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On A Paper Crane - Tomoko's Adventure

Alt titles: Tsuru ni Notte: Tomoko no Bouken

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Synopsis:

One day, Tomoko Sato travels by herself to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum for a class assignment, eager to complete her task. However, after learning the horrifying details of what took place many years ago, Tomoko leaves, finding herself in front of a beautiful statue that turns into a little girl! Named Sadako, the youth quickly becomes best friends with Tomoko, and shares her tragic story...

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Seiji ARIHARA Director
Reijiro KOROKU Music
Masanori IKEDA Producer
Hideki USHIKUBO Producer

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Why, anime makers, why? :( laveur 6 Aug 13, 2011
Stand Alone Movies chii 240 Jan 14, 2011

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Futatsu no Kurumi

Futatsu no Kurumi
  • TV Special (1 ep x 46 min)
  • 2007

Ayaka is a typical twelve-year-old girl who takes her comfortable city life for granted, brushing off her grandmother's tales of World War II. On a day like any other, the girl begrudgingly takes her dog Ryan for a walk when she's forced to flee into a telephone booth to take refuge from a sudden storm – and that's when it happens. Lightning strikes, teleporting her and Ryan sixty years into the past, several days before Tokyo was bombed and 100,000 people lost their lives. Stranded from everyone she knows and the comforts of home, Ayaka must struggle to survive amidst the hardships of war, all the while trying to find a way home.

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chii

Both anime are about girls from the present that learn first hand how things were for the Japanese people during WW2. Both give the impression that there are some things that people should never forget. Check one out if you liked the other.

sothis

On a Paper Crane and Two Walnuts follow a third hand tale of life in the war, aiming to teach children of this generation about the horrors of the past.

Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen
  • Movie (1 ep x 83 min)
  • 1983

The year is 1945, and the Japanese war effort is grinding to a halt. In Hiroshima, the Nakaoka family is working hard to survive in the midst of poverty and persecution. With his father constantly working, six year old Gen has been left in charge of his family, yet stays relentlessly optimistic in the face of hardship. Then, on August 6th, the atomic bomb Little Boy detonated in the center of town, and the people's lives were changed forever. As Gen struggles to cope with the horrific event, his youthful innocence and refusal to give up brings a renewed sense of hope to those around him...

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Though Barefoot Gen takes place long ago and Tomoko's Adventure is more of a present-day look at the tragedy, both tales revolve around the famous WW2 bombings and how they affected the normal townspeople.

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies
  • Movie (1 ep x 88 min)
  • 1988

With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...

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Though Grave of the Fireflies takes place long ago and Tomoko's Adventure is more of a present-day look at the tragedy, both tales revolve around the famous WW2 bombings and how they affected the normal townspeople.

Rail of the Star

Rail of the Star

Young Chiko and her family live in Japanese occupied Korea during the height of World War II, an area soon to be reoccupied by the Russians when Japan loses the war. For Chiko and many other Japanese people, this means exile from their homes, and the only way to escape is to head south towards their families and safe haven. Now, with unfriendly faces all around them, Chiko, her family, and a number of others must set off on a journey to find their way to safety through countless hardships, guided by the light of the stars...

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Though Rail of the Star takes place long ago and Tomoko's Adventure is more of a present-day look at the tragedy, both tales revolve around the famous WW2 bombings and how they affected the normal townspeople.