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Folktales from Japan

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  • 34 out of 35 people found this review helpful:
    Exactly what you'd expect
    Folktales from Japan is exactly what it sounds like: it's a collection of Japanese folktales. There are three tales in each episode, so it's very easy to sample. The animation style changes with each tale, so there's a lot of variety. But the animation stays simple and very cartoon-y throughout all of the stories. The folk tales themselves are very simple and usually teach a lesson or moral. ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Great show if you like mythology and folktales!
    If you are like mythology and folktales you are going to love this show! Do not judge this anime by his cover! I know that is easy to think that this show is "just for kids" but that doesn't that you as an adult can enjoyed. Each episode contains 3 short tales and the animation is slightly different each time. There are two main actors (a male and a female) giving the voices to most of the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Wonderful tales packed with Wisdom, for young and old.
    These short 3 tales-episodes are simply great for young and adults.
    We are Pagan parents and the material out there is so scarce (or non existent) that we are ecstatic our children can actually watch cartoons! showing people being helped by the Shinto Gods or the Buddha, and learn how Honesty and Hard Work always leads to a honorable happy life.
    Yes, every single story has its moral, so even ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Reminds me of Manga Nihon-mukashi Banashi
    Back in time, there was a show called Manga Nihon-mukashi Banashi (まんが日本昔ばなし, old story of Japan) which had similar premise of telling folktales. Unfortunately, that show was cancelled on 2006. (the show had long history, it was on the air since 1975.)

    While it looks like Foltales from Japan is done by completely different set of staff (and different station) I feel like it carries same ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    An excelent way to connect with japannese culture
    Me and my child just love it since the opening theme until the end. The drawing and the language are used properly to a wide audience. I didn't like much the Spanish translation, I just preferred English one.
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Ha Made You Think - everything is not obvious or is it?
    These folktales have more than one moral or saying embedded so enjoy the storyline but don't fall for the obvious. Sample: A job well done or a job done well - may seem to be the same but there are slight differences. The differences are (if you care) a job well done could be long and tiresome - well done (finished at last). And a job done well is what a diamond cutter or painter might say ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I'm In Total Love With This Series
    I took a chance on this about a year ago and ever since I'm SO happy that I did. I've been in love with learning all I can about Japan even down to the stories and tales they tell/told their children while growing up. I'm 27 years old and I've watched every single episode so far and I adore them all❣ If I had children of my own I would show this to them because the morals are so sweet and ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Fascinating tales!!!
    If you've watched anime, chances are you've at least heard the names of some of these folk tales, such as Momotaro or Tanabata. This series fills in the gaps, and does it wonderfully. If you've always wondered if Japan had folktales just like us, then watch this series.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Charming and relaxing
    If you come for never-ending battle sequences, pantsu shots and other weeaboo cliches, look elsewhere as this is not the show for you. If however you're able to appreciate some classic, folksy storytelling of the sort your grandparents would tell around the fireplace, you're in for a treat. Folktales from Japan's animation style is simplistic yet endearing and it properly conveys the mood of the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Funny and Educational
    While learning about the culture of Japan through folktales, you'll notice how funny some of these episodes are. I watched a few with my family, it had us on the floor laughing. The music is also very good. Great show for the entire family!
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