Sakasama no Patema

Patema Inverted

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Synonyms: Sakasama no Patema
Japanese: サカサマのパテマ
English: Patema Inverted
German: Patema Inverted
Spanish: Patema Inverted
French: Patéma et le Monde Inversé
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2013
Licensors: GKIDS
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.961 (scored by 131811131,811 users)
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Ranked: #6532
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Popularity: #817
Members: 283,629
Favorites: 1,403

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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]


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


Fujii, Yukiyo


Okamoto, Nobuhiko


Oohata, Shintarou


Yasumoto, Hiroki


Hashi, Takaya


Katou, Masayuki


Uchida, Maaya


Fukumatsu, Shinya


Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Director, Script, Layout, Director of Photography, Original Creator
Yamaoka, Akira
Sound Director
Arias, Michael
Méyère, Bruno
Script, ADR Director


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Ending Theme

"Patema Inverse" by Estelle Michaeu


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.


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 ...
Aug 14, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Before you read this movies 8 star rating and get excited, understand that this is a concept-driven anime. Meaning that the world this movie is set in is very interesting and is the obvious center point of this anime. Everything else just kind of falls short. Because of this you will probably end up looking at your watch a couple times before the movie ends. Fortunately, there are some twists that will get your focus back to the screen again. Music is really nice. Animation and art style are decent. The characters are a little flat, but as I said this movie is more about ...
May 17, 2014
It's a concept show. It has pretty animation, complemented with an appealing art style. It attempts to develop a vivid world, all the while presenting, and accentuating themes of acceptance. It tries to do all that, but it succeeds at none of that.

Aside from the concept itself, there's absolutely nothing novel about this. It has a vapid antagonist, inclusive to a totalitarian, more technologically-advanced society. Antithetic to that, is a more 'human', less-technologically advanced society. Both view the other are being the inverse of the other -- both literally in the show's rendition of physics, and figuratively in the values which they hold dear. ...

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Poll: Sakasama no Patema Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
Takanakaiyo - Oct 12, 2013
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*SPOILERS* End Letter Decode ( 1 2 )
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can someone explain the end to me (spoilers)
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Children? Spoiler
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