NHK announced on Monday that the Ojarumaru (Prince Mackaroo) anime will have a “Genji Series” of five episodes that will focus on the story of The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) Japanese classic story by Murasaki Shikibu. The episodes will air on November 8, 15, 22, and 29, and December 6.
The Ojarumaru series centers on a Heian era prince who travels to the Enma world and steals King Enma’s scepter. He makes his escape by accidentally arriving in the present day, in Moonlight Town. Ojarumaru befriends the town’s residents as he escapes the minions that King Enma sends after him to retrieve his scepter.
The show’s 26th series premiered on April 3, and is still currently airing.