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English: Munto
Japanese: MUNTO [ムント]


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, MagicMagic, RomanceRomance
Duration: 54 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.851 (scored by 65626,562 users)
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Ranked: #41822
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Popularity: #3688
Members: 17,124
Favorites: 46
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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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Takamori, Kazuya
Matsui, Syogo


Hatta, Youko
Kigami, Yoshiji
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Tamura, Seiki
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Aratani, Tomoe
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Mar 16, 2013
Abs0 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 5, 2012
angelsreview (All reviews)
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
Jun 16, 2020
EXFalchion (All reviews)
So Munto was pretty kino not gonna lie.

It's a bit confusing if you just see it at face value, but if you don't take the fantasy stuff as literal and look at the things it presents more as allegories for coming-of-age, I feel you can understand what the creators were going for. The point of this short story is obviously not /really/ about whatever the heck is going on with the fantasy stuff.

The "Munto" stuff serves more as symbolism of Yumemi learning to accept what's different about her and grow up to her responsibility. And also the many references to "saving the future" read more
Jan 2, 2011
TheUltimateKalie (All reviews)
The art style in this anime was amazing! I love it so much! But the same can't be said for the plot. Don't get me wrong. The first episodes of this anime were good and made me want to see the end but the ending was horrible.
The main character in this series sees islands in the sky but wishes she didn't because everyone damns that as abnormal or weird. So, she carries around an umbrella so she can't see them anymore.
One day, she is walking to school when a strange man with red hair comes out of nowhere and read more

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