English: Folktales from Japan
Japanese: ふるさと再生 日本の昔ばなし
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2012 to ?
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All AgesL represents licensing company
Score: 7.021 (scored by 933 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Apr 4, 2012
The first thing you must have in mind is that the target public of this show is children. So if are expecting for something very elaborated that's not your show. With that in mind, let's go to the review.
The tales are like Aesop's fables, with a strong allegoric and moral background. But at the same time are simple. This simplicity is reinforced by the way the story is told, with clear and direct language since the narrator to characters.
The sound goes well with the animation, and if you decide just to listen to it you can 'see' what is going on. Both OP and ED are kind of sad and doesn't match with the show.
The art is also simple and clearly directed to children, but it is still beautiful and full of very well selected colors. Each character has a different design. The animation is economic, but fits the purposes of the show.
If you like folktales and learn about Japanese culture you will enjoy very much watching Furusato. And even this childish style of the whole series will seem very appropriate to you. read more
Apr 1, 2012
The art is unusual and reminds me of My Neighbours the Yamadas (Studio Ghibli). The sound also emphasises the children's show aspect with 'noises' for walking and so forth. The opening and ending songs are sugary and nothing special.
Each episode consists of two or three tales and I think that character development is good for such a short delivery time. These are excellent stories told by a narrator in the style of bed-time story, so sometimes the animation can feel unnecessary.
All that said, this anime is very enjoyable and I'm sure that many of these tales are referenced in other anime and manga. It is interesting to draw cultural comparisons between various culture's moral tales, and I am looking forward to learning more, despite the fact that this is a show for young children.
Excellent if you are learning Japanese, as the language seems much simpler. read more
10 hours ago
The story of course just handles three japanese folklores in every episode. I really like folklores and myths from other countries so that is why I really enjoy this show.
I gave seven out of ten because the show is animate cute and very child-oriented. You could think that the whole show is drawn with oil crayon by the small and young watchers themselves.
Of course there isn't much you can do with the sound. The intro and outro song are relaxing and make you feel as if you just stood up as a small kid early in the morning and ran to the tv to watch your favourite show. The story is often told with a female voice which describes what just happened or what the character are going to do.
six out of ten because they are very accurate told an described. You can't say much more about it since there aren't any self created characters.
Enjoyment (8/10) and Overall (8/10)
I love this series. They're short stories in an episode and I love to watch them in the morning with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. They're very sweet and make you feel like a child again. It's definitely worth to watch it for then and now when you just want to make a pause from all those action or love or sci-fi anime. read more