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AKA: The younger grasp. television spe­ cial. DIR: Osamu Deza ok i , Tos h i o Takeu- 72 BOTTLE FAIRY c h i . SCR: Yos h iyu ki Fu kuda. DES: M o n key Punch . ANI: Akio Sugi n o . MUS: Takeo Watan a b e . P R O : TMS. 70 m i n s . "The younger Master," a brash younger graduate from Tokyo named Uranari, involves train at Matsuyama heart college at the island of Shikoku, the place he will get i n to bother with the surly locals. The hapless English assistant falls in love with a neighborhood maid, Madon­ na, and proposes to her, basically to dis­ hide that she has already had one other provide from the neighborhood boy referred to as pink blouse. Even tually, Madonna returns to purple blouse. one of many best-selling eastern books ever, the unique 1 906 novel through i'm A CAT-neator Soseki Natsume contained robust components of autobi­ ography. H e as soon as taugh t i n Matsuyama himself, notwithstanding his reports have been much less problematical than his protagonist's. There could have been strife backstage of the anime, too, considering LUPIN III-creator Monkey Punch's designs have been "cleaned up" via Akio Sugino, and Osamu Dezaki is credited because the director's "assistant" i n a few assets. one other, shorter model of Botchan was once made in 1 986 as a part of the lively ClASSICS OF jap LITERATURE. m BOTTLE FAIRY * 2003. JPN: Binzume Yosei. television sequence. Yos h i a okay i Iwasa okay i . SCR: H i deki Shi­ ra n e , M a koto U ezu , Noboru Ki m u ra , Takashi Kawai . DES: M asahide Yan iga­ sawa . ANI: N/C . MUS: Yo Yamaza ok i . seasoned: OIR: Xebec, Stu d i o Orphee, television Kan agawa . 12 m i n s . x thirteen e p s. Kururu, Chichiri, Hororo, and Sarara are 4 fairies who got down to know about people by way of relocating i n with a tender collage teacher they name Sen­ sei. Sensei explains diverse months' even ts and fairs from in every single place Japan , overlaying a year's eastern culture i n twelve episodes. I t therefore serves as an invaluable c rash path for game-obsessed, TV-addicted young children who do not take heed to Granny or comprehend the origins in their nationwide method of life-something to which the script usually alludes whilst the gullible fairies search extra info from Tama, a clueless grade-schooler round the corner. The convey takes the creepy CHOBITS conventions of blank-slate i ngenues looking for a grasp, and places it to principally blameless and academic use, yet for all its speak of "tradition," it's very a lot a manufactured from its time. Its trawl during the c ustoms of the japanese yr con­ tains many smooth additions, such Valentine's Day, a international import, or Golden Week, a coincidental cluster of public vacations that has merely existed considering that 1 948. whereas a few episodes delve i n to folklore, similar to a dialogue of where of cicadas in a conventional eastern summer season, different episodes are strictly glossy, corresponding to seashore journeys in the summertime. by means of New yr, although, the fairies are deemed to became so clever that they're precious of human prestige a los angeles KEy THE steel identity OL, and remodel right into a unmarried gestalt entity sooner than splitting into 4 beautiful women who, possibly, have the aptitude to come back someday and bore us all with one other TENCH!

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