The series includes six anime adaptations of the works of contemporary classics of Japanese literature: "Confession of the" Inferior Man "and" Run, Melos " Osamu Dadzai ," Heart " Sosaki Natsume , "The Flours of Hell" and "The Web" Ryunoske Akutagawa and "Under the Shadow of Flowering Cherries". Ango Sakaguchi. Confessions of the "Inferior" : this story tells about a high school student who has become lost and alienated. Depressed and lost the goal of life, he drives himself into a vicious circle of self-destruction, depression and drugs, and all this poisons his life for many years. The story consists of three chapters. In different chapters his life is viewed from different points, and in the latter he remains completely alone, completely devastated, by the shadow of himself. Under the shadow of cherry blossoms : the story of the relationship between a robber and a kidnapped man woman. XII century. A forest thief kills a passing by a traveler and kidnaps his wife. However, after only a few minutes their roles change in an unexpected way. The stolen woman wipes her tears and instantly turns from a victim into a formidable mistress. Her fragile, but imperious handle subordinates the robber to her will. He becomes a faithful and obedient slave, ready for anything for his mistress. Any desire is a law, and desires become more and more creepy every time. Heart : this story tells about the life path of a young man who lived during the Meiji era. A picture of the transformation of Japanese society unfolds against the background of the development of friendly relations between a young man and an elderly man, whom the former calls the Teacher. The image of the latter in many respects is autobiographical - belonging to a certain epoch, age, received education and views. The teacher in many respects is reminiscent of Sosaki himself. Begi, Melos! : updated interpretation of the classical Greek history of Damon and Pitie. The most prominent theme in "Run, Melos!" Is the theme of indestructible friendship. Despite the difficulties facing him, Melos is doing everything possible to save the life of his friend, and in the end his efforts will be rewarded. Web : the story of the , as the Buddha Shakyamuni ventured to save a heartless robber from suffering in the abyss of hell. He was a terrible man: robbed, killed, set on fire, but it was on his account and a good deed. Once he walked through the forest and almost stepped on the spider, but at the last moment he felt sorry for him and crossed it. Driven by this self-sacrificing act, Sakyamuni took a silver cobweb from paradise and dropped it to the very depths of the underworld, in the hope that Kandat would grab for her and get out of hell. hell : The best artist in the country despotic king instructs work - to perpetuate his image and the beauty of the state, which he rules, on the walls of the mausoleum. But the artist does not consider this country beautiful, he sees it overflowing with pain and suffering, which brings tyrannical rule to others. The artist will execute the order in the best way, although this will be the last work of the maestro. "The torments of hell" is a story about a man who sacrificed everything for art's sake.
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