Hoshi no Yuuenchi

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Synonyms: Fairground in the Stars, Amusement Park in the Stars
Japanese: ほしのゆうえんち


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 1989
Producers: Gakken
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 17 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.741 (scored by 229229 users)
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Ranked: #127432
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Popularity: #15447
Members: 544
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A kindly teacher demonstrates origami to his elementary class, but when he gives a paper crane to a child, it is stolen from him by Takeshi, the class bully. Takeshi discovers that the crane is really a talking spaceship that takes him and his friends to visit a fairground in the stars.

A girl falls through a hole into Space Hell, and the children cooperate to rescue her. Takeshi wakes up, wondering if it was all a dream. The next day, he returns the magic crane to its rightful owner. This tale is from Rainbow Across the Pacific's Daisuke Ikeda, the leader of the buddhist Soka Gakkai organization which is commonly considered a cult as it is a part of the shinshuukyou religious movement.

(Source: Anime Encyclopedia)


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Aihara, Nobuhiro
Director, Screenplay, Key Animation
Ikeda, Daisaku
Original Creator
Nishikawa, Youichi
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Apr 3, 2022
“Hoshi no Yuuenchi” is a short, unique OVA with a moral message that is marred with plot inconsistencies and poorly executed technical aspects.

The story centers on a group of first-graders who watch their teacher make an origami crane, as the teacher tells them about how satellites are similar to origami. This comparison from the teacher seems a little out of place, but it does tie in with the space theme. The entire class competes in rock-paper-scissors for who gets to bring the crane home. The boy who loses in the final round is a sore loser, and ends up stealing the crane from the boy ...


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