Bored with her claustrophobic underground world, Princess Patema explores the danger zones where terrifying creatures called Batmen reportedly lurk. One day she discovers a huge shaft that disappears into the darkness above and below. After an encounter there with one of the Batmen, Patema finds herself in a topsy-turvy world unlike anything she has seen before and forced to come to grips with a solitary boy, Age, who has, from her point of view, a very surprising outlook upon things.
What I Liked: Animation was well done (for a ONA). Interesting concept. Great set designs. The series managed to develop both the Aiga and Sakasama peoples (in terms of origins and function) within 24 minutes. Yukiyo Fujii as Patema.
What I Didn't: The soundtrack was a bit too sparse at times, too dramatic at others and stupidly dated at one point. It just ends, and not in the way a prequel should. Age... read more
Sakasama no Patema
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