Folktales from Japan

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4.7
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  • 27 out of 28 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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  • 1 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Folktales from Japan
    all I can say is I love this.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Spiritual "successor" of Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi
    As it has been already mentioned, "Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi" is essentially the 2K-envision of "Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi" (which were Japanese folk-tale-oriented episodes of "Manga Sekai Mukashi Banashi", which told stories all over world not limited to middle-Europe). This is mainly noticeable with the varied stylistic changes seen between ...
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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:
    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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  • Relevant, Enjoyable, & Entertaining
    I just got started on this series earlier yesterday, but boy am I hooked.
    These folktales still pertain so much life lessons that we could all still learn from, despite whatever age we may be. I really enjoy how each story has a different animation style and pacing.
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  • What wonderful stories with good morals
    These are stories that are not only great for kids, well great if they are good with reading subtitles or can understand Japanese, but also for adults. I'll watch an episode sometimes before going to sleep - the story telling style is great, and these could be used as bed-time stories also
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  • Folktales with a kick!
    This series is probably one of the most culturally enriched shows to bless CR. With each episode split into three individual stories, you can guarantee you'll walk away learning something.

    Being an avid history and myth-otaku myself, many of these stories are loosely based around real stories handed down through the ages. Do not be fooled by the idea that this is for children, as some of the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 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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  • Amazing storytelling experience
    These are classic fairy tales told in such a beautiful, children's book way. I am really quite in love with the whole thing. They cover 3 fairy tales an episode and often that is all you need for the roots of our storytelling past.

    Some of the stories and characters are quite repetitive, but some of the antics and differences between versions of stories are quite genius. I really enjoy the ...
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