Tsuru ni Notte: Tomoko no Bouken

On A Paper Crane: Tomoko's Adventure

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Synonyms: Tomoko Adventure, L'Oiseau Bonheur
Japanese: つるにのって とも子の冒険
English: On A Paper Crane: Tomoko's Adventure
French: L'Oiseau bu bonheur: Tsuru ni Notte
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 1993
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Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Other
Genre: DramaDrama
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Popularity: #13681
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A young girl named Tomoko visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. There she has a mysterious meeting with Sadako, the little girl who was 2 years old when the U.S. dropped the bomb on her city during WWII and 11 when she died from the effects of radiation poisoning. Sadako takes Tomoko on an eye-opening journey.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Canna, Nobutoshi


Arihara, Seiji
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Baishou, Chieko
Theme Song Performance
Koroku, Reijirou
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Ending Theme

"Anoko wa Miteru (あのこは見てる)" by Chieko Baisho


Feb 15, 2012
Japan nowadays. Tomoko, a little girl, visits the city of Hiroshima. That's where she admires the statue of a crane, symbol of peace, called the "Bird of Happiness". Suddenly, the statue starts to sparkle and even to move. Another little girl then appears through the lights, Sadako, who lived in Hiroshima after WW2. She starts telling Tomoko her story. The two little girls soon become inseparable.
Sadako Sasaki, was 2 years old when the U.S. dropped the bomb on her city during WWII. Sadako takes Tomoko on an eye-opening journey. A true story - minus the crane.
Feb 13, 2021
The thing about anime is that it covers a whole variety of genres, and you never know what you'll find. I literally just discovered this movie, On A Paper Crane: Tomoko's Adventure, today, and surprisingly, it was a lot easier to find than I thought, though that was because I knew where to look. It's a short OVA about a little girl, Tomoko, who visits Hiroshima and goes to a museum about the atomic bombing of the city. Although appalled by what she sees, namely the bombing reconstructions, she has a great time. When she sees a statue depicting a girl holding up a paper ...

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