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: 7.951 (scored by 134737134,737 users)
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Ranked: #7022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #837
Members: 290,293
Favorites: 1,426

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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.

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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


Aug 15, 2022
This movie would absolutely be a 10, with its groundbreaking cinema and the unique niche it set's our cast's lives in.

The sheer theory around this movie is about gravity and how different gravitational forces can not only be an obstacle, but also bring two lives together.

Sadly, I cannot give this a 10, because this movie is how I discovered I have mild vertigo. I can't watch this movie in earnest without becoming dizzy.

That being said, I share this movie wholeheartedly with my friends because It is just an absurdly good watch.
I personally enjoy the class system and how the politics are due to the ...
Jan 20, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Gently Compelling
Okay, so it was a mid watch, not fantastic but simply good. The basic concept kept me engaged. “It’s not a groundbreaking film, but it does give you some food for thoughts.” I believe the movie could have been better if they had spent more time developing the script and tell us a lot more about this world etc, like more interesting characters and a better villain. I would have appreciated a complex version of this story.
Animation was pretty good considering the year it was aired.
"Inverts," like Patema, are sinners that will be "swallowed by the sky," ~ phrase that made me watch ...
Sep 12, 2020
While the basic idea is neat, the execution of it deserves execution. The antagonists are so comically evil, you'd think it's satire, but it is not, this shit takes itself very seriously. Whatever depth this movie could have gets destroyed by the movie shoving everything into the viewers face, no subtlety at all. this is the most obvious when the movie repeatedly flips the image upside down to tell you something about how important perspective is, despite how obvious that message already is given the main gimmick of the film. The only good thing about this dumpsterfire is the character Patema herself and the animation ...

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So what exactly is good about this movie?
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Is Sakasama no Patema a romance?
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Children? Spoiler
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