The Eccentric Family

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (334)

The Eccentric Family is an anime adaptation of a novel originally written by Tomihiko Morimi. The show is set in Kyoto, Japan. The family is the Shimogamo family who are Tanuki or shapeshifters. These shapeshifters can be anything they want, including human. These creatures are hunted by a group which will put them in the Hot Pot and eat them on Fridays. Being different can be a crime and the sentence, if caught, can be being eaten. Tanuki are not human and are hunted by humans. They can change their form and look as well as act like humans in this anime show.

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E 13
13. E 13
September 29, 2013
Tanuki and human worlds collide as both the Nise-emon ceremony and Friday Fellow year-end bash descend into chaos. The scale of the disturbance increases when Prof. Akadama starts brandishing the Fujin Raijin folding fan, but by New Year's everything settles down and Yasaburo and co. are able to calmly consider their hopes for the future.
E 12
12. E 12
September 22, 2013
Yashiro comes up with a plan to get Yajiro back in the game, leading to the trouncing of Kinkaku and Ginkaku. Yashiro stalls the Nise-emon decision meeting while Yasaburo saves Yaichiro, but their mom is still in danger of becoming Friday Fellow hot pot.
E 11
11. E 11
September 15, 2013
After Yasaburo gets a hand from Benten to escape Soun and his Elite Guard, the Ebisugawas manage to nab him anyway through a clever Kinkaku-Ginkaku plot. Meanwhile, Kaisei helps Yashiro escape the Electric Brandy factory and Yaichiro is handed over to the Friday Fellows as the primary ingredient for their year-end hot pot.
E 10
10. E 10
September 8, 2013
The meaning of Kaisei's mysterious apology becomes clear as the Ebisugawa plot to boil Yaichiro in a hot pot is revealed on the day of the Nise-emon election. The day is also the anniversary of Soichiro's death, for which it turns out Soun was responsible.
E 9
9. E 9
September 1, 2013
Yasaburo gets interrupted while warming his butt and sent to convince Prof. Akadama to attend the council where the new Nise-emon will be decided. He later succeeds in his quest for warmth, but over the wall splitting the men's and women's baths, he receives an ominous apology from Kaisei; her brothers are plotting something.
E 8
8. E 8
August 25, 2013
Yajiro tells Yasaburo and Yaichiro his account of the night their father was eaten. Later Yasaburo hears a continuation of the story Yajiro doesn't know: Soichiro bumped into Prof. Akadama on his way to the afterlife.
E 7
7. E 7
August 18, 2013
Yasaburo, Yashiro, and Yaichiro convince Prof. Akadama to take a much-needed bath, but they run into the Ebisugawa twins at the bathhouse. After a brief scuffle it is revealed that Yajiro was at least partly responsible for Shimogamo Soichiro's death in the Friday Fellow's hot pot.
E 6
6. E 6
August 11, 2013
Professor Yodogawa chases down Benten and Yasaburo, and they check out some autumn foliage. When she ditches them, Yodogawa has a lot to say about his philosophy of eating and Yasaburo also gets told a story about a conversation between Yodogawa and Benten's first tanuki hot pot victim (i.e. Shimogamo Soichiro), which he promptly reports to Yajiro.
Taking in Fall Colors
6. Taking in Fall Colors
September 10, 2013
Benten and Yasaburo look at some autumn foliage with Professor Yodogawa. Yodogawa has plenty to say about philosophy of eating and tells the story of Benten and Yodogawa's first hot pot victim.
E 5
5. E 5
August 4, 2013
Yasaburo had been hiding from Benten in Osaka, but thanks to Kinkaku and Ginkaku she catches him during a visit to Kyoto and makes him perform tanuki tricks for the Friday Fellows. It is revealed that Yasaburo's mother was saved by a man who gave her onigiri and also that one of the Friday Fellows, Hotei, has loved tanuki ever since he saved one and fed it onigiri...
E 4
4. E 4
July 28, 2013
During the traditional Daimonji leisure cruise, the Ebisugawas come to pick on the Shimogamo family. Yasaburo fights bravely, but loses the Fujin Raijin folding fan. Fearing Benten's wrath, he goes into hiding after the inner parlor crashes.
E 3
3. E 3
July 21, 2013
In order to uphold a Shimogamo family tradition, Yasaburo needs to do what Yaichiro could not and come up with a leisure cruiser for them to launch. He asks to borrow Yakushibo's flying inner parlor, but ends up having to make a dangerous deal with Benten.
E 2
2. E 2
July 14, 2013
Yasaburo visits Yajiro, who lives in the bottom of a well as a frog and forgot how to transform back into himself. When a storm comes, the three non-frog Shimogamo brothers race to help their mother, who is terrified of thunder.
Goddess of the Noryoyuka
1. Goddess of the Noryoyuka
July 7, 2013
In Kyoto, humans, tanuki, and tengu live side-by-side. The Shimogamo family's father, the head of tanuki society, was mysteriously cooked into a stew. He left behind four sons who are now happily living with their mother.
Description

The Eccentric Family is an anime adaptation of a novel originally written by Tomihiko Morimi. The show is set in Kyoto, Japan. The family is the Shimogamo family who are Tanuki or shapeshifters. These shapeshifters can be anything they want, including human. These creatures are hunted by a group which will put them in the Hot Pot and eat them on Fridays.

Being different can be a crime and the sentence, if caught, can be being eaten. Tanuki are not human and are hunted by humans. They can change their form and look as well as act like humans in this anime show.

The Eccentric Family is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on July 7, 2013.

Where to Watch The Eccentric Family

The Eccentric Family is available for streaming on the YTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Eccentric Family on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 7, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (334)