Colorful (Movie)

Colorful: The Motion Picture

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Synonyms: Colourful
Japanese: カラフル
English: Colorful: The Motion Picture
German: Colorful
Spanish: Colorful
French: Colorful
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 21, 2010
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Sunrise, Ascension
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.771 (scored by 8010480,104 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1110
Members: 181,859
Favorites: 1,175

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Upon arriving at the train station of death, an impure soul is granted a second chance at life against his will. Reincarnating into the body of Makoto Kobayashi, a 14-year-old boy who recently committed suicide, the soul is tasked to identify the boy's greatest sin in life within a time limit of six months. Although it remains reluctant toward continuing life as Makoto, the soul soon begins to notice the complexities of people's emotions and actions.

Deconstructing the ideas of fractured families and suicide, Colorful explores the intricacies of the daily struggles humans face but are too abashed to confront.

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Based on the novel by Eto Mori, published in July 1998.

Colorful won the award for Excellent Animation of the Year at the 34th Japan Academy Prize and was nominated for Animation of the Year. It was also awarded the Animation Film Award at the 65th Mainichi Film Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayashi, Makoto

Tomizawa, Kazato




Irie, Jingi

Sano, Shouko

Miyazaki, Aoi


Hara, Keiichi
Director, Storyboard
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director


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May 17, 2015
Despite a wonderful opening sequence and captivating premise, Colorful turns out to be a mediocre disappointment that doesn't manage to attain much depth despite its attempts to do so.

The film's main failure can be attributed to its lack of focus and scope, choosing to jump between several different characters that were related to the life of the protagonist. Whilst each of these characters and their inner conflicts had the potential to be very interesting upon exploration, the film never delves too deeply into any of them, choosing to take more of a touch and go approach, jumping from character to character, and developing none of ...
Jun 24, 2011
Being a fan of drama anime, especially ones that exemplify harsh realities of life in a real-world setting, I didn't think twice about giving this one a shot. Like Haibane Renmei (which I liked a lot) it deals with recollecting memories of one's past life and getting a shot at correcting the errors of the past. An unknown soul who commited a grave sin lined up, along with other souls in heaven, to receive his judgment inadvertently wins a lottery that gives him a second chance at life by doing an "internship" trial. A test that takes him back to earth and has to be ...
Apr 24, 2013
I myself have been particularly fond of anime that venture towards conveying an important message rather than predominantly focusing simply on mere entertainment as its driving force. By doing so you not only deliver an intellectual ambiance to your viewers but an inventive one as well. For some this may appear too contemplative or be adding excess perplexity unnecessarily. Rather than enjoying this type of anime for mere amusement or pleasure, one should be prepared to learn a valuable lesson or two. By all means there is no urgent need for concern, since you will feel just as content and ecstatic with the conclusion ...

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Poll: Colorful (Movie) Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Nouver - May 12, 2011
190 replies by Tsunamii_ »»
Aug 28, 12:18 PM
Have a question of Makoto's father [SPOILER]
Harwyck - Jan 25
3 replies by RokkuDash »»
Apr 27, 12:21 AM
The song in the background inside the art class ?
Senator - Mar 19, 2015
9 replies by aku_mado »»
Aug 17, 2019 11:15 AM
Is there a manga for "Colorful (movie)"
XxCorpsePartyxX - Nov 24, 2014
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Nov 26, 2014 7:45 AM
Anyone subbing this?
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