High schooler Yuu and his friend Haru get involved in a case involving his childhood friend Kotona, which forces them to go back and forth between another world that is different but is ...
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High schooler Yuu and his friend Haru get involved in a case involving his childhood friend Kotona, which forces them to go back and forth between another world that is different but is somewhat similar to their world, Ni no Kuni. The real world and Ni no Kuni, when Kotona's life is in danger, what's the ultimate choice the three of them have to make in Ni no Kuni?Written by
The first feature-length work directed by Yoshiyuki Momose, who as of 2019 has been a professional animator for about 50 years and directing short-form works (including TV and theatrical shorts, title sequences, music videos, video game cutscenes, and commercials) for about 20 years. See more »
This is a decent anime movie for young and old. Based on some ideas of the 2 video Games "Nino Kuni". Although with some tweaks it could have a lower age rating and could have been enjoyed by even younger audiance aswell. But there is some war and blood so the 12 rating is understandable.
Story and Characters
As I didn't play the 2 Video Games I can't tell if it's something from the games.
The Story feels standalone but based on some ideas from the Nino Kuni Video Games.
Love, Magic, Fantasy; although that most things aren't really explained it feels structurated like a game. Bit by bit you learn more about the world after the characters did something. But other then in a game you can't question more you are stuck by the "main story" which somewhat annoyed me from time to time. You get confronted with many questions about things you want to explore but can't as it's a movie and you have to follow with the story.
The given plot twists are well done and understandable. Some you can forsee a little but nothing bad spoilers by the movie itself.
The happy end of the movie ist enjoyable and doesn't leave one wondering why. It's a good end without a cliffhanger or anything.
Effects, Characters, Backgrounds and all is pretty good. An up to date look which is fitting with the video games.
The music pieces are mostly matching scenes but I'm missing Ghibli feeling here (Joe Hisaishi) it is not the best of the best and I after watching it once can't really remember any song of the movie.
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