Friday, 6 December 2013

Anime Review # 3: Uchouten Kazoku

 Humor me for a moment, there are three kinds of inhabitants in Kyoto; humans, tanuki (raccoon dogs) and tengu. Are you with me so far?
 Good. The main character, Yasaburo, is the third son of the Shimogamo tanuki family. His father, Souichirou, was the head of the tanuki community until he was eaten by a group of humans.
 This short anime follows Yasaburo as he discovers the real truth of his father's death.

What I think about it: From the very first episode Uchouten Kazoku pulls us into the story. I couldn't stop watching after the first episode. Okay, wait, I don't think this anime is for everyone but if you're looking for something short and relaxing but filled with emotion then this is one for you.

 Character Analysis (meet a really, really messed up family):

 (Father) Souichirou: Eaten by humans but was a great tanuki leader before his death. We really didn't see much of him but his character was very laid back for a leader.

 (Mother) : I don't think we ever learned her name or I missed it while I was watching it. She's pretty normal except that she cross-dresses sometimes to play billiard. She loves all her children unconditionally. I really like her.

 (1st son) Yaichiro: He's Souichirou's heir and is trying to win a tanuki elections to become the leader of the tanuki like his father before him. He's a wonderful character.

 (2nd son) Yajiro: He's a frog living in a well. No, seriously, he is. People go to the well to make wishes and ask his advice. He........I feel sorry for him most of the time. He made me cry in episode 8, be warned.

 (3rd son) Yasaburo: He is the idiot son. He just wants to live an enjoyable life. I enjoyed his point of view.

 (Youngest son) Yashiro: He's really cute!

 Ebisugawa Family: Kaisei is nice. I don't like her brothers or her father. They're just so meddlesome.

Professor Akadama: He taught Yasaburo and his brothers, except the youngest. He's a retired tengu, his back was injured and now he can't fly. He's really quite selfish!

Benten: She was also taught by Akadama, although she's human. She likes to eat tanuki!! I don't like her she gives me the creeps!!!

Conclusion: It's a 4 out of 5 stars, you should definitely give it a shot!

Please leave any comments below!! What would you like for me to review next? Have you seen this anime? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Let me know! :)

Disclaimer: I don't own anything but my opinions.


  1. Pretty cool anime. Was relaxing and fun. My favourite character was Yaichiro!

    1. Cool, I loved Yasaburo. I liked Yaichiro too! :)

  2. I loved your review! Only found it now but it's so cute and to the point! ^_^