#53 – Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Review


maquia1.jpgAdd this one to your anime Mother’s Day playlist right next to Wolf Children.

This week, Tori and Austin review Mari Okada’s directorial debut, from studio P.A. Works, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms.

For all you cryers out there, prepare yourself, but in a good way!

(00:00 – 18:06) Catchup.

Tori and Austin discuss NON-ANIME RELATED THINGS like movies they’ve been watching. They’ve been going back into their Disney backlog with Mary PoppinsThe Aristocats, and Sleeping Beauty. They also chat about the wonderful Mr. Rogers documentary.

(18:34 – 31:33) Production notes for Maquia. Studio/cast/crew breakdown.

(31:33 – 36:43) Spoiler free film synopsis.


Exploring the major themes of motherhood, familial love, trauma, self-sacrifice, and all those good things.

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