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An animated adaptation of six classical Japanese literature pieces, including No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) and Run, Melos (Hashire, Melos) by Osamu Dazai, Kokoro by Natsume Souseki, Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) and The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita) by Ango Sakaguchi.

  1. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa


  2. Ango Sakaguchi


  3. Osamu Dazai


  4. Natsume Sōseki


Series Cast

  1. Masato Sakai

    Masato Sakai

    Sensei, Moerus, Shirimaru, Ryoushuu, Sensei and 1 more...

    12 Episodes

  2. Atsuko Tanaka

    Atsuko Tanaka


    4 Episodes

  3. Wataru Takagi

    Wataru Takagi


    4 Episodes

  4. Mamiko Noto

    Mamiko Noto


    4 Episodes

  5. Romi Park

    Romi Park


    4 Episodes

  6. Miho Miyagawa

    Miho Miyagawa

    Pharmacy Owner (voice), Housewife 1 (voice), Wife C (voice)

    4 Episodes

  7. Aya Hisakawa

    Aya Hisakawa


    3 Episodes

  8. Ai Horanai

    Ai Horanai

    children, waitress, wife B

    3 Episodes

  9. Yasushi Miyabayashi

    Master, radiocaster

    2 Episodes

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Aoi Bungaku Series

Season 1

2009 | 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.

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Aoi Bungaku Series
Aoi Bungaku Series


Original Name 青い文学シリーズ

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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