Random Curiosity

Uchouten Kazoku – 13 (END)

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

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

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 13 (END)"
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.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 12"
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…

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 11"
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.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 10"
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.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 09"
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.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 08"
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.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 07"
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.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 06"
August 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm Comments (17)

Uchouten Kazoku – 05

「金曜倶楽部」 (Kinyou Kurabu)
“The Friday Fellows (Club)”

Love is scary, and it’s not even Valentine’s Day yet!

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 05"
August 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm Comments (29)

Uchouten Kazoku – 04

「大文字納涼船合戦」 (Daimonji Nouryousen Gassen)
“Daimonji Leisure Cruiser Battle”

Even on holidays, there’s always people bickering in Kyoto.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 04"
July 31, 2013 at 1:45 am Comments (24)

Uchouten Kazoku – 03

「薬師坊の奥座敷」 (Yakushibo no Oku Zashiki )
“Yakushibo’s Inner Parlor”

I think it’s testament to the standing brilliance of Uchouten Kazoku that three episodes in, it remains a spellbinding experience.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 03"
July 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm Comments (20)

Uchouten Kazoku – 02

「母と雷神様」 (Haha to Raijin-sama)
“Mother and Raijin, God of Thunder”

I’m becoming convinced that PA Works might just finally strike gold with Uchouten Kazoku, so long as they keep the quality shown here consistent.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 02"
July 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm Comments (34)

Uchouten Kazoku – 01

「納涼床の女神」 (Noryo Yuka no Megami)
“Goddess of the Noryo-Yuka”

I wasn’t exactly blown away by Uchouten Kazoku’s introductory episode, but don’t take it the wrong way. I was still captivated by it. Everyone should take note; the potential for an incredible sleeper hit definitely lies here.

Continue Reading "Uchouten Kazoku – 01"
July 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm Comments (44)