Cherry Town aka "Cherry Town Monogatari" (found amusement park-exclusive anime short film; 1989)
Date found: 25 Aug 2023
Found by: asakusa taro
Cherry Town aka Cherry Town Monogatari (チェリータウン物語, Cherry Town Stories) was a short anime film shown at Ōji Fancy Land, an amusement park that existed in Tamano, Okayama Prefecture from 1989 to 1995. It was produced by Toei Animation to commemorate the opening of the park, Poppy Cinema Theater attraction and was about 12 minutes long. Note that it is unrelated to Maple Town Stories (Maple Town Monogatari), also produced by Toei Animation. The short, featuring the park's mascot Cherry Mimi and her friends, was specifically shown at the park's Poppy Cinema Theater attraction.
The film is not well known to many people and its plot was unknown for a long time. The only resources that could be found on the Internet were staff information from Wikipedia and a single captured image from a 1989 Toei Animation brochure.
The full film was uploaded by YouTube user asakusa taro on August 25, 2023.
- Yumi Tōma as Cherry Mimi
- Keiichi Noda as Father
- Nana Yamaguchi as Mother
- Banjō Ginga as Mayor Biglon
- Tomiko Suzuki as Jiro
- Hiromi Tsuru as Muscat
- Shigeru Chiba as Jackie
- Naoki Tatsuta as Goggle Sam
- Creator - Isamu Tsuchida
- Planning - Kenrō Murayama, Ikuo Itō Tadanao Tsuji
- Producer - Toyohiko Hiraga, Hidenobu Hata
- Music - Goichi Misumi
- Production Manager - Masahisa Saeki
- Scenario - Mitsuru Shimada
- Film Director - Hisao Shirai
- Artist - Yūko Kobayashi, Tomoko Arikawa
- Character Design/Animation - Yasuhiro Yamaguchi
- Director - Toshihiko Arisako
- Storyboard - Yoshikatsu Kasai
- Key Animation - Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Masami Suda, etc.
- Animation - Hideki Nagashima, Masayuki Shibano, etc.
- Background - Yūko Kobayashi, Tomoko Arikawa
- Inspection - Yoshiko Sakuma, Yasue Itasaka, etc.
- Special Effects - Subaru Sekiai
- Filming - Motoaki Ikegami, Noriko Suzuki, etc.
- Editor - Shinichi Fukumitsu
- Recording - Taneyoshi Imaseki
- Effects - Michihiro Itō
- Choosing Music - Soeno Satō
- Assistant Director - Junichi Fujise, Harumi Kosaka
- Production Progress - Hideyuki Fujibashi
- Inspection Progress - Yutaka Kosada
- Art Progress - Hiroshi Misono
- Recording Studio - TAVAC Co.,Ltd.
- Film Developing - Toei Labo Tech Co., Ltd.
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- 1989 Toei Animation Brochure Retrieved June 17, 2023