Maquia When The Promised Flower Blooms Blu-ray/DVD
About Maquia When The Promised Flower Blooms Blu-ray/DVD
Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms is an anime film directed by Mari Okada.
The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels alone. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is also alone. Maquia raises this boy, Ariel, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.
Special Features: 25 Minute Featurette Called "Making of MAQUIA", Trailer Promo Videos And TV Commercials From Japan
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama, Fantasy
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 115
- Year Created: 2018
- Release Date: 2/5/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
War is hell
by Scott M.
Beautiful animation, along with a great story about love, loss, and harsh life lessons. A masterpiece that can be in the same ranks as your name and ghibli movies alike; do not skip this release.
An Absolute Masterpiece
A decades-spanning story about love and loss, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms is a must watch. I saw this film in theatres when it first premiered in the US, and the ending brought me to tears. With an equally moving soundtrack, Maquia deserves a spot on the shelf of any anime fan who likes emotional storytelling.
by lust4lyfe101 -
I finished watching the move this past weekend and I fell in love with the story,
the story made me feel like I was watching Tuck Everlasting with magic and war.
This is an anime move that needs to be watched as it pours in the feels.
Excellent movie but bad bluray encoding
This is a simply amazing movie about motherhood that will make you feel joyful and sad in turns. 1st time director Mari Okada pulls no punches here. The only problem has to do with the way the bluray was authored-it actually has 2 video tracks. The one that has japanese audio has hard coded subtitles while the one with english audio doesn't-what this does is effectively cut the video bitrate almost in half compared to the japanese release.
An amazing Surprise
I first watched the movie during its English premiere and thought it was a really amazing. Before that viewing, I went in blind since I never even heard of it but I’m so glad to know about it now. The presentation and animation was beautiful, the story was engaging and the main protagonist was amazing and probably the best part of the movie. Overall I highly recommend this and if you enjoy it I also recommend looking up details on its production too.
Words can’t even begin to describe how this movie made me feel. Emotionally resonant with great animation, this movie is a near masterpiece. The characters, especially Maquia, are riveting and we really feel for their plights. Spanning decades, this movie manages to hit all of the highs and lows of life and parenthood, and is not one I will soon forget. Highly recommended!