Sakasama no Patema: Beginning of the Day

Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day

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Japanese: サカサマのパテマ Beginning of the Day
English: Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day
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Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 26, 2012 to Aug 25, 2012
Producers: Asmik Ace
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 6 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 1135711,357 users)
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Ranked: #22422
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Popularity: #3655
Members: 27,197
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This is an online distribution of the prologue of the movie, illustrating the first day of the entire story.

A world, forever beyond your expectations.

In a dark, cramped, underground world of endless tunnels and shafts, people wear protective suits and live out their modest yet happy lives. The princess of the underground community, Patema, goes out exploring as always, inspired by her curiosity of the unknown depths of the world.

Her favorite spot is the "danger zone," an area forbidden by the "rule" of the community. Despite being frequently chastised by her caretaker Jii, she cannot hold back her curiosity for the reason behind the rule, because no one would tell her what the "danger" was. When she approaches the hidden "secret," the story begins.

(Source: translation of a synopsis from the nicovideo news)


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Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Director, Original Creator
Oshima, Michiru
Kaneko, Yuuji
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Chayama, Ryusuke
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Dec 27, 2014
issen-ken-taka (All reviews)
If you watched the movie first, you might as well not bother to watch this. It was released before the movie as a prequel and all of the scenes in the OVA are present in the movie, so, as I said, if you watched the movie first you've already seen every frame.
May 9, 2014
M0richild (All reviews)
This is more of a warning than a review. There's no reason to see this OVA. It's literally the first 20 minutes of the film. If you've already seen it and the OVA is still fresh in your mind just skip about 20 minutes into the movie.
May 20, 2014
stream_eon (All reviews)
This is more of a teaser for the full movie but exactly the beginning of what you would see in the full-length movie. If you have a source of the sequel of this one, just watch the sequel "Sakasama no Patema".

Check out my review for the full movie too, if you want and if you have time ^_^

But if you don't have the source of the full-length movie yet, this is what you could expect IN THIS PREQUEL:

Since this is just the beginning, it just showed the first part so you're gonna get interrupted by the abrupt ending of the story. Everything will be tackled read more
Jul 22, 2012
aventurite (All reviews)
Please do give it a try and finish watching the three parts (each of 5+mins) before you judge this short introduction.
This started off slowly with you typical girl protagonist exploring prohibited area but soon turn into something else entirely. I can't say much otherwise it would be a huge spoiler but expect to get mind blown.

As of yet, I still can't tell much about the plot line. However, this looks really promising so far and has shown great potential. I may be a little bias since I'm definitely a fan of this director but this short intro had my head spinning in a really good read more


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