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'The Eccentric Family' Project Gets New Announcements in September

posted on by Egan Loo

The official English Twitter account for the anime studio P.A. Works noted on Sunday that the cast and staff of The Eccentric Family (Uchōten Kazoku) television anime will hold a talk show event at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair this month. The account added that "new announcements will be made." The Eccentric Family's stage event is slated for Sunday, September 18 at 10:00 am.

The 2013 anime adapted the original novel of the same name by Tomihiko Morimi (The Tatami Galaxy). The comedy drama is set in Kyoto, where tanuki (shape-shifting raccoon-dogs), tengu (long-nosed goblins of Japanese folklore), and humans intermingle. The story follows the tanuki Shimogamo Yasaburō, the third son of the Shimogamo family who live in the Tadasu no Mori forest of Shimogamo Shrine. One day, Yasaburō's father is eaten as a hot pot by human members of a group known as the "Friday Club." As Yasaburō takes care of his teacher, an old tengu, fights with other tanukis, and plays with a psychic human girl, Yasaburō approaches the truth about his father's death.

Crunchyroll streamed the anime under the title The Eccentric Family, and NIS America released the series on Blu-ray Disc in January 2015.


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