Title: “Patema Inverse” | Artist: Estelle Michaeu | Anime: Patema Inverted

So back on September 26th we had an AniTAY movie night and watched Patema Inverted, a movie that I was viewing for the first time and one you should check out if you have never seen it. It is quite good. Not only does it have amazing vertigo-inducing visuals, it has a beautiful sound track as well. But it chooses to save the best for last, at least in my opinion, with the moving “Sakasama no Patema.” If you are listening to it for the first time it is likely that you are struggling to place which language it is being song in. The answer is Esperanto, a language invented for the purpose of facilitating international communication and one that was designed to be easy to learn from the bottom up. Though it has existed for more than 100 years, it still has not manage to gain mainstream use, as only about 2 million people world wide can speak it. It may seem strange for a Japanese film to use such a language, but it must have been a conscience choice, as the themes of the film and the language’s goal overlap. I happily admit that I listened to this song on loop for a couple hours after the credits rolled. Just fantastic.

Here is my last OP/ED a Day:


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