Uchōten Kazoku Manga to End in Next Chapter
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Okada also confirmed the news on April 29 on his Twitter account.
http://t.co/Y9FsvwNUb5 デンシバーズ本日オープン! 『有頂天家族』は第1話と第23話、第24話が読めます。そして次回第25話は最終回です。よろしくお願いいたします!— 岡田祐 (@yu_okada_) April 30, 2015
The Tweet says, "Today the Denshi Birz website opens! You can read the first, 23rd, and 24th chapters of "Uchōten Kazoku" there. Additionally, the next chapter, the 25th chapter, will be the final one. Thank you for your support!"
The manga is based on Morimi's (The Tatami Galaxy) original novel of the same name. Kōji Kumeta (Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Joshiraku) provided the original character designs for the manga and the 2013 anime adaptation.
The comedy drama of Uchōten Kazoku 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.
The original novel inspired a television anime adaptation by the same name in 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the anime under the title The Eccentric Family, and NIS America released the series on Blu-ray Disc in January.