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Furusato Saisei: Nihon no Mukashibanashi


Alternative Titles

English: Folktales from Japan
Japanese: ふるさと再生 日本の昔ばなし

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2012 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 09:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Tomason
Source: Other
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.081 (scored by 1,688 users)
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Ranked: #30282
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Popularity: #3363
Members: 6,005
Favorites: 15
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Synopsis

Like in any culture, Japanese kids grow up listening to the stories repeatedly told by their parents and grandparents. The boy born from a peach; the princess from the moon who is discovered inside a bamboo; the old man who can make a dead cherry tree blossom, etc. These short stories that teach kids to see both the dark and bright sides of life have passed traditional moral values from generation to generation.

Each half-hour episode of Folktales from Japan consists of three self-contained stories, well-known and unknown, with a special focus on heartwarming stories that originate from Tohoku, the northern region heavily touched by the earthquake of 2011. May this program help cheer up earthquake victims and cast a light of hope for them?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Narrator, Male
Main
Emoto, Akira
Japanese
Emoto, Akira
Narrator, Female
Main
Matsukane, Yoneko
Japanese
Matsukane, Yoneko

Staff

Hirata, Toshio
Hirata, Toshio
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Masuda, Toshihiko
Masuda, Toshihiko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Nakagawa, Shoko
Nakagawa, Shoko
Theme Song Performance
Nobori, Haruko
Nobori, Haruko
Color Setting

More episodes Episodes(1/Unknown)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom / The Man Who Bought Dreams / The Rat Sutra
Hanasaka Jiisan / Yume o Katta Otoko / Nezumikyou (花さか爺さん / 夢を買った男 / ねずみ経)
Apr 1, 2012

Edit Opening Theme

"Hitori no Kimi ga Umareta to sa." by Shoko Nakagawa

Edit Ending Theme

#1 "Arukou, (あるこう)" by Shoko Nakagawa (eps 1-52)
#2 "Pyon Pyon Punyo Punyo no Uta" by Star Flower (eps 53 - ??)



More reviewsReviews

nothereanymore
Apr 4, 2012
If like to learn about other culture tales, and in this case Japanese Folktales, you will probably enjoy this show.

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, read more
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purpletrees
Apr 1, 2012
This has the feel of a show for young children. Similar to an adaptation of Aesop's fables for westerners, this anime tells traditional Japanese stories that have a strong moral aspect.

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, read more
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northheart
May 22, 2013
Story (8/10)
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.

Art (7/10)
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.

SOund (6/10)
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 read more
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