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