When eleven-year-old Wataru is told he can change his destiny by entering a magic gateway into another world, he jumps at the chance. But on his quest to find the Tower of Fortune and be granted any wish, he must conjure up all his bravery to battle a world of demons, his own friends and ultimately himself.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Piano no mori (2007)
Animation | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Amamiya Shuuhei moves from Tokyo to the country side due to his grandmother's bad health. His father is a famous pianist and Shuuhei has taken strict piano lessons since he was very young, ... See full summary »

Directors: Masayuki Kojima, Ryôsuke Nakamura
Stars: Aya Ueto, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Amano
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A pilot, despite being advised not to, bonds with a princess when he is tasked with escorting the royal subject overseas and across enemy territory to reunite her with her future husband.

Director: Jun Shishido
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Daisuke Ono, Takeshi Tomizawa
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Kochi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in the suburb of Tokyo. One day he picks up a large stone which turns out to be a fossil of a baby "Kappa" (a mythical Japanese water creature)... See full summary »

Director: Keiichi Hara
Stars: Kazato Tomizawa, Takahiro Yokokawa, Naoki Tanaka
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

It is 300 years into the future. Earth's environment had been devastated by mankind's own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The ... See full summary »

Director: Keiichi Sugiyama
Stars: Ryô Katsuji, Aoi Miyazaki, Yûko Kotegawa
King of Thorn (2009)
Animation | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A virus begins to grip the Earth's population and a group of hopeful survivors are cryogenically frozen in attempt to find a cure. But when the group awakens they are flung into a horrifying situation.

Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Eri Sendai
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Inspired by her grandfather's stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can't fend off the realities of growing up.

Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Stars: Masao Agawa, Chisa Bandai, J. David Brimmer
Karafuru (2010)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A sinful spirit is granted the opportunity to prove worthy for rebirth, inhabiting the body of a student who killed himself.

Director: Keiichi Hara
Stars: Kumiko Asô, Greg Ayres, Luci Christian
Animation | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A dramatic yet heart-warming story of cross-cultural friendship among children in the aftermath of WWII, presented by Tokyo-based award-winning animation studio Production I.G. Based on true events.

Director: Mizuho Nishikubo
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukie Nakama, Yûsuke Santamaria
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

Director: Takahiro Ômori
Stars: Hiroki Gotô, Asami Imai, Taya Jun
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Hilary Haag, Corey Hartzog, Leraldo Anzaldua
Eve no jikan (2010)
Animation | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the not too distant future androids have come into common usage. Taking the androids for granted, humans treat them as if they were common everyday tools, while on the other hand, some ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Kenji Nojima, Rie Tanaka
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

September 1998: A recent spate of unusual suicide incidents where several high school girls fell to their death, but left no suicide note and had apparently no reason to commit suicide. In ... See full summary »

Director: Ei Aoki
Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Takako Honda
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Wataru Mitsuya (voice)
Eiji Wentz ...
Mitsuru (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miki Imai ...
Goddess of Destiny (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Bishop Daimon (voice)
Shirô Itô ...
Monk Rau (voice)
Ayako Kawasumi ...
Mysterious Girl (voice)
...
Onba (voice)
Chiwa Saitô ...
Meena (voice) (as Chiwa Saito)
Rie Shibata ...
Yunababa (voice)
Katsumi Takahashi ...
Akira Mitsuya (voice)
Yoshiko Tanaka ...
Kuniko Mitsuya (voice)
Takako Tokiwa ...
Kutz (voice)
Yô Ôizumi ...
Kee-Keema (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A young boy attempts to change his destiny by entering a magic gateway to another world; but on his quest to find the Tower of Fortune and be granted any wish, he must conjure up all his bravery to battle demons, his friends, and ultimately himself. Written by Josh Wunder

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sword | anime | based on novel | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Are you brave enough to change your fate?


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 July 2006 (Japan)  »

Box Office

Budget:

JPY 1,000,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
God awful drivel
16 February 2007 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

What can I say?

Starts off fine and dandy, the usual story, a BRAVE STORY! Downtrodden hero got some family problems make him want to run and hide and make things better. Kid meets kid, second kid has some problems too and a way of making things better. Cue the fantasy world! Real world is tough, fantasy world is tough too but there you have a goal, a reason for being, people to help, quests to fulfill and dark demons to vanquish. Same old same old but done well enough.

BUT

What were they thinking with the end of this film? What message are they trying to give? Where were they coming from? I was left dumbfounded! My mental ability is not something I brag about so it's possible there are people other than the writers who have a clue about this finale.

On TV they showed people leaving the cinema crying after watching this, I think I know why!


5 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?