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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)

Uchouten Kazoku – 10

「夷川早雲の暗躍」 (Ebisugawa Sōun no An’yaku)
“Behind the Scenes of Ebisugawa Sōun”

Man, screw politics.

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September 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm Comments (43)

Uchouten Kazoku – 09

「夷川の娘・海星」 (Ebisugawa no Musume ・ Kaisei)
“Daughter of the Ebisugawas: Kaisei”

In a funny way, I found this episode more melancholy than the last.

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September 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm Comments (20)

Uchouten Kazoku – 08

「父の発つ日」 (Chichi no Tatsu Hi)
“The Day That Dad Left”

As the pieces fell together, the tears just couldn’t stop rolling.

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August 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm Comments (34)

Uchouten Kazoku – 07

「銭湯の掟」 (Sentou no Okite)
“Bath House Rules”

Explanations are offered, but taking them at face value would be Tanuki-foolish.

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August 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm Comments (14)

Uchouten Kazoku – 06

「紅葉狩り」 (Momijigari)
“Autumn Leaf Viewing”

Even the great Benten feels the deepest of sadness at times.

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August 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm Comments (17)

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