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)
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.
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.
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
in the movie, even the full scenes here.
The pixel of my source is the lowest one.. but I assume it's just exact graphics as the full-length movie version.
The same as the movie, just 3 or so (background music included).. but it's fitting at the very least.
Only the main characters were introduced.
ENJOYMENT: If you've never watched the sequel, you would probably confused, left hanging, or want to watch the sequel right away.
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
way(animation-wise and back story-wise). This is definitely not one of your mindless post apocalyptic anime featuring just actions geared to the survival of the fittest hero. It messed up my head pretty good in a Paprika-ish way though I can't exactly pinpoint why. Enjoyment wise, this is one of those short anime that really really stand out.
Then again, I'm not sure how the full story will turn out. While this has great premises, I'm concerned about how the actual movie would be carried out all the way until the very end. I really hope that the "boy meets girl" aspect of this will not be overplayed. So far, it does not look like it would turn into something really dark but to have it too happy wouldn't be fitting either.
Ps. Not for those with a fear of height. I'm not one myself but even I feel giddy at some point.