Folktales from Japan

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  • 31 out of 32 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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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Really cute and entertaining
    This is a really cute anime. I learned the folktales watching it once it memorized it. its really cute and entertaining.i like it alot. but um big question are they true? eaitherway i like this show alot.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    cute and fun good for kids
    awesome! loved it watch it every night. calming and fun. son loves it and so does m y hubby. learned alot more about japanese culture and history this way =D Highly suggest it for something to watch after Another to cleanse the palate =)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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