Ranked #258

Sakasama no Patema

Alternative Titles

English: Patema Inverted
Japanese: サカサマのパテマ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2013
Licensors: GKids
Source: Unknown
Genres: Sci-Fi, Seinen
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.251 (scored by 30,835 users)
Ranked: #2582
Popularity: #738
Members: 61,684
Favorites: 425
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Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of a giant industrial complex. Though she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan. One day when she is exploring in a forbidden zone, she is startled by a strange bat-like creature and tumbles headlong into a void - and out into the wide open world above the surface, a place with reversed physics, where if she let go she would "fall up" into the sky and be lost forever. Age is a student on this surface world, a totalitarian society whose compliant population has been brainwashed against the "sinners who fell into the sky." When he spies Patema hanging upside-down from a tree, he pulls her down to safety, struggling with all his might to keep her earthbound as she grips on to him for dear life. Together their weights cancel each other out, and once they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces, they set out to evade the leaders of Age's world and discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fujii, Yukiyo
Fujii, Yukiyo
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Hashi, Takaya
Hashi, Takaya
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Yasumoto, Hiroki


Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Oshima, Michiru
Oshima, Michiru
Theme Song Composition, Music
Kaneko, Yuuji
Kaneko, Yuuji
Art Director
Chayama, Ryusuke
Chayama, Ryusuke
Original Character Design

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Ending Theme

"Patema Inverse" by Estelle Michaeu

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May 17, 2014
"Sakasama no Patema" is a gripping WWII drama set in 1944 Nazi Germany, detailing the struggles of a young German boy, Age (Eiji), hiding his Jewish friend, Patema, after the government declares that all people of Jewish descent must be "taken care of." Together, they traverse war-torn Germany to bring Patema home and along the way discover the truth of the government's persecution.


No, not really. That plot synopsis is pretty close though.

After falling into a pit that her village declared a danger zone, young Patema is plunged into a bizarre new world where everything is inverted. Suddenly, literally falling into the endless sky read more
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May 10, 2014
A world where there are two sides. Sakasama No Patema (Patema Inverted) is more than just inverted but serves as an illustration to how connections are built. But from these two worlds also breeds hatred and struggles. For Patema, a princess of the underground kingdom, fate comes that ties her together with a young boy as the two worlds collide. A journey into this movie will feel like a sci-fi adventure, one that is inverted and surrealistic with its stylistic performance.

The brainchild of the movie falls under the hand of Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who also serves as the director. His previous involvement in projects such as read more
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Jul 8, 2014
Every day, in discussions about any subject: “I don't see how they can believe that.” “I don't know why they think like that.” Perspectives that don't mesh with our own are often cast aside, and some choose to build a comfortable nest of their own ideas without realizing that other viewpoints could be equally valid. Entire lives are lived in this fashion. And, yet, the ability to see through the eyes of another is dear to us as human beings, intellectually and emotionally invaluable. Case in point: Age finds Patema clinging to a length of wire, her feet pointed up towards the sky, utterly upside read more
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May 9, 2014
This review is spoiler free

Sakasama no Patema or otherwise known in English as Patema Inverted follows a simple yet endearing and thrilling tale that 2 teenagers of different worlds partake.

The story:8.4
The story was certainly interesting and captivating. The contrasts between the two worlds and their differing yet converging societies allows for the audience to be absorbed into the world. The truth isn't white and black or wrong and right, instead it's more of how we view and value the world in Patema Inverted. The ending feels conclusive yet there just needed to be a bit more to make the story float(see what I did there?). read more
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