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The Best Folklore Anime 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1k votes 464 voters 20.7k views 15 items
List of the best folklore anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, but all of these shows are worth checking out if you're looking for something new to watch. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. Watch classic Japanese folktales unfold inhabited by fantastic characters on this list of anime. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about folklore in one way or another. What is the greatest folklore anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
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Miyori no Mori
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Mushishi is set in an imaginary time between the Edo and Meiji periods, featuring some 19th-century technology but with Japan still as a "closed country." The story features ubiquitous creatures called Mushi that often display what appear as supernatural powers. It is implied that there are many more lifeforms more primitive than "normal" living things such as animals, plants, fungi and bacteria, and Mushi is the most primitive of all. ...more on Wikipedia

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xxxHOLiC
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×××Holic is a manga written and illustrated by the group of manga artists known as Clamp. Kimihiro Watanuki is a high school student plagued by ayakashi spirits, both of which are invisible to everyone else but him. The series begins when Watanuki stumbles, seemingly by chance, into a shop that grants wishes. ...more on Wikipedia

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