Holy smokes, sometimes I forget how much I love kids' anime and then every time Anpanman goes and blows me out of the water because it has basically everything I've ever loved about kids' shows in it.
I grew up with a lot of discount anime tapes thanks to my aunts and Anpanman feels just like one of those "weird Just 4 Kids shows" I loved so much growing up, esp. the earlier episodes. It's older than I am and I'm pretty sure it's the platinum standard for kids' shows in Japan.
It's already aimed for VERY young children, so you don't have to know Japanese to understand what's going on unless you're very particular about knowing what food everyone is supposed to be. (Warning: this show makes you VERY hungry VERY quickly)
Because it's been around so long, it's also fun from an artist's view to watch an early 90s episode and then a late 2000s episode and compare the different storyboard angles, hehe.
Anyone else dig this?