Seishun anime zenshû (Animated Classics of Japanese Literature)

Media: Streaming Only
Author/Director: Fumio Kurokawa
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

Animated Classics of Japanese Literature is a 1986 TV series that took various works (short stories and novels) by Japanese authors, mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and adapted them into highly condensed, but consistently compelling animated versions for the Japanese TV audience.  The historical settings range, approximately, from the Meiji era (post-1868) to the postwar era (1950s), although at least one episode, "A Ghost Story," goes back even further.

This installment includes three episodes from the series: The Izu Dancer, The Dancing Girl, and A Ghost Story. The DVD appears to be out of circulation and unavailable, although other collections in the series can still be ordered from

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MTLC ID: 6701