There comes a day in every tanuki’s life when he finds himself in a boiling hot pot. Continue reading Uchouten Kazoku Review — A-
The ending was mostly as I expected. Little brother and Yajiro save the day, everyone survives, and we go back to life as before. In a way, that’s the show’s main point: don’t get tied down by grand ambitions, but make sure to have fun and enjoy yourself. Be an idiot. Continue reading Uchouten Kazoku 12 – 13 —- Over the Moon
This was an interesting choice for an episode. Right when the tension is at its highest and everyone is about to get eaten, we spend half the episode with comic relief as this guy wears an iron diaper and makes a fool of himself.
I can’t exactly say it was a poor decision though. These guys are amusing to watch. And a second capture of course provides the opportunity for a second rescue. It was pretty pathetic how quickly Yasaburou was captured. Especially when he managed to get captured by these two morons. Continue reading Uchouten Kazoku 11 — Intermission
Wow, what an evil bastard. Not that Benten is much better.
I’d like to point out one thing from this scene though: the brother calls Benten Suzuki Satomi. I don’t recall any of the other tanuki calling her by her given name? I imagine this might be significant. Continue reading Uchouten Kazoku 10 — Betrayal
I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but episode eight made me cry. This show seems to do that a lot, actually. It’s one of the most powerful shows I’ve seen in a long while. Continue reading Uchouten Kazoku 08 + 09 — Family