The BEST Episodes of The Eccentric Family

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Network: Tokyo MX

In Kyoto, there are three kinds of residents: humans, raccoon dogs, and tengu. Shimogamo Yasaburou is the third son of the Shimogamo raccoon dog family. His father, Souichirou, had been the head of Kyoto raccoon dog community until he was eaten by the human members of "Friday Club". While taking care of old tengu, fighting with other raccoon dogs, and playing with a psychic human girl, Yasaburou approaches the truth of his father's death.

Mom and Raijin, God of Thunder

#1 - Mom and Raijin, God of Thunder

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 14, 2013

Yasaburo visits Yajiro, who lives in the bottom of a well as a frog and forgot how to transform back into himself. When a storm comes, the three non-frog Shimogamo brothers race to help their mother, who is terrified of thunder.

star 8.81
63 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Red String of Fate

#2 - The Red String of Fate

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 25, 2017

Yasaburo fights with Jyurojin over who rules the skies of Kyoto and Benten appears. Benten tells him to stop and once all seemed to be lost, the sight that appeared before Yasaburo’s eyes was a mixture of conspiracy and utter chaos. A fun thing is a good thing.

star 8.79
14 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki, Shōtarō Suga
The Strings Pulled by Ebisugawa Soun

#3 - The Strings Pulled by Ebisugawa Soun

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 8, 2013

The meaning of Kaisei's mysterious apology becomes clear as the Ebisugawa plot to boil Yaichiro in a hot pot is revealed on the day of the Nise-emon election. The day is also the anniversary of Soichiro's death, for which it turns out Soun was responsible.

star 8.65
20 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki
The False Eizan Electric Railway

#4 - The False Eizan Electric Railway

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 22, 2013

Yashiro comes up with a plan to get Yajiro back in the game, leading to the trouncing of Kinkaku and Ginkaku. Yashiro stalls the Nise-emon decision meeting while Yasaburo saves Yaichiro, but their mom is still in danger of becoming Friday Fellow hot pot.

star 8.59
22 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki
The Blood of the Tengu, the Blood of the Fool

#5 - The Blood of the Tengu, the Blood of the Fool

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 18, 2017

The day that the tanuki in Kyoto pick the Trick Magister has arrived. Yaichiro, Gyokuran, and the other head tanuki head to Nidaime’s mansion. Meanwhile, Tousen gets an emergency message from Yashiro, who’s working at the Ebisugawa Trick Denki Brand factory and she quickly heads over to the Ebisugawa power plant.

star 8.57
14 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Eccentric Family

#6 - The Eccentric Family

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 29, 2013

Tanuki and human worlds collide as both the Nise-emon ceremony and Friday Fellow year-end bash descend into chaos. The scale of the disturbance increases when Prof. Akadama starts brandishing the Fujin Raijin folding fan, but by New Year’s everything settles down and Yasaburo and co. are able to calmly consider their hopes for the future.

star 8.50
22 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Day of Dad's Departure

#7 - The Day of Dad's Departure

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 25, 2013

Yajiro tells Yasaburo and Yaichiro his account of the night their father was eaten. Later Yasaburo hears a continuation of the story Yajiro doesn't know: Soichiro bumped into Prof. Akadama on his way to the afterlife.

star 8.41
22 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki
The Various Nidaime

#8 - The Various Nidaime

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 4, 2017

The Shimogamo brothers and Gyokuran see Yajiro off at Kyoto Station, however their mother was nowhere to be found. Yasaburo is a little disheartened by his brother’s departure, but then is met with even more trouble when he finds out that Akadama-sensei refuses to be the observer to see who will be the next Trick Magister.

star 8.33
12 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Friday Club Once More

#9 - The Friday Club Once More

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 21, 2017

Yasaburo manages to escape Hell and ends up having to participate in a Friday Club banquet along with Benten in Jyurojin’s train. Before the banquet, Yasaburo is asked to rid himself of the smell of Hell and he goes to an outdoor bath, where he sees the Friday Club and Professor Yodogawa.

star 8.31
13 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki, Shōtarō Suga
Ebisugawa Kaisei's Secret

#10 - Ebisugawa Kaisei's Secret

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 28, 2017

After what happened at Arima Onsen, the Ebisugawas have a funeral for Soun at the Trick Denki Bran factory. Most of the tanuki have no idea what happened and start talking, but then Mother starts talking about what happened when Soun married into the Ebisugawa family.

star 8.31
13 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki, Shōtarō Suga
Daimonji Luxury Liner Battle Continued

#11 - Daimonji Luxury Liner Battle Continued

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2017

Yasaburo manages to get Yaichiro and Gyokuran together, but then a new problem arises. They had still not procured a ship to fly the skies during the Gozan Farewell Bonfire. Yasaburo tells everyone to let him handle it, and heads over to Akadama-sensei’s apartment.

star 8.25
16 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Day the Trick Magister is Chosen

#12 - The Day the Trick Magister is Chosen

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 11, 2017

Before choosing the next Trick Magister, the tanuki go and greet Hesoishi-sama. The feud between Benten and the Nidaime ends somewhat peacefully, but Yasaburo incurs Benten’s wrath and goes into hiding once again. Meanwhile, Yajiro travels to Shikoku and goes to meet the Kincho clan, but...

star 8.25
12 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki, Shōtarō Suga
Back in the Game

#13 - Back in the Game

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 15, 2013

After Yasaburo gets a hand from Benten to escape Soun and his Elite Guard, the Ebisugawas manage to nab him anyway through a clever Kinkaku-Ginkaku plot. Meanwhile, Kaisei helps Yashiro escape the Electric Brandy factory and Yaichiro is handed over to the Friday Fellows as the primary ingredient for their year-end hot pot.

star 8.14
22 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Conjurer Tenmaya

#14 - The Conjurer Tenmaya

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 16, 2017

The day after the rather chaotic night, Yasaburo was watching over the antique shop when the owner suddenly came in and asked him to do a favor. Yasaburo heads over to the Teramachi Shopping District and a mysterious little ramen stand seems to have popped up on the roof of another shop without permission...

star 8.13
15 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Arima Hell

#15 - Arima Hell

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 14, 2017

Professor was once a member of the Friday Club, but then ends up saving Tousen from becoming a tanuki hot pot. He then creates the Thursday Club to go against the Friday Club. Yasaburo goes to visit him one day and finds out that the Friday Club will be meeting at Arima Hot Springs...

star 8.08
13 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Daimonji Leisure Cruiser Battle

#16 - The Daimonji Leisure Cruiser Battle

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 28, 2013

During the traditional Daimonji leisure cruise, the Ebisugawas come to pick on the Shimogamo family. Yasaburo fights bravely, but loses the Fujin Raijin folding fan. Fearing Benten's wrath, he goes into hiding after the inner parlor crashes.

star 8.03
29 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki
The Friday Fellows

#17 - The Friday Fellows

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 4, 2013

Yasaburo had been hiding from Benten in Osaka, but thanks to Kinkaku and Ginkaku she catches him during a visit to Kyoto and makes him perform tanuki tricks for the Friday Fellows. It is revealed that Yasaburo's mother was saved by a man who gave her onigiri and also that one of the Friday Fellows, Hotei, has loved tanuki ever since he saved one and fed it onigiri...

star 7.97
30 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Tanuki Shogi Tournament

#18 - The Tanuki Shogi Tournament

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 30, 2017

The tanuki world is abuzz after they hear that Benten had returned and had clashed with the Nidaime. Another thing they were excited about was the Nanzenji Tanuki Shogi Tournament that Yaichiro was trying to bring back. The second brother, Yajiro, had learned shogi from their departed father, and was going to enter the tournament.

star 7.93
15 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki, Shōtarō Suga
Goddess of the Noryoyuka

#19 - Goddess of the Noryoyuka

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 7, 2013

Yasaburō Shimogamo, a young tanuki living in Kyoto, is tasked by Professor Akadama, a tengu and his teacher, to deliver a love letter to his former lover, a young woman known as "Benten", a task that is no easy giving how dangerous Benten can be, and the confliting feelings that Yasaburō himself has for her.

star 7.92
95 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Scent of Europe

#20 - The Scent of Europe

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 23, 2017

One early summer day, Yasaburo goes with his mother to Tanukidani Fudo-in Temple to see his grandmother to ask for a medicine that could cure Yajiro’s inability to turn back into a tanuki. When he arrives, he finds his mother looking at the stone steps nostalgically.

star 7.86
14 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Kaisei, Daughter of Ebisugawa

#21 - Kaisei, Daughter of Ebisugawa

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 1, 2013

Yasaburo gets interrupted while warming his butt and sent to convince Prof. Akadama to attend the council where the new Nise-emon will be decided. He later succeeds in his quest for warmth, but over the wall splitting the men's and women's baths, he receives an ominous apology from Kaisei; her brothers are plotting something.

star 7.85
20 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Yukushibou's Inner Parlor

#22 - Yukushibou's Inner Parlor

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 21, 2013

In order to uphold a Shimogamo family tradition, Yasaburo needs to do what Yaichiro could not and come up with a leisure cruiser for them to launch. He asks to borrow Yakushibo's flying inner parlor, but ends up having to make a dangerous deal with Benten.

star 7.84
31 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Taking in Fall Colors

#23 - Taking in Fall Colors

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 11, 2013

Professor Yodogawa chases down Benten and Yasaburo, and they check out some autumn foliage. When she ditches them, Yodogawa has a lot to say about his philosophy of eating and Yasaburo also gets told a story about a conversation between Yodogawa and Benten's first tanuki hot pot victim (i.e. Shimogamo Soichiro), which he promptly reports to Yajiro.

star 7.82
28 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
The Nidaime's Homecoming

#24 - The Nidaime's Homecoming

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2017

There are humans, tanuki, and tengu living in Kyoto. The tanuki, Yasaburo, had been going to a rundown apartment every day in order to take care of his master, the great tengu, Akadama-sensei. One day, Yasaburo goes to Nyoigatake with his little brother Yashiro in order to find some tsuchinoko...

star 7.76
17 votes
Writers: Shōtarō Suga
Bathouse Rules

#25 - Bathouse Rules

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 18, 2013

Yasaburo, Yashiro, and Yaichiro convince Prof. Akadama to take a much-needed bath, but they run into the Ebisugawa twins at the bathhouse. After a brief scuffle it is revealed that Yajiro was at least partly responsible for Shimogamo Soichiro's death in the Friday Fellow's hot pot.

star 7.48
23 votes
Writers: Ryou Higaki