25-episode anime with different folk stories will premiere in December
Kodoani.com – The Nippon Foundation announced on Monday that the project “Umi no Minwa no Machi” (Coast City Folktale), which focuses on conveying local folklore to children, will get a television anime. The anime will have 25 episodes and is expected to premiere in October. twelfth.
Each episode will focus on a different folk tale from the coastal areas of Japan, including:
Shima no Tengu-sama (Tengu-sama of the island) – Haboro, Hokkaido Kanda Kani (Kanda crab) – Sotogahama, Aomori Kamiwari Geki (Kamiwari stone) – Minamisanriku, Miyagi Kurokami to Akakami no Tatakai (Battle of the Dark and Red Gods) ) – Oga, Akita Todo no Ongaeshi (Gratitude of Sea Lions) – Sakata, Yamagata Karo-san no Tenga Myо̄jin (Long Arms God of Mount Karо̄) – Shinchi, Fukushima Yukideko no Shirohebi (White Snake of the Melting Snow Mound) ) – Funabashi, Chiba Senju О̄hashi to О̄kame (Senju Great Bridge and Giant Tortoise) – Adachi, Tokyo Kujira Mikoshi (whale float) – Imizu, Toyama Tako Kamisama (Octopus God) – Nanao, Ishikawa Nishiogawa 11-men Kannon Bosatsu (11-headed Bodhisattva Nishiogawa) – Obama, Fukui Maritsuki-uta (Maritsuki song) – Fujikawa, Yamanashi Utо̄tо̄ge (Utо̄ Pass) – Shiojiri, Nagano Okuhamanako no Densetsu (Legend of Lake Okuhamana) – Hanamatsu, Shizuoka Ama no Tomokazuki (Tomokazuki of female divers, or underwater yо̄kai) – Toba, Mie Shikobuchi-san (Mount Shikobuchi) – Takashima, Shiga Bettō no Shio (Tide) – Awaji, Hyōgo Daisen no Amidasama (Daisen’s Amida) – Daisen, Tottori Kyūri no Kamisama Yamabe Jinja (Temple of the Cucumber God near the mountain) – Gotsu, Shimane Hyakkanjima Monogatari (The Story of Hyakkan Island) – Fukuyama, Hiroshima Naruto no Taiko (Naruto’s taiko drum) – Naruto, Tokushima Jizō ga Hama (Seashore) Jizou) – Saijo, Ehime Umi ni Shizunda Oni (Demon in the sea) – Nakatoka, Kochi Koto no Umi no Tennyo (Fairy of the koto sea) – Higashisonogi, Nagasaki Okanegahama to Okuregahama – Hyuga, Miyazaki
Shinnosuke Numata (animator of Kemono Friends 2) is chairman of the project’s executive committee and certification.
The “Umi no Minwa no Machi” project adapted 10 folktales into anime between 2018 and 2019. The project produced a 5-minute short film based on the Uozu folktale “Ikari no Dobu” in 2020, along with several other anime adaptations of folktales.