Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

In a world where love is forbidden... they will find love.

Categories: Animation, Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Maquia is a member of a special race called the Iorph who can live for hundreds of years. However, Maquia has always felt lonely despite being surrounded by her people, as she was orphaned from a young age. She daydreams about the outside world, but dares not travel from her home due to the warnings of the clan's chief. One day the kingdom of Mezarte invades her homeland. They already have what is left of the giant dragons, the Renato, under their control, and now their king wishes to add the immortality to his bloodline. They ravage the Iorph homeland and kill most of its inhabitants. Caught in the midst of the attack, Maquia is carried off by one of the Renato. It soon dies, and she is left deserted in a forest, now truly alone save for the cries of a single baby off in the distance. Maquia finds the baby in a destroyed village and decides to raise him as her own, naming him Ariel. Although she knows nothing of the human world, how to raise a child that ages much faster than her.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2018-02-24
Run time: 115 minute / 1:55
Revenue: $4,300,000
Director: Mari Okada
Writer: Mari Okada
Production Company : P.A.Works
Production Country: Japan


Manaka Iwami
as Maquia (voice)
Miyu Irino
as Erial (voice)
Tomokazu Sugita
as Isol (voice)
Yoshimasa Hosoya
as Lang (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro
as Rashine (voice)
Rina Sato
as Mido (voice)
Ai Kayano
as Leilia (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata
as Baro (voice)
Yoko Hikasa
as Tita (voice)
Misaki Kuno
as Medmel (voice)
Yuki Kaji
as Clear (voice)
Visual Effects
Michiya Kato VFX Supervisor

Kenji Kawai Original Music Composer

Masahiro Ando Storyboard Artist
Tatsuya Kushida Background Designer
Yuka Hirama Background Designer

Toshiya Shinohara Assistant Director

Toshiya Shinohara Storyboard Artist

Toshiya Shinohara Second Unit Director

Kazuhiro Wakabayashi Sound Director

Masakazu Hashimoto Second Unit Director

Naoyoshi Shiotani Storyboard Artist

Visual Effects
Masayuki Yoshihara Key Animation

Masaki Tachibana Storyboard Artist
Yuki Nomura Background Designer

Tatsuyuki Nagai Second Unit Director

Mari Okada Screenplay

Mari Okada Director

Mari Okada Storyboard Artist
Ayumi Satou Background Designer
Mie Kasai Background Designer
Tomoaki Okada Art Designer
Tomoaki Okada Concept Artist

Visual Effects
Takeshi Honda Key Animation
Kazuki Hoshino Key Animation
Fumie Imai Key Animation
Hideki Takahashi Key Animation
Takaaki Yamashita Key Animation
Toshiyuki Inoue Character Designer
Toshiyuki Inoue Key Animation
Toshiyuki Inoue Lead Animator
Tadashi Hiramatsu Animation Director
Tadashi Hiramatsu Character Designer
Tadashi Hiramatsu Key Animation

Tadashi Hiramatsu Storyboard Artist

Tadashi Hiramatsu Second Unit Director

Miho Sugiura Background Designer

Visual Effects
Nana Miura Key Animation
Yumi Ikeda Key Animation
Hidenori Matsubara Key Animation

Terushige Yoshie Music Producer

Erika Okazaki Background Designer
Kazuki Higashiji Art Direction
Kazuki Higashiji Background Designer

Ayumu Takahashi Editor

Hiroshi Kobayashi Storyboard Artist

Tomomi Kyoutani Producer

Visual Effects
Yurie Oohigashi Key Animation
Ei Inoue Key Animation
Katsue Inoue Color Designer

Heo Jong Second Unit Director

Visual Effects
Asuka Kojima Key Animation
Noriko Ito Animation Director
Noriko Ito Key Animation
Izumi Seguchi Key Animation
Akira Honma Key Animation

Toshie Honda Background Designer

Visual Effects
Asako Matsumura Key Animation

Kurumi Suzuki Background Designer

Visual Effects
Ryosuke Tsuchiya Key Animation

Dao Hung Background Designer
Yusuke Ikeda Background Designer
Le Mai Background Designer
Nguyen Trang Background Designer
Mizuka Ueda Background Designer
Yusuke Watanabe Background Designer
Kaori Hoshiba Background Designer
Natsumi Murakata Background Designer
Minami Usui Background Designer
Yuka Ohashi Background Designer
Youko Atsumi Background Designer
Yuuko Yano Background Designer

Visual Effects
Hidetsugu Ito Key Animation
Yuriko Ishii Animation Director
Yuriko Ishii Character Designer
Yuriko Ishii Supervising Animation Director
Akitsugu Hisagi Key Animation

Tsukasa Kakizakai Background Designer

Visual Effects
Hisashi Eguchi Key Animation

Takehiro Ishimoto Prop Designer

Visual Effects
Takehiro Ishimoto Key Animation
Yuki Akiyama Key Animation

Yuuki Hatakeyama Background Designer

Visual Effects
Akihiko Yoshida Character Designer
Yuuga Tokuno Key Animation
Mino Matsumoto Key Animation
Mami Takino Key Animation
Haruka Yamagata Key Animation
Horiyuki Horiuchi Key Animation

Satoshi Namiki Director of Photography

Visual Effects
Kousuke Kawatsura Animation Director
Kousuke Kawatsura Key Animation
Akemi Kobayashi Key Animation
Masahiro Sato Key Animation

Mizue Shouchi Background Designer
Youko Koyama Background Designer

Visual Effects
Yusuke Inoue Key Animation
Sayo Mizuno Key Animation
Tsukasa Miyazaki Key Animation

Nobuhiro Takenaka Producer

Rie Sonehara Background Designer

Visual Effects
Yuka Miyoshi Key Animation
Kazuko Amano Key Animation
Mari Tomita Key Animation

Hoang Mai Background Designer

Visual Effects
Aiko Kasumi Key Animation
Kanako Awada Key Animation
Kohei Yano Key Animation
Yosuke Fukumoto Key Animation
Shihoki Watanabe Key Animation
Hanaho Murakami Key Animation

Iorph Original Story

Visual Effects
Tomohisa Shitara CGI Director

Naoko Endo Producer
Nobuhiro Kikuchi Producer

Kayoko Tokou Background Designer
Akari Furuse Background Designer

Visual Effects
Asami Hayakawa Key Animation
Miki Nishikawa Key Animation
Shigeru Takase Key Animation

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