Anime film Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou (Let’s Decorate the Promised Flowers in the Farewell Morning) achieves fifth place in the recent National Movie Mobilization Ranking. This film marks the directorial debut of Mari Okada. She is the director/scriptwriter of this latest work of theatrical animation. She has previously worked with the anime Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda (The Anthem of the Heart) where she was responsible for the screenplay. Furthermore, she was a part of many popular anime titles like Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. The film is by the animation studio P. A. WORKS it had a limited release on February 24, 2018.
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou – Synopsis
The people of Iolph live quietly in secluded lands, weaving a cloth called Hiviol as a daily routine. Members of this clan have a unique ability. They stop ageing after mid-teens. With the honorary title ‘Family of Farewell’ and as living legends, they capture the imagination of many mortals. Maquia, who belongs to this clan has no parents. Although her days are peaceful, she feels lonely.
Her peaceful days shatter when the Mesae army invades. They seek Iolph’s longevity blood in order to unravel the secret to these people’s immortality. Amid desperation and confusion, Leilia, the most beautiful girl in her clan, is taken away. Also, the boy Maquia has secret feelings for, disappears.
Maquia is able to escape, but she loses her friends and her home. Consequently, she wanders alone in the forest. One day she finds Erial, a baby boy who has lost his parents. The story follows the changing relationship between the two as Erial grows up and Maquia does not.
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou – PV
Source: Animate Times
What We Can Expect
Firstly, the plot is very exciting. Furthermore, I look forward to experiencing the breathtaking scenes that are sure to be present in this wonderful piece of art. Secondly, we have a legendary person directing this film and this would be my number one reason to watch this film. Moreover, it has already received critical acclaim so nothing can stop me now. Finally, I am greatly interested to see how the plot is going to progress between Erial and Maquia.