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Wonderful Days

Wonderful Days

Alternative Titles

English: Sky Blue
Japanese: 원더풀 데이즈

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 2003
Producers: Gainax, Tin House
Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 10467 users)
Ranked: #24632
Popularity: #1532
Members: 19,153
Favorites: 55
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action sci-fi

Synopsis

The final version is set in 2142 A.D., a century after humanity’s carelessness resulted in the collapse of Earth’s biosphere. The only survivors are a technological society in a magnificent enclosed scientifically-designed refuge city, Ecoban, and a small horde of refugees in the Wasteland just outside. The leaders of Ecoban have supported the refugees in return for their providing labor to mine the raw materials needed to keep Ecoban operational.

After a century, Ecoban’s leaders have degenerated into an indolent elite class who have reduced the “Diggers” to slavery, providing no more than the barest minimum to keep them alive. Meanwhile, the machinery sustaining Ecoban continues to pollute the world outside. The Diggers have finally grown angry enough to strike for better conditions. At the same time Ecoban’s machinery is breaking down and repairing it requires endangering the "Diggers" lives with more pollution.

(Source: Animation World Magazine)

Characters & Voice Actors

Shua
Shua
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Jay
Jay
Main
Sanada, Asami
Japanese
Sanada, Asami
Cade
Cade
Main

Staff

Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Executive Producer



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May 7, 2007
amaity
At first I was afraid this was going to be like Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - a big let down, but I was pleasantly surprised by this high quality Korean animated feature.

Like both the Final Fantasy installments, which this is so reminiscent of, Wonderful Days takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a group of humans are fighting for a better tomorrow - their wonderful days. One can tell that the plot is not a major aspect of the movie; there is very little background on the present events and little or no clarification of what is what. But that's read more
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Dec 16, 2013
mykk
Sky Blue is probably the lamest anime movie I have seen so far. Not that it is entirely bad, I have enjoyed watching it, but if someone asked me what I think about it, “lame” would be a perfect word.

Lameness begins with storyline. It is the most generic dystopian future storyline that you could think of.
Mankind has split into groups of two: elite, who live in ultra sterile futuristic Eden, and working class who live in the wasteland.

While I think it is accurate vision of the future or even depiction of the present day (we already are divided by where we live, where we eat, read more
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Jul 15, 2009
Onegai
I came across this movie while i was looking through some animes that were on sale. As it only was like 4$ I thought I’d buy it. I didn’t really expect anything from it, since it was Korean and all, but I was pleasantly surprised..

[5]Story: The story had potential, and had this been a series with at least 12 episodes I think it would have been really good. But as it stands we only have a movie and the 1.5 hours of playtime is not nearly enough to explore the desolated world we are introduced to in ‘Wonderful Days’. If you want to know read more
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Oct 18, 2009
viking-chan
Damn. I am so disappointed that I didn't like this.

Story (3) + Character (3)
Just to clarify this: I think the story is a really good idea. But it could have been carried out so much better. I kept on being unable to connect with the different groups and characters, and found myself not really being interested in them. The dialogue is flat and impersonal, and little is done to personify the main characters in any other ways. I am not feeling any sympathy (or any other feelings for that matter) toward the diggers nor the Ecoban people, simply because I don't feel like read more
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Recommendations

Groundbreaking film.
Amazing storyline set in a post-apocalyptic Japan. As well as biker gangs and military action the film explores deeper psychological and philosophical themes.
The visual aspect of the animation is stunningly good even by modern standards. A must see for any film fan.
Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo -1988 
reportRecommended by Si - Add to favorites
Very similar setting: dark dystopic and cyberpunk. The atmosphere has a similar feel to it.
Each anime has an environment which has been destroyed and characters who live in protective societies.
Oppressed citizens controlled by the government.
They both have outstanding visuals that blend 2D animation with CGI beautifully. 
Animation and graphics are very good, I could even say a whole lot better composed then in FF. If you liked the FF series, this is something you should watch. 
Despite the difference in graphics, format and ending, the main theme remains the same - surviving after the global catastrophe and people's faith in better future, doesn't it? =) 
Both are cyberpunk, and having sci-fi futuristic scenes set with older traditions and culture which gives a rich atmosphere. 
Both give you the same feeling. Its about life in the future in a dystopian world. Very beautiful art in both.  

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Ending Theme

"Mar's Theme" by Pretty Children

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