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Animated Classics of Japanese Literature
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English: Animated Classics of Japanese Literature
Synonyms: Youth Anime Complete Collection
Japanese: 青春アニメ全集


Type: TV
Episodes: 32
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 1986 to Dec 26, 1986
Premiered: Spring 1986
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Other
Genres: HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.501 (scored by 139139 users)
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Ranked: #57802
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Popularity: #9398
Members: 1,319
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A brilliant collection of beautifully animated episodes based on selected masterpieces of Japanese modern literature.

The aim of this series is to appeal to the viewer at large and to give him or her some idea of the variety and individuality which Japanese literature has developed over the last hundred years.

The authors range from Higuchi Ichiyou (Takekurabe), Mori Ougai (The Dancing Girl) and Natsume Souseki (Botchan) to Kawabata Yasunari (The Izu Dancer), Nobel laureate of 1968, and Mishima Yukio (The Sound of Waves).

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Imai, Kazuko
Kiuchi, Midori


Kurokawa, Fumio
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Suda, Yumiko
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May 5, 2020
pvoberstein (All reviews)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature is a series I started watching in February and finished around three months later. The ~34 episodes (Wikipedia, MyAnimeList, and Anime Classics Zettai each tally the episodes in different ways, weirdly) showcase a veritable smörgåsbord of Japanese culture, adapting works by 19th and 20th century Japanese authors into 1-3 episodes of anime. The opportunity to easily sample an anthology of Japanese writing in anime form was what hooked me on the series.

The show has a laudable goal, but at the end of the day, it just isn’t very good. Which, I suppose, was predictable. Adapting a masterpiece of literature read more

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