 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm Comments (8)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 02

「幻術師 天満屋」 (Genjutsu-shi Tenmaya)
“Genjutsu-shi Tenmaya”

The Eccentric Family may be fanciful, but once you’ve experienced Kyoto you’ll find yourself thinking this story might not be as far-fetched as it seems.

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April 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm Comments (4)

Uchouten Kazoku 2 – 01

「ニダイムの帰郷」 (Nidaimu no kikyou)
“The Nidaime’s Homecoming”

This is a good season for sequels, no question about it.

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April 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm Comments (8)

Uchouten Kazoku – 13 (END)

「有頂天家族」 (Uchouten Kazoku)
“The Eccentric Family”

Tengu: 0.5, Tanuki: 1, Humans: 0.

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September 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm Comments (44)

Uchouten Kazoku – 12

「偽叡山電車」 (Nise Eizan Densha)
“The Fake Eizan Electric Railway”

My only regret was that I had to restrain my laughter and cheering today so I wouldn’t wake anyone up. With one episode left, it will be bittersweet to see this series end.

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September 22, 2013 at 11:08 am Comments (15)

Uchouten Kazoku – 11

「捲土重来」 (Kendojuurai)
“Back in the Game”

Our suspense remains to linger just an episode longer…

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September 15, 2013 at 10:45 am Comments (27)

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