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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.


Keiichi Hara


Eto Mori (novel), Miho Maruo (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Kumiko Asô ... Makoto's Mom (voice)
Chris Ayres ... Principal / Classmate (voice) (as Christopher Ayres)
Greg Ayres ... Makoto Kobayashi (voice)
Clint Bickham Clint Bickham ... Saotome / Classmate (voice)
Luci Christian ... Pura Pura (voice)
Kalin Coates Kalin Coates ... Kids at Snack Store (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... (voice)
Jingi Irie Jingi Irie ... Saotoe (voice)
Brittney Karbowski ... Shoko Sano (voice)
Mark Laskowski ... Doctor / Classmate (voice)
Brent Marshall Brent Marshall ... Worker at Gomensoro / Classmate (voice)
David Matranga ... Mr. Sawada (voice)
Michael Michael ... Purapura (voice)
Akina Minami Akina Minami ... Hiroka Kuwabara (voice)
Aoi Miyazaki ... Shoko Sano (voice)


There is a train station on the other side of death, yet not all who arrive on the platform will be judged ready for passage onwards. For one unready soul, there will be both a test and a second chance. Rather than be reborn, this soul will awake in the body of 14-year-old suicide Makoto Kobayashi where it must not only find a way to fit into Makoto's existence, but also unravel two mysteries. What is the secret of the great sin it committed in its own previous life and what were the reasons that led to Makoto's suicide? While some may believe the truth to be as plain to see as black and white, "Makoto" soon finds that the real world is overlaid with so many shades of grey and rainbows of colors that even the most obvious of "facts" are not what they seem. With the soul's time in Makoto's body quickly running out, the answers to all life's mysteries await discovery. Written by itsterr

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


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Good Movie with a Powerful Meaning
21 January 2015 | by andrewsroSee all my reviews

This movie really blew me away. It isn't the typical fantasy or violent anime most of us watch but, it is really powerful. To start i'm going to say that not everybody will rate it a 10/10. The meaning of it will be interpreted in different ways, and depending on how much you can relate to it will impact your rating.

The animation is beautiful, with many colors and cool locations to look at. The story can be very dark and unusual but also fun and playful at times. I recommend everyone watch this movie at least once, to get the full meaning out of it. To me I really felt it was trying to teach me to be thankful for what I have, and to value my life even at the worst times.

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21 August 2010 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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