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English: Megumi
Japanese: めぐみ


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 28, 2008
Producers: Trans Arts
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Source: Unknown
Genres: Historical
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.051 (scored by 508 users)
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Ranked: #75132
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Popularity: #7984
Members: 1,422
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An anime biography on Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korea in 1977 when she was 13 years old. North Korea acknowledges abducting her and at least 12 other Japanese residents during the 1970s and the 1980s, but the country has not provided any conclusive evidence on her fate and most of the others.

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Yokota, Sakie
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Yokota, Shigeru
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"A Song for Megumi" by Paul Stookey

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Apr 23, 2018
Utsuu (All reviews)
Not a fiction story, or even a proper "story." Megumi is one more appeal from her parents whose haven't seen her since 1977, when she was 13 years old. This short anime tells a little about Megumi, about how loved she was and then, how despairing it was when she vanished into thin air and reappeared inside of a country-sized prison. Her parents have been fighting since then to get their daughter back, even without the help of the government and the silence from North Korea. It's been, by the time of this writing, 41 years since Megumi disappearance and they still haven't heard from read more
Jul 2, 2013
kaonasi_mV (All reviews)
If to sort specifically, direction is bad. Close ups, delays, other director's counters are realized muffledly. Direction of this anime leaves much to be desired, but it is not because there are no "juicy scenes with pants", there is no silly humour, there are no heroes-adventurers who rescue each young lady who got to trouble. All the matter is that emotions are not showed especially plausibly. Really it was impossible to put a little more heart and soul and compassions in this work? The history deserves that it knew, but the fact that an anime is removed not in the best way, remains the read more
Jan 5, 2017
InvertiHerikawa (All reviews)
Story: 7/10

Art: 5/10

Sound: 1/10

Character: 6/10

Enjoyment: 2/10

Overall 1/10 (The dub has to thank for that low score)

I'm not sure how to rate this anime, to be honest. I like the fact that it retells the tragic tale of a underage girl called Megumi whom had the misfortune of being kidnapped, but the dub doesn't do it justice. At all. Guess that's why it only deserves 1/10. Paul Stookey's titular song is the only reason why the sound category's score hasn't dropped below 0. Also, for whatever reason, why the fuck was the resolution only 270p? Seriously, it should be at least 480p.

I suppose I'll rant how read more
Apr 30, 2018
STRYTUS (All reviews)
So “Megumi” is an anime based on the real life event of N.Korea abducting Japanese in order to learn Japanese culture. The main character is Megumi yokota a 13 y.o girl who was kidnapped on 1977.

Story:I don’t really know how to rate this because it’s a real life story with real people names on it but the story here is executed badly it’s just bad but you can get a few tear drops out of it. -4

Art:It’s just bad and unique at the same time to me, the animation doesn’t show that many movement the don’t even bother animating the mouth movements,what I found unique read more


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