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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
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 47,823 users)
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Ranked: #6192
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Popularity: #515
Members: 93,880
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Synopsis

In an alternate-reality 1974 Japan, the country is split, with the southern islands controlled by America and the northern lands claimed by the Soviet Union. Hokkaido, referred to as Ezo in Kumo no Mukou Yakusoku no Basho, decides to construct a tower into the sky designed by Ekusun Tsukinoe.

By 1996, Hokkaido Tower's construction is complete and three students of Aomori have big dreams concerning this tower. Hiroki Fujisawa and Takuya Shirakawa are considered child prodigies, and both harbor romantic feelings for Sayuri Sawatari, though neither of them would dare admit it.

When a drone crashes down, the two boys resolve to repair it and fly to the top of Hokkaido Tower. Assisting them is their boss at the military plant, Mr. Okabe. They name the drone Bella Ciela, but before their dreams of flying it are realized, Sayuri vanishes. Unbeknownst to them, her disappearance is related closely to the tower that the two dream of reaching.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sawatari, Sayuri
Sawatari, Sayuri
Main
Nanri, Yuuka
Japanese
Nanri, Yuuka
Fujisawa, Hiroki
Fujisawa, Hiroki
Main
Yoshioka, Hidetaka
Japanese
Yoshioka, Hidetaka
Shirakawa, Takuya
Shirakawa, Takuya
Main
Hagiwara, Masato
Japanese
Hagiwara, Masato
Okabe
Okabe
Supporting
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou

Staff

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


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"Kimi no Koe" by Kawashima, Ai



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TheLlama
Jun 25, 2008
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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Faust721
Mar 17, 2007
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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slpless
Apr 4, 2008
I watched Makoto Shinkai’s first major work, Hoshi no Koe (Voices of a Distant Star) a year before watching this. Hoshi no Koe was nothing short of breathtaking. The animation, pacing, and plot were all top notch and even more surprising, it was essentially done by one person. After way too many delays, The Place of Promise in Our Early Days was finally released.

My initial impression was, ohh pretty. The animation was fantastic; everything was clean, crisp, and vivid. Although, sometimes a bit too clean, crisp, and vivid. This is especially true for the interior read more
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Hiromi
Nov 4, 2007
It should be noted that first of all, I’m writing reviews for both The Place Promised in Our Early Days and 5 Centimeters per Second at the same time (and as such, I’ll be including the same opening paragraph). Both of these series, feature films, animes, whatever you want to call them hold a special place in my heart/head, again your call. Not because they’re overly interesting or because they’re extremely entertaining but because they make me sad. Strange, right? Well, I’m willing to bet that any anime lover will instantly favorite (no, not add to their favorite list or anything grand) any anime (or read more
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