The second season of Uchouten Kazoku, aka The Eccentric Family, is underway and the official channel is bringing out new previews for it. The latest is for the seventh episode of the series that’s coming up on May 21st, 2017 with a very brief but fun look at the show.
The season is bringing back the main staff and cast with it being directed by Masayuki Yoshihara based on the series composition by Shotaro Suga. The character designs are done by Kousuke Kawazura based on the illustrations from Koji Kumeta in the novel from Tomihiko Morimi. Kousuke Kawazura serves as the chief animation director.
The main Japanese cast includes Takahiro Sakurai as Yasaburō Shimogamo, Ayane Sakura as Kaisei, Bon Ishihara as Sōichirō Shimogamo, Hideyuki Umezu as Akadama-sensei, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Yajirō Shimogamo, Junichi Suwabe as Yaichirō Shimogamo, Kikuko Inoue as Mother, Kosuke Hatakeyama as Ginkaku, Mai Nakahara as Yashirō Shimogamo, Mamiko Noto as Benten and Nobuo Tobita as Sōun Ebisugawa, Junji Majima as Nidaime (Junior), Yoko Hikasa as Gyokuran, Yuuichi Nakamura as Kure Ichirou and Bin Shimada as Tenmaya
NIS America licensed and released the first season.
Plot concept: In modern day Kyoto, humans live in the city, tengus take to the sky, and tanukis roam the earth. One such tanuki is Yasaburo, the third son of Soichiro Shimogamo, famed tanuki leader who met his end far too early at the hands of a group of humans and their year-end banquet hot pot. Yasaburo has since embraced his “fool’s blood” and strives for a happy, carefree life. But between taking care of his old tengu master Akadama-sensei, avoiding the life-threatening advances of the beautiful human Benten, dealing with his dangerously stupid twin cousins, and avoiding becoming a hot pot himself in the next year-end banquet, the young tanuki has his proverbial work cut out for him!