Yoshiyuki Momose For Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Ending,,,, Really? With various interesting and riveting story lines, complex yet smart combat, great style and longevity, these games have a lot to offer. Yu chases after him where the idiot walks into the middle of traffic trying to get a cab and almost gets run over, but Yu saves him. The first game in the franchise, entitled Ni No Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn, received worldwide acclaim upon its release, with many game critics lauding its unique art style and gameplay mechanics. We see that the two are actually good swordfighters despite never holding a sword in their life (they’re naturals. "Second Country") is a series of role-playing video games published by Bandai Namco worldwide and developed and published by Level-5 in Japan. The upcoming Ni no Kuni Movie will feature a totally different story, with different Characters who aren't from each of the two games. In today's online presentation, … A quick explanation: the three-act structure is a system in story-telling (and in particular screenwriting) that divides a … Coming from a strong base, we get an anime adaption of the world of Ni No Kuni, but neither of the specific stories from the first or second games. The king stops the exhibition and the two get bought before the king where they get accused of being assassins from the Black Banner sent to kill the king. Yu and Haru take on Galeroth where Yu gets pierced through the chest protecting Astrid (girl you better get out there and fight and not turn into some damsel in distress). It’s on Netflix. The Ni no Kuni Movie Suffers from the Same Problems as Revenant Kingdom Posted by duckofindeed on January 28, 2020 January 17, 2020 Many months ago, I wrote a post concerning the announcement of a Ni no Kuni movie . Ad blocking detected, consider supporting www.OpenSubtitles.org in an other way Released This movie is painful and is literally the only reason I made an IMDB account. This video is unavailable. This production debuted this January 16 on the streaming platform, under the baton of Yoshiyuki Momose (Porco Rosso) as director to be able to realize the argument written by Akihiro Hino (Ni No Kuni: The Witch of the White Witch) and musicalized by … Ni No Kuni’s new movie is a film with an identity problem in a series with a massive identity crisis. With Kento Yamazaki, Tucker Chandler, Ray Chase, Greg Chun. Released in 2019 under the production of OLM, Inc. Ni no Kuni was turned into an animated film with an original story and everything. Forum Posts. No, really. When childhood friends Yuu and Haru are seemingly killed on Earth while trying to save Yuu's friend Kotona, it is only the beginning of the adventure. In the otherworld, Yu and Haru arrive in a kingdom called Evermore. In the Ni No Kuni movie, three friends named Yū, Haru, and Kotona are transported to the world of Ni No Kuni after the life of Kotana is put in danger. Ni no Kuni (二ノ国, lit. Based on the franchise of video games originally by Studio Ghibli and continued by Level 5. The Ni No Kuni movie releases in Japan on August 29, Hino confirmed that the next game in the franchise would be released sometime after the movie, but didn't get specific about when. The Black Banner invade the kingdom with Yu and Haru crossing swords with one another (am I really gonna have to play Duel of Fates?). Ni no Kuni is a game that absolutely takes its story-telling cues from the three-act structure of screenwriting, and it is easy to pick out where acts end and begin. Probably this film’s biggest mistake was not letting us explore the other world or give us any kind of backstory about the kingdom. They are transported to a fantastic new world in which humans exist alongside other races and a girl who looks just like Kotona is some sort of princess. 1; 2; Next. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is one of my favorite games of all time. The Ni No Kuni movie is now available on Netflix US and Netflix UK. A few days go by where everything seems fine until Kotona gets diagnosed with cancer and only has about 3 months to live (this girl has the worst luck). It was a massive bomb in the Japanese box office, and the fact it's … The two get rewarded for their efforts (Haru didn’t do shit) but find out that Astrid isn’t Kotona so now they’re back to square one on where Kotona is. StoryGamer 9,962 views. 0. It would be easy, while reviewing Ni no Kuni, to sit at my desk and fling adjectives on the page like a fantasy novelist. High school peers Yuu and Haru travel between the real world and a parallel fantasy universe to help their friend Kotona, whose life is in danger. from one person to another or locating different items, some of which can only be obtained once the errand has been accepted. Oct 25, 2017 22,004. Discussion. Jan 3, 2020 #1 Listed in the second picture. Aside from Haru who annoyed me and really doesn’t do much, I did enjoy the characters. Der Film zum Studio Ghibli Spiel "Ni No Kuni" wurde angekündigt. The Ni No Kuni games are widely regarded as wonderful packages of inspiring gaming. The game has been an all-time hit, and the story attached to it gives the fluidity to sneak into your minds. Let’s go on a journey to another world. Watch Queue Queue. Oliver is 10 years old. All rights reserved*, Thanks for reading. Five player classes have been revealed for Ni no Kuni Cross Worlds: Swordsman, Witch, Rogue, Destroyer and Engineer. Hello and welcome to Project Nitsuj. Ni no Kuni has its flaws, but the biggest one is its shit ending. It looked like the RPG market in the west was doomed to fail. I was fine with it, it felt like a nice callback to one of the major plot points out of Ni No Kuni 1. That is until one game came out that revived the market and interest in RPGs, Ni no Kuni. NiNoKuni The English dub for Ni no Kuni the movie is set to release on Netflix in less than two weeks. Yu approaches Astrid where he manages to see that the curse is just a dagger stuck in her chest and pulls it out saving her life. In the otherworld, Yu and Haru arrive in a kingdom called Evermore. Believing that Astrid is Kotona, they sneak into the palace where we see the princess has been bed-ridden due to some curse that the healers can’t cure (you have one job. Ni no Kuni is a series of role-playing video games published by Bandai Namco worldwide and developed and published by Level-5 in Japan. No foreign releases or localization have yet been confirmed either, but the presence of fully subtitled English and Chinese videos on the official Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds channel suggests international versions may be released later. Ni no Kuni Movie coming to Netflix January 16th Thread starter DanarchyReigns; Start date Jan 3, 2020; Forums . Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a role-playing video game, developed by Level-5.It was released for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in November 2011, and published in Western regions by Namco Bandai Games in January 2013. Let me explain. The next day, Yu and Haru get invited to check out a swordplay exhibition where they’re apart of the exhibition and have to fight against everyone (sounds fair to me). It was also released for Nintendo Switch in September 2019, alongside a remastered version for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. Ni No Kuni 2 videos - Watch Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom PC videos, movies, trailers, gameplay clips, video game reviews, interviews and more at IGN User Lists: 2 #2 Edited By SpunkyHePanda. This page contains the list of characters found in the Ni no Kuni universe. The animated sequences for Dominion of the Dark Djinn and Wrath of the White Witch were produced by Studio Ghibli, while the artwork was greatly inspired by Studio Ghibli's other productions. Follow 2274. -70 years later, we see that a massive kingdom called Evermore has been created. Another character I felt was misused was Astrid who becomes a damsel in distress throughout the film. Game developed by Level-5 in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, and published by Namco Bandai. Just shows how little faith she has in the police). Unique to her, Alisandra's wings, back, and croup are decorated with motifs that evoke the sun and daylight, similar to themes in other Allegor… With a runtime of 106 minutes, this feature-length animated film ought to keep you spellbound for the evening. The current Evermore king Fidelius Astrum stated his father had a reason to, but no explanation is given. The movie begins showing an old man heavily implied to be Oliver. Japanese (original), English (dubbed/subtitled). Member. The Ni No Kuni games are widely regarded as wonderful packages of inspiring gaming. The first games in the series chiefly follow the young Oliver, and his journey to another world to save his mother and stop the beckoning evil. How Ni No Kuni Is Almost Exactly Like Stephen King’s The Talisman. DanarchyReigns. Good question. I love a good RPG game. 1 Appearance and Personality 2 Magic and Capabilities 3 Role in Ni no Kuni II 4 Fate 5 Trivia Alisandra's true form manifestsas a very large, winged,three-hornedKirin. Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds has no formal release date, but previous announcements suggest it will be out in Japan before the year ends. The blend of Studio Ghibli aesthetics with Level 5’s RPG sensibilities instantly drew me in, with the young Oliver’s story of traveling to another world to try and revive her recently-deceased mother was an intimate and heartfelt tale. This movie however, does not encapsulate anything about the game series at all and leaves a lot to be desired. When Haru and Kotona go their separate ways, Kotona gets followed by a scary man and calls Yu and Haru for help (shouldn’t your first instinct be to call the cops? As always feel free to leave a comment in the comment section or send your comments, feedback, or request to iamprojectnitsuj@gmail.com, And follow me on twitter for updates and other stuff:  https://twitter.com/ProjectNitsuj. This leaves only Haru and Astrid to fight where as Yu slowly dies the old man from the beginning of the movie shows up where we see he’s been Oliver this whole time. Visually, the film does look good but not as bright and colorful as the games which was a bit disappointing to me. Suffice to say the game was a big hit and received more recognition when the second one came in 2018. Errands are side quests given at the Swift Solutions vendor in settlements and towns. High schooler Yuu and his friend Haru get involved in a case involving his childhood friend Kotona, which forces them to go back and forth between another world that is different but is somewhat similar to their world, Ni no Kuni. Directed by Yoshiyuki Momose. Writer(s) The Ni No Kuni movie is now available on Netflix US and Netflix UK. I mean, this obviously is set in the same timeline as Oliver so is this a kingdom he visited in the past or a different kingdom that’s new? The primary elements to carry over include the plethora of visually distinct sapient species, certain magical creatures, and the plot point that between the realms of Ichi no Kuni (Our World) and Ni no Kuni (the Another World), there exist certain people whose very existence is paired in a weirdly mystical, karmic sort of entanglement. Project #142.5: Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?/ Is the Order a Rabbit. The characters are well crafted, and they have all the reasons to lure you into the movie, the way it did in the game. The games that were coming out during that time didn’t live up to the hype, were mediocre at best, disappointed a lot of people, and presented characters that were bland and uninteresting. Haru wakes up in hospital bed where we find out he’s been in a coma for a month, Kotona gets her tumor removed, and everyone forgets about Yu’s existence. Alisandra's true form manifests as a very large, winged, three-horned Kirin. Yu tries once again to talk some sense into Haru only to fail until he finally shows Haru how the linked lives worked. She invites them to a crepe shop but Yu skips out as it’s not handicap accessible (oh no, don’t build an escalator or elevator for the elderly and handicapped. They jump through a fire ring and manage to return to their world (boy if Yu was a gambler he be rich. Things went well, he grew up and started his own family, and then lost it all when his kingdom was invaded and destroyed by the kingdom of his original birth (but enough about that, let’s kill all of you). Ambiguous Time Period: Regarding the setting of the Ni No Kuni world. I was fine with it, it felt like a nice callback to one of the major plot points out of Ni No Kuni 1. Looking to watch Ni No Kuni? *All videos, clips, and music are not owned by me and belong to their respective owners. Ni No Kuni’s new movie is a film with an identity problem in a series with a massive identity crisis. It’s now time for Yu and Haru to return to their world but Yu says screw that and instead stays in the other world (he can walk and gets the girl, why would he leave that behind?). People who worked on the games also worked on the film and it was met with overall positive reviews both in the west and Japan. Starring Many months ago, I wrote a post concerning the announcement of a Ni no Kuni movie. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time on Project Nitsuj. A quick explanation: the three-act structure is a system in story-telling (and in particular screenwriting) that divides a … While her wings, tail, and teeth are very dragon-like, the rest of her body is highly deer- or giraffe-like in nature. However, this wasn’t always the case. This month, the Ni No Kuni movie was released on Netflix, a story based on the Level-5 video game series and the famed Studio Ghibli. Yu was originally from the other world but somehow came to Haru’s world (well this would explain why they like the same things and fell in love with the same girl). The immense popularity behind the Ni No Kuni franchise led to the release of a full feature anime film on August 23 rd and a sneak peek trailer reveals just how wonderful it looks.. Run time Haru believes that because Astrid lived, Kotona is going to die so he says he’s going to return to that world to kill Astrid and keep Kotona alive (https://youtu.be/6yzeK4c9Y5g, please say he dies. Attribution information Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds has no formal release date, but previous announcements suggest it will be out in Japan before the year ends. After slamming the spider into a wall, Saki accidently drives into the river where Yu and Haru return to the other world and confront the real villain behind all of this, the king’s mage. The immense popularity behind the Ni No Kuni franchise led to the release of a full feature anime film on August 23 rd and a sneak peek trailer reveals just how wonderful it looks.. Watch Queue Queue We end the movie with Yu and Astrid getting married and vowing to bring an era of peace to their world (scene here: https://youtu.be/fNpPjCDla9s). Well just like the games the movie is wholehearted, easy to follow, and pretty interesting. Ni no Kuni is perhaps best known for its 2011 JRPG Wrath of the White Witch, an ambitious collaboration between Japanese game developer Level-5, world renowned animation house Studio Ghibli, and masterclass composer Joe Hisaishi.. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched back in 2011 to rave reviews. He gives Yu a cane which transform into the Mornstar and together with Haru they take down Galeroth to save the kingdom (scene here: https://youtu.be/xhSHMt_mds8, I wonder who he was in our world?). They then meet up with a girl named Kotona who Yu has a crush on but seems to be interested in Haru. Once the three are caught in the middle of traffic a bright light flashes and Yu and Haru arrive in another world with Kotona’s body vanishing and Yu being able to walk again (Yu, stay in this world). We get our twist ending by finding out that Yu and Haru are the same person. Level-5 actually brought Ghibli on to animate various cutscenes and had Joe Hisaishi make the music for it. Because of its popularity fans cried out for an anime adaptation of the series but instead would have to settle for a movie. Despite saving Astrid’s life, Yu is still worried about her and goes to check up on her where the two go out to the lake of purity to heal her wounds and the two seem to hit it off with each other. 29. Akihiro Hino Ni no Kuni is not magical, and therefore smells like something we’ve all smelled before. It’s not the most positive way to start a review of a movie I was excited for, even if the news of a movie based on the Ni No Kuni series that felt a little lost ever since the departure of Studio Ghibli always did fill me with trepidation more than it did genuine excitement. With a runtime of 106 minutes, this feature-length animated film ought to keep you spellbound for the evening. It’s not the most positive way to start a review of a movie I was excited for, even if the news of a movie based on the Ni No Kuni series that felt a little lost ever since the departure of Studio Ghibli always did fill me with trepidation more than it did genuine excitement. Producer(s) Wiki Points. Ni no Kuni has its flaws, but the biggest one is its shit ending. *Spoilers*". Miyazaki's own politics are firmly anti-war, but he's always had an … They explore the kingdom they’re in and come to a pub where they see Astrid the princess of this country looks a lot like Kotona. The current Evermore king Fidelius Astrum stated his father had a reason to, but no explanation is given. I adore the original Ni no Kuni game on PlayStation 3. Followers. Alisandra(アリシアノルス, Arishianorusu)is a supporting character and Kingmaker inNi no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Coming from a strong base, we get an anime adaption of the world of Ni No Kuni, but neither of the specific stories from the first or second games. Sorry for the lack of credits- for some reason that was taken down by a copyright claim. Kento YamazakiAlejandro Saab People who worked on the games also worked on the film and it was met with overall positive reviews both in the west and Japan. Gaming Forum. The first game in the franchise, entitled Ni No Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn, received worldwide acclaim upon its release, with many game critics lauding its unique art style and gameplay mechanics. The movie begins showing an old man heavily implied to be Oliver. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is one of my favorite games of all time. Ni no Kuni is a series of role-playing video games published by Bandai Namco worldwide and developed and published by Level-5 in Japan. Ni no Kuni is a game that absolutely takes its story-telling cues from the three-act structure of screenwriting, and it is easy to pick out where acts end and begin. https://netflix.fandom.com/wiki/NiNoKuni?oldid=10418. They involve fetch-questing and transferring various pieces of hearts (like Courage, Enthusiasm, Kindness, Restraint, Belief, Confidence, Love and Ambition.) Ambiguous Time Period: Regarding the setting of the Ni No Kuni world. Also called The Second Country when translated, Ni no Kuni single-handedly revived the RPG market in the west and breathed new life into a struggling genre. Go. Whether it’s from Japan or anywhere else, a good RPG is sure to give you plenty of hours of fun gameplay. Yu believes that if Kotona’s life is in danger then that means Astrid’s life is danger, and if they can save Astrid’s life they can save Kotona’s life (good, he understands how linked worlds work). I love the characters, the world, the music, and of course the art. The Ni No Kuni movie is now available on Netflix US and Netflix UK. Yu and Haru manage to escape and Yu figures out the trigger to return to their world is putting themselves in a threatening situation. 2:39:52 . We then cut to a basketball game where one of our main characters Haru is playing and being watched by his good friend Yu who’s in a wheelchair. The first games in the series chiefly follow the young Oliver, and his journey to another world to save his mother and stop the beckoning evil. Okay, so how does this film fair? August 23, 2019 (Japan) Next Last. However, this game would've been highly controversial. It’s pretty old-fashioned and really makes her character come across as useless and weak. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Welcome to Project Nitsuj: Your place for honest anime reviews and thoughts, Project #422: The Top 11 Anime Openings of 2020, Project #421: The Top 11 Anime Endings of 2020. Summaries. The anime movie Ni no Kuni, now out on Netflix, is based on the video games of the same name. Releasing decades apart, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and Stephen King's novel, The Talisman, actually have a lot of common plot elements. Hell, people loved the first game so much that they actually remastered it for the PS4 and Switch. During their battle they return to their world where they see the war in the other world is starting to affect their world. Haru arrives onto the scene and picks Kotona up (noo~ you dumb fuck don’t move her, she’s been stabbed. -Ni No Kuni : Wrath Of The White Witch-Ni No Kuni (Netflix Movie)-Ni No Kuni 2 : Revenant Kingdom. Luckily, Yu and Haru save and beat the assassin who turned into a giant spider and Haru finally sees how much he was about to fuck up. Five player classes have been revealed for Ni no Kuni Cross Worlds: Swordsman, Witch, Rogue, Destroyer and Engineer. 1:46 ... Gallus and The White Witch needed to be explained or they just needed to not be in the game. You should only move her when necessary and wait for the ambulance to arrive) and tries taking her to the hospital. If you’re a fan of the games you’ll like this movie just fine. The Ni No Kuni movie, which premieres on August 29 in Japanese theaters, is part of the plan to make Ni No Kuni into a bigger franchise. Production information While the film may not be as good as the games I still liked it and if you’re a fan of RPG games looking to get into the games you can check this movie out. Haru doesn’t answer his phone until later, but Yu does and goes to look for Kotona where he sees her get stabbed in the chest by the mysterious man who vanishes. If I remember correctly, the first game takes place sometime in 1960. No foreign releases or localization have yet been confirmed either, but the presence of fully subtitled English and Chinese videos on the official Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds channel suggests international versions may be released later. High schooler Yuu and his friend Haru get involved in a case involving his childhood friend Kotona, which forces them to go back and forth between another world that is different but is somewhat similar to their world, Ni no Kuni. Find out where Ni No Kuni is streaming, if Ni No Kuni is on Netflix, and get news and updates, on Decider. 1 of 2 Go to page. In fact, at some point in this movie, Yü and his best friend Haru joke about being the character 1 and 2 of a video game. If you’re not a fan or haven’t played the games you’ll just think the film is okay. Ni no Kuni is perhaps best known for its 2011 JRPG Wrath of the White Witch, an ambitious collaboration between Japanese game developer Level-5, world renowned animation house Studio Ghibli, and masterclass composer Joe Hisaishi.. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched back in 2011 to rave reviews. SpunkyHePanda. A Ni No Kuni movie could have been an interesting venture, especially since it tells an original story set in the same universe rather than trying to adapt a long game story into a shorter time frame. Originally, I thought the movie was only going to be released in Japan, but a few weeks ago, I learned that it was actually going to be available on Netflix! Haru on the other hand thinks differently (of course he does, he’s an idiot. With a runtime of 106 minutes, this feature-length animated film ought to keep you spellbound for the evening. This movie however, does not encapsulate anything about the game series at all and leaves a lot to be desired. I didn't even know there was a movie. Director(s) Journey to the other world in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, an RPG created by Level-5 in collaboration with the beloved animation company Studio Ghibli. Japanese (original), English (dubbed/subtitled) Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Yes, since it has all the elements of the role-playing game with a story of good rhythm that takes you from the beginning to understand everything. One job, and that’s to heal so heal). While modern games have explored the true horrors of war, such as in Spec Ops: The Line, this might have been too violent and disturbing for 1992.After all, one year after Miyazaki's interview, Senator Joe Lieberman tried to sue Mortal Kombat for its violence. With various interesting and riveting story lines, complex yet smart combat, great style and longevity, these games have a lot to offer. Now this is going to contain MAJOR SPOILERS so stop reading now if you haven't completed the game and do not want to know what happens. While the game was mostly geared towards kids, adults absolutely loved the game as well. Let’s go on a journey to another world. The English dub for Ni no Kuni the movie is set to release on Netflix in less than two weeks. Ni no Kuni is a game series that got started in the early 2010s, and it was famous for one thing: It was the first video game that Studio Ghibli worked on. Movie Info. You quickly understand their emotions, where they’re coming from, what they feel, and the care they show one another. In it, two high school friends find themselves transported from our world into the magical world of Ni no Kuni. Just like me). Akihiro HinoHiroyoshi Koiwai Haru’s team wins the game, but Yu tells how his impulsive behavior can be frustrating to see. Unfortunately, the movie flopped in Japan, so it seems likely that the quick Netflix release is meant to recoup the studio’s losses. 1 Summary 2 Plot 3 Cast and Characters 4 Awards 5 Gallery 5.1 Videos 5.2 Promotional Images 6 See More Based on the franchise of video games originally by Studio Ghibli and continued by Level 5. Haru, better start earning your keep) where Kotona is fine (that’s good) and Yu can’t walk anymore (that’s bad). In today's online presentation, … Ni No Kuni 2 Game Movie All Cutscenes Part 1 - Duration: 2:39:52. The music is good and the fight scenes while well-choreographed can be clunky at times and predictable. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a role-playing video game, developed by Level-5.It was released for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in November 2011, and published in Western regions by Namco Bandai Games in January 2013. Reviews: 3. The twist at the end was good and tied up any loose ends the film may have had. I actually did like Galeroth’s backstory. It did feel weirdly tacked on. The film opens with an old man on the roof of a hospital trying to chant a spell to stop a gateway from opening up (the imagination of the elderly is truly amazing). In the film, we see that Yusuke is given Oliver's cane (His Mornstar wand which is now in the form of a cane) which transforms into the Mornstar sword. It was also released for Nintendo Switch in September 2019, alongside a remastered version for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. It doesn’t have the deepish or richest storyline when compared to the games, but I still liked it. Related Topics: 3ds, Level-5, movie, Ni No Kuni, PC, PS3, ps4 Microsoft Flight Simulator Valencia and Caracas GA Airports Announced by TDM 10 Best Upcoming 2021 JRPGs to Keep on Your Radar The king’s mage reveals himself to the king’s older brother Galeroth who was adopted by the king of a neighboring kingdom as a sign of peace. Paralleling other kingmakers, she possesses a rib of bony spines running from the dock of her tail to its end. Ni No Kuni, an adaptation of a series which is directed by Yoshiyuki Momose who has the distinction of working on the game and the spirited away and fireflies. Writer Akihiro Hino has been writing games for over twenty years, including the original Ni no Kuni games, several Professor Layton games, and entries into important franchises like Dragon Quest. Austin King Sep 29, 2020. Released in 2019 under the production of OLM, Inc. 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