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Miyuki Miyabe (novel)
Ichirô Ôkôchi (screenplay)
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8 July 2006 (Japan) See more »
Are you brave enough to change your fate?
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Takako Matsu ... 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)

Kirin Kiki ... 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)

Directed by
Kôichi Chigira 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miyuki Miyabe  novel
Ichirô Ôkôchi  screenplay

Produced by
Koji Kajita .... producer
Chihiro Kameyama .... executive producer
Hiroyoshi Koiwai .... producer
Daisuke Sekiguchi .... producer
Original Music by
Ben Watkins  (as Juno Reactor)
Cinematography by
Yoshio Hirooka 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Makoto Bessho .... unit director
Tetsuo Ichimura .... assistant unit director
Shunsuke Ishikawa .... assistant unit director
Mahiro Maeda .... unit director
Tomihiko Ohkubo .... unit director
Sound Department
Dustin Cawood .... assistant sound editor
Noah Davis .... assistant sound editor
David C. Hughes .... sound effects editor
Tom Myers .... re-recording mixer
Tom Myers .... sound designer
Larry Oatfield .... sound editor
Robert Shoup .... sound editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... supervising sound editor
Animation Department
Akiko Asaki .... animator
Yuriko Chiba .... character designer
Yuriko Chiba .... chief animation director
Kôichi Chigira .... storyboard
Akinori Fudesaka .... animator
Toshiyuki Fujisawa .... animation director
Akio Hirakawa .... animator: Araki Productions
Osamu Horiuchi .... animation director
Yûji Hosogoe .... animation director
Ai Ishimori .... animator: Studio Wanpack
Hisashi Kagawa .... animation director
Hiroyuki Kanbe .... animation director
Atsushi Kasano .... animator: Studio Angle
Masaru Kato .... animation director
Erukin Kawabata .... animation director
Aya Kinbe .... animator: Telecom Animation Film
Ayako Komatsu .... animator: Studio Deen
Masahiro Kôyama .... animation director
Mahiro Maeda .... storyboard
Asami Masuda .... animator: Studio Angle
Shôichi Masuo .... animation director
Akira Matsushima .... animator
Tomoyuki Minagawa .... animation director
Ai Mochida .... animator
Ami Nagata .... animator: Studio Live
Akira Narita .... animator: Studio Dove
Asako Nishida .... animator
Akiko Ohora .... animator: Xebec
Atsushi Okuda .... animation director
Atsushi Okuda .... animator
Akira Ono .... animator: Telecom Animation Film
Eiko Saitô .... animation director
Aika Sakuramoto .... animator: Tama Production
Atsushi Sato .... animator: Studio Angle
Atsushi Sekiguchi .... animator: Chaos Project
Akira Sotoya .... animator: wish
Shunji Suzuki .... animation director
Aya Takada .... animator: p.a. works
Yûichi Tanaka .... animation director (as Yuichi Tanaka)
Akiko Taniguchi .... animator: Madhouse Studios
Manabu Tanzawa .... animation director
Kaichirô Terada .... animation director
Ayumi Tsukamoto .... animator: Nakamura Production
Akiko Uchida .... animator: g&g direction
Takaaki Wada .... animation director
Atsuko Watanabe .... animator: Studio Live
Atsushi Yamagata .... animation director
Atsushi Yamagata .... animator
Akihiro Yamamoto .... animator
Shinichi Yoshikawa .... animation director
Yoshimitsu Ôhashi .... storyboard
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... music scoring mixer
Graham Sutton .... music editor

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Japan:112 min | Germany:108 min
Aspect Ratio:
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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
My opinion of brave story, 21 January 2007
Author: super_laurens from Netherlands

The movie was great. Normally, i'm not the biggest fan of anime, so I did not expected to much of this movie. For that, I am grateful.

There was a bit of "Alice in wonderland" vibe to it. In this story you get pulled away from real life and come to a world with beautiful mix animation that stunned me every time.

There are a few thing in the movie that are not at a high level. Like the story, it starts real slow. When finally the movie got warmed up, the story gets sloppy and it comes at you as a airplane crashing down and before you know it, it is over. You wanted the ending not to start but like most inevitable things, this ending comes to fast.

Therefor i find this movie a great one, not only i was surprised about the mixed animations. Also the moral of the story gets a hold on you.

This movie is Walhalla for every anime lover.

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