Ame wo Tsugeru Hyôryû Danchi
2022 / 119m - Japan
Adventure, Fantasy - Animation
Drifting Home poster


October 22, 2022


Another fantasy anime with kids. I feel I'm losing my interest in these types of films. They've been taking over feature-length anime for more than a decade now and they're really starting to look very samey. Drifting Home fits in a little too snuggly with the rest of them, making for a rather generic project.

Some kids are investigating a haunted apartment building when suddenly they're transported to an alternative reality. They're still in the building, but it is now floating in a sea of nothingness. The kids will have to survive and try to find their way back to their own world, but to do that, they'll have to face their fears.

The animation is solid and the premise is pretty nice and the lore is intriguing, but they've could've done a lot more with it. The kids get pretty whiney, the runtime is a bit too long and it gets very sentimental in places. I'd love to see anime move away for kids & fantasy again, but I doubt that's going to happen anytime soon. It's not a bad film, just not as great as it could've been.