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Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou


Alternative Titles

English: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
Synonyms: Let's Decorate the Promised Flowers in the Morning of Farewells, SayoAsa
Japanese: さよならの朝に約束の花をかざろう

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 24, 2018
Licensors: Shout! Factory
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.521 (scored by 36,226 users)
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Ranked: #972
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Popularity: #966
Members: 105,840
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Synopsis

Maquia is a member of a special race called the Iorph—mystical beings who can live for hundreds of years and remain separate from the lives and daily troubles of mankind. However, Maquia has always felt lonely despite being surrounded by her people, as she was orphaned from a young age. She daydreams about the outside world, but dares not travel from her home due to the warnings of the clan's chief.

One day however, the outside world finds her, as the power-hungry kingdom of Mezarte invades her homeland. They already have what is left of the giant dragons, the Renato, under their control, and now their king wishes to add the immortality of the Iorph to his bloodline.

The humans and their Renato ravage the Iorph homeland and kill most of its inhabitants. Caught in the midst of the attack, Maquia is carried off by one of the Renato that has gone berserk. It soon dies, and she is left deserted in a forest far from home, now truly alone save for the cries of a single baby off in the distance. Maquia finds the baby in a destroyed village and decides to raise him as her own, naming him Ariel. Although she knows nothing of the human world, how to raise a child that ages much faster than her, or how to live with the smoldering loneliness inside, she is determined to make it all work somehow.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou, abbreviated as SayoAsa, is the directorial debut of screenwriter Mari Okada. Outside of Japan, the film made its international premiere at the 2018 Glasgow Film Festival. It went on to receive the Golden Goblet Award for Best Animation Film at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, and was named Best Feature Length Film in the Fantastic Discovery section at the 51st Sitges Film Festival. The film has earned more than 350 million yen in domestic box office revenues.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Maquia
Main
Iwami, Manaka
Japanese
Ariel
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Leilia
Supporting
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Izol
Supporting
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Krim
Supporting
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Lang
Supporting
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Racine
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Barlow
Supporting
Hirata, Hiroaki
Japanese
Mido
Supporting
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Medmel
Supporting
Kuno, Misaki
Japanese

Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Producer, Planning
Okada, Mari
Director, Script, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director


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More reviewsReviews

Mar 8, 2018
lunark (All reviews)
Let's start with the obvious: Yes I did give this movie a bold 10/10.

I wasn't sure how to feel about it so I watched it twice in cinemas in Japan with a one week cool-off period in between both viewing.

Honestly, the first time it simply blew me away and stayed in my head non stop for like 3-4 days. This is a heavy statement but it is indeed one of the best animated movies I've ever watched. The second watching was in order to try to find flaws and to focus a bit more on small details of the plot and the music.

Let's structure read more
Aug 1, 2018
Sistine-Fibel (All reviews)
Seeing many of these 10/10 reviews and people saying they cried shocked me. I wondered if we had even seen the same movie. I, and seemly many who left the theatre did not leave angry; but we certainly were not raving about it being a masterpiece either. And in the whole theatre, only a single person cried. I overheard many conversations after the movie of it being "okay" and "a lot of stuff didn't make sense" and a few more criticisms. And I agree with them, this movie is no masterpiece. However, it is not bad either. So, here is my review

Story:5/10
Firstly, I find the read more
Nov 4, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
I saw this movie already few weeks ago, but I am posting my review for it delayed because for the first time in several years, I was lost in what to say.

*might contain light spoilers*

Let me start by giving some backstory information: I am huge fan of drama series, but unlike most people who consider themselves a fan of drama: I hate almost every drama that is being made today. No matter how highly praised the series and movies I watch are, they always end up disappointing me. Shallow teenagers cry in them for no reason whatsoever. Emotional depth is at near 0% if read more
Mar 5, 2018
kitbikyuu (All reviews)
To start, I watched this in theaters in Japan.

The art for this series is fantastic. Backgrounds, buildings, and landscapes are all works of art. The characters, on the other hand, are not so great. I hope they improve them for the Blu-ray release.

The voice acting was pretty good, but there were a couple places that had me wondering how it passed pre-screening.

The story starts out kinda slow, kinda jumps to a bit of action, then slows again. There is a lot of character growth, and you do get attached to them.

Finally, this movie is an emotional rollercoaster. I usually don’t cry in movies, but this read more

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May 24, 1:25 PM
Ariel x maquia anyone?
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