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Colourful (2010)

Karafuru (original title)
A sinful spirit is granted the opportunity to prove worthy for rebirth, inhabiting the body of a student who killed himself.

Director:

Keiichi Hara

Writers:

Eto Mori (novel), Miho Maruo (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kumiko Asô ... Makoto's Mom (voice)
Chris Ayres ... Principal / Classmate (voice) (as Christopher Ayres)
Greg Ayres ... Makoto Kobayashi (voice)
Clint Bickham Clint Bickham ... Saotome / Classmate (voice)
Luci Christian ... Pura Pura (voice)
Kalin Coates Kalin Coates ... Kids at Snack Store (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... (voice)
Jingi Irie Jingi Irie ... Saotoe (voice)
Brittney Karbowski ... Shoko Sano (voice)
Mark Laskowski ... Doctor / Classmate (voice)
Brent Marshall Brent Marshall ... Worker at Gomensoro / Classmate (voice)
David Matranga ... Mr. Sawada (voice)
Michael Michael ... Purapura (voice)
Akina Minami Akina Minami ... Hiroka Kuwabara (voice)
Aoi Miyazaki ... Shoko Sano (voice)
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There is a train station on the other side of death, yet not all who arrive on the platform will be judged ready for passage onwards. For one unready soul, there will be both a test and a second chance. Rather than be reborn, this soul will awake in the body of 14-year-old suicide Makoto Kobayashi where it must not only find a way to fit into Makoto's existence, but also unravel two mysteries. What is the secret of the great sin it committed in its own previous life and what were the reasons that led to Makoto's suicide? While some may believe the truth to be as plain to see as black and white, "Makoto" soon finds that the real world is overlaid with so many shades of grey and rainbows of colors that even the most obvious of "facts" are not what they seem. With the soul's time in Makoto's body quickly running out, the answers to all life's mysteries await discovery in the acclaimed animation masterpiece that won the 34th Japanese Academy Prize for Excellence. Written by itsterr

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Makoto is 'lucky' and will have another chance at life


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 August 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Colorful See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,921,769
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Colourful (2000) See more »

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Aozora
Performed by Miwa
Written by Masatoshi Mashima
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Outstanding production
19 August 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Based on the novel, by Eto Mori, Colorful is made by the veteran animation director Keiichi Hara. The movie was a project suggested by Sunrise's president Kenji Uchida to director Hara, and took five years in the making, beginning from their first meeting.

The movie is absolutely stunning in its production. I give lot of credit to director Hara for all the attention to details he's put in. His experience shows, and his clout in collecting the best talent is also evident in the people he's gathered to make this movie.

You really need to see this movie to appreciate the story, and the artistry. Never since the days of original Disney's animation, have an old school animation movie made with such high level of artistry.

This is a modern day classic, and worth every minute of your time to see it.


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