Shounen to Sakura


The Cherry Tree

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 少年とさくら
English: The Cherry Tree
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1983
Producers: Shinano Kikaku
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Picture book
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 5.601 (scored by 313313 users)
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Ranked: #115152
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Popularity: #14749
Members: 699
Favorites: 1

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Synopsis

In postwar Tokyo, while his mum works, Taichi spends his days alone and misses his dad who was killed in the war. Through his friendship with an old man who tends a seemingly dead cherry tree, Taichi learns about the tree and gradually becomes more positive.

(Source: Treasures of the Heart)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Taichi

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Ikura, Kazue
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Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
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Ikeda, Daisaku
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Reviews

Jul 15, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This tiny OVA is something you would usually remember from Elementary School. It's not a bad episode, just not something you would really recommend anybody to watch because as i said, it seems its directed audience is pointed towards children. Because of that i will rate the story a 6.

I really do enjoy the old art styles of anime. I wish more anime nowadays would adapt the oldish art style look into their anime. I give the art a 6 as well.

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Dec 17, 2018
Mixed Feelings
While nothing special, this is still a nice little short story with a nice message. In the terrible hardship immediately following the second world war, a young boy and his mother are struggling just to survive. The boy comes across an old man caring for a cherry tree -- and through his actions, he is able to show how strength and perseverance through hardship pays off.

The artwork is serviceable but unexceptional. The story is also simple and straightforward, although maybe a bit maudlin. But even still, it's a nice and short tale.
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