Birthday Wonderland

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Alternative Titles

English: Birthday Wonderland
Synonyms: Chikashitsu kara no Fushigi na Tabi, The Wonderland
Japanese: バースデー・ワンダーランド

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 26, 2019
Licensors: Eleven Arts
Studios: Signal.MD
Source: Book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.521 (scored by 42304,230 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #60022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4424
Members: 15,853
Favorites: 17

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Synopsis

The day before her birthday, Akane is asked to retrieve her birthday present from her aunt Chi's shop. While looking around, she chances upon a mysterious slab with a hand-shaped cavity in it. Curious, she places her hand in it, and—to her surprise—it fits perfectly. The next thing she knows, a strange alchemist named Hippocrates and his apprentice Pipo appear, calling Akane the legendary "Goddess of the Green Wind."

The two eccentrics claim to be from a different world connected to the shop's basement. With the peace of their world in jeopardy, Hippocrates and Pipo seek the help of the only one capable of saving it from destruction: Akane. Forced to accompany them on a journey to restore the land's harmony, Akane—with her aunt in tow—sets off to discover a magical new place.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The Wonderland, also known as Birthday Wonderland in Japan, is a 2019 film based off of the 1988 children's book Chikashitru Kara no Fushigi na Tabi (Strange Journey from the Basement). It was the last Japanese film to be released in the Heisei era.

Characters & Voice Actors

Akane

Main
Matsuoka, Mayu
Japanese

Hippocrates

Supporting

Midori

Supporting

Chi

Supporting

Pipo

Supporting

Gu, Zan

Supporting

Doropo

Supporting

Staff

Hara, Keiichi
Director
milet
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Kuvshinov, Ilya
Character Design
Huang, Chengxi
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"THE SHOW" by milet (ミレイ)



Feb 1, 2020
lightalice (All reviews)
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

Pros:
+Character and world design
+Captures magical Ghibli inspired feel
+Environmental message

Cons:
-Propaganda for the privileged (although probably unintentional)
-Poorly written villain

Thoughts:
The immediately obvious selling point of this film is its visuals. The characters and world are captivating. They bring out a similar spark to Ghibli films. Throughout the film, the characters travel across this breathtaking "wonderland", and boy is it gorgeous. However, the world is losing its color due to drought. In order to save it, the main character must go and rescue the prince who can perform a ritual to bring back the rain. They make a point to differentiate this world from Earth, which read more
Jan 30, 2020
Ahnix (All reviews)
This movie makes me very conflicted, I want to like this movie, and I do, but there's no doubt in my mind that there's a lot of flaws holding it back.

Overall: 6

TLDR: Did this movie make me laugh? Definitely, and fairly often, actually. Did it make me roll my eyes? Quite often on that count as well, haha. But most importantly, did I enjoy my movie going experience? I would say yes, and I think I can recommend it without too many reservations.

Character: 7

I want to begin with this category because it definitely feels like the writers wanted this film to be a character driven read more
Jan 7, 2020
moadsama (All reviews)
Hello everyone this my personal simple review about Birthday Wonderland
! and also my first one

the movie was nice and i want share my experience with it :

Story :

the movie have mid level in story not too deep or so basic story the starter was really nice to introduce the characters and the world of this movie and interested me to explore this phantasy world and many cities and cultures and different life styles , didn't give me much i want in mid and End but it's ok , for me i will give the Story : 6 read more
May 4, 2021
ddaisy (All reviews)
I really wanted to enjoy this movie but I feel like the movie is rushed with lack of detail, explanation within character relationships, and seems a bit cheesy within the storyline. it's just BAM this happens and that, and you just go along for the ride slowly piecing things together.

I absolutely ADORE Ilya Kuvshinov art which you can spy throughout the film and honestly I expected more quality rather than some season 2 of a good show budget.

I skipped through and it felt a little painful to watch considering it seemed they threw things in to see if it'd work out ://

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