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 and Sakasama still seem like empty canvases, and Age's background is left to external exposition.Final Verdict: Meant as a prologue to the currently-screening Sakasama no Patema / Patema Inverted, Beginning of the Day does a great job of introducing the main players as well as the worlds they inhabit. While it garners the viewer's interest in the movie, it suffers from an abrupt ending and an horribly uneven soundtrack.
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