Patema Inverted (Sakasama no patema) is a science fiction drama film released in 2013 ,directed by¬†Yasuhiro Yoshiura. It Shows very unique story of 2 Character from 2 different worlds help each other to find the answers of what they’re looking for and their journey towards understanding each other.


Patema is a plucky young girl from an underground civilization boasting an incredible network of tunnels. Inspired by a friend that mysteriously went missing, she is often reprimanded due to her constant excursions of these tunnels due to her royal status. After she enters what is known as the “forbidden zone,” she accidentally falls into a giant bottomless pit after being startled by a strange creature.

Finding herself on the surface, a world literally turned upside down, she begins falling towards the sky only to be saved by Age, a discontented student of the totalitarian nation known as Aiga. The people of Aiga are taught to believe that “Inverts,” like Patema, are sinners that will be “swallowed by the sky,” but Age has resisted this propaganda and decides to protect his new friend. A chance meeting between two curious teenagers leads to an exploration of two unique worlds as they begin working together to unveil the secrets of their origins in Sakasama no Patema, a heart-warming film about overcoming differences in order to coexist.


If you have enjoyed movies like My Neighbor Totoro or Kiki’s Delivery Service, this film is for you. The only way this isn’t a Ghibli movie is that it wasn’t made by Studio Ghibli! Every bit of their whimsy, adventure, romance, and quiet moments of introspection comes through in spades here, and while light-hearted, it doesn’t shy away from the darkness. It may be a movie aimed at kids but it has everything many adults would love too; even the animation felt like Ghibli’s.

The two world premise is very well thought out and done here. I heartily recommend, I doubt anyone will be disappointed.

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