meow meow japanese history

Meow Meow Japanese History

So I came across the cutest Japanese history anime that I want to recommend to everyone called Meow Meow Japanese History.  Each episode is nine minutes long and covers different historical figures throughout Japanese history.  However the characters are all cute cats!  I was a little sceptic at first but after watching a few episodes I have to applaud the writers and animators for really capturing the little details without boring the audience.  In the first episode Himiko entrances everyone to stop fighting, an allusion to her use of witchcraft.  Later in the episode, she stops fighting amongst the cats again while basking under the sun, an allusion to her being a descendant of Amaterasu, the sun goddess.  In the Oda Nobunaga episode, Toyotomi Hideyoshi is portrayed as a monkey.  This is because Nobunaga’s nickname for Hideyoshi was little monkey.  Also in the Nobunaga episode, at the betrayal at Honno-ji, he is depicted as dancing in the fire.  This is because, while there is no actual account of Oda Nobunaga’s death and the body was never recovered, it is often portrayed in cinema and theater that Nobunaga performed the Atsumori before his death.  The Atsumori is a play about a young samurai who was killed in the Genpei War and Oda Nobunaga was known for performing this play for his comrades.  It is little touches like this that make me excited to watch the rest of Meow Meow Japanese History and I really encourage everyone else to give this anime a shot.

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