Based on a fantasy masterpiece by best selling author, Miyabe Miyuki.
A primary school pupil, Wataru, lives with his mother as his parents are divorced. His mother slips into critical condition. "If you go to the other side of that door, you can change your fate," says his new classmate, Mitsuru. Wataru follows his words and sets off on a journey into the world of Vision.
Wataru becomes a trainee hero, and travels in search of a hidden treasure that has the power to change fate. Mitsuru came to the world of Vision before Wataru in order to bring back his sister who was killed in a forced double suicide by their father. Mitsuru gets hold of the treasure, but as he touches it, it unleashes demons which have been sealed off by the treasure. Vision is now full of demons. Wataru chases after Mitsuru in order to contain the demons. Mitsuru loses his life in a battle against his own alter ego, and he hands over the treasure to Wataru. Entrusted with fate, Wataru chooses to prioritize peace in Vision over his wish to recover his happy home with his parents. The demons are sealed away and peace returns to Vision once again.
Nominated for Best Feature (Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2007) and Best Animated Film (Japan Academy Awards, 2007).
This film is unrated but parental guidance is suggested as some scenes may be frightening for young children.
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Screening materials provided by the Japan Foundation.