Uchouten Kazoku — First Impressions

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This story is by the author of the Tatami Galaxy, one of my favorite shows of all time. So I’m looking forward to it immensely. We’re off to a pretty good start. We have a similar urban setting with supernatural elements, this time tanuki and tengu. 

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I haven’t entirely figured out everyone’s relationships yet, but we can already tell they share the same complexity which made Tatami Galaxy so successful. The artwork is detailed and pretty. Finally PA Works seems to be experimenting with something different.

7 thoughts on “Uchouten Kazoku — First Impressions

  1. >Finally PA Works seems to be experimenting with something different.

    Exactly. Ever since True Tears hinted at their potential, I’ve been waiting for them to do something genuinely solid, rather than their usual stuff which is riddled with flaws. So far so good on Kazoku.. it’s got a lovely Tsuritama vibe, but has that certain something that Tsuitama lacked.

    1. Yeah, they really haven’t delivered anything that good since True Tears. Hopefully this will break the trend.

  2. Agreed! The level of detail and the inventiveness are amazing. There is so much going on everywhere. Like how the other guests silently moved away in the background when Yasaburou and Benten met in the bar. I also loved how he totally subverted his schoolgirl appearance (legs apart! smoking!!). He actually looked cute in that form, too bad it seems it won’t be permanent.
    I guess this will be one of the best series of the year.

    1. I hope it’ll be one of the best of the year too. You’re right in that it has a great attention to detail. It’s the little things like these that make for engaging storytelling.

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