REVIEWSBlu-rayMaquia review: Adoption Drama Anime

Maquia is another one of those films that I’m using to push myself out of my safe zones. Basically, I don’t really care for anime. What I do enjoy are heart-breaking takes on classic fairy tales. This time, it’s a retelling of the Little Mermaid but about the soul crushing reality of aging! Where else can you find a lovely tale of a fantasy woman adopting a human baby. She raises the young boy in...
February 8, 201988/1003 min
In Theaters
Feb 24th, 2018
On Blu-ray
Feb 5th, 2019
Length
1 hr and 55 mins
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
Studio
Shout! / Eleven Arts
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Content
88%
Disc
90%
Replay Value
86%
Rating Summary
Troy really wants to see what you see in anime, random Twitter person. Help him understand it! I mean, I love the soul crushing fantasy elements. But, I need a smidge more.

Maquia is another one of those films that I’m using to push myself out of my safe zones. Basically, I don’t really care for anime. What I do enjoy are heart-breaking takes on classic fairy tales. This time, it’s a retelling of the Little Mermaid but about the soul crushing reality of aging! Where else can you find a lovely tale of a fantasy woman adopting a human baby. She raises the young boy in man’s world with the crushing realities of being a single mom. Every 10 minutes, they cry!

I’m the kind of guy that loves great dialogue. However, this film is nothing but dialogue and weeping. While I get that anime is broad sweeping and touches upon many areas of interest, I’m super fascinated by who might dig this. Basically, it’s emotional torture porn until we hit the final wall. If you can swing that, then this might be for you. Otherwise, watch something else? I don’t know. Maybe Grave of the Fireflies might be a little chipper.

Please watch that double feature and tell me what you think. Honestly, I’d be shocked if any of you pick up this title.

Maquia special features

  • “Making of MAQUIA” Featurette
  • Trailer, Promo Videos And TV Commercials From Japan

Maquia is now available!

Maquia

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