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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
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

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Ranked: #722
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Popularity: #1499
Members: 56,801
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Synopsis

The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels alone. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life.

Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is also alone. Maquia raises this boy, Ariel, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.

(Source: Shout! Factory)

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
Krim
Supporting
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Leilia
Supporting
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Izol
Supporting
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Barlow
Supporting
Hirata, Hiroaki
Japanese
Lang
Supporting
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Racine
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Medmel
Supporting
Kuno, Misaki
Japanese
Mido
Supporting
Satou, Rina
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.

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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
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
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

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