Kamiarizuki no Kodomo


Child of Kamiari Month

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Japanese: 神在月のこども
English: Child of Kamiari Month
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2021
Producers: ABC Animation
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: LIDENFILMS
Source: Original
Genre: MysteryMystery
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 6.481 (scored by 91409,140 users)
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Ranked: #68682
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Popularity: #4783
Members: 21,667
Favorites: 32

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Synopsis

Sixth-grade student Kanna Hayama's love of running becomes a source of grief when she loses her mother Yayoi, whom she shared this passion with. However, her disposition changes after she accidentally discovers an astonishing truth about Yayoi.

One day, Kanna unexpectedly encounters a divine messenger in the form of her favorite rabbit Shiro and a demon boy named Yasha. They reveal to the girl that her mother was an "Idaten"—a descendant of the gods endowed with incredible speed and entrusted to bring offerings from all over Japan to the annual Kamiari Festival in Izumo. As Yayoi's daughter and the new possessor of the Idaten amulet, Kanna is expected to take over this responsibility; otherwise, there will be dire consequences for the country's fate in the year to come.

Enticed by the prospect of seeing her mother once more at the deities' event, Kanna accepts the challenge and enlists Shiro and Yasha to help her on her quest. Unbeknownst to her, there is more than meets the eye to this marathon-like journey that will test not only her physical condition but also her heart's resolve.

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Background

Kamiarizuki no Kodomo is a Cretica Universal project, financed through three crowdfunding campaigns on Sony’s First Flight website from March 27, 2019 to June 1, 2020. While initially planned to be released in 2020, the film was delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anime Expo Lite 2021 hosted a preview of the movie on July 3, 2021. Netflix streamed the film on February 8, 2022 after acquiring its distribution license.

Inspired by the Japanese mythology behind Izumo's Kamiari Festival, Kamiarizuki no Kodomo is an original story by Cretica Universal's founder Toshinari Shinohe, who aimed to express and convey Japan's rich culture to the world. A sticker rally was held in Shimane from October 8, 2021 to February 28, 2022, allowing visitors to see locations associated with the movie and obtain special stickers at three designated points.

Kodansha issued three books based on the movie prior to its release on August 12, 2021, September 15, 2021, and September 30, 2021, respectively. The first was co-authored by the original creator himself; the second was a novelized version of the film; and the third was a picture book.

Characters & Voice Actors

Yasha

Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese

Shiro

Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese

Hayama, Kanna

Main
Makita, Aju
Japanese

Ryuujin

Supporting
Takagi, Wataru
Japanese

Ookuninushi

Supporting
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese

Miki

Supporting
Nagase, Riko
Japanese

Hayama, Yayoi

Supporting
Shibasaki, Kou
Japanese

Hayama, Norimasa

Supporting
Iura, Arata
Japanese

Ebisu

Supporting
Chafurin
Japanese

Staff

Yokota, Kousuke
Producer
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Takamura, Yuuta
Episode Director
Harima, Yuu
Episode Director


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"Kamiarizuki no Kodomo (神在月のこども)" by miwa




Reviews

Dec 17, 2022
As a movie for children, which this most certainly is, it works very very well. The story is good, although cliche and easy to guess what will happen. It's easy to understand while still giving plenty of things to think about. The only issue I had with this movie was the animation quality. It was ok, but there were very noticeable budget constraints. Most of the budget seems to have been used near the end of the movie, because there were some fairly well done scenes, but otherwise the animation gets a solid 4.5/10 from me. Watchable, but kinda janky.
Overall a sweet story about ...
Feb 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This movie was okayish. There was lot of things they try to do but they could make it better. It is like ghibli movie on budget. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good.

Story first was very interesting. It was about children trying to live their live without one of their parents. And it has been done before but it was still interesting. I liked how the running was connected to childs mother and that is why they probably didn't want to run anymore. But then came the fantasy part. And it felt so out of place. It felt that there wasn't much connection ...
Apr 15, 2022
Grief is, from my humble observations, by far one of the most impactful, relatable topics a piece of media can explore.
Whether it's a person, a pet, your favorite character, or even just a community you love, decaying over time, and falling victim to the ever-present 'dark side of the fandom', grief has touched each and every one of our lives in one way or another. Each of us deal with grief differently, and each of us take different things away from the process of grieving; lessons, insights, fears, traumas; each normal, expected in the face of death, and yet each unique and personal.

What Kamiarizuki ...

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