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  Aoi Bungaku Series

Alternative Title(s)     Aoi Bungaku Series
Blue Literature Series

Genre(s)     Drama, Historical, Psychological, Thriller, Seinen
Episode(s)     12
Type     Series
Date Released     October 9 , 2009
Date Finished     December 25 , 2009
Overall Views     6919
Rating     8.73/10.00 (37) 


The series will consist of adaptations of six modern classics of Japanese literature: Osamu Dazai?s No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) & Run, Melos! (Hashire, Melos!), Natsume Soseki?s Kokoro, Ryunosuke Akutagawa?s Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) & The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito), and Ango Sakaguchi's In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita).

No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) - A high school student becomes lost and alienated. Despondent and aimless, he falls into a cycle of self abuse, depression and drugs that taints his life for years. Told in three chapters, each chapter deals with a different point in his life and the final chapter leaves him standing alone - an empty and hollow charicature of his former self.

Run, Melos! (Hashire, Melos!) - An updated retelling of a classic Greek tale of the story of Damon and Pythias. The most prominent theme of 'Run, Melos!' is unwavering friendship. Despite facing hardships, the protagonist Melos does his best to save his friend's life, and in the end his efforts are rewarded.

Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) - A famous artist is commissioned by a great lord to create a series of paintings depicting scenes of the 'Buddhist Hell'. The artist is unable to paint scenes that he has not seen himself, prompting him to torture and torment the Lord's staff to create his imagined images of hell. His creative efforts taint the household, as the story descends into madness and destruction.

Kokoro - A 1914 tale of a young man's life journey during the Meiji era. The work deals with the transition from the Japanese Meiji society to the modern era, by exploring the friendship between a young man and an older man he calls 'Sensei'. It continues the theme of isolation developed in Soseki's previous works, here in the context of interwoven strands of egoism and guilt, as opposed to shame

The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito) - The Buddha Shakyamuni chances to notice a cold-hearted criminal suffering in Hell. But this criminal did perform one single act of kindness in not stepping on a spider in a forest. Moved by this selfless act, Shakyamuni takes the silvery thread of a spider in Paradise and lowers it down into Hell, but it falls upon the criminal to seize the opportunity and pull himself out - if he can.

Episode List

No Eps Date Uploaded Uploaded By Views
1 Episode 1 2009-10-20 jbluey 1009
2 Episode 2 2009-10-24 jbluey 1981
3 Episode 3 2009-11-12 jbluey 495
4 Episode 4 2009-11-15 jbluey 276
5 Episode 5 2009-11-20 jbluey 241
6 Episode 6 2009-11-22 jbluey 1712
7 Episode 7 2010-06-26 reneil26 221
8 Episode 8 2010-06-26 reneil26 198
9 Episode 9 2010-06-26 reneil26 230
10 Episode 10 2010-06-26 reneil26 184
11 Episode 11 2010-06-26 reneil26 196
12 Episode 12 2010-06-26 reneil26 176

Comment Box

  • #16 - sabrina
    i liked all eps starting with the 5th
  • #15 - Malik117
    This got me really really really really depressed ._.
  • #14 - meekaze2
    all episodes 8 to 12 are missing.. can someone fix this?
  • #13 - natthy
    awww i feel bad for K and the oujo-san,their love is so unrequited and yeah i feel bad for their friendship too and this ep. teach me that everything hav a reason and we humans often misunderstand each other.
  • #12 - natthy
    Show Spoiler
  • #11 - natthy
    when the woman fall off the cliff her expression make my heart break.
  • #10 - zheren22
    RUN MELOS! pierced my heart deeply, i was left on tears even after the episode. No longer human on other hand, is almost scary because of how realistic it is, make ul realized that the most impossible scar to heal are the one that bore no wound in the fir...
  • #9 - mattduy
    What anel said :D
  • #8 - Lendyanel
    awsome. thx for finishing uploading this series^^
  • episode 1-4.. my type of anime.. definitely a heartbreaker for me..