Ni no Kuni is a story about two high school students trying to save their childhood friend in this world and another one. The characters Yuu and Haru went to another dimension after a near-death experience saving Kotona. After gaining access to the fantasy world, once again, the story repeats itself saving their pal.
The movie is known for its 2011 JRPG Wrath of the White. It is a product of the collaboration of Japanese game developer Level-5, the master composer Joe Hisaishi and of course world famous animation Studio Ghibli.
In 2011, the game received a lot of amazing reviews. A lot of critics praised the game for its heartfelt story told through Studio Ghibli’s animated cutscenes. A story about a child brought to another world in search of saving his dearly departed mother. This is quiet unusual for a context of JRPG’s whereas it has the genre somewhat maligned by tropes and clichés.
Meanwhile in 2018, Level-5 released a sequel, Revenant Kingdom, a different game but equally ambitious to its predecessor. However, it gained a lot of reviews where critics expressed their disappointment as Studio Ghibli didn’t return to collaborate. Unexpectedly, just after a year, a new Ni no Kuni project happened in the form of film.
Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies, Ponyo and Whisper of the Heart – these are just some of the notable works of Studio Ghibli.
Ni no Kuni will be available on the streaming platform on January 16, 2020.