Posts Tagged ‘Ginkaku Ebisugawa’

Check-out Station: Uchouten Kazoku ep13 (alien world, alien culture, familiar familial values)

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

What a warm, inviting show.  Well, until humans start trying to eat cute tanuki moms and tengu get drunk and start blowing people away with hurricane force winds!  GEEZUS Akadama!  Calm the f*ck down!  Oh god!  He’s looking this way!  Run awa- AAAAAAAAH! Read more…

Uchouten Kazoku ep12: what is fun is good – for tanuki!

September 22, 2013 Leave a comment

You didn’t expect the Shimogamo family to just roll over and die did you?  Oh hell no!  Its time for the counterattack.  The big counterattack! Read more…

Uchouten Kazoku ep11: a chasm of understanding and emotion

September 15, 2013 3 comments

Providence favors the wise, wisdom favors the patient, patience favors the thoughtful, and the Yasaburou is none of those. But he does have luck. Hell, that’s all he’s got going for him now. In a matter of hours, the Shimogamo family’s history will be written in stone. A history of a family that failed to live up to the low expectations of even tanuki society. Read more…

Uchouten Kazoku ep10: the true goodbye

September 9, 2013 1 comment

With the pieces in place, it’s not hard to see how things played out. It seems that in this mystical world of tanuki, tengu and humanity, there aren’t many accidents, but quite the few twists of carefully woven fate. That said, I’d love to see some of that thread wound around Soun Ebisugawa’s throat. Read more…

Uchouten Kazoku ep9: musical hotpot

September 2, 2013 1 comment

Oh how I got excited about this episode when I saw the title. Mysteries are what drive me when it comes to anime. The less I know, the more exciting the prospects for the show seem. It’s like telling someone you’re going to a stadium or some other grand place. They could show you pictures and give you dimensions, but it’s never as exciting as your imagination can make it. Let your mind run wild and soak in the possibilities. Though in the case of Kaisei Ebisugawa, I’ve been given so little that I have nothing to draw in my imagination. It’s almost like being told your going to a stadium, and you don’t know what a stadium is.

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Uchouten Kazoku ep5: you can’t have your tanuki and eat it too – so don’t eat it!!

August 5, 2013 1 comment

Well this episode was weirder than normal. All in all, not a lot happened. But what did was pretty important. Our tanuki hero is on the run from Benten after destroying the inner parlor and losing the Flying Thunder God fan. His efforts to be on the run don’t get him very far though. As pretty early into the episode he’s already been caught by Benten and her tengu guards. Wow, this show isn’t going to last very long if the main character gets cooked this episode. Read more…

Uchouten Kazoku ep4: incorrigible!

July 28, 2013 1 comment

Uh, wow! Tanukis really are a foolish, foolish race.  This was like a giant slap fight – with rockets.

It’s finally the night of the festival, and as the humans prepare, so do the tanuki. In the flying tea room, known as the inner parlor, the Shimogamo family gathers to observe the human festivities from the skies. The only problem? Yasaburo’s guest hasn’t arrived yet. Read more…

Uchouten Kazoku ep2 & 3: our father was, our mother is; tengu were, humans are

July 21, 2013 1 comment

It seems that the tanuki society is a one of rivals.  And one of strong family bonds.  And very unfortunately, a society that has to live with the fact that they’re low on the food chain.  How would you feel if you had to live someplace where your neighbors might consider you an easy meal? Read more…

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