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Plot Summary


Folktales from Japan (or Hometown Rebuilding: Folktales from Japan) is an anime television series that adapts various traditional stories from Japan.The narration and all character voices are provided by veteran Japanese film actors Akira Emoto and Yoneko Matsukane.

Voice actress and singer Shoko Nakagawa performs the opening and ending theme songs for the anime. Tomoyuki Okura, a member of the Japanese vocal group INSPi, wrote and composed the opening theme "Hitori no Kimi ga Umareta to sa". Okura also wrote the ending theme song "Arukou" with his fellow INSPi member Keisuke Yoshida.
(Source: Wikipedia)

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Type: TV
Episodes: 204
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: April 1, 2012 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2012
Studios: Tomason and Decovocal (?)
Genres: Children, Comedy, Drama



This world of ours is full of wonderful stories and I really love this series. As I put in my review: "Now I have 27 favorite stories. But if I tell you folks what they are, it would fill up this whole review. Of course, my top favorites are: Issunbōshi (episode #2A), The Old Woman's Skin, Princess Kaguya (episode #20A), The Mouse Adopts a Groom, The mysterious love poem, and Yamata no Orochi".

I know I must put this comment on many times, I couldn't find anywhere online the original "tale" versions of: Pond Snail Millionaire, The Old Woman's Skin, The Cat and the Teakettle Lid, Onibaba is my Matchmaker and many others.
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I thought we had this thread?
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AnimeKami wrote:

I thought we had this thread?


I'm not sure we've ever had a thread for this. If we ever did, it's not been active for a very long time. Otherwise it would be on my Show Thread Index.

I actually watch this show pretty regularly, though there was a time I stopped watching for a long while so now I'm about 20 episodes behind. It does tend to lose my attention if I try to watch the whole 24 minute show at once though, so I tend to just watch one story (of the three per episode), per day.

It's an odd mix. I usually like the varied art (sometimes it's very beautiful), and the simple animation (it's like reading a picture book), and most of the stories are variations on the same few stories, many of which have western folkstory counterparts. But sometimes there's something that seems especially of a different tone from most of the others, and in one recent case (that I can't remember details of), it was a story that just... ended... with no point or no closure whatsoever.
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AnimeKami wrote:

I thought we had this thread?


Nope, I couldn't find one so I made this one to discussion episode impressions and favorite stories

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lorreen wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

I thought we had this thread?


I'm not sure we've ever had a thread for this. If we ever did, it's not been active for a very long time. Otherwise it would be on my Show Thread Index.

I actually watch this show pretty regularly, though there was a time I stopped watching for a long while so now I'm about 20 episodes behind. It does tend to lose my attention if I try to watch the whole 24 minute show at once though, so I tend to just watch one story (of the three per episode), per day.

It's an odd mix. I usually like the varied art (sometimes it's very beautiful), and the simple animation (it's like reading a picture book), and most of the stories are variations on the same few stories, many of which have western folkstory counterparts. But sometimes there's something that seems especially of a different tone from most of the others, and in one recent case (that I can't remember details of), it was a story that just... ended... with no point or no closure whatsoever.


In my review, I mark that some animation in some stories is like "Hello Kitty's Animation Theater"

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