Takane no Jitensha

Takane's Bicycle

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Japanese: タカネの自転車
English: Takane's Bicycle
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2008
Producers: Imagine
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Unknown
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #95922
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Popularity: #10324
Members: 2,441
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An 11-year-old boy, Takasumi Takane, will be given a new bicycle if his exam results are in the top 100, but his results put him in 112th place. He tells his mother a lie that he placed 92nd, and he tears the answer sheets apart. On his way home from cram school, he accidently breaks the old bicycle that he is supposed to hand down to his little sister, Tamaki. This angers Tamaki. Furthermore, Tamaki accuses him of telling a lie, and he begins to think of her as a nuisance. One night, when he goes to a shrine to look for his missing dog, Chris, he encounters a young man named Yoyogi. Somehow, Yoyogi has the answer sheet marked as “92nd." Yoyogi proposes a trade, but threatens to return the answer sheet to its original owner unless he is given something Takane doesn't need. Takane offers him his sister, Tamaki. At that very moment, Tamaki arrives, searching for Takane and Chris. Yoyogi turns Tamaki into a shining object and swallows her. Takane decides that he was wrong and wants to save her. Yoyogi agrees to restore Tamaki to her original form if Takane wins a race against him, with his broken bicycle. Can Takane win the race rescue Tamaki?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Katsumata, Hideo
Ikeda, Masashi
Director, Storyboard
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Shichirou
Art Director


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Oct 23, 2009
Mixed Feelings
It sometimes surprises me just how much anime as a medium affects Japanese society, in particular in areas of creative development. There was a time, both in Japan and the West, when working on anime/cartoons and manga/comics wasn't classed as real "work". Oh, how times have changed, and part of the reason for that change is the fact that both anime and manga have a great degree of industry recognition. Granted this recognition is specific to Japan for the moment, however both mediums are steadily increasing their presence overseas, Spirited Away winning an Oscar being symptomatic of this change.

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