Posted by Kamui_Takahashi 2 years ago -
Crunchyroll has made a second announcement to their spring 2012 anime simulcast lineup by revealing Folktales From Japan as one of the new shows that they’ll be carrying. The series is set to air on Saturdays starting March 31st at 8:30 PM ET. The new series is designed to tell three self contained stories from the well known to the less than known and they’ll have a focus on the Tohoku region of Japan. The announcement includes the message that says, “May this program help cheer up earthquake victims and cast a light of hope for them.”
The series will be available to stream for premium members worldwide except for Japan. It will also be available to free members in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
Plot Concept: Like in any culture, Japanese kids grow up listening to the stories repeatedly told by their parents and grandparents. The boy born from a peach; the princess from the moon who is discovered inside a bamboo; the old man who can make a dead cherry tree blossom, etc. These short stories that teach kids to see both the dark and bright sides of life have passed traditional moral values from generation to generation.