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  • © Chieri and Cherry Partners

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Chieri and Cherry


Animated feature film [Japan]

An original frame-by-frame puppet animation that carries a profound message about the recovery and future of the region devastated by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Chieri, a lonely young girl who lost her beloved father in the disaster, has only her stuffed animal toy Cherry as a conversation mate. In this fantasy adventure, Chieri gradually grows to appreciate the value of life and to take the first steps toward a new future.
[54 min. 6 sec.]

© Chieri and Cherry Partners




Born in 1970 in Saitama Prefecture. Director, scriptwriter, and producer. Works mainly in radio and animation.

( 2017 )

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