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Hottarake no Shima: Haruka to Mahou no Kagami

Hottarake no Shima: Haruka to Mahou no Kagami

Alternative Titles

English: Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror
Japanese: ホッタラケの島 ~遥と魔法の鏡~

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 22, 2009
Genres: Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.681 (scored by 2513 users)
Ranked: #10292
Popularity: #2962
Members: 5,462
Favorites: 9
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Synopsis

Your favourite teddy bear. That model kit that took so long to complete. The picture book you used to read over and over again. The shining stone you found that day in the park. Where do all your childhood's treasures go when you grow up? In this story, we meet fantastic creatures that gather all these little objects that fall into oblivion as they are forgotten by their owners when they step into adulthood. These creatures sneak into our world from a different dimension, and unseen by humans, they take all the ditched and forgotten "treasures" into their world. Here, they use their booty to build their own city, a fairy tale-like place called... Oblivion Island!

(Source: Production I.G)

Characters & Voice Actors

Haruka
Haruka
Main
Ayase, Haruka
Japanese
Ayase, Haruka
Teo
Teo
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Cotton
Cotton
Main
Matsumoto, Tamaki
Japanese
Matsumoto, Tamaki
Miho
Miho
Supporting
Tanimura, Mitsuki
Japanese
Tanimura, Mitsuki

Staff

Takagi, Shinji
Producer
Satou, Shinsuke
Director
Shiotani, Naoyoshi
Storyboard, Key Animation
Ishikawa, Michiru
Planning



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Mar 15, 2010
Archaeon
Anime, like many other media, is a veritable Pandora's Box when it comes to finding something entertaining. What you think about a given show may range from outright loathing to blissful wonderment - you never know until you start watching.

Every so often though, something will come along that will give you hope for the future of the medium.

For starters, Hottarake no Shima ~Haruka to Mahou no Kagami~ (or, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror), is possibly the most visually arresting 3D movie I have ever seen (and before you ask, yes, I have seen Avatar, and no, I wasn't overly impressed by that Dances read more
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Aug 9, 2012
NeonKazma
Oblivion Island is a movie that pops a question in my mind after I saw this movie; Why can't we get original and creative films like this on Hollywood? Well that's because nowadays, Hollywood is nothing more than a bunch of lazy dumbfucks that rather make garbage for the audience, while original movies get the middle finger by the audiences and they don't ever get mentioned again for generations to come. Oblivion Island gives hope that originality in filmmaking isn't dead and Production I.G has created a film filled with so much wonder and creativity that it deserves to be seen by the whole world read more
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Jul 8, 2010
Sheepdude
Oblivion Island isn't so much a movie as it is a 90-minute revealing of some impressive cgi technology - or perhaps just a really long toy commercial.

The movie begins with our young protagonist, Haruka, being read a children's fantasy by her bedridden mother. The book tells a story of a man whose treasured comb was returned to him by a fox after offering an egg at a shrine. The townspeople begin offering eggs to the shrine in hopes of having their items returned as well, but little do they know that the foxes are actually responsible for stealing the items that are considered 'forgotten' by read more
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Jan 22, 2014
Fear_the_Reefer
Oblivion Island is a CGI animated film that was released in 2009 to commemorate Fuji Television’s fiftieth anniversary. As it mentions boldly on the DVD case, it went on to win three animation awards, and became nominated for two others. This is quite a feat, seeing how it’s basically another Alice in wonderland type story, and those have become pretty much a dime a dozen in recent years. But looking past that, when the film is taken at it’s own merits, did it really deserve those awards? Let’s take a look.

The movie opens with a stylized piece of animation that tells the audience about a read more
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Recommendations

Both are stories where a young girl is transported into a visually-stunning magical fantasy world and has to overcome various challenges before returning to the real world. Both reference youkai and folklore, where the main character must befriend and interact with them. 
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Both are stories where a young lead gets transported into a visually-stunning magical fantasy world and has to overcome various challenges before returning to the real world a better person. 
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CG movie, both are very similar, a normal girl going on a weird fantasy-filled adventure that she'll never forget. 
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Both are 3D CG anime, but Oblivion Island is by far the better movie in every aspect, and stands as an example of how good these types of show could be with the right ingredients and some effort.

 
Both movies involve kids going to other worlds,, strange creatures, travelling on trains, and some of the most creative visuals in family anime. 
Both are simply stunning in terms of their visuals, however Iblard Jikan doesn't really have much of a story to it. 

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Ending Theme

"Kimi wa Taiyou (君は太陽)" by Spitz

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