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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Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #83582
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Popularity: #10826
Members: 2,451
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Rain Boy

Hori, Junko


Maekawa, Takashi
Special Effects
Seya, Shinji
Animation Check, Key Animation


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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 ...
Mar 15, 2021
Short Review:

I really did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. In comparison to the first story in "The Lion Books" series, this one blows the other out of the water. Rain boy was very emotional and almost moved me to tears. It was extremely straightforward, and had nothing to really consider or feel like you needed to know in advance. I now have this feeling that I've fully appreciated this story without having the need to fill in some unnecessary plot holes. All was great up until the ending, where it seemed a bit off to me, but nonetheless, I enjoyed ...
Dec 6, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Rate of 5
seen via english dub

Plot: three wishes? that is a lie! It was actually four. the extra wish was the show you exist.

art: art was moderately drawn. Not clean and cut like most modern pieces are.

Voice appeared to be slightly off key from the character's lips. However, it got better towards the end.

Character: the back story was decent. Although, i question the fact if the ending was possible. The factor was if friends were made the trade off most likely in theory could not be accomplished. Given what he grew into how is it that friends were not made?

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