Following the mini-episodes, Patema Inverted’s main attraction was originally planned to debut this year – however, it has instead sadly been set back to a release date some time in the coming year of 2013.
Unfortunate as this may be, it’s hardly unexpected seeing as we stand currently in October – and the movie remained nowhere in sight, practically missing in action had it not been for this announcement. The additional wait can also be seen as positive as the reason for the delay of the film is listed as “production purposes” – and this certainly makes clear the sort of extensive efforts being poured into the film.
The director being one and the same of Eve no Jikan is also a likely factor for the setback as the fellow would, ideally, want to sustain a similar, if not superior, level of quality to his previous masterpiece – rather than release any slopped mess of an animation.
Throughout 2012, the prologue chapters have each been gradually unveiled, all proving exquisite as one would anticipate – yet it’s more so interesting how such a caliber was achieved, and the entire film is apparently not even complete as of yet. The conceptualization and production process of this film seems rather unorthodox as one can’t truly ascertain, even with the available episodes, just what direction the plot intends to travel.
It’s curious what this seemingly secretive, yet sure to be marvelous, movie will amount to in the end.