Anime is one of Japan’s most notable cultural exports, with even those who don’t watch it recognizing the medium as Japanese. Its popularity has introduced several Japanese words to Western fans’ lexicon, including shonen, shojo and of course, isekai. However, despite reflecting Japanese culture, there’s an apparent dearth of anime based on specific Japanese folktales.
While there are notable exceptions, many of the anime based on single folktales are inspired by those from outside the…
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