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Sakasama no Patema


Alternative Titles

English: Patema Inverted
Synonyms: Sakasama no Patema
Japanese: サカサマのパテマ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2013
Licensors: GKids
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Seinen
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.231 (scored by 39,333 users)
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Ranked: #2802
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Popularity: #684
Members: 78,737
Favorites: 583
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Synopsis

Patema is a plucky young girl from an underground civilization boasting an incredible network of tunnels. Inspired by a friend that mysteriously went missing, she is often reprimanded due to her constant excursions of these tunnels due to her royal status. After she enters what is known as the "forbidden zone," she accidentally falls into a giant bottomless pit after being startled by a strange creature.

Finding herself on the surface, a world literally turned upside down, she begins falling towards the sky only to be saved by Age, a discontented student of the totalitarian nation known as Aiga. The people of Aiga are taught to believe that "Inverts," like Patema, are sinners that will be "swallowed by the sky," but Age has resisted this propaganda and decides to protect his new friend. A chance meeting between two curious teenagers leads to an exploration of two unique worlds as they begin working together to unveil the secrets of their origins in Sakasama no Patema, a heart-warming film about overcoming differences in order to coexist.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Sakasema no Patema was shown at selected countries like the UK while Cinedigm handled the Blu-ray and DVD releases for North America. Patema Inverted won the Audience Award and the Judges Award during the 2013 Scotland Loves Anime. It was also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film during the 7th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Patema
Patema
Main
Fujii, Yukiyo
Japanese
Fujii, Yukiyo
Age
Age
Main
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Izamura
Izamura
Supporting
Hashi, Takaya
Japanese
Hashi, Takaya
Jaku
Jaku
Supporting
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Japanese
Yasumoto, Hiroki

Staff

Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Oshima, Michiru
Oshima, Michiru
Theme Song Composition, Music
Kaneko, Yuuji
Kaneko, Yuuji
Art Director
Sawa, Ryousuke
Sawa, Ryousuke
Key Animation


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"Patema Inverse" by Estelle Michaeu



More reviewsReviews

TheArchangel
May 17, 2014
"Sakasama no Patema" is a gripping WWII drama set in 1944 Nazi Germany, detailing the struggles of a young German boy, Age (Eiji), hiding his Jewish friend, Patema, after the government declares that all people of Jewish descent must be "taken care of." Together, they traverse war-torn Germany to bring Patema home and along the way discover the truth of the government's persecution.

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No, not really. That plot synopsis is pretty close though.

After falling into a pit that her village declared a danger zone, young Patema is plunged into a bizarre new world where everything is inverted. Suddenly, literally falling into the endless sky read more
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Stark700
May 10, 2014
A world where there are two sides. Sakasama No Patema (Patema Inverted) is more than just inverted but serves as an illustration to how connections are built. But from these two worlds also breeds hatred and struggles. For Patema, a princess of the underground kingdom, fate comes that ties her together with a young boy as the two worlds collide. A journey into this movie will feel like a sci-fi adventure, one that is inverted and surrealistic with its stylistic performance.

The brainchild of the movie falls under the hand of Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who also serves as the director. His previous involvement in projects such as read more
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mahoganycow
Jul 8, 2014
Every day, in discussions about any subject: “I don't see how they can believe that.” “I don't know why they think like that.” Perspectives that don't mesh with our own are often cast aside, and some choose to build a comfortable nest of their own ideas without realizing that other viewpoints could be equally valid. Entire lives are lived in this fashion. And, yet, the ability to see through the eyes of another is dear to us as human beings, intellectually and emotionally invaluable. Case in point: Age finds Patema clinging to a length of wire, her feet pointed up towards the sky, utterly upside read more
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Akole
May 9, 2014
This review is spoiler free

Sakasama no Patema or otherwise known in English as Patema Inverted follows a simple yet endearing and thrilling tale that 2 teenagers of different worlds partake.

The story:8.4
The story was certainly interesting and captivating. The contrasts between the two worlds and their differing yet converging societies allows for the audience to be absorbed into the world. The truth isn't white and black or wrong and right, instead it's more of how we view and value the world in Patema Inverted. The ending feels conclusive yet there just needed to be a bit more to make the story float(see what I did there?). read more
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