Asatir: Mirai no Mukashi Banashi

Future Folktales

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English: Future Folktales
Japanese: アサティール 未来の昔ばなし


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: 6.011 (scored by 624624 users)
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Ranked: #86082
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Popularity: #8204
Members: 3,200
Favorites: 4

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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.

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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
3N437 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 27, 2020
Wallanimx (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 25, 2020
kaorifujiwara (All reviews)
I need to tell you all. This is a masterpiece. I love doraemon or shinchan but this is a new different level. Indeed, this anime is so relaxing, but even i cried and laugh with this anime. Lots of beautiful story with many type of protagonist. I want to watch it again with my son/daughter in the future. Inshaa Allah. And the song or the seiyuu, they're incredible. Ithis anime remind me of kaidan restaurant. It's so funny too. But here, we will enjoy the story as we the one who experience it. One episode feel so long because we always in the pinch. read more
May 10, 2020
silvergate (All reviews)
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 read more

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