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Japanese: MUNTO [ムント]
English: Munto
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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: FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 54 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.751 (scored by 81058,105 users)
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Ranked: #53872
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Popularity: #4825
Members: 21,284
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Above Earth, invisible to humans, float the Heavens—a collection of floating island kingdoms supported by the magic of their godlike inhabitants. The mysterious power source known as Akuto enables this magic to exist, but this is quickly running out. In response to this energy crisis, most of the kingdoms in the Heavens agree to use the minimum amount of Akuto required to sustain themselves, except for the Magical Kingdom. The leader of this kingdom, the Magical King Munto, believes that Akuto can be replenished if he travels to Earth and meets a mysterious girl shown to him by a seer. While Munto sets off on the dangerous journey, the other kingdoms attempt to destroy the Magical Kingdom and acquire the remaining Akuto for themselves.

On Earth, Yumemi Hidaka is dealing with her own problems. She can see floating islands in the sky that nobody else can. While her best friend Ichiko Ono believes her, Yumemi wonders if she is going insane. When Munto suddenly appears before her, Yumemi dismisses him as a mere delusion. She is more concerned about her 13-year-old friend Suzume Imamura, who is attempting to elope with her delinquent boyfriend. As the Magical Kingdom nears the point where it will fall from the sky, Munto's quest to save both the Heavens and Earth grows increasingly desperate.

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Characters & Voice Actors





Takamori, Kazuya

Matsui, Syogo




Hatta, Youko
Kigami, Yoshiji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Character Design
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Key Animation
Ishidate, Taichi
Key Animation


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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 ...
Feb 4, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Munto is the first work of Kyoto Animation, Mundo is the king of a magical kingdom that floats in the sky thanks to a magical power called Akuto. One day when the Akuto is reaching is end, Mundo descendes to earth searching for a girl that have the power to restore the link between the Earth and the magical kingdom.

Story: 6 out of 10

They have an interesting setting but unfortunately they lost time with meaningless actions that didn't make any contribution to the story.

Art: 7 out of 10

At first i really didn't like the art but that's because i already saw many animes until today ...
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 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 ...

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