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Colorful (Movie)

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 21, 2010
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Sunrise, Ascension
Source: Novel
Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.931 (scored by 48,393 users)
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Ranked: #6612
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Popularity: #988
Members: 107,128
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"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 the novel by Eto Mori, published in July 1998.

Colorful won the award for Excellent Animation of the Year at the 34th Japan Academy Prize and was nominated for Animation of the Year. It was also awarded the Animation Film Award at the 65th Mainichi Film Awards.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayashi, Makoto
Tomizawa, Kazato
Irie, Jingi
Kobayashi, Mother
Aso, Kumiko


Hara, Keiichi
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director

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"Aozora (青空)" by miwa

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Jun 24, 2011
neonoen (All reviews)
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
May 17, 2015
theshinyone (All reviews)
Despite a wonderful opening sequence and captivating premise, Colorful turns out to be a mediocre disappointment that doesn't manage to attain much depth despite its attempts to do so.

The film's main failure can be attributed to its lack of focus and scope, choosing to jump between several different characters that were related to the life of the protagonist. Whilst each of these characters and their inner conflicts had the potential to be very interesting upon exploration, the film never delves too deeply into any of them, choosing to take more of a touch and go approach, jumping from character to character, and developing none of read more
Apr 24, 2013
vasili101 (All reviews)
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
Apr 29, 2015
Utsusemi1 (All reviews)
Yet another glorious movie that left me thinking about life more seriously than I should be at my age. Words can't express how outstanding this story is.

The description would capture anyone with enough interest, I didn't care if I hated the story I wanted to know the answers to the synopsis - that's how much the storyline had me going. Luckily - there was 0 chance of me disliking this movie because it shed light on every doubt I never had.

MC is strong-minded and arrogant BUT this is not a problem! Don't get me wrong, we want MC to be this way - he read more


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