maboroshi: A beautiful, enchanting and magical animated film on Netflix

maboroshi is a Japanese movie written and directed by Mari Okada.

“maboroshi” is an incredibly interesting Japanese animated film that takes us to a fascinating intersection between the world of gods and industrialization. The mountain gods make their presence felt through a steel factory.

Amidst all this, there is a girl who barely speaks, seemingly the origin of everything.

maboroshi - Netflix
maboroshi – Netflix

About “maboroshi”:

It is an incredibly interesting story, with a slow and calm pace, featuring well-developed characters. It’s a delightful watch for fans of Japanese animation.

“maboroshi” is a sad and beautiful film that chooses a serene and unhurried narrative over a frenzy of effects. It is filled with fantasy, magic, and hope.

“maboroshi” stands as one of those special films that, between adolescence and the adult world, gives us a glimpse of a world of magic, gods, and reality. It opts to offer us a magical view of reality, presenting a tale full of reflective fantasy and arcane Shinto religion.

It is very interesting in terms of flashbacks, with some captivating sequences in this regard. The intermittent voice-over clarifies the narrative, which prefers to remain in the realm of fantasy and romance at all times.

Our opinion:

“maboroshi” does not aim to make a strong impact and chooses to stay within the realm of unreality, of magical fiction, in a very unique, reflective, and beautiful work that, unlike science fiction, actually goes back in time, revisiting a bygone and yet real world.

We have enjoyed it.

Where to Watch “maboroshi”


maboroshi - Netflix
maboroshi – Netflix
Alice Lange
Alice Lange
Alice Lange is passionate about music. She has been part of several groups in the production side and has now decided to bring her experience to the field of journalism. She also reviews movies and television and participates in various events.
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