Da Yu Hai Tang (Movie)

Big Fish & Begonia

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Synonyms: Da Hai, Big Fish & Chinese Flowering Crabapple
Japanese: 大鱼海棠
English: Big Fish & Begonia
Spanish: Big Fish & Begonia
French: Big Fish & Begonia
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2016
Licensors: Shout! Factory
Studios: B&T
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 1674816,748 users)
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Ranked: #18282
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Popularity: #3242
Members: 42,740
Favorites: 234

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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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Chiba, Shouya


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Kun's Sister




Opening Theme

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"Da Yu (大鱼)" by Zhou Shen(周深)

Ending Theme

"Jiao Xi Ru Feng (湫兮如风)" by Xu Jiaying


Jun 11, 2023
Really liked this anime, unrequited love of young kids sacrifice and revive. Though many viewers has different opinions because of the ending.
Well in my opinion the way story progressed it was for the best.

As in reality forever friendship between a man and female cannot exist. As there's no man on earth who would like his woman to be in a close relationship with another man unless he's her blood brother. In short a woman needs to be reserved.

So, that being the case i liked her choice. And it wasn't like she played with anyone, her feelings was transparent. She even made it clear ...
Aug 30, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I watched the movie Da Yu Hai Tang, also known as Big Fish & Begonia. It is a Chinese animated movie and I watched it with Chinese audio. Here are my thoughts:

If I could describe this movie in one word it would be "strange." This movie is very strange. It involves a lot of supernatural and mythical themes. It makes me think of the absurd fables that are part of ancient mythologies, such as Greek or Indian mythology. This movie feels like a strange illogical fable straight out of some ancient mythological belief system. In fact, the movie apparently does draw on some themes from ...
Jul 1, 2021

Originality isn't always good, and this is a clear example of that. Big Fish & Begonia is a pathetic piece of work made by a team that has absolutely no idea of how to write a fucking film.

One thing that annoys me is a good concept that was carried out horribly. This movie fails trying to explain itself, and almost all events happen with no fucking reason, and the audience has to guess why it happened; how was the fish related to the gigantic flood? Why was the rat lady punished? Why was the fish that big of a threat? Why did the protagonists ...

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