Otona Joshi no Anime Time is an animation program targeted to women above 30 called Otona Joshi. The word Otona Joshi literally means grown up girls, and the word represents women who are eager to grow, learn, stay pretty and fashionable, enjoy life, seeking real love etc…regardless of their ages and their social status(single, married, with kids, no kids etc…). Therefore, Otona Joshi no Anime Time literally means Animation Time For Grown up Girls.
Each show presents 25 min. complete short story based on works by award winning & best selling female novelists in Japan. The show visualizes deep and ambivalent feelings of women in beautiful animation, a marriage of Japanese literature and animation! In each story, you may find part of yourself.
The idea was proposed by Curiouscope, and is co-produced with NHK Enterprises and NHK.
3 new stories will be aired in March 2013 on NHK BS Premium channel. (c) NHK/NEP/CURIOUSCOPE
♡ Title: Yuge, Original by Eimi Yamada
March 10 10:50~11:15 pm
Story about a house wife in her late 20′s who ran away from her husband and started living with a young garbage collector. She takes it as her duty to cook supper and feed him. In her new life with him, she finds reasons for living. Tender and erotic love story written by novelist Eimi Yamada. Yuge means supper. （Photo：Actress Noriko Nakagoshi and Voice actor Daisuke Namikawa)
♡ Title: Jinsei Best Ten, Original by Mitsuyo Kakuta
March 17 10:50~11:15 pm
A story about a single career woman who is becoming 40. Though her life seems decent, she feels that she hasn’t achieved anything in 40 years. The most brilliant event in her life is the kiss with her first boy friend when she was 13…nothing more dramatic happened since then. Today, she’s going to a reunion with a big expectation to meet first boyfriend for the first time in 25 years. A comical and a bittersweet story. Jinsei Best Ten means, the best ten events of my life. (Photo: Actress Miki Nakatani and Voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya)
♡ Title: Dokoka dewanai Koko, Original by Fumio Yamamoto
March24 10:50~11:15 pm
A story about a 43 year-old typical housewife with 2 children. She does everything the right way, but never gets the right result. Her life is full of annoyances…her husband is laid off, her old mothers calls her everyday to grumble, harassed at part time job… But she’s not even angry because her feeling is always drifting. After having a crucial conflict with her teenage daughter, she finds a clue to make her life worth living. A quiet but an encouraging story. Dokoka dewanai koko means not somewhere but here.(Photo: Actress Tae Kimura and Voice Actor Jun Fukuyama)
You can download Japanese leaflet of the program here