Questions tagged [uchouten-kazoku]

Uchouten Kazoku (or "The Eccentric Family") is a comedy/drama novel by Tomihiko Morimi and anime by P.A. Works. In Kyoto, several families of Tanuki (raccoon dog), who are able to take any form, are quarreling about who is to be the next Nise-emon (leader of all tanukis).

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Is there something special about Benten?

Near to the end we learn that the reason why Souichirō stopped seeing Akadama-sensei was because whenever Benten was around he could keep his transformation and revert back to being a Tanuki. In the ...
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Why is the leader of Tanuki Society a “Trick Meister”

According to Google a Meister is denoting a person skilled or prominent in a specified area of activity. But why is the leader of Tanuki Society a "Trick Meister"? I don't see any of the ...
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What is so “un-tanuki-like” about the name Kaisei?

At the start of Episode 9 - Daughter of the Ebisugawas: Kaisei when Yasaburō is having a monologue about how he was arranged to marry Kaisei before her father called off the marriage after Yasaburō's ...
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What fruit did they use to bath?

On episode 9, Yasaburou and Kaisei went to bath, and they used some kind of citrus fruit like orange and put them inside the bath. What fruit is this and why did they use it for bath? Does it have ...
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Why doesn't Kaisei want to be seen by Yasaburou?

Kaisei is Souun's daughter, she is Yasaburou's cousin and ex-fiancée. But why doesn't she want Yasaburou to see her?
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Why is Benten the way she is?

I don't really understand her. She's human, but she can fly (I guess Akadama-sensei taught her how to fly when he kidnapped her and raised her as a Tengu) but then, she's kinda left him alone. And ...
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Does tanuki hot pot actually exist?

Searching on Google, I found some food related to tanuki like tanuki udon (not sure if they really use tanuki). But I can't find anything like tanuki hot pot. Does this kind of food actually exist? Do ...
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How does the dummy-pulled cart work?

Yaichirou has been seen running a cart more than once during the series. It is pulled by a sort of dummy that runs like crazy, with its legs going back and forth. How exactly does this cart work? Is ...
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Who are these characters in the end of the last episode's still?

The two similar looking guys on the left are most probably Ginkaku and Kinkaku Ebisugawa brothers, and the tiger must be Yaichiro. But who are the three female characters? They don't look like any of ...
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What are Yasaburo and Professor eating in episode 9?

What are these huge donut-like things the characters are eating in the office? From the distance it looks like cylindrical donuts, but a closer look shows it's some sort of puff roll cake. I ...
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Why strike stones taken from inside a pot against each other?

In Episode 10 of Uchouten Kazoku (5:34), I saw Shimogamo Mother taking two stones from a pot, and striking them against each other before Shimogamo Yaichirou went out. What does it mean? Is it some ...
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What did Yasaburou mean by calling himself a “Bohemian Tanuki”?

What does Yasaburou Shimogamo mean when in episode 7 (00:36) he says: "Even for a Bohemian tanuki like me..." I thought tanuki were a Japanese thing. Do tanuki exist in Eastern Europe?
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Does this Arboretum Rooftop Building exist?

In Uchouten Kazoku, episode 06, there is this scene. Does this building exist?
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Is the “wakakusa” ad a references to something?

In episode 4, there is an ad for "強力わかくさ" or "strong green/fresh grass." Is this a reference/parody to something (out-of series reference), like the "Dogs Playing Pool" in the background of episode 3 ...