Aoi Bungaku Series anime
Ningen Shikkaku A high school student finds solace in narcotics as a way to get rid of the feelings of despair that have overtaken his life. He experiences many stages in his life that lead to the realization of his own existence.
Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita
Ango Sakaguchi’s literature work is adapted to tell the story of a woman kidnapped by a mountain bandit.
A university student in Tokyo meets a charismatic older man who gives him life advice. The man is reluctant to share his personal experience with the student, which deepens the student’s curiosity. The student is forced to reflect on the distance between himself and his family, and the growing devastation in his heart.
Hashire – Melos
The story depicts the strong bond between Melos and Selinuntius and their faith in each other while hanging on to a thread that hovers above death and misery.
Kumo no Ito
Kandata, a cold-hearted criminal, is being punished in Hell for all his wrongdeeds. However, the Buddha Shakyamuni notices him. Kandata, despite his record of atrocities committed, had once showed mercy to a forest spider by letting it live. This inspired Shakyamuni to offer Kandata redemption by dropping a thread of a spider into the fiery pits at Hell.
Yoshihide, a great painter in the land of Horikawa, a dictatorship, is an example of Yoshihide’s talent. Yoshihide declines a commission from the lord to paint the “Buddhist Hell”, as he can’t paint anything he hasn’t seen. To make Yoshihide realize the enormity of his request, Yoshihide is tortured by the Lord, who descends into complete despair and darkness to inspire him.