Asatir: Mirai no Mukashi Banashi

Future Folktales

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: アサティール 未来の昔ばなし
English: Future Folktales
German: Asateer: Future's Folktales
Spanish: Asateer: Future's Folktales
French: Asateer: Future's Folktales
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2020 to Jun 27, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 08:00 (JST)
Producers: Manga Productions
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.051 (scored by 10861,086 users)
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Ranked: #92482
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Popularity: #9189
Members: 4,045
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In 2050 Riyadh, elder Asma's richly captivating storytelling transports her cherished grandchildren to fabled times where they learn that modern-day dilemmas are no match for the trials, tribulations and words of wisdom passed from generation to generation through their fascinating folktales.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nozawa, Masako










Shimoda, Masami
Mano, Akira
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Mirai no Mukashibanashi (未来の昔ばなし)" by Sachiko Watabe (渡部沙智子)

Ending Theme

"Kioku no Mukou (記憶の向こう)" by Sachiko Watabe (渡部沙智子)


Jun 27, 2020
Story ( 7/10) Future Folktales is a series about old Arabian folks. There is a Grandmother who know about old Arabian Stories and she tell these Story to her three grandchildren.

Art (7/10) is not the best but it's good because i saw many anime got art worst than this.

Sound (10/10) I think sound is the best why because every voice actors sounds suit in characters and sound effect everything is perfect

Characters (10/10) Every characters in this anime are different and I really like them i don't have any complain

Enjoyment (8/10) I really enjoyed every stories Grandmother said in this anime and i never ...
Jun 27, 2020
Future Folktales is set in the future where VR, flying cars, and household robots are a normality. It introduces us to a family in which a grandmother retells her 3 grandchildren Arabian stories and in doing so teaches them life lessons.

Honestly, the fact that its a Japanese anime set in the middle east is still so cool to me. We never seem to get to see middle eastern stories or people in anime often, so its a great change of pace!

I know the audience here is supposed to be more toward children but I found myself really enjoying every lesson they offered. Especially the one ...
May 10, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/13 eps)
Future Folktales is a series with a different Arabian fable every episode: a short tale that teaches a moral. Each episode, there's a grandmother that tells a fascinating story to her three grandchildren ( four, including me, the viewer) so they can learn that our modern-day dilemmas are easily solved by a simple story. Wisdom comes from the past.

The stories (so far) are all located in a similar background, but the characters are different. Also, IMO there are some stories that have a meaningful ending, while others are quite bland. Still relaxing though.

I'm watching this because this is a ~very~ comforting anime and it's ...

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