Three Tales (anime)
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(Mittsu no Hanashi)
|Anime television film|
|Directed by||Keiko Kozonoe|
|Released||January 15, 1960|
The show was an experimental anthology broadcast on the NHK channel. It was divided into 3 parts featuring individual short fairy tales. The first part of the show titled "The Third Plate" is technically the first anime segment ever televised. In total, the show was 30 minutes long. Though it is questionable as to how widespread the anime actually was, since NHK was only broadcasting to 866 TV sets as of 1953. There is no known estimate as to how much their infrastructure scaled just 7 years later. Though the best evidence pointing to the anime as being black and white comes from the NHK station record, which indicated they did not make their first analog color broadcast until September 10, 1960 at 8:55pm 9 months later in Tokyo and Osaka.
The story is an anthology of 3 separate fairy tales.
|Story||Japanese Name||English Name||Original Story by|
|Story 1||第三の皿||The Third Plate||Hirosuke Hamada|
|Story 2||オッペルと象||Oppel and the Elephant||Kenji Miyazawa|
|Story 3||眠い町||Sleepy Town||Mimei Ogawa|
Kenji Miyazawa would not live to see his story turned into an anime. Mia Ogawa would also pass away just 1 year after the show's first broadcast in 1961.
|Function||Japanese Name||English Name||Alternate English Name|
|Director, Supervisor||小薗江圭子||Keiko Osonoe|
|Director, Supervisor||中原収一||Shûichi Nakahara|
|Director, Supervisor||和田誠||Makoto Wada|
|Original Story Author||浜田広介||Hirosuke Hamada|
|Original Story Author||宮沢賢治||Kenji Miyazawa|
|Original Story Author||小川未明||Mimei Ogawa||Bimei Ogawa|
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