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Sakasama no Patema: Beginning of the Day

Alternative Titles

English: Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day
Japanese: サカサマのパテマ Beginning of the Day


Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 26, 2012 to Aug 25, 2012
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Sci-Fi
Duration: 6 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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This is an online distribution of the prologue of the movie, illustrating the first day of the entire story.

A world, forever beyond your expectations.

In a dark, cramped, underground world of endless tunnels and shafts, people wear protective suits and live out their modest yet happy lives. The princess of the underground community, Patema, goes out exploring as always, inspired by her curiosity of the unknown depths of the world.

Her favorite spot is the "danger zone," an area forbidden by the "rule" of the community. Despite being frequently chastised by her caretaker Jii, she cannot hold back her curiosity for the reason behind the rule, because no one would tell her what the "danger" was. When she approaches the hidden "secret," the story begins.

(Source: translation of a synopsis from the nicovideo news)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Fujii, Yukiyo
Fujii, Yukiyo
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Oohata, Shintarou
Oohata, Shintarou


Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Director, Original Creator
Oshima, Michiru
Oshima, Michiru
Kaneko, Yuuji
Kaneko, Yuuji
Art Director
Chayama, Ryusuke
Chayama, Ryusuke
Original Character Design

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Dec 27, 2014
If you watched the movie first, you might as well not bother to watch this. It was released before the movie as a prequel and all of the scenes in the OVA are present in the movie, so, as I said, if you watched the movie first you've already seen every frame.
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May 9, 2014
This is more of a warning than a review. There's no reason to see this OVA. It's literally the first 20 minutes of the film. If you've already seen it and the OVA is still fresh in your mind just skip about 20 minutes into the movie.
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Jul 22, 2012
Please do give it a try and finish watching the three parts (each of 5+mins) before you judge this short introduction.
This started off slowly with you typical girl protagonist exploring prohibited area but soon turn into something else entirely. I can't say much otherwise it would be a huge spoiler but expect to get mind blown.

As of yet, I still can't tell much about the plot line. However, this looks really promising so far and has shown great potential. I may be a little bias since I'm definitely a fan of this director but this short intro had my head spinning in a really good read more
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Jul 31, 2012
I need to see more of this story to give a truly objective account, but unfortunately I only have these three wonderful specials to tie me over until the movie comes out.

Now I suspect the good review might be a wee bit due to the fact that this OVA left me hanging on a cliffhanger! I have so many questions that I fear will go completely unanswered and I suspect that no one could possibly fit enough into one movie, so I suspect I will be both enticed and disappointed once it comes out. But listen to me, going on like a read more
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