Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror

DVD Release: August 14, 2012
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror
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Synopsis

Since the loss of her mother, Haruka has become an emotionally-detached teenager who doesn’t appreciate her father’s workaholic tendencies. While searching for a mirror her mother had given her as a child, she encounters a foxlike creature and follows him to Oblivion Island, a magical world of forgotten items. Her journey becomes a rollercoaster ride of adventure and self-discovery as she and her new friend, Teo, search for her mirror, which has fallen into the hands of the Baron–a greedy ruler that lords over Oblivion Island and has plans to reach his influence into the human world.

Dove Review

Join this fantastic adventure to another world and be awed by the amazing animation and creative characters!

Haruka has lost her mother and she resents her father’s constant working as displayed when she reacts with disrespect and a short fuse. However, when she finds herself at Oblivion Island, a magical world, she encounters good creatures and evil alike as she pursues the mirror her mother had given her as a child. When she encounters the mirror’s memories she sees the pain her father endured when her mother died and his steadfast love for her.

This other world Haruka encounters contains violent moments perpetrated by an evil Baron and this results in explosions, Haruka’s teddy bear friend Cotton being ripped in two, and a lot of intense although fantasy-type violence. The themes of loyalty and the change in attitude of Haruka toward her father is to be commended. Due to the intensity of Oblivion Island, and the content listed in our ‘other’ category, we are recommending the DVD for ages twelve and over but we are pleased to endorse it. Like Alice and her looking glass, you will enter a completely different world during this adventure! We are pleased to award this DVD our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Butt-1; Shut up-1; "Piece of Garbage"-1
Violence: Characters fall downward on several occasions and have close calls; several intense chase scenes; explosions; several scuffles with creatures; girl grabs creature's nose; creature is slapped; one character is ripped in two but there is no blood just stuffing; darts shot at characters; a character is threatened; a girl falls into what looks like lava but it is syrup; a girl is thrown from an explosion; a character is hit on the head with a lid; an evil character tries to force drops down a girl's throat with a tube which will erase her memories; a creature is kicked; a stick is thrown at a creature; a crash takes place.
Drugs: Drops which make one lose one's memory are almost put down girl's throat.
Nudity: A girl wears a short skirt and it flies up during a few adventures but nothing is seen.
Other: A girl is disrespectful and short with her father in the beginning but she changes; a girl prays to the "god" Anari, asking for her mother back, and Anari is mentioned a few times; it's stated that mirrors are divine.

Info

Company: FUNimation Entertainment
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Producer: Eric P. Sherman, Kaeko Sakamoto
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 99 min.
Industry Rating: TV-G
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter