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Colorful (movie)

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Alternative title:
カラフル (Japanese)
多彩奇幻之旅 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama, supernatural
Themes: rebirth, suicide
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is 'lucky' and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi, who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit named Purapura, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake in his former life was before his time limit in Makoto's body runs out. He also has a number of other lesser duties he must complete, such as understanding what led Makoto to commit suicide in the first place and learning how to enjoy his second chance at life.
User Ratings: 459 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 51 votes (sub:43, dub:8)
 Excellent: 106 votes (sub:78, dub:20, raw:2, others:6
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Very good: 159 votes (sub:122, dub:31, raw:1, others:5
1 German dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
 Good: 76 votes (sub:53, dub:17, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 37 votes (sub:26, dub:9, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 15 votes (sub:13, dub:2)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 630 users, rank: #1764 (of 8976)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.852 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.5676, rank: #884 (of 9083)
Weighted mean: 7.830 (Very good−), rank: #832 (of 9083) (seen all: 7.85 / seen some: 5.00 / won't finish: 3.29)
Bayesian estimate: 7.820 (Very good−), rank: #596 (of 6826)
Running time: 126 minutes
Vintage: 2010
Premiere date:
2010-08-21 (Japan)
2010-12-02 (Lithuania, Anime Days OTAKA Film Festival)
2011-04-20 (Italy, Future Film Festival)
2011-10-09 (UK, Scotland Loves Anime)
Ending Theme:
"Aozora" (青空) by miwa
Insert song:
"Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame ni" (僕が僕であるために) by miwa
Official website:
Colorful | Aniplex (Japanese)
News: Show:
Sunrise Industry Panel (Jul 30, 2011)
Press Release:
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Colorful: The Motion Picture (Blu-ray) 2013-05-14 (from $160.57)
DVD (Region 1)
    Colorful: The Motion Picture (DVD) 2013-05-14 (from $116.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Keiichi Hara
Screenplay: Miho Maruo
Music: Kou Otani
Original creator: Eto Mori
Character Design: Atsushi Yamagata
Art Director: Takashi Nakamura
Animation Director: Masahiro Satō
Sound Director: Akira Ookuma
Cgi Director: Saori Seta
Director of Photography: Kōichi Yanai
Assistant Episode Director: Minoru Yamaoka
Assistant Production Manager: Kōhei Ueda
Assistant Unit Director: Minoru Yamaoka
Cel Check: Kyoko Shibata
CG Producer: Yoshinobu Shima
CG Technical Director: Megumi Ando
Character Concept Assistant: Takuya Satō
Color design: Hiromi Imaizumi
Digital Optical Recording: Noboru Nishio
Dolby Film Consultant:
Mikio Mori
Tsutomu Kawahigashi
Editing: Toshihiko Kojima
Editing Assistant: Satoko Fujimoto
Film Recording: Etsushi Masuda
Finishing Manager: Toshihiro Miyake
Insert Song Arrangement: Akihisa Matsuura
Insert Song Composition: Yutaka Ozaki
Insert Song Lyrics: Yutaka Ozaki
Lab Coordinator: Asami Doshita
Lab Manager: Junichi Inoue
Music producer: Yuuji Saitou
Photography Manager: Yūichi Katō
Production Desk: Yoshiyuki Chōnan
Production Generalization: Hitoshi Mogi
Publicity Producer: Yukihiro Toyoda
Recording engineer: Toshiyuki Yoshida
Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
Sound Effects Assistant:
Akiko Mutō
Sachiko Nishi
Sound Mixing: Takaaki Uchiyama
Sound Mixing Assistant: Nobutaka Taguchi
Special Effects Director: Seiki Hayashi
Subtitle Timing: Yoshio Ide
Theme Song Arrangement: Akihisa Matsuura (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Masatoshi Mashima (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Masatoshi Mashima (ED)
Theme Song Performance: miwa (ED)
Trailer CG: Ken Oshidami
Trailer Director: Masako Hirota
Kazato Tomizawa as Makoto Kobayashi

Akina Minami as Hiroka Kuwabara
Akiyoshi Nakao as Mitsuru
Aoi Miyazaki as Shoko Sano
Jingi Irie as Saotome
Katsumi Takahashi as Makoto's Father
Kumiko Asou as Makoto's Mother
Michael as Purapura

Akiko Yajima as Kid at Snack store
Ayane Mori as Classmate
Ayumi Takamune as Classmate
Chiaki Uchida as Classmate
Chieko Atarashi as Nurse
Fumito Miyake as Classmate
Hideyuki Tanaka as Doctor
Ibuki Yoshida as Classmate
Maika Kawaguchi as Classmate
Mari Mashiba as Kid at Snack store
Mayu Obata as Classmate
Miyu Tsuzurahara as Classmate
Naoto Adachi as Classmate
Rena Imaizumi as Classmate
Rina Hidaka as Classmate
Rokurō Naya as Principal
Shigeru Shibuya as Worker at Gomensoro
Shotaro Uzawa as Classmate
Shōya Chiba as Classmate
Shun Miyazato as Classmate
Takahiro Yokokawa as Classmate
Takuya Kaihoko as Classmate
Yūki Ogoe as Classmate
Yūto Uemura as Classmate
Yuuji Tanaka as Classmate
Yuzuki Konno as Classmate
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
CG Production: Sim Image
Distributor: TOHO
Dolby Film Consultant: Continental Far East Inc.
Film Processing: Tokyo Laboratory
Music Production: IMAGINE
Photography: Light Foot
Publicity Design: FILM
Recording Studio: Apu Meguro Studio
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
Titles: FILM
Web Manager: psi
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Christopher Ayres
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford

Audio Engineer: Brent Marshall
BD Authoring: David Williams
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Mixing: Brent Marshall
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Script: Janice Williams
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
Greg Ayres as Makoto Kobayashi

Brittney Karbowski as Shoko Sano
Carli Mosier as Makoto's Mother
Chris Patton as Mitsuru Kobayashi
Clint Bickham as Saotome
David Wald as Makoto's Father
Emily Neves as Hiroka Kuwabara
Luci Christian as Pura Pura

Brent Marshall as
Worker at Gomensoro
Carli Mosier as Classmate
Chris Patton as Classmate
Christopher Ayres as
Clint Bickham as Classmate
David Matranga as Mr. Sawada
David Wald as Classmate
Emily Neves as
Kid At Snack Store 2
Genevieve Simmons as
Kalin Coates as Kid At Snack Store 1
Mark X Laskowski as
English companies
New Video Group
Section23 Films (North America)
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE (Subtitled & Dubbed)
The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Production: Seraphim Digital
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Bruno Meyere

Adaptation: Adélaïde Pralon
Sound Engineer: Erwan Le Gall
Spotting: Michael Seguin (KAZÉ)
French companies
Distributor: KAZÉ
Dubbing: WanTake
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Carlos Nogueras (Spain dub)
Executive producer: Jorge Gabarró Frau
Sergio Mesa as Makoto Kobayashi (Spain dub)

Alfonso Vallés as Makoto's Father (Spain dub)
Carlos Lladó as Saotome (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Shoko Sano (Spain dub)
Cesc Martínez as Mitsuru Kobayashi (Spain dub)
Jaume Aguiló as Purapura (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Makoto's Mother (Spain dub)
Sofia Garcia as Hiroka Kuwabara (Spain dub)

Ramón Rocabayera as Professor Sawada (Spain dub)

Carmen Calvell (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Canal+ Xtra (Spain)
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Spain; DVD and Blu-ray)
Dubbing Studio: Takemaker (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión (Spain) 
Internet Streaming:
Filmin (Spain)
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Cristina Boraschi
Translation: Riccardo Bambini

Dialogues: Riccardo Bambini
Dubbing Assistant: Roberta Schiavon
Dubbing Engineer: Mario Frezza
Synchronization: Paolo Brunori
Mattia Moresco as Makoto Kobayashi

Andrea Lavagnino as Padre di Makoto
Federico Bebi as Mitsuru Kobayashi
Giulio Bartolomei as Saotome
Lorenzo Spadorcia as Purapura
Lucrezia Marricchi as Shoko Sano
Martina Felli as Madre di Makoto
Massimo Bitossi as Professor Sawada
Vittoria Bartolomei as Hiroka Kuwabara

Elena Liberati as Infermiera
Nicola Braile as
Olivia Costantini as Bambino del negozio di dolciumi
Roberto Fedele as Commesso del «Siamo Spiacenti»
Silvia Barone as Bambino del negozio di dolciumi

Italian companies
Dubbing: CDR
German staff
German cast
ADR Director: Richard Westerhaus
German companies
Distributor: KSM
Dubbing: G&G Tonstudios
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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