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: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 39 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 6.581 (scored by 17411,741 users)
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Ranked: #59432
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Popularity: #8123
Members: 4,071
Favorites: 9

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Synopsis

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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Background

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
Rintaro
In-Between Animation
Sugii, Gisaburou
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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
Story

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 ...
Dec 8, 2012
Tales of a Street Corner is produced by Osamu Tezuka and uses a combination of living and inanimate characters to construct a story with a heavy anti-war theme. Sounds bizarre, right? Well, it certainly is and the first half is unlikely to get any other reaction than a few raised eyebrows and smiles as it introduces the characters and setting.

Among the cast we find a human girl and her father; a moth; a group of mice; a street-lamp and finally a plethora of various posters containing a large variety of characters. These characters inhabit a street corner that, through clever development, comes off as an ...

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