Folktales from Japan — First Impression

This show is exactly what it sounds like— a retelling of a bunch of children’s folktales from Japan.

I actually enjoyed it. I know nothing about folktales from Japan, but I love this kind of thing.

I wouldn’t recommend it to most people, however. Why? Because the target audience is four years old. It’s literally read by a narrator like it’s out of a book. The animation doesn’t have much effort put in. And the stories are all for children.

But I enjoyed it, I’ll keep watching. They are good stories.

4 thoughts on “Folktales from Japan — First Impression

  1. Yeah, this pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter. I enjoy these kinds of stories, but I wouldn’t try to convince anybody to watch this simply because of the fact that it’s geared toward a specific, young audience.

  2. I liked the dream merchant’s story. This guy spends two years tending a garden in order to discover a treasure. It’s almost a meditative attitude. I was happy that he was rewarded!

    But I’m not sure if I will continue to watch this. The animation is really quite simple and the other two stories didn’t catch my interest in the same way.

    1. Yeah, I totally thought he would just take the treasure ahaha. Such a happy story. 🙂

      I’m not sure if I’ll stick with it either, though. We’ll see.

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