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Aru Machi Kado no Monogatari


Alternative Titles

English: Tales of the Street Corner
Synonyms: Aru Machikado no Monogatari, Story of a Street Corner, Tale of a Street Corner
Japanese: ある街角の物語

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 5, 1962
Producers: Mushi Production
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance
Duration: 38 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 6.811 (scored by 789 users)
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Ranked: #40462
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Popularity: #5936
Members: 1,716
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Synopsis

The scene is set with a poster on a street corner, a girl who cherishes her teddy bear, a street lamp and a playful moth that is drawn to the lamp. These creatures and inanimate objects, each with their own dramas, get involved in a war and the story ends in a tragic climax. This is a private animated piece that expresses feelings rather than telling a story. It can be said that Tezuka Osamu, frustrated with working for big companies, made an attempt here to depict what he really wanted in his animation. This work illustrates that even a poster on the wall can have a vivid drama behind it, and brings the magic of animation alive for us.

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Staff

Yamamoto, Eiichi
Yamamoto, Eiichi
Episode Director, Key Animation, Editing
Tezuka, Osamu
Tezuka, Osamu
Original Creator
Rintaro
Rintaro
In-Between Animation
Konno, Shuuji
Konno, Shuuji
Key Animation


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More reviewsReviews

Blind_Guardian
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 read more
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vivafruit1
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 read more
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Solemnmind
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 read more
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