Aru Machi Kado no Monogatari

Tales of the Street Corner

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Aru Machikado no Monogatari, Story of a Street Corner, Tale of a Street Corner
Japanese: ある街角の物語
English: Tales of the Street Corner
Spanish: Historias de una Calle
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 5, 1962
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 39 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.561 (scored by 20222,022 users)
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Ranked: #65472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8605
Members: 4,771
Favorites: 10


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On a certain street corner, there live a girl and her bear doll; a mischievous mouse named Kanku-bouya; a sycamore tree; an old street lamp; a moth; and posters containing a bar girl, a violinist, and a pianist. They all strive for life, but the world may not allow them to flourish.

In Aru Machi Kado no Monogatari, will the inhabitants of the street corner be able to maintain their peaceful existences, or will war and tyranny plunge them into chaos?

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Winner of the 1962 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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Tezuka, Osamu
Director, Series Composition, Planning, Original Creator
Yamamoto, Eiichi
Episode Director, Editing, Key Animation
In-Between Animation
Sugii, Gisaburou
Key Animation


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Jun 9, 2011
'Tales of a Streetcorner,' as this is known in English, is a unique and very artistic film that reminds me of early Disney animation. I'd have never even heard of this hidden gem had a friend not directed me towards it, and it was well worth the half-hour or so it took to watch it.

'Streetcorner' has not one word of dialogue (not counting the print on the posters, which I can't read anyway), communicating mood entirely through music and expression. Not only that, there is only one actually human character, a gender-ambiguous child who is never named or speaks. As ...
Feb 18, 2014

Writing about works like this is always a bit tricky, because the movie will at best appeal to a small percentage of the people reading this review. The challenge is always to make the show appear as repellant as possible to those that cannot and will not appreciate it, while at the same time recommending the movie to those that will actually like it. Essentially, this 1962 Tezuka short is not for “anime fans,” but “animation fans” – a subtle distinction to some, but a crucial one. Tezuka made the movie long before the stylistic distinctions that differentiate Japanese animation from the rest of the ...
Apr 24, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 6
Audio is background not vocal
art piece

Had a good opening that stressed who the main characters were and the roles they played. Only thing i would have added is a little more of a background for some of the same characters slightly later on at some point. Conclusion was unclear. On one had you can see it as tragic as the other you can see it as merciful/just. While telling a story with animated characters with no subtitles or vocals is a real challenge. Which to be fair was handled generally well. Although, the pain the viewer was suppose to take was unknown. Movies ...

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