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Da Yu Hai Tang

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English: Big Fish & Begonia
Synonyms: Da Hai, Big Fish & Chinese Flowering Crabapple
Japanese: 大鱼・海棠


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2016
Producers: Enlight Pictures
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: B&T
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.881 (scored by 854 users)
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Ranked: #7112
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Popularity: #3283
Members: 9,379
Favorites: 23
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In an old mythical world, there reside spirit-like beings who oversee the natural order of the mortal realm. One of them, a young girl named Chun, has just come of age and must undergo her rite of passage by experiencing the human world for herself. While there, she gets caught in a fishing net during a storm and is rescued by a human boy.

However, the boy ends up drowning during the incident, and Chun returns to her realm full of guilt. Afterwards, she meets the Soul Keeper and decides to revive the boy in exchange for a part of her lifespan. Little does she know, meddling with the natural order of the world has severe consequences.

Da Yu Hai Tang is a story about sacrifice and redemption as Chun comes to terms with the limitations of her powers and deals with death, love, and her own emotions. She must decide if she will sacrifice everything to save the human boy or forsake her moral obligation for the order of the world.

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More reviewsReviews

Feb 6, 2017
Muuu (All reviews)
I made an account on here just to write a review for this, since no one else has! This is such a beautiful movie. In my opinion (and I know not many will agree with me but whatever), this by far surpasses any Ghibli movies, as well as Kimi no na wa. Of course there were a few things it could have done better, but honestly, everything was too superb for me to notice many flaws at all.

Art: 10/10. Literally so gorgeous. The vibrant colors and scenery were incredibly majestic and stunning, and the whole time I felt completely immersed. Not to mention, all of read more
Feb 7, 2017
PettankoFTW (All reviews)
*This review contains minor spoilers for the sake of humour*

China strikes again!
But seriously, there are more and more Chinese animations that are coming out lately and managed to capture an overseas audience which is pretty interesting to see to say the least. So we really should find a better one word representation of this because “Chinese Cartoons” is 1 word too many for my mouth. That aside, let’s actually get on with the review.

Sound: 10
We are going to start with sound because ear-gasms are apparently a thing. The music and sound effects are really well done and are used perfectly; melding together the read more
Feb 8, 2017
8hachiman (All reviews)
yes for some the Chinese is going to throw you off a little bit but other than that the movie is on par in animation with Ghibli movies and Kimi no na wa, garden of words etc. The story was a bit weak but many supernatural storylines tend to have such effect.

ART (10/10): one word stunning. You will be totally mesmerised by the level of detailing and the vibrant colours. The amount of work put in the art is completely visible in the incredible visual sequences. At some points you can notice CGI being used but the animators did manage to meld it in quite read more
May 24, 2017
kiawe (All reviews)
that was so damn beautiful

the story was well done and very emotional. you have this magical mythological setting and explore how it interacts with human reality. there were some loose ends and there couldve been so much more but alas movie time is limited and it only made the world they built feel so much bigger
as i already said this was beautiful. but not just the stunning art, i was also very captured by the sound.
i usually dont bother or notice anything about the sound but here it was absolutely amazing. the music (both instrumental and vocal), the animal sounds (both backround and from the read more


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