On August 6, 1945, Sadako, age 10, survives the bomb blast but develops cancer from the radiation. She believes folding 1,000 senbazuru will cure her because they are a symbol of long life. Sadly, Sadako dies before finishing, but her school friends complete her mission and, ever since, people continue to make colorful paper cranes in her memory.
Tiny victory: I’ve mastered public transit ルール - the hard way.
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The BradField Company's INANIMATE ALICE is a digital novel that never ends, narrated by Alice, an aspiring game designer. Free to view online are episodes 1-5 www.inanimatealice.com and 12 photo stories www.inanimatealice.edu.au set in Australia. This digital journal takes place between episodes 5 and 6 (coming in 2015), during Alice's Gap Year.
Language Consultant: Kathleen Duquemin
Voice Actor: Naoko Nishikawa
Brad illustrations: John Welding
Special Thanks to Contributors: Kathleen Duquemin, Alexander Walsh, Nathan Lane, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Meaghan Baker, Rachel Spence, Jerry To
Video credits: Shibuya (cover), home meal (page 8): copyright © Elayna Snyder; Tokyo station (page 2), ramen (page 7): Nathan Lane; vending machine (page 5): David Elman in Ehime-ken.
Image Credits: Gundam (cover, page 5): CC attribution Alexander Olm; Tokyo subway (page 2): Wendy Ikemoto; Harajuku, skateboard cat (page 3): Rachel Spence; otaku (page 4): CC attribution David Gibson; android (page 5): Kodomoroid® is a registered trademark owned by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) and Dentsu, Inc., Chiba Marine; UFO Catcher, Godzilla (page 5): CC attribution Tasayu Tasnaphun; Akihabara (page 5): CC attribution 利用者 risinng-dragon; sushi (page 6): CC attribution Craig Piersma; konbini (page 6): Alexander Walsh; oden, seafood (page 7), takoyaki (page 8): Kathleen Duquemin; chopsticks (page 7): CC attribution Adam/Atom; snow monkeys (page 8): CC attribution CN Battson.
Sound Credits: Tokyo sounds (gadget): kabit, Trinity 101, sleepkid at Freesound.org; Japanese directions (page 3): Nathan Lane.