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Folktales from Japan

Alt titles: Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashibanashi

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Le mom safe anime Akikoshikata 64 Apr 13, 2014
Japanese literature/culture anime Rivet 8 Feb 4, 2014
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Kobu-tori

Kobu-tori
  • Movie (1 ep x 11 min)
  • 1929

An old man lives a quiet life, but he’s hindered by an unsightly lump on his face. After hiding in the trunk of a tree during a heavy rainstorm, the old man sees a group of Tengu in a gathering and approaches them to begin to dance. Happily, they grant the man a wish of having his lump removed. But when another finds out about the man’s fortune, he tries to force the same wish for himself…

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sothis

Kobu-tori is just a short (and, well, it's quite old and not that good), but immediately came to mind when watching some episodes of Folktales from Japan. Both have various fables/tales that will likely appeal to the same folks. This is a much stronger rec for Kobu->Folktales but somewhat applicable in the reverse.

Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...

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snivets

If you enjoyed either of these shows as a light study in Japanese culture/folklore/folk superstition/mythology, then you'd probably like the other.

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Requiem From The Darkness

Requiem From The Darkness

Momosuke is a young man with a dream: to travel Japan and collect one hundred stories. He journeys from place to place, searching for tales of the paranormal and bizarre, hoping to collect tales to publish in his book. However, the calm of Momosuke's life soon is shattered by a chance meeting with three sinister beings: Mataichi the priest, Nagamimi the bird-caller, and the beautiful Ogin. Soon, Momosuke learns that there might be more to his newfound comrades than first meets the eye...

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chii

Firstly these are completely different in tone since Requiem From The Darkness is much more serious, full of scary horror, and has a slow but ongoing plot throughout the show. Folktales from Japan is light in tone, does 3 stories per episode, and has more fun stories (even though some are kinda dark). Both series have many stories about strange, supernatural, and bizarre things that happen around the land. So if you want something fun go for Folktales, for a darker approach choose Requiem. Either show is a win!