Aoi Bungaku Series Season 1

Season 1

Aoi Bungaku Series Season 1

First Air Date: October 10, 2009

First Aired on    :   2009
Episodes    :   12 episodes

Aoi Bungaku is a 12 episode anime series that is comprised of adaptations of six Japanese literary classics. The stories included are 'No Longer Human' and 'Run, Melos!' by Osamu Dazai, 'In the Forest, Under the Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom' by Ango Sakaguchi, 'Kokoro' by Natsume Soseki, and 'The Spider's Thread' and 'Hell Screen' by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.



Episodes

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1x12 Hell Screen (December 26, 2009)


Yoshihide, the greatest painter in the country, is commissioned to draw his greatest work, an image of the king's country inside his mausoleum. In the despotic king's realm, Yoshihide can see nothing but the suffering of the commoners. He decides to make his last work a tribute to the country as it really is.


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1x11 The Spider's Thread (December 26, 2009)


Kandata, a cruel and evil bandit is executed and lands in hell. The one good thing he had done in his life was to not kill a spider he met in the city. The spider drops him a thread to climb up into heaven. His elation is short-lived, however, as he realizes that others have started climbing the thread behind him.


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1x10 Run, Melos! - Chapter 2 (December 05, 2009)


A playwright writes a play based on the story "Run, Melos", and deals with his own feelings of betrayal towards his childhood friend


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1x09 Run, Melos! - Chapter 1 (November 28, 2009)


A playwright writes a play based on the story "Run, Melos", and deals with his own feelings of betrayal towards his childhood friend.


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1x08 Kokoro - Chapter 2 (November 21, 2009)


A young man lives in Tokyo as a renter with a widow and her daughter. He invites his childhood friend, a monk, to come live with him, hoping to help him. When the monk falls in love with the widow's daughter, it drives a rift between them. The story is narrated from two points of view, the man's and the monk's.


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1x07 Kokoro - Chapter 1 (November 21, 2009)


A young man lives in Tokyo as a renter with a widow and her daughter. He invites his childhood friend, a monk, to come live with him, hoping to help him. When the monk falls in love with the widow's daughter, it drives a rift between them. The story is narrated from two points of view, the man's and the monk's.


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1x06 In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom - Chapter 2 (November 14, 2009)


A forest bandit finds a beautiful maiden in the forest and takes her to be his wife, but she is more than she seems to be.


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1x05 In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom - Chapter 1 (November 07, 2009)


A forest bandit finds a beautiful maiden in the forest and takes her to be his wife, but she is more than she seems to be.


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1x04 No Longer Human - Chapter 4: New World (October 31, 2009)


The path of a man with intense feelings of alienation towards society and the feeling of "humanity".


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1x03 No Longer Human - Chapter 3: Society (October 24, 2009)


The path of a man with intense feelings of alienation towards society and the feeling of "humanity".


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1x02 No Longer Human - Chapter 2: Ghost (October 17, 2009)


The path of a man with intense feelings of alienation towards society and the feeling of "humanity".


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1x01 No Longer Human - Chapter 1: Double Suicide in Kamakura (October 10, 2009)


The path of a man with intense feelings of alienation towards society and the feeling of "humanity".