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Colorful (Movie)

Colorful (Movie)

Alternative Titles

English: Colorful ~ The Motion Picture
Synonyms: Colourful
Japanese: カラフル

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 21, 2010
Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.141 (scored by 15624 users)
Ranked: #3612
Popularity: #1034
Members: 31,651
Favorites: 192
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Synopsis

"I" died and was kicked out of the cycle of reincarnation because of the sin "I" committed. An angel told me that "I" won a lottery and he gave me a chance to remember the sin. My spirit possessed the body of the 14-year-old boy Makoto, who committed suicide and "I" tried to recollect my memory. "I" felt distressed by the terrible circumstances of Makoto and the fact that "I" was borrowing his body. "I" have started to realize that people are hurting each other because the world is too colorful to distinguish the true color of themselves from others.

Based on an award-winning first person narrative novel by Mori Eto. The movie won several awards in Japan.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayashi, Makoto
Kobayashi, Makoto
Main
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
Tomizawa, Kazato
Japanese
Tomizawa, Kazato
...
Makoto no Haha
Makoto no Haha
Supporting
Mosier, Carli
English
Mosier, Carli
Paris, Christine
French
Paris, Christine
...
Makoto no Chichi
Makoto no Chichi
Supporting
Wald, David
English
Wald, David
Takahashi, Katsumi
Japanese
Takahashi, Katsumi
...
Saotome
Saotome
Supporting
Bickham, Clint
English
Bickham, Clint
Irie, Jingi
Japanese
Irie, Jingi
...

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Uchida, Kenji
Producer
Hara, Keiichi
Director
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director



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Apr 24, 2013
vasili101
I myself have been particularly fond of anime that venture towards conveying an important message rather than predominantly focusing simply on mere entertainment as its driving force. By doing so you not only deliver an intellectual ambiance to your viewers but an inventive one as well. For some this may appear too contemplative or be adding excess perplexity unnecessarily. Rather than enjoying this type of anime for mere amusement or pleasure, one should be prepared to learn a valuable lesson or two. By all means there is no urgent need for concern, since you will feel just as content and ecstatic with the conclusion read more
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Jun 24, 2011
neonoen
Being a fan of drama anime, especially ones that exemplify harsh realities of life in a real-world setting, I didn't think twice about giving this one a shot. Like Haibane Renmei (which I liked a lot) it deals with recollecting memories of one's past life and getting a shot at correcting the errors of the past. An unknown soul who commited a grave sin lined up, along with other souls in heaven, to receive his judgment inadvertently wins a lottery that gives him a second chance at life by doing an "internship" trial. A test that takes him back to earth and has to be read more
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Sep 7, 2013
Meg-nyan
I have a certain fear of what happens to humans after death. Do we go into a vast oblivion of darkness or do we get a second chance at life and become reincarnated? Since I brood over such trivial matters often, the plot for Colorful really caught my eye and I figured watching it would help me reach an answer. Well, not only did the movie get me closer to a sufficient answer, but it changed certain views of life that I had as well.


Story: 9.8/10
The plot for Colorful was a simple yet broad subject. A second chance of life, how many of us would read more
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May 24, 2011
starshinesMonet
Colorful is like a secret place of solitude that helps a person recuperate into humanity and society. It is like a living photograph of all the places you go, both inside yourself and in the world beyond, to meditate on what's important and who you are within the fragments of life. Sometimes being given a second chance and a different perspective is all it takes to see the world in a brand new light.

Story:
The story for this anime is engaging and moves along at a fine pace. Slowly we are introduce to the elements that made one persons life read more
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Recommendations

Both revolve around rebirth and specifically spending your renewed life to discover and absolve yourself of past sin; a lot of imagery is shared as well, with the moments "I" comes back into life resembling very closely Rakka's cocoon dream.
Another heart-wrenching anime that deals with death and receiving a chance to redeem or complete something that you once were unable to. Colorful is much more slow paced than Ano Hana at the beginning and the character designs are fairly plain and "normal", taking the realistic approach. As the you continue to watch, the movie really draws you in like Ano Hana and sets up to be a real masterpiece in animation.
Both are wonderfully animated and are great slice of life/drama stories with supernatural twist. The main characters have to deal with loss and try to change themselves in order to move forward.
Both deal with issues of depression, fitting in and finding your place in society. It also deals with themes of moral ambiguity and how the search for happiness can lead to what to some would appear to be bad moral behavior.

They also both have good character development, writing and plot.
Both of these anime deals with death. The characters in these anime are given second chances to experience life again and accept life.
Both of these movies rely on self-awareness and the epiphanies of life for both lead males to discover and mature.

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Ending Theme

"Aozora (青空)" by miwa

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