Animated Classics of Japanese Literature

Animated Classics of Japanese Literature


  • Other name: Seishun Anime Zenshuu, Youth Anime Complete Collection, 青春アニメ全集
  • Genres: Drama Anime, Historical Anime, Romance Anime
  • Date aired: Apr 25, 1986 to Dec 26, 1986
  • Status: Ongoing


A brilliant collection of beautifully animated episodes based on selected masterpieces of Japanese modern literature.

The aim of this series is to appeal to the viewer at large and to give him or her some idea of the variety and individuality which Japanese literature has developed over the last hundred years.

The authors range from Higuchi Ichiyou (Takekurabe), Mori Ougai (The Dancing Girl) and Natsume Souseki (Botchan) to Kawabata Yasunari (The Izu Dancer), Nobel laureate of 1968, and Mishima Yukio (The Sound of Waves).