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Drifting Home

Release date: 2022
Genre: Anime, Animated, Kids, Fantasy
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What happens when you stop taking care of old buildings? In Japan, spirits sometimes claim mistreated or forgotten objects for themselves, and a building is just one big object. These spirits are called Yokai, and theyโ€™re not exactly good or evil, but many can be characterized as obsessed with one thing or another. In this lovely tale of wonder, we follow a group kids just trying to get along while trying to escape from a world not their own.

Drifting away explore many themes, most importantly chane, bonds of friendship, and what it means to be a family. Sometimes itโ€™s not always just being related. For being a "kids" movie there are quite a few intense emotional moments that will remind any adult of some hardship they face with their friends in child hood. This was a beautifully animated movie and getโ€™s 4/5 slices. Check it out on Netflix!

Slices

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ? ๐–๐ก๐ฒ? (+1)

Fresh! The animation is very clean and vibrant, and the story is easy to follow even for those not familiar with Japanese Folklore.

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š ๐›๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž? ๐–๐ก๐ฒ? ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ? (+1)

Both the animation and sound design were crisp with the background music providing a strong emotional addition to the scenes.

๐–๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ? (1+)

The VAs were certainly well chosen for the ENG dub, and the story arcs for each character themselves wrap up perfectly. No complaints.ย 

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ? (+1)

The story is extremely linear and straightforward, so there arenโ€™t really any choppy bits that slow down or speed up in a way that isnโ€™t necessary to the scene in the moment, whereas we all know some scenes can drag on almost pointlessly.ย 

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ž? (+0)

Unfortunately again, no. If I were to recommend something similar, it would be one of a variety of Ghibli films that have more originality in them than most modern films.ย 

๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ: Abandonment, NDEย 


๐‘๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: โ…˜

Itโ€™s certainly, a beautifully animated movie, the only problem for me is that it looks just like every other Netflix Animated movie and as far as the story goes, finding a way to escape the world of the Yokai isnโ€™t all that original in the first place.

Rye

Founder, Writer, Editor

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