Aoi Bungaku Series

Alt title: Blue Literature Series

TV (12 eps)
4.002 of 5 from 3,748 votes
Rank #909

Sometimes the greatest distance is between people. Whether a man alienates himself from society with a façade of cheerfulness, or two friends fail to communicate their feelings of betrayal, invisible barriers plague mankind. Although love should bring people together, when a stoic renter and a dutiful monk choose to court a widow’s daughter, their mutual affections drive a bitter gap between them. During each encounter filled with mistrust and despair, the flaws of human nature slowly reveal themselves...

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Hesse's avatar by Hesse on Apr 16, 2011
Score 8.3/10

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Can television and film match the artistic greatness of novels or poetry? Or is there something lost-in-translation from page to screen? This is the main issue whenever an adaptation is at hand. Aoi Bungaku is no exception to these age-long questions, but does it succeed in this respect? As with most modern... read more

Jensling's avatar by Jensling on Dec 24, 2014
Score 9/10

Aoi Bungaku Series - A Secret Santa 2014 Review Aoi Bungaku Series is a collection of adaptions of classical Japanese literature from the early- to mid- 1900s. Each episode is started off with a brief talk about the author and his history, as well as a hint of what will come. I feel like it would be hard to review it without first separating the different stories a bit, as they are quite different from... read more

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