Da Yu Hai Tang (Movie)

Big Fish & Begonia

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Alternative Titles

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 1747417,474 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3362
Members: 44,290
Favorites: 253

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Chiba, Shouya


Amamiya, Sora

Po, Ling




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

Episode Videos


Feb 6, 2017
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 ...
Jul 10, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Finally watched this movie after I lost the name a year ago and found it again last week. I got to know about it because it's a collaboration between a Chinese studio and the Korean studio that made Korra.

The art and animation are next level revolutionary. The character designs, flora and fauna, music, voices and everything visual are like endless orgasm for your eyes. You can see the Korra and Ghibli influences in it. I loved it. BUT it was a real real pity - the entire film happened too fast, it was one tragedy to another in minutes, too many characters that seemed ...
Jan 19, 2019
*This review contains a few spoilers.*

Da Yu Hai Tang presents itself with astounding visuals that few modern japanese Anime can compete with. Under the surface, however, the Movie suffers from bad writing/execution and doesn't have much to offer besides its fantastic animation, especially the highly detailed world, i.e. the nature or mystic creatures. My criticism is directed towards two main flaws of this movie: The story and the characters.

The story is haphazard. The scenes don't transition well and the story essentially runs from one tragedy into another. It gives Chun no room to develop herself or to expand on any of the characters at ...

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Poll: Da Yu Hai Tang Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Mirorin - Jan 13, 2017
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Chun's family's house is based on tulou (Hakka communal house) in Fujian
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Release Date Pushed Back to November 2015
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