The Eccentric Family

The Eccentric Family is an anime series
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The story of a family of tanuki who live among humans with other mythical creatures in Kyoto


Based on Tomihiko Morimi's novel with Koji Kumeta's original character designs, the anime adaptation is directed by Masayuki Yoshihara and produced by P.A. Works. Its series are composed by Shotaro Suga, its music is composed by Yoshiaki, and its character are designed by Kousuke Kawazura.


For audiences outside of Japan, Crunchyroll is legally streaming the anime series for the following territories: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Mexico and South America. Its simulcasts airs every Sunday starting on July 7, 2013 at 8AM Pacific Time.


1600 years ago, the Emperor of Kyoto made a treaty: the humans had domain over the Earth, but the tanuki would roam the ground and the tengu would rule the sky. Fast-forward to today, the tanuki of Kyoto are ruled by the Shimogamo clan. Their father was boiled and eaten in a hot pot some time ago by a group of humans known as "The Friday Fellows," and the ownership of the tanuki is in flux as one of their sons, Yasaburo, tries to piece together his father's legacy.

Main Characters

Yasaburo Shimogamo -- The main protagonist of the story and the third son of the family, often disguises himself as a transvestite boy and gets into trouble. Has struck up an odd friendship with a human named Benten and a tengu called "Professor".

Yaichiro Shimogamo -- The eldest son of the Shimogamo family and the most serious of the clan. Can turn into a large beast and command a puppet-driven rickshaw when needed.

Yajiro Shimogamo -- A tanuki that transformed himself into a frog for so long he forgot how to turn back. He now lives at the bottom of a well, dispensing advice to members of his family as well as other passersby.

Yashiro Shimogamo -- The youngest son of the family who works at the "Electric Wine Factory." A shy boy who is often harassed by the brothers Kinkaku and Ginyaku who own the factory.

Mrs. Shimogamo -- The mother of the tanuki who is afraid of lightning, but otherwise tries to hold the Shimogamo family together. Enjoys playing billiards in her human form, under the identity of a masculine woman known only as "Prince."

Benten -- A human woman and a member of the Friday Fellows that ate the Shimogamo's father not too long ago. Despite that fact, she has somehow become friends with Yasaburo, and even granted him a fan that lets him manipulate wind.

Professor -- A Tengu who became unable to fly due to some event in the past. Though Yasaburo often brings him gifts, he resents being treated like an old cripple.

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Name The Eccentric Family
Name: 有頂天家族
Romaji: Uchoten Kazoku
Publisher P.A. Works
Start Year 2013
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