Sunset on Third Street

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Sunset on Third Street
Sunset on Third Street v1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first volume of Sunset on Third Street
(San-Chōme no Yūhi)
GenreComedy, Drama
Written byRyōhei Saigan
Published byShogakukan
MagazineBig Comic Original
Original run1974 – present
Anime television series
Directed byTsuneo Maeda
Music byKentarō Haneda
Yasuko Tomita (OP, ED)
Kumiko Mori
StudioGroup Tac, Toho
Original networkTBS
Original run October 12, 1990 March 22, 1991
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Sunset on Third Street (三丁目の夕日 夕焼けの詩, San-Chōme no Yūhi Yūyake no Uta) is a Japanese manga series by Ryōhei Saigan [ja]. As of 2017, 65 volumes of the manga have been published. It was also a short-lived anime series from 1990 to 1991 and three films, Always Sanchōme no Yūhi, Always Zoku Sanchōme no Yūhi and Always Sanchōme no Yūhi '64, were based on stories and characters from the manga. It won the 27th Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.[1]


The comic is set in postwar Japan between 1955 and 1964 and focuses on stories illustrating the humor and pathos of ordinary life in the Japan of that era, mainly about the residents of the fictional Tokyo neighborhood of "San-Chome" - "Third Block" . However, many stories take place with one-story characters (not only people but animals and legendary creatures) and in other parts of Japan.


  1. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2009-12-27.

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