Tales of a Street Corner

Alt title: Aru Machi Kado no Monogatari

Movie (1 ep x 38 min)
3.239 out of 5 from 265 votes
Rank #4,329

Life unfolds in the most unexpected places. Story of a Street Corner follows the bustling activities of a street corner, but not the ones you would expect. A hungry mouse, a moth desperately seeking the food caught in a spider’s web, and a love triangle unfolding between the posters lining the street are all depicted with an original musical score as the only sound.

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vivafruit Oct 6, 2007
Score 7.5/10

Writing about works like this is always a bit tricky, because the movie will at best appeal to a small percentage of the people reading this review. The challenge is always to make the show appear as repellant as possible to those that cannot and will not appreciate it, while at the same time recommending the movie to those that will actually like it. Essentially, this 1962 Tezuka short is not for... read more

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roriconfan Mar 30, 2012
Score 7/10

Historically-wise, Tale of a Street Corner is one of Osamu Tezuka’s best experimental films, while he was still loking for his own style of expression. That style came a year later with his Tetsuwan Atom anime, which pretty much established the basic anime characteristics for everybody else to follow. Thus this short film is nothing alike his trademark animation style. At the same time it is not even... read more


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