A magical and wonderfully realized fantasy by Mari Okada who wrote the script for her directorial debut. This hugely popular anime is a fan favorite and a true original that Iconic Events is privileged to bring to theatres once again.
The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, and then encounters an orphaned baby. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte.
Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Fantasy, Female Melodrama, Period
Director: Mari Okada
Writers: Mari Okada, Christian La Monte (english script adaptation)
Stars: Manaka Iwami, Miyu Irino, Yôko Hikasa