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Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi Anime Announced

posted on 2012-03-01 17:45 EST
New TV series telling Japanese folklore stories to premiere on April 1

TV Tokyo will begin airing a new anime series titled Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi (Hometown Regeneration: Japan's Folklore) on April 1 at 9:00 a.m. Actor Akira Emoto (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney's Judge, Yona Yona Penguin's Jii), and actress Yoneko Matsukane (The Rose of Versailles' Jeanne, Little Lulu's Iggy) will narrate the series.

Each episode in the series will tell different folklore, myth, legend, and festival origin stories from across Japan. The story of the first episode, which comes from Japan's Tohoku region, will revolve around an elderly couple who receive a mysterious dog who brings them good fortune. The couple's neighbors then become jealous and kidnap the dog. The animation studio Tomason is producing the series.

Sources: Web The Television, Hollywood Channel, Oricon

Image © TV Tokyo ・ Hakuhodo ・ Tomason


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