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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     7308
Rating     8.74/10.00 (38) 


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 1085
2 Episode 2 2009-10-24 jbluey 2024
3 Episode 3 2009-11-12 jbluey 532
4 Episode 4 2009-11-15 jbluey 306
5 Episode 5 2009-11-20 jbluey 271
6 Episode 6 2009-11-22 jbluey 1741
7 Episode 7 2010-06-26 reneil26 249
8 Episode 8 2010-06-26 reneil26 219
9 Episode 9 2010-06-26 reneil26 260
10 Episode 10 2010-06-26 reneil26 208
11 Episode 11 2010-06-26 reneil26 218
12 Episode 12 2010-06-26 reneil26 195