Ni no Kuni

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Synonyms: NiNoKuni
Japanese: 二ノ国


Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.441 (scored by 3129531,295 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #70312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2742
Members: 61,952
Favorites: 62

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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.

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Yuu

Main
Yamazaki, Kento
Japanese

Haru

Main
Arata, Mackenyu
Japanese

Asha

Supporting

Roam, Bertha

Supporting

Midorikawa, Miki

Supporting

Mishima, Saki

Supporting
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese

Kotona

Supporting

Danba

Supporting
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese

Gnauss, Yoki

Supporting
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese

Staff

Momose, Yoshiyuki
Director
Nakata, Makoto
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"MOIL" by Keina Suda




Reviews

Jun 1, 2022
I dont know why some people dislike this anime ... But I loved this . It has a really unique plot . Nice ending .(First of all I havent played ni no kuni games , maybe thats why my view of point is different that some others). This anime is on top of my anime list now . Fantasy lovers should probably watch this . Im not into fantasy a lot but this got me addicted

The characters are good , especially yu is nice . Im addicted to him . Their looks are really fine , the art is amazing . When I started ...
Aug 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
While it is a modestly entertaining fantasy flick, the amount of potential wasted in Ninokuni is frankly painful. And no, I’m not talking about the games—I’m only vaguely aware of their existence. There’s a particular sequence in the first half that wonderfully emulates that Ghibli-esque magic I’ve been craving for years; the film’s got that familiar art style, marvellous Hisaishi score, and engaging fantasy premise—all that’s left is for the writers to, well… write? Virtually everything is insanely rushed, to the point that I might assume that this is a recap movie for a long-running series. The story is rapidly pushed forwards by lousy exposition ...
Jan 12, 2022
As an avid lover of the Ni no Kuni series, this movie was dreadfully disappointing. They did a great job at reusing some of the game's original soundtrack, and the movie itself was visually quite nice to look at (for the most part) but the actual plot was terrible. The only reason I sat through the whole thing was because of my love for the games, otherwise I would have dropped the film before the 30 minute mark. The storyline eventually became so haphazard that I put the film on 1.5 speed just to try to get it over with.

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