Art of the Eccentric Family

The Eccentric Family is an animation series produced by P.A.Works and directed by Masayuki Yoshihara in 2015. The anime was based on the homonym novel written by Tomihiko Morimi. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this series.


In modern-day Kyoto, humans live in the city while tanuki roam the earth and tengu roam the sky. The story surrounds a family of tanuki, the Shimogamo family. They have the ability to transform into anything they wish. They can change into normal members of human society or any animate/inanimate object. The third son, Yasaburō, enjoys a bustling daily life. He often visits Professor Akadama, a tengu and his teacher. Through Akadama, Yasaburō is acquainted with Benten, a human woman whom Akadama taught to fly like a tengu. As the story unfolds, the members of the Shimogamo family are still dealing with the foggy past that surrounds their father's untimely death prior to the series's start. To complicate matters, Benten is a member of a social group called the Friday Fellows, people who enjoy a meal of tanuki hot pot at the end of the year. The Shimogamo family must balance between living carelessly, maintaining relationships among other tanuki families, and not getting put into a hot pot by the Friday Fellows..

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