This is the second story of "The Lion Books" series. A boy meets a lonely little umbrella ghost wearing Geta. He promises the ghost that he will give it a pair of rain boots in exchange for three wishes. The boy, however, grows up completely forgetting the promise. One day, when he happens to remember the ghost, he rushes back to that bridge in his hometown, to the Rain Boy...This is a moving, sweet hometown fantasy about a gentle ghost and a forgotten promise.
Original Story and Director: Tezuka Osamu Screenplay, Storyboard, Rendition and Animation Director: Yoshimura Masateru Producer: Matsutani Takamasa Assistant Producer: Kubota Minoru Production Chief: Enomoto Hiroshi Art Director: Kobayashi Shichiro Art Board: Miyamoto Seiji Shooting Director: Sugaya Nobuyuki Original Pictures: Seya Shinji, Masanobe Hiromi, Owada Yoshihiro, Gokuusha, and Studio Aton Animation: Kano Kaoru, Artland, Studio Take, and Nishihori Hiromi Animation Checker: Seya Shinji Finishing: Maki Production, Group Masa Color Design: Ajiki Mitsuhiro Special Effects: Maekawa Takashi Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production Editing: Inoue Kazuo Sound Director: Kawamura Johei Music: Koroku Reijirou Effect: Kurahashi Shizuo
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Released by NHK Enterprise Co., Ltd. in July, 1989 / 24 minutes / In color
Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / Completed in October, 1983