All in Good Storytime 📚 Episode 7

All in Good Storytime is an interactive, bookish, book club podcast hosted by Alanna, Katya, and Tia. To join the club, make sure you're following us on Twitter to get updates on what book we're reading and to what chapter we are reading through (or what anime we're watching and what episode we are watching through), and listen to the podcast here or on iTunes (see link below) to join in on the discussion. Read along!

In the seventh episode of All in Good Storytime, we begin watching The Eccentric Family an anime based on a 2007 Japanese comedy-drama novel written by Tomihiko Morimi. In The Eccentric Family we are introduced to a group of tanuki and tengu in Kyoto. Tanuki are mischevious shape-shifters and Tengu are bird-like creatures.

The protagonist is a Tanuki named Yasaburo of the Shimogamo family. He was once taught by a Tengu, Professor Akadama, along with a mysterious human woman with Tengu powers named Benten. We explore the love connections that Benten has formed, discuss the hot pot induced death of the father of the Shimogamo family, make predictions regarding an arranged marraige, plan our vacation to Kyoto, gush over how cute Tanuki are, and complain about the rude Professor.

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