Garakowa: Restore the World

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Garakowa: Restore the World
Garakowa Restore the World poster.jpeg
Poster
Japaneseガラスの花と壊す世界
HepburnGlass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai
Directed byMasashi Ishihama
Produced byRyōichi Ishihara
Screenplay byFumihiko Shimo
Based onD.Backup
by Physics Point
Starring
Music byMasaru Yokoyama
CinematographyKenji Takahashi
Production
company
Distributed byPony Canyon
Release date
  • January 9, 2016 (2016-01-09) (Japan)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Garakowa: Restore the World, known in Japan as Vitreous Flower & Destroy the World (ガラスの花と壊す世界, Garasu no Hana to Kowasu Sekai, lit. "The Glass Flower and The Destroyed World"),[1] is a 2016 Japanese anime science fiction fantasy film produced by A-1 Pictures, directed by Masashi Ishihama and written by Fumihiko Shimo.[2][3] Distributed by Pony Canyon,[4] the film was released in Japan on January 9, 2016 and was streamed on Crunchyroll on January 16, 2016.[3][5]

Plot[edit]

Dual and Dorothy are two programs who reside within the Box of Wisdom. Their job is to enter the various worlds containing the memories of people across many timelines, deleting worlds that become infected with viruses. One day, they come across Remo, a girl who has lost memory of who she is, who is searching for something known as the flower garden. While trying to figure out who she is, Dual and Dorothy spend time with Remo, learning to find joy in various things that they'd normally deem pointless. However, they soon begin to not only learn about what Remo's true purpose is, but also the state of the world outside of their box.

Characters[edit]

Remo/ Mother Remote (リモ, Rimo)
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[6]
Dual (デュアル, Duaru)
Voiced by: Risa Taneda[6]
Dorothy (ドロシー, Doroshī)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[6]
Sumire (スミレ)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano

Reception[edit]

Theron Martin of Anime News Network gave the film an overall B rating, praising the film's outstanding background art and cuteness, but criticizing the story for not realizing the potential of its serious tones and being overall too condensed.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Garakowa -Restore the World- Trailer Highlights Story, Characters". Anime News Network. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  2. ^ "D.Backup Inspires A-1 Pictures's Vitreous Flower Destroys the World Anime". Anime News Network. February 6, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "ガラスの花と壊す世界(2016)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Staff & Cast | Animated Feature "Garakowa -Restore the World-" Official Website". Ponycan USA. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Garakowa -Restore the World- Film on January 16". Anime News Network. December 7, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Garakowa -Restore the World- Trailer Highlights Story, Characters". Anime News Networkdate=July 2, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Martin, Theron (January 24, 2016). "Garakowa -Restore the World- - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 23, 2016.

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