Ni no Kuni

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 二ノ国

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 23, 2019
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Netflix
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, MagicMagic, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.401 (scored by 1931519,315 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #65542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2756
Members: 39,636
Favorites: 42

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Synopsis

Best friends Yuu, Haru, and Kotona enjoy a tranquil high school life together. One day, however, a suspicious man pursues and stabs Kotona—a catastrophe that Yuu and Haru fail to prevent. While hastily carrying the girl to the hospital, the two boys are nearly hit by a truck but miraculously remain unharmed. Instead, they find themselves in a fairy-tale-like kingdom with an exotic diversity of people and wonderful creatures.

To their surprise, the boys discover that Yuu, who has been confined to a wheelchair since childhood, can now walk! Yet they have no time to ponder the puzzling situation, as their friend is gone. Setting off to find Kotona, Yuu and Haru stop at a local pub to inquire about her. But upon inspecting a picture of Asha, the kingdom's princess, the two have a shocking revelation.

Narrating an extraordinary adventure in a magical world, Ni no Kuni demonstrates the special connection between two separate yet parallel worlds and its manifestation of the bonds between individuals.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Released in Japan on August 23, 2019 and on Netflix worldwide on January 16, 2020, Ni no Kuni is an anime adaptation of the acclaimed video game series of the same name. Studio Ghibli contributed character designs and other components to the games, but it is notably not associated with the movie, despite its similar visual tones and textures.

Ni no Kuni was the first feature-length work directed by Studio Ghibli's animator Yoshiyuki Momose, who has served as the director of animation in addition to having drawn character designs and storyboards for the games. Moreover, the film features a score from Studio Ghibli's collaborator and composer Joe Hisaishi, who has also acted as the lead composer for the games' music.

While the film's narrative differs from the plot in the games, the movie's story includes elements from the games such as the setting, racial diversity among the characters, names, and visual references to particular individuals and items.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yuu

Main

Haru

Main

Danba

Supporting
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese

Asha

Supporting

Kotona

Supporting

Staff

Momose, Yoshiyuki
Director
Hino, Akihiro
Script, Planning, Executive Producer
Yajima, Tetsuo
Storyboard
Suda, Keina
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics


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Ending Theme

"MOIL" by Keina Suda



Jan 16, 2020
anime-prime (All reviews)
1: You are being chased by a guy with a dagger through the streets. You call your friend but he doesn't pick up. What do you do?
A: Call the cops to come and help?
B: Call an adult to come and help?
C: Call your other friend who is in a wheelchair to come and help?
If your answer is C, then you will probably love this movie. If it isn't then you will probably enjoy watching this show to laugh at other dumb things the characters did.

2: You find your stabbed girlfriend on the streets in the arms of your best friend (not in that way, get read more
Jan 17, 2020
caleb3817 (All reviews)
Am I the only one who strongly disliked this movie. The 2d animation was good but the CGI was downright awful. Models looked worse than videogames from two generations ago. It's hard to get into specific details without giving away spoilers but the world history and logic created in the games are completely shattered in this movie. The timeline is all mixed up. The story is often predictable. I think as a stand-alone movie it would be ok for someone who hasn't played the games but as someone whos put 30+ hours into Ni No Kuni 1 and 2 each this movie feels like an read more
Jan 18, 2020
Firechick12012 (All reviews)
What we have here is Level-5's attempt at making a movie, and on the surface, it looks promising. Ni no Kuni is a game series that got started in the early 2010s, and it was famous for one thing: It was the first video game that Studio Ghibli worked on. No, really. Level-5 actually brought Ghibli on to animate various cutscenes and had Joe Hisaishi make the music for it. Needless to say, everyone who played it really liked it. I've been wanting to play the game myself for years, but it was on the PS3, which I could never afford. It did get re-released read more
Feb 9, 2020
Lycanhunt3r (All reviews)
And here I was thinking that I wouldn’t write anime reviews again because of the time that I consume doing so, then NiNoKuni appears on my Netflix. In first glace I wasn’t interested at all, the art style wasn’t appealing, the animation was just OK and the story shown in the trailer looked unoriginal, until I saw them going to a new world, and as an Isekai fan I immediately clicked on it to start watching. Well, at the end of the movie I regret it.


First of all, let’s mourn screenwriting. I would need a couple dozen hours just to talk about all the mistakes read more

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