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Sayonara no asa ni yakusoku no hana o kazarô (2018)

An immortal girl and a normal boy meet and become friends, sharing a bond that lasts throughout the years.

Director:

Mari Okada

Writers:

Mari Okada, Christian La Monte (english script adaptation)
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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 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 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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Aishite, yokatta. (It was good to have loved.) See more »


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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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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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We all die eventually
29 July 2018 | by julianloSee all my reviews

A-plot 10/10, B-plot 10/10, Characterization 10/10, Pacing 7/10, World Building 7/10, Voice Acting 9/10, Soundtrack 8/10, Animation 10/10,

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms is one of the best anime films to release in the last few years. Almost everything about this film is perfect, from the well defined characters and the compelling plot to the beautiful animation and soundtrack. The only problems I had with this film are for things that didn't really matter like the minimal world building and a few unnecessary characters. Although one real problem I think the film had was the pacing especially in the first half. There are several time jumps in the film which skips over quite a bit of time and several moments that are hinted at but skipped over that I would have liked to have seen and I think would have made the ending more impactful. Because of this I think this story would have also worked really well as a 8-12 episode series. Despite these problems, the plot and characters were more than enough to keep me invested. I highly recommend you take any opportunity you have to check out this film.


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