First Episode Review for: Folktales from japan
Summary : As you may have guessed from the title this anime is a series of retellings of traditional Japanese folk tales.
Animation : Very basic, a certain simplistic charm but obviously designed for young children
Plot Potential: 3 short tales for each episode very much in the vein of Aesop’s fables, although Japan REALLY has it in for bad neighbours, really REALLY!!
Characters: I cant really pass judgements on traditional characters that are there to relate the point of a tale rather than entertain us, characters tend to be very polar either completely good or completely bad
Music: Snippets of traditional music and a couple of kiddies tunes for closing, nothing that gets on the nerves.
Reminds me of: Nope this is fairly unique on me, i vaguely remember an 80’s anime about history that might come close but I can find its name
Overall: These were really quite fun to watch, quite fascinating in fact and I suspect gave a bit of low brow cultural background to the normal stuff I watch, very much recommend.
Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!