The Eccentric Family set for North American release and streaming on Hulu!

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, October 28, 2013

I’ve been really excited about the majority of the anime that NIS America has licensed since they got into the business, as they have a knack for picking series in a wide range of genres. One of their latest acquisitions is The Eccentric Family, which was produced by P.A. Works and aired this past spring season. A retail release is planned for the future, but for now you can watch the series on Hulu and Crunchyroll. I’m planning on a Hulu run after I finish a couple of the other shows I’m watching, so expect an in-depth review sometime in the next month or so.


Santa Ana, CA (October 25, 2013) – NIS America is thrilled to announce its acquisition of The Eccentric Family for the North American market. The title is now currently available for viewing on both Hulu and Crunchyroll. A retail release is also planned for the title, with launch details to be announced at a future date. For more information on streaming the show, visit and

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About the show:

In Kyoto, humans, tanuki, and tengu live side-by-side.

The Shimogamo family lives in Shimogamo Jinja’s Tadasu no Mori. The father, Soichiro, used to be the head of tanuki society, but without warning one day he was made into tanuki stew, and no one knows how it happened.

He left four sons behind: Yasaburo, the third son who inherited a rich strain of his great father’s “idiot blood”; Yaichiro, the diligent eldest son who has a tough time pulling through in a pinch; Yajiro, the second eldest who secludes himself in a well as a frog; and Yashiro, the timid youngest brother who shows his tail at the drop of a hat. They all live happily with their mother, a serious Takarazuka fan, with the motto that, “What is fun is good.” After taking care of Professor Akadama, a retired Great Tengu, being manipulated by the beautiful Benten, a human girl with divine powers, and fighting air-battles against their rivals, the Ebisugawa family, in the night sky over the Daimonji Gozan Fire Festival, the Shimogamo family suddenly finds itself in a desperate fix.
Will the truth behind how their father got stewed be revealed?! What does fate have in store for this strongly bonded family?!

Takahiro Sakurai as Yasaburo Shimogamo (Nekomonogatari)
Junichi Suwabe as Yaichiro Shimogamo (Devil Survivor 2)
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Yajiro Shimogamo (Kill la Kill)
Mai Nakahara as Yashiro Shimogamo (Servant x Service)

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Animation by P.A. Works (Hanasaku Iroha, Angel Beats!, Another, TARI TARI)

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