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Kumo No Mukou, Yakusoku No Basho <2009> VOSTFR

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Kumo no mukou, Yakusoku no basho (Beyond the Clouds, the Promised Place) is a 2004 Japanese anime film written, directed and produced by Makoto Shinkai in his feature film debut. It is a sci-fi romance drama set in an alternate history where Japan is divided into two regions by the Soviet Union and the United States after World War II. The film follows the story of three childhood friends who are separated by fate and reunite years later to face a mysterious tower that threatens the world.

The film was released in Japan on November 20, 2004 and received positive reviews from critics and audiences. It won the Best Animation Film award at the Mainichi Film Awards in 2004. It was licensed for North American release by ADV Films and is now licensed by GKIDS. It was also screened at various international film festivals, such as the Tokyo International Film Festival, the Fantasia Film Festival and the Sitges Film Festival.


In 2009, a French version of the film with subtitles (VOSTFR) was released on DVD by Kaze. The French title of the film is Au-delà des nuages, le lieu promis (Beyond the Clouds, the Promised Place). The DVD includes bonus features such as interviews with Makoto Shinkai and Tenmon, the composer of the film's soundtrack, as well as a booklet with illustrations and a manga adaptation of the film by Sumomo Yumeka.

The film is considered one of Makoto Shinkai's most influential works, as it showcases his signature style of stunning visuals, emotional storytelling and realistic characters. It also explores themes such as love, friendship, war, dreams and parallel worlds. The film has been compared to other anime classics such as The Wings of Honneamise and Voices of a Distant Star.

If you are interested in watching this film, you can find it on Netflix or on You can also read more about it on MyAnimeList or Wikipedia.

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The film features three main characters who are childhood friends and share a common interest in science and aviation. They are:

  • Hiroki Fujisawa: A 15-year-old boy who lives in Aomori, the northern part of Japan controlled by the United States. He is a talented mechanic who works at a junkyard and dreams of flying to the tower that stands beyond the clouds in Hokkaido, the southern part of Japan controlled by the Soviet Union. He is in love with Sayuri, but he is too shy to confess his feelings.

  • Takuya Shirakawa: A 15-year-old boy who lives in Aomori and attends the same school as Hiroki. He is a genius who excels in physics and mathematics. He helps Hiroki build a plane that can fly to the tower. He also has feelings for Sayuri, but he respects Hiroki's love for her.

  • Sayuri Sawatari: A 15-year-old girl who lives in Aomori and attends the same school as Hiroki and Takuya. She is a cheerful and kind-hearted girl who likes to draw and read books. She is fascinated by the tower and agrees to go with Hiroki and Takuya on their flight. However, she suffers from a mysterious illness that causes her to fall into a coma.

The film also introduces other characters who are involved in the plot, such as:

  • Maki Kasahara: A 24-year-old woman who works as a researcher at the National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology in Tokyo. She is Takuya's former colleague and lover. She discovers the secret behind the tower and Sayuri's condition.

  • Okabe: A 45-year-old man who works as a senior researcher at the National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology in Tokyo. He is Maki's boss and mentor. He is also a former member of the Ezo Alliance, a rebel group that fought against the Soviet occupation of Hokkaido.

  • Tomizawa: A 40-year-old man who works as an agent of the Special Investigations Bureau, a secret organization that monitors paranormal phenomena. He is assigned to investigate the tower and its connection to Sayuri.

The Themes

The film explores various themes that reflect Makoto Shinkai's vision and philosophy, such as:

  • Love and Distance: The film depicts the love between Hiroki and Sayuri, who are separated by physical distance, political conflict and metaphysical barriers. The film also shows how Takuya and Maki cope with their broken relationship and their feelings for each other.

  • Friendship and Loyalty: The film portrays the friendship between Hiroki, Takuya and Sayuri, who share a common dream and support each other through hardships. The film also illustrates how Okabe remains loyal to his former comrades in the Ezo Alliance, despite being on opposite sides of the war.

  • War and Peace: The film depicts the war between Japan and the Soviet Union, which has divided the country into two regions and caused suffering to many people. The film also suggests that peace can be achieved through dialogue and cooperation, rather than violence and aggression.

  • Dreams and Reality: The film presents the dream of flying to the tower, which represents a place of hope and freedom for Hiroki, Takuya and Sayuri. The film also reveals that the tower is actually a portal to another world, where Sayuri's consciousness resides. The film questions whether dreams are more important than reality, or vice versa.

  • Parallel Worlds: The film introduces the concept of parallel worlds, which are alternate realities that exist alongside our own. The film implies that Sayuri's coma is caused by her connection to one of these worlds, where she is destined to meet Hiroki. The film also suggests that there are multiple versions of Hiroki, Takuya and Sayuri in different worlds.

The Reception

The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, who praised its animation quality, story depth, character development, music score and emotional impact. The film has a rating of 7.8 out of 10 on IMDb, 8 out of 10 on MyAnimeList and 4 out of 5 on Rotten Tomatoes. Some of the comments from reviewers are:

"Beyond the Clouds, the Promised Place is a stunningly beautiful film that combines a touching story of love and friendship with a fascinating sci-fi twist. Makoto Shinkai proves himself as a master of anime with his debut feature film, which showcases his amazing talent for creating breathtaking visuals and captivating narratives. This is a film that will stay with you long after you watch it."

- Anime News Network

"Kumo no mukou, Yakusoku no basho is a film that transcends the boundaries of animation and becomes a work of art. Makoto Shinkai delivers a masterpiece that explores the themes of love, distance, war, peace, dreams and reality in a profound and poetic way. The film is a feast for the eyes and the ears, with stunning animation and music that complement the story perfectly. This is a film that will touch your heart and make you think."

- AniList

"Au-delà des nuages, le lieu promis est un film qui vous emmène dans un voyage émotionnel et fantastique. Makoto Shinkai réalise un chef-d'œuvre qui raconte l'histoire d'amour et d'amitié de trois jeunes qui rêvent de voler vers une tour mystérieuse. Le film est un spectacle visuel et sonore, avec une animation et une musique qui subliment l'histoire. C'est un film qui vous marquera et vous fera réfléchir."

- Animeka

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The soundtrack of the film was composed by Tenmon, a longtime collaborator of Makoto Shinkai. Tenmon is known for his atmospheric and melodic music that enhances the mood and tone of the film. The soundtrack consists of 20 tracks, including the opening and ending themes, as well as instrumental and vocal pieces that accompany the scenes of the film.

The opening theme of the film is "Kimi no Koe" (Your Voice), sung by Ai Kawashima, a Japanese singer-songwriter. The song is a gentle and heartfelt ballad that expresses the longing and love between Hiroki and Sayuri. The ending theme of the film is "Sayuri" (Sayuri), sung by Tenmon himself. The song is a soft and soothing lullaby that reflects Sayuri's peaceful state of mind in her dream world.

The instrumental tracks of the soundtrack are mainly composed of piano, strings, guitar and synthesizer. They create a variety of emotions and atmospheres, such as sadness, joy, tension, mystery and wonder. Some of the notable tracks are:

  • "Futari no Kattou" (Their Conflict): A fast-paced and dramatic track that plays during the scene where Hiroki and Takuya argue about their plan to fly to the tower.

  • "Sayuri no Theme" (Sayuri's Theme): A slow and melancholic track that plays during the scene where Sayuri reveals her illness to Hiroki and Takuya.

  • "Kumo no Mukou" (Beyond the Clouds): A majestic and uplifting track that plays during the scene where Hiroki and Takuya finally fly to the tower.

  • "Yakusoku no Basho" (The Promised Place): A beautiful and emotional track that plays during the scene where Hiroki and Sayuri reunite in the other world.

The soundtrack of the film was released on December 17, 2004 by Lantis. It received positive reviews from fans and critics, who praised its quality and compatibility with the film. The soundtrack has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon Japan and 8.5 out of 10 on MyAnimeList. You can listen to some samples of the soundtrack


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