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Amefuri Kozou

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Synonyms: Rain Boy
Japanese: 雨ふり小僧


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 24, 1983
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Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #53722
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This is the second story of "The Lion Books" series. A boy meets a lonely little umbrella ghost wearing Geta. He promises the ghost that he will give it a pair of rain boots in exchange for three wishes. The boy, however, grows up completely forgetting the promise. One day, when he happens to remember the ghost, he rushes back to that bridge in his hometown, to the Rain Boy...This is a moving, sweet hometown fantasy about a gentle ghost and a forgotten promise.

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Oct 11, 2012
"Rain Boy" (original japanese name: "Amefuri Kuzou") is an OAV adaptation of the short manga story with the same name made by legendary "manga" artist, Osamu Tezuka (published back in September 1975 in the comic magazine Monthly Shounen Jump)

General synopsis: Mota, a young boy who lives in a village within a mountain, is always bullied by the city boys of the main school he goes to (at the same time he's also in the branch school of the village where his father, a professor, teaches) due to him being a "mountain boy". One day, he meets (under the bridge) Rain Boy, a little umbrella ghost read more
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