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Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho

Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho

Alternative Titles

English: The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Synonyms: Beyond the Clouds, The Promised Place
Japanese: 雲のむこう、約束の場所

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 20, 2004
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.041 (scored by 37282 users)
Ranked: #4512
Popularity: #356
Members: 68,095
Favorites: 495
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Synopsis

In an alternate timeline, Japan was divided after losing World War II: Hokkaido was annexed by "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands were under US sovereignty. A gigantic yet mysterious tower was constructed at Hokkaido and could be seen clearly from Aomori (the northernmost prefecture of Honshu) across Tsugaru Strait. In the summer of 1996, three 9th-graders had made a promise that one day they'll build an aircraft and unravel the tower's mystery, but their project was abandoned after the girl, Sayuri Sawatari, began experiencing sleeping sickness and transferred to Tokyo for better treatment. Three years later, Hiroki Fujisawa accidentally found out that Sayuri had been in a coma since then, and he asked Takuya Shirakawa to help him finding a way to revive her. What they don't know yet is that Sayuri's unconsciousness is somehow linked with secrets of the tower and the world.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho

Characters & Voice Actors

Fujisawa, Hiroki
Fujisawa, Hiroki
Main
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
Yoshioka, Hidetaka
Japanese
Yoshioka, Hidetaka
...
Sawatari, Sayuri
Sawatari, Sayuri
Main
Boone, Jessica
English
Boone, Jessica
Nanri, Yuuka
Japanese
Nanri, Yuuka
...
Shirakawa, Takuya
Shirakawa, Takuya
Main
Hagiwara, Masato
Japanese
Hagiwara, Masato
Martinez, Kalob
English
Martinez, Kalob
...
Okabe
Okabe
Supporting
Swasey, John
English
Swasey, John
Ishizuka, Unsho
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unsho

Staff

Shinkai, Makoto
Producer, Director, Sound Director, Script, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics, Color Design, Original Creator, Editing, Executive Producer
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director
Kawashima, Ai
Theme Song Performance
Tenmon
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music



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Jun 25, 2008
TheLlama
The Place Promised starts out with a very tranquil slice of life setting, but don't get fooled by first appearances. It soon takes on a more dramatic tone, with a sense of sci.fi. over it too, depending on which of the two male leads' story it's currently following. With the dreams of the female lead poppign in here and there, you have three fantastic story which grabs you on a deep, emotional level, and it all ends with blending the three together in one splendid end scene, which I'll remember a long time.

The characters in The Place Promised are fantastic, deep and lifelike. Note the read more
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Mar 17, 2007
Faust721
Makoto Shinkai's first feature-lengthed work - The Place Promised in Our Early Days.

Story: Just like Voices in a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, this is a story about 2 people and their distances. Unlike Voices where their distance is that of time and space, Place Promised is about their distance across dimensions/dreams/reality. What I like about this concept is how well Shinkai presented it. Sayuri (our heroine) is physically in the world, but spiritually trapped in another. It is very touching to see Hiroki (our hero) search for Sayuri knowing that she is very close yet at the same time very far away read more
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Recommendations

They're from the same director, so you can expect the style to be quite similar. 5cm doesn't have the whole sci-fi element involved though... at least not as it stands after the first episode.
They're from the same director, so you can expect the style to be quite similar. Voices of a Distant star is a bit short in comparison, but quite similar otherwise. Both focus heavily on the relationships between main characters, and both have the whole near-future sci-fi thing going on.

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Ending Theme

"Kimi no Koe" by Kawashima, Ai

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