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  • Movie: Destiny: Kamakura Monogatari
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Dec 9, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 112 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4147
  • Watchers: 451

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Destiny: Kamakura Monogatari
8.1
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Ratings: 8.1/10 from 112 users
# of Watchers: 451
Reviews: 3 users
Ranked #99999
Popularity #4147
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Isshiki Masakazu, a mystery writer living in Kamakura who is also a skilled detective. Together with his wife Akiko, he interacts with the demons, spirits, gods, buddhas, and aliens of Kamakura. His acquaintances and friends range from affiliates of the Police to mysterious animals. Adults and children will enjoy this work of mystery as he solves difficult and strange cases with a variety of characters as his side.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 9, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 112 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4147
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
ReikaBleu
1 people found this review helpful
Jul 26, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
This review may contain spoilers
The story revolves around a couple living in Kamakura. A place where “supernatural” is normal, like dead people walking around, or having kappa’s walk around the area, or even having the God of Misery drop from your ceiling. LOL.

The story is unique itself and that is enough to get you to watch it. The story has a mixture comedy, fantasy, romance and mystery to it. It also talks a little about the concept of "destiny" and “forever” in a very subtle and relate-able manner.

I over all liked it.

8/10

Longer review with a little spoiler here: https://elijahmaliksmom.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/destiny-the-tale-of-kamakura/

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Completed
cassey
1 people found this review helpful
Aug 8, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This review may contain spoilers
Nobody does whimsy better than the Japanese! I’ve been grumbling for some time now why modern fantasy stories tilt towards the dystopian genre, making magic and the supernatural all about gloom and doom 99% of the time with 1% hope at the end of it all. If you’re kind of sick of that too, Destiny Kamakura Monogatari is definitely worth a look.

This is about a husband and wife tandem who lives in Kamakura where they meet strange creatures and phenomena in their day to day life. I simply loved this world! It’s rife with stories of spirit festivals, of grim reapers, of Hogwarts Express-like trains, of body-stealing souls, and of forbidden treats.

That cast is awesome! I’ve been lured to this movie by my fondness for Takahata Mitsuki, playing the wife Akiko to writer Masakazu portrayed by Sakai Masato. They have quite an age gap so some of Mitsuki’s mannerisms here feel similar to what she did as Kahoko. Who stood out for me was the amazing Grim Reaper (Ando Sakura), she made a small role shine through. And special mention to badass Auntie Kin.

The movie ultimately portrays unconditional love even beyond death. Unfortunately (mild spoilers!) where the movie stumbled was in the climax.

Overall, that was still such a fun adventure, and I’m wistful they make more sequels as the Kamakura world is brimming with more magical tales of wonder to tell.

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