The Eccentric Family Season 1 Series Review: Grief, Family, Adventure, and Foolishness – This Tanuki Will Experience Them All

Overview: Yasaburo is a tanuki and one of four brothers who have recently lost their father, the one who used to lead the Tanuki world in Kyoto. With an election fast approaching to decide who the next leader will be, plenty of family drama, and an absolute sense of adventure, this is one story that … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 1 Series Review: Grief, Family, Adventure, and Foolishness – This Tanuki Will Experience Them All

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The Eccentric Family Season 2 Series Review: How Much Trouble Can One Tanuki Get Into?

Overview: As I went to write this, it occurred to me that I have yet to actually review season 1 of this show so I really must bump that up my priority list given reviewing season 2 without season 1 just seems odd. That said, season 2 picks up the story in the year following … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Series Review: How Much Trouble Can One Tanuki Get Into?

The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 12

Review: Pretty sure I'd given up expecting a Nidaime/Benten face off and yet that's what we get this week after Benten 'allows' Yasaburo to crash the flying bus straight into Nidaime's home. Yasaburo really does think on his feet and yet he never thinks long term. Needless to say, Nidaime's reaction to the destruction of … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 12

The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 11

Review: It is all happening this episode with all of the many little plots coming together fantastically for what looks like a great ending next week (or whenever I get to see it). Despite talking trains, evil imposters, caged tanuki, dreams where sons converse with their dead father, transforming giant tigers, and exploding factories, the … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 11

The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 10

Review: This show continues to charm with its pleasant character interactions and exchanges even while it drops some pretty big bomb shells in this episode. Things have been heating up for a while and a lot of the plot threads have started to come together but now we get the big revelation for this season … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 10

The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 9

Review: This show continues to demonstrate it really understands the bonds between its characters and it is that spiderweb of relationships and the stain that gets put on certain strands that makes this episode great. Admittedly, by itself it isn't particularly impressive, but having seen all the pieces getting put into place leading up to … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 9

The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 8

Review: I find it interesting that my first thought after watching this episode was how much better this show was at telegraphing the end of the episode than Granblue Fantasy. I really shouldn't compare the two shows given they are entirely different but my biggest criticism of Granblue this week was how heavy handed and … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 8

The Eccentric Family 2 Episode 6

Review: I don't know how the Nidaime fits in yet but I do know that if we wanted to start seeing some of the plot threads of this fairly meandering show come together, episode 6 was a good turning point. Yasaburo visits the professor who is trying to interfere with the Friday Club and defend … Continue reading The Eccentric Family 2 Episode 6

The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 5

Review: Given how the previous year's festival went I was really surprised that the Tanuki decided to continue with this festival but it ended about as well as expected. Still, that's jumping ahead because the episode starts where the previous one left off with Gyokuaran having been sucked into the Shogi board. While this might … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 5

The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 3

Review: Yasaburo loves trouble. This we learned during season 1 of The Eccentric Family. However, in this episode he seems to be inviting it from every direction imaginable. Once again, we get an episode full of encounters that all seem fairly random except that Yasaburo serves as the connection between all of these people but … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 3