Release date : 09/16/2022
Dissemination platform: netflix
Original title : Ame wo Tsugeru Hyouryuu Danchi
Film length: 2:00 a.m.
Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Screenwriter: Hiroyasu Ishida, Hayashi Mori
Performers: Daiki Yamashita, Kana Hanazawa, Nana Mizuki, Mutsumi Tamura, Inori Minase, Ayumu Murase, Asami Seto, Yumiko Kobayashi
It is in front of a magnificent Japanese anime that we find ourselves with this The Wandering Walls filled with fantasy.
The screenplay by director Hiroyasu Ishida and Hayashi Mori revolves around a gang of teenagers who meet in an abandoned building that is about to be demolished. Following a certain event, they will then find themselves sailing in the open sea aboard the building transformed into a strange boat. They will thus try at all costs to return home, while trying to understand what is happening to them.
Hiroyasu Ishida’s film is truly magnificent. It benefits from a very beautiful character design, very neat decorations and a really intense and sometimes dreamlike atmosphere. Not to mention that the adventures are numerous, as are the dangers encountered.
The work has great poetry and a certain melancholy. Indeed, the two main protagonists have lived a large part of their lives in this building. And the memories of the happy days of the past sometimes come to haunt them in a strange way.
It is extremely easy to get caught up in this supernatural cruise in which young people will not only get to know each other, but also grow.
The Japanese dubbing is really superb. Each character has a great personality. And even those who are more withdrawn have a strong sympathy capital. Not to mention that the work is non-Manichean and that the clichés quickly give way to a solidarity that comes from the heart.
The composition of Umitar Abe is also very nice. It goes very well with the extraordinary adventures of this band of young people.
The feature film benefits from enchanting scenes. Indeed, the building is not the only one sailing in the middle of this immense ocean. The encounters are charged with great emotion and the poetry of the events remains in the memory for a long time.
Not to mention that with this fantastic story, the meaning of things takes on a new value. And the memory of the past reaches a new dimension. Which makes it possible to offer this story out of the ordinary.
The Wandering Walls is a very good anime mixing both adventure and emotion and knowing how to lead the viewer with great ease into a strange fantastic universe from which danger is not absent. With a touching and thrilling story, a production offering powerful sequences and frankly endearing characters, don’t hesitate to discover this astonishing work which knows how to make you travel elsewhere as well as to encourage you to remember your own memories.
Unexpected and generous.
Kosuke and Natsume grew up in the same building and are childhood friends. One summer day, the two college students discover a building about to be demolished, and suddenly find themselves prey to a strange phenomenon, surrounded by a vast ocean as far as the eye can see! Can they go home? Their farewell journey begins…