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Munto


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English: Munto
Japanese: MUNTO [ムント]

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 18, 2003
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Genres: Magic, Romance, Fantasy
Duration: 54 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.021 (scored by 5,114 users)
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Ranked: #33422
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Popularity: #2727
Members: 12,259
Favorites: 34
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Synopsis

Akuto, the main source of energy is running low and the Heavens, a world of islands, hidden beyond time, floating above ours, has united against the Magical Kingdom whom uses the most energy. To save both the Magical Kingdom and the Heavens and restore the flow of akuto, the Magical King Munto must follow a vision and find the girl Yumemi in the lower world. Yumemi herself is just a normal girl except that she is the only one who can see the islands of the Heavens floating above. When Munto appears before her she starts thinking about hers and others responsibility to the world.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Munto
Munto
Main
Higo, Masakazu
Japanese
Higo, Masakazu
Hidaka, Yumemi
Hidaka, Yumemi
Main
Mima, Haruna
Japanese
Mima, Haruna
Imamura, Suzume
Imamura, Suzume
Main
 
Ono, Ichiko
Ono, Ichiko
Main

Staff

Hatta, Yoko
Hatta, Yoko
Producer
Kigami, Yoshiji
Kigami, Yoshiji
Script
Tamura, Seiki
Tamura, Seiki
Art Director


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lolikitsune
May 29, 2008
The overarching plot left a lot to be desired—it was very shallow. This is sort of to be expected of something that's only 50 minutes long. A lot of OVAs come off as rushed because the creators jam too much into too short a time. Munto's story, on the other hand, didn't feel rushed. It just didn't feel good.

The subplot involving Yumemi's friend Suzume was interesting, though. I'd like to see an entire OVA dedicated to it... thirteen year olds making decisions for the rest of their lives based on emotions are always fun to watch.

I think my favorite scene must have been the one read more
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Abs0
Mar 16, 2013
Story: Cliched fanfiction-level shit. I could talk about the shitty underage romance subplot (a loner encounters a 13 yo girl and they fall in love...in the river), or how fucking socially retarded Munto is: appears out of nowhere and demands a girl give him her "power", when she doesn't even know who he is or what he's talking about. Tells her to "believe in herself", and she actually says "I believe in myself" when all she did was touch Munto. That was literally all she had to do. "Believe in yourself" is literally the most overused line in the history of shitty fanfiction. I would read more
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angelsreview
Jul 5, 2012
This is one of those interesting looking shows from Kyoto animation. This story seems a bit forced in the beginning. The story actually revolves around Yumemi Hidaka instead of Munto so I’m not really all that sure why the show is named after Munto. It should have been called magical girl or destiny girl, which would be closer to it I think.

I don’t really understand why there is a storyline within a story line. It seems like it confuses it. Fortunately, it makes up for it by the same feeling of Air and Clannad. This has the same feeling as them where if revolves around read more
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yesterdaz
Mar 29, 2016
I watched Munto a few years ago (the subbed version). I decided to rewatch it recently and saw a dubbed version had come out. To be honest, I spend the next half an hour looking for the subbed version. Except I couldn't (still can't as I write this review).

It may just be nostalgia, but I remember liking the subbed version SO MUCH more. The dubbed version is like a fanmade version. It is H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. I think other reviewers were a bit harsh. The plot was decent (though it would have been better if it had been longer). Really, the thing that ruins it is the read more
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