Original Story : Tomihiko Morimi “Uchoten Kazoku – Nidaime No Kichou”(Gentosha)
/ Original Character Design : Koji Kumeta / Director : Masayuki Yosihara / Written by : Ryo Higaki
/ Character Design / Animation Director : Kousuke Kawatsura / Art Director : Yusuke Takeda & Harumi Okamoto
/ Music : Yoshiaki Fujisawa / Music Produced by : Lantis / Animation Produced by : P.A. WORKS
Yasaburo : Takahiro Sakurai / Yaichiro : Junichi Suwabe / Yajiro : Hiroyuki Yoshino
Yashiro : Mai Nakahara / Benten : Mamiko Noto
Humans live in the city, Tanuki roam the earth, and Tengu soar the sky.
The Shimogamo family, a family of shape-shifting Tanukis, lives in the Forest of Tadasu, within the vicinity of Shimogamo Shrine, located in Kyoto.
The four brothers of Shimogamo, who succeed the blood of Soichiro, their late father, who was the head of the Tanuki world, were living rather happily, surrounding their mother, who is a diehard Takarazuka fan.
That night of madness, the incident that centered on Yasaburo, the third son, who succeeds the fool's blood of Soichiro the most. The election for the next ‘Nise-Emon’, the trickery of their
uncle Ebisugawa Soun, and the scene with the ‘Friday Fellows’, all of the above has been blown away into the night sky of Kyoto by a gust of wind. Time has passed, and now is the time of year when the pleasant scent of young leaves fills the streets of Kyoto. The furballs begin to roll out without minding their behinds getting cold.
Benten, the beautiful woman, who was kidnapped and granted divine power by the Tengu, has left Kyoto behind, and the Great Tengu Professor Akadama, a.k.a. Yakushibo Nyoigatake, who was madly in love with his former pupil, just spent his days away in his rundown apartment, drinking Akadama Port Wine while lying in his never-made bed, scattering about loneliness and frustration.
The paths of Humans, Tanukis and Tengus intertwine in Kyoto as the second volume of the furball picture scroll unravels!
“An interesting thing is a good thing.”