New Chinese Animation Puts Modern Spin on Traditional Stories |

“Yao-Chinese Folktales” is an eight-part series inspired by various traditional Chinese literature titles.

An animated series featuring demon-like characters, or yao in Chinese, has won praise online for its adoption of traditional Chinese culture and aesthetics in its animation and storytelling, which has resonated with many.

“Yao-Chinese Folktales” is an eight-part series inspired by various traditional Chinese literature titles and showcasing a range of artistic styles such as paper cutting, watercolor painting and computer graphics. The first episode is based on the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West”, in which the characters prepare to capture a Buddhist monk from the Tang Dynasty.

Its plot, which shows a character being punished by their leader after being unsatisfied with their work, has resonated with a wide audience, reminding them of the dilemmas and anguish they face at the workplace.

“The little monster at the bottom of the stairs really represents my sad life as a Dagong RenOne viewer commented on Bilibili, using online slang to refer to physically or technically skilled workers. Continue reading full article here

, This article originally appeared on sixth tone,