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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)

Sayonara no asa ni yakusoku no hana o kazarô (original title)
Escaping war, a young girl finds a lone surviving infant and decides to raise him as her son.

Director:

Mari Okada

Writers:

Mari Okada, Christian La Monte (english script adaptation)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manaka Iwami Manaka Iwami ... Maquia (voice)
Miyu Irino ... Erial (voice)
Yôko Hikasa Yôko Hikasa ... Tita (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ... Baro (voice)
Yoshimasa Hosoya ... Lang (voice)
Yûki Kaji ... Clear (voice)
Ai Kayano ... Leilia (voice)
Misaki Kuno Misaki Kuno ... Medmel (voice)
Rina Satô Rina Satô ... Mido (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Rashine (voice)
Tomokazu Sugita ... Isol (voice)
Xanthe Huynh ... Maquia (voice)
Eddy Lee ... Ariel / Additional Voices (voice)
Ryan Shanahan Ryan Shanahan ... Ariel (Teen) / Additional Voices (voice)
Barnaby Lafayette Barnaby Lafayette ... Ariel (Child) (voice)
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Storyline

In the land of Iolph, all the people stop aging in their mid-teens and can live for hundreds of years. One resident, Maquia, feels lonely despite the peaceful and idyllic land she lives in. But one day, the Mesarte army invades Iolph, seeking the peoples' blood for their immortality. Maquia manages to escape the destruction and chaos of war, but with no home or people, she becomes a wanderer in a dark forest. She comes across Erial, an infant mortal boy who has lost his parents, and becomes his guardian. The story follows the relationship that evolves between the two as Erial grows up while Maquia does not.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

24 February 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,472, 22 July 2018

Gross USA:

$204,238

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,549,531
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of screenwriter Mari Okada. See more »


Soundtracks

Wiâtoru
Lyrics by riya
Music and arrangement by rionos
Performed by rionos
Courtesy of Lantis (as Rantisu)
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Dare to be sentimental
8 January 2019 | by larguSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure to see a preview of Maquia without any previous knowledge of it. This is something that I recommend. That being said, Maquia start off quite dense with different warring factions and odd bits of vocabulary. No worries though, because even though every detail is not fully explained the word building and slow pacing eases you into the story. And it IS quite detailed, both story vise and visually. The protagonist Maquia from the title, is born in village where the inhabitants record and keep history by weaving long tapestries. Her people are a legendary elf-like lot who can live for hundreds of years and stop aging in their teens. Now, this trope could easily turn quite nasty, but Maquia steers tastefully far from most potential threats. In all, Maquia is a story about family and relations. It's poignant and serious in an oddly down-to-earth way regardless of it's fantasy setting.The animations are a high-budget marvel to see. My only gripe is that the movie kind of ends multiple times, and the last 30 minutes or so feels like one ending after another. Apart from that it also made me cry quite profusely. So, go see it.


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