Crunchyroll is simulcasting a delightful anime series right now called Folktales of Japan. This show contains warm and entertaining episodes retelling classic Japanese stories that originate from Tohoku, the northern region that was nearly destroyed by the terrible earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Airing on TV Tokyo, this show was created to bring hope and cheer into the lives of the survivors.
Each episode of Folktales of Japan tells three different stories. Each tale is presented in a way that entertains and brings to life the traditional tales of Japan.. Moral messages that have been passed down through generations are retold in a pleasant and charming way.
Adults and children alike will enjoy the show. The charm and humor make Folktales of Japan an enchanting experience. It has a very warm and endearing art style. The animation is very simplistic but works well for this show.
Folktales of Japan's first episode was aired on April 1st, 2012. The narration and all character voices are provided by veteran Japanese film actors Akira Emoto and Yoneko Matsukane. There are over 26 episodes available for viewing on with more on the way.