Furusato Saisei: Nippon no Mukashibanashi

Folktales from Japan

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Synonyms: Hometown Rebuilding: Folktales from Japan
Japanese: ふるさと再生 日本の昔ばなし
English: Folktales from Japan
German: Folktales from Japan
Spanish: Historias Tradicionales Japonesas para la Reconstrucción de los Pueblos
French: Folktales from Japan
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Type: TV
Episodes: 258
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2012 to Mar 26, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 09:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Tomason
Source: Other
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.921 (scored by 27392,739 users)
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Ranked: #44912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6019
Members: 10,840
Favorites: 25

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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


Suzuki, Takuo
Numata, Shinnosuke
Sound Director
Harada, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Background Art, Key Animation
Hirata, Toshio
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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1: "Hitori no Kimi ga Umareta to sa." by Shoko Nakagawa (eps 1-207)
2: "Furusato Hokkorimura" by Furusato Hokkorimura (eps 208-258)

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 53-258)


Apr 4, 2012
Preliminary (1/258 eps)
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, ...
Apr 1, 2012
Preliminary (1/258 eps)
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, ...

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