Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

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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
English: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
German: Maquia: Eine Unsterbliche Liebesgeschichte
Spanish: Maquia: Una Historia de Amor Inmortal
French: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 24, 2018
Licensors: Eleven Arts
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.391 (scored by 193148193,148 users)
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Ranked: #1952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #525
Members: 437,575
Favorites: 7,636

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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]


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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Iwami, Manaka


Irino, Miyu


Kayano, Ai


Hosoya, Yoshimasa


Sugita, Tomokazu


Kaji, Yuuki


Satou, Rina


Hirata, Hiroaki


Kuno, Misaki


Sawashiro, Miyuki


Horikawa, Kenji
Producer, Planning
Takenaka, Nobuhiro


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Ending Theme

"Viator (ウィアートル)" by rionos

Episode Videos


Mar 8, 2018
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 ...
Nov 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Review 22.11.2018: Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou
Written by SMGJohn
"Every review is subjective, art is subjective your opinion may differ, never trust reviews to make the opinion for you, use them as a guide and make your own journey."

Maquia was one of the movies I wanted to watch after it was announced in 2017 because from the few PV’s and promotional videos we got it looked promising being an original work of P.A Works that have done many great works in the past.
However P.A Works are very often hit and miss, they either make something brilliant, or something very mediocre and ...
May 7, 2019
[Warming Spoilers]

I went into this movie with high expectations, after all, it has incredibly high reviews and as of this review is the 21st highest ranked movie on MAL. While others seem to think this movie was incredible I for one was unable to be moved. I want to focus this review on the three main parts of the movie I found to be its downfall; characters, story, and pacing.

This movie is at its heart a character drama dealing with the feelings of love and loss. Because of this it is incredibly important to write your characters in a way that makes them worthy of ...

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Ariel x maquia anyone? ( 1 2 )
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Only reason it isn't perfect.
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