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Colourful (2010)

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

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Credited cast:
Kumiko Asô ...
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Greg Ayres ...
Makoto Kobayashi (voice)
Luci Christian ...
Pura Pura (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
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Jingi Irie ...
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Michael ...
Purapura (voice)
Akina Minami ...
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Carli Mosier ...
Makoto's Mother (voice)
Akiyoshi Nakao ...
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Genevieve Simmons ...
Mao (voice)
Katsumi Takahashi ...
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Kazato Tomizawa ...
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David Wald ...
Makoto's Father (voice)
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A sinful spirit is granted the opportunity to prove worthy for rebirth, inhabiting the body of a student who killed himself.

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Makoto is 'lucky' and will have another chance at life


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6 March 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love anime like that, the emotional kind that makes you think about your life after you finished watching it. It has everything I ever wanted from an anime. Relationships with family/ friends, life problems, death, and a new perspective on the afterlife. It shows how cruel sometimes life can be, and sometimes you can think that nobody loves you, you are alone, but it's not always true. You might be blinded by rage or depression and can't see the efforts and love other people are giving you. The anime lived up to my expectations as a wonderful drama, the ending was just right too. The only problem I had is the voice acting for Makoto, the voice seemed not convincing, especially when he was angry. The voice sounded too childish.


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