Patema Inverted

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Patema Inverted
(Sakasama no Patema)
Genre Fantasy
Original net animation
Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day
Directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Written by Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Studio Purple Cow Studios Japan
Released February 26, 2012August 25, 2012
Runtime 6 minutes
Episodes 4
Anime film
Directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Written by Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Music by Michiru Ōshima
Studio Purple Cow Studios Japan
Licensed by
Anime Limited
Released November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09)
Runtime 99 minutes
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Patema Inverted (サカサマのパテマ Sakasama no Patema?) is a 2013 Japanese anime fantasy film by Yasuhiro Yoshiura.[1][2] It was released in Japan on November 9, 2013.[3] A four-episode ONA series, Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day, streamed in 2012.[4] The film was also shown in the UK.[5] Cinedigm will release the film on Blu-ray and DVD in North America on November 11, 2014.


Patema is a princess from a civilization that lives in a system of tunnels and caverns deep underground. She likes to go exploring the world outside her village, despite being frequently warned of a mysterious danger that supposedly exists out there. While looking around in the "danger zone", Patema is confronted by a figure standing on the ceiling, upside-down. She falls into a deep pit, and finds herself on the surface world, above ground, where she meets a boy named Eiji. They discover that the effect of gravity is reversed for Patema's people; to Eiji, Patema is upside-down, while from Patema's perspective, Eiji and his entire world are upside-down, which puts her in great danger of falling up into the sky.


Patema (パテマ Patema?)
Voiced by: Fujii Yukiyo (Japanese), Cassandra Lee Morris (English)
Eiji (エイジ Eiji?)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Michael Sinterniklaas (English)
Porta (ポルタ Poruta?)
Voiced by: Oohata Shintaro (Japanese), Robbie Daymond (English)
Elder (ジィ Ji?)
Voiced by: Shinya Fukumatsu (Japanese), Bill Lader (English)
Lagos (ラゴス Ragosu?)
Voiced by: Masayuki Kato (Japanese), Chris Niosi (English)
Jaku (ジャク Jaku?)
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)
Kaho (カホ Kaho?)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)
Izamura (イザムラ Izamura?)
Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (Japanese), Richard Epcar (English)


The film won the Audience Award and the Judges Award at the 2013 Scotland Loves Anime.[6][7] It is also nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 7th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.[8][9]

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  1. ^ "Time of Eve Creator's Patema Inverted TV Ad Streamed". Anime News Network. 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  2. ^ "サカサマのパテマ". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Time of Eve Creator's Patema Inverted Trailer Streamed". Anime News Network. 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Yasuhiro Yoshiura's Patema Inverted Anime Film to Premiere at Annecy". Anime News Network. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Patema Inverted". Leeds Film. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Patema Inverted Anime Film Wins at Scotland Loves Animation Fest". Anime News Network. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  7. ^ Andrew Partridge (2013-10-21). "PATEMA INVERTED WINS AT SCOTLAND LOVES ANIME". Scotland Loves Animation. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Full List: 2013 APSA Nominees". Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  9. ^ "Omar and Japan lead APSA nominations". Film Business Asia. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 

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