The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humorous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems, and joys in their own way.
- Genre: Animation, Family
- Studio: Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners
- Keyword: middle class, based on comic, surrealism, dysfunctional family, urban setting, cult film, grandmother, japanese family, haiku, anime
- Cast: Hayato Isohata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, Toru Masuoka, Yukiji Asaoka, Akiko Yano