Aru Machi Kado no Monogatari

Aru Machi Kado no Monogatari


Other name: Tales Of The Street Corner, Aru Machikado No Monogatari, Story Of A Street Corner, Tale Of A Street Corner, ある街角の物語

Genres: Drama Anime, Movie Anime, Music Anime, Romance Anime

Date aired: Nov 5, 1962

Status: Completed


The scene is set with a poster on a street corner, a girl who cherishes her teddy bear, a street lamp and a playful moth that is drawn to the lamp. These creatures and inanimate objects, each with their own dramas, get involved in a war and the story ends in a tragic climax. This is a private animated piece that expresses feelings rather than telling a story. It can be said that Tezuka Osamu, frustrated with working for big companies, made an attempt here to depict what he really wanted in his animation. This work illustrates that even a poster on the wall can have a vivid drama behind it, and brings the magic of animation alive for us.