Ranked #1218
Brave Story

Brave Story

Alternative Titles

English: Brave Story
Japanese: ブレイブ・ストーリー


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2006
Producers: Gonzo
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.611 (scored by 9566 users)
Ranked: #12182
Popularity: #1613
Members: 17,981
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When 11-year-old Wataru's father leaves home and his mother is taken ill to the hospital, he decides to change his fate by traveling through the door shown to him by his friend Mitsuru. In a land of magic and monsters, Wataru must summon all his courage and embark on a journey with several comrades to meet the Goddess of Destiny and change this "mistaken fate."

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Brave Story -Shinsetsu-, Brave Story

Characters & Voice Actors

Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa
Oizumi, Yo
Oizumi, Yo
Tokiwa, Takako
Tokiwa, Takako
Ashikawa, Mitsuru
Ashikawa, Mitsuru
Wentz, Eiji
Wentz, Eiji


Chigira, Kouichi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Okouchi, Ichiro
Maeda, Mahiro

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Dec 21, 2008
This movie is quite special. Like many other Anime, movies in particular; there is a certain style and idea behind every scene and occurrence. Which obviously also applies to this movie. However, unlike many other Anime movies; it's so darn cute and cuddly. The movie isn't girly; and it has a few occurrences in between that aren't considered cute at all; but tend more towards sad.

But still, I can't help but say this movie was a cute one. A young boy striving forward. While not particularly being talented or smart; rather much more average. He goes into a different world to there fulfill his wish.

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Jan 1, 2011
Brave Story: an adaptation from Miyuki Miyabi's novel of the same name, is a film that any kid under 10 would really enjoy. I say this due to that my 4 year old son and 2 of my nephews(also under 10) have made it their favorite movie. When I asked why they liked it, their answer was; "because it looked cool!"

Now I haven't played the games nor have I bought any of the franchise(apart from this DVD) which all stem from the novel, yet after finishing the film I knew that a lot of the script were cut from the original adaptation, making what could read more
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Jun 26, 2013
Brave Story is a really long novel written by Miyabe Miyuki. How long? Over seven hundred pages. What's impressive about it is that the novel has no filler. Everything that happens is important. It's gotten manga and video game adaptations. As well as a movie version. Which brings up the obvious question, how do you turn a novel that long into a not quite two hour film? Even the game version, though it skips and changes a lot to get into the action right away, has a lot more story than that. Let's take a look at Gonzo's version and find out.

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Dec 6, 2007
I absolutely LOVED the movie >_<
The pace of the movie was just right with the plot.
Animation wise, it was superb. The details for the effects were very impressive.
The ending song was also amazing. Best song heard from AquaTimes (but I only heard 3 so far =P)
I love this anime so much, I'm gonna start reading the manga & playing the game =D
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In both movies the protagonists undertake a journey to a faraway land similar to the underworld, in order to bring back a dead person whom they love very much.  
reportRecommended by insoo
in both movies, the main characters come into a new world and try to save their parents. this new world has supernatural and fantasy world in which they both try to adapt to their new environments. worth while to check the other out ^__^ 
reportRecommended by darth_lex
Same director, same "epic, fantasy" feel, with good, if not great, pacing, and has some of the better visuals that Gonzo made.
While there are some genre and demographic differences, the same fantastic setting is present within both. Also the main character looks alike and behaves the same somewhat.

Brave Story is a kids' movie and... while not the most DEEP kids' movie around(this ain't no Miyazaki!), it's a blast and is BEAUTIFUL. The characters though are weak as twigs, the message's worth is nullified, and... adults probably won't think so highly of this.

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reportRecommended by Otaking09
There's a boy, who is chosen to travell across another world to finally find someone, who will make possible to change the destiny. Fantasy, I really recommend! 
reportRecommended by SomeoneLost
Though Hunter x Hunter is a series of total 92 episodes (regarding the main TV and its OVAs as a single whole), and Brave Story is a less than 2 hour movie, they still have very close athmosphere and leave similar impression after watching.
The main character of Brave Story Wataru and the HxH antagonist Gon are both friendly, straight and a bit ingenuous boys. But both of them strive for finding and regaining something important, that is their family.
The similarity becomes more evident, if Brave Story is placed next to the HxH Greed Island arc. The characters send themselves into a different world,  read more 
reportRecommended by the_orange
Haru and Wataru both encounter problems associated with living a normal human life, and they eventually both find escape and a chance to mature and change their lives in fantasy worlds which are hidden seamlessly in their realities. Brave story focuses on more distressing and mature issues, yet both have their lighthearted moments.

The artwork is also very similar, largely centered on bright colours and fluid background which pop out at you.

They also both feature cute, anthropomorphized cats, which is always wonderful!  
reportRecommended by WeirwoodWired

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Ending Theme

"Ketsui no Asa ni" by Aqua Timez

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