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Let there be love.

Can you imagine the world Patema sees?
Right now, the inverted Patema is in an uncertain place.
That’s why I have no choice but to hold on to her.

「サカサマのパテマ」 |Patema Inverted (2013)


Now even kisses are too hardcore.


It was nice~


If you watch just one anime movie this year, watch Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema). I went to see it at Scotland Loves Anime 2013, where it won both the Judges Award and the Audience Award. The fantastic bit of imagery above stuck with me a long time after seeing the film. Absolutely amazing, and I can’t wait until it becomes available on DVD in the UK.

I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll just post the summary from the booklet I got prior to watching the movie:

Patema has lived her whole life underground. Following a catastrophic attempt to harness alternative power sources, her community were driven to settle in a cramped network of tunnels, which she roams by torchlight, dreaming of adventures on the surface. One day, Patema sneaks into a forbidden area of the settlement and finds herself above ground. However, in this topsy-turvy world, she is pulled into the air by gravity, and it’s up to a boy called Age to help her keep her footing. Trying to solve the mystery of the inverted world, the two find themselves involved in an adventure much bigger than Patema bargained for…


"and aren't we all amnesiacs trying to find our place?"
♟ | typography challenge 2014 | day 5/21create a monochromatic graphic to accompany the type

 Forgot a day… and this is kinda rushed. Sakasama no Patema was such a great movie though I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. It had a fascinating culture built around a schism in gravity. They really took this idea to the next level with the development of its universe, and it held quite a nice message about learning to see and understand the perspectives of other people. When the stars for one culture turned out to be a city for the flip side, it was REALLY EXCITING.

サカサマのパテマ // Patema Inverted 」
"Two worlds, opposite each other.."

"Earth and sky, split apart.."


After watching Patema Inverted, a few neat things can be read from this gibberish-filled note.


We…alive. …the effects of the anti-gravity… hav[e]… dest[ru]ction. But… abs… one particular undamaged area remains. …Eart[h]… reverse side of the Earth’s axis. …area… we pushed forward… into the repair of the gravity inversion. …Successful breakthrough may be just out of reach. …place… net… this E-mail all over the Earth. …please print as… this E-mail as possible. …wait in here for generations if necessary.

Latitude 22.2526 N

Longitude 130.2401 E


*End Transcript*

Looking up those coordinated using the handy-dandy internet, it leads to a country club in Japan… Any ideas on if this location is relevant in any way?

sakasama no patema [movie] : scenery


[From the Patema JP Blu-Ray special booklet]


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2013
Producers: Studio Rikka, Directions, Asmik Ace Entertainment, Purple Cow Studio Japan
Genres: Sci-Fi, Seinen
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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