Rumic World TV (2003) consists of thirteen independent series based on short stories from 1987-2000 by Takahashi Rumiko. The episode order is not sorted based on the year the story was written. For example, the first episode "Tragedy of P"'s story was written in 1991 while the last episode "Senmuno inu"'s story was written in 1994.
When i first saw the dvd box from this anime, i thought it was a story about a theater company, playing their acts. Well, it´s not, but almost. This is a uncomon and curious kind of anime.
As you know, or not, Rumiko Takahashi is the creator of Inuyasha, Ranma, and others, so you´ll know allready the kind of characters, their expressions, etc, from this.
So, we have 13 episodes, each one has a total diferent story from the others, and this is the first point that i analyze. You ´ll never get bored from the stories, as a said, they are all diferent, and
the stories are all about situations, that we live with it every day, or some special ocasion. Even once, when you see the anime, you think, that you saw, or lived that situation one time, or more.
About the art, as i said up here, if you saw the other animes from Rumiko, and if you loved theme, then you´ll feel like home here too, there ´s nothing new here, in my opinion, her animes always had great drawings, and characters.
The music is nothing extraordinary, and the stories don´t ask for that, but they feet very well with the situations, simple and kind
Even the stories are diferent, and the characters from each one, they always meet in other episodes to, and that´s one thing that i found funny (even inuyasha and kagome apears! xD)
I really enjoyed this anime, i found there something funny, emotional, and refreshing. The only thing that fails here, i thing, is his lenght. It´s a bit short, it could have more episodes, maybe 20.
I highly recomend this one, for the people how want something really diferent and light from anime/manga. Check it out (sorry my english, i´m portuguese xD)