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: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 8615486,154 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1209
Members: 198,192
Favorites: 1,249

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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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Feb 14, 2024
This anime was a great discovery, a true hidden gem that I'm happy I was able to find. Colorful deals with very important themes such as depression, suicide or self-discovery through a brilliant narrative and with an incredible hardness but at the same time sweetness.

A film that is divided into two parts: the first hour and the second hour. The first hour is among the saddest things I've ever seen where, due to the protagonist's constant mistakes, we are faced with heartbreaking situations. But in the second part, the protagonist, Makoto, undergoes a profound change and thanks to the help of his first friend, he ...
Aug 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
i love the premise. i was suprised by the plot twist at the end. i think the most memorable scene was between makoto his crush at the end. colorful focuses on too many characters, it ends up feeling flat as if we've only scratched the surface of who these people are. it kind of is a juxtaposition on one hand you want to tell that humans are very complex, they're colorful. with vibrant and dirty colors. and on the other you give every character a total screentime of 25 minutes. purapura, the brother and the dad could have been taken out of the film and ...
Jul 2, 2021
(TLDR at the bottom, thanks for reading.)

Colourful manages too something that seems impossible, it is simultaneously to long and too short.

It's almost like the staff working made the film but the realised that the script and storyboards only cover an hour of screen time, so they decided to emphasise certain bit of the film to make it longer but only achieving making the overall pacing of the story was way longer than it needs to be. So even though this is a two-hour film, it barely achieves anything of value. It's one of those anime that is made so at the moment you think ...

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Jan 28, 11:47 AM
Is there a manga for "Colorful (movie)"
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Nov 1, 2022 9:46 PM
Have a question of Makoto's father [SPOILER]
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The song in the background inside the art class ?
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