Anime

Blue Thermal

ブルーサーマル

Directed by: Masaki Tachibana
2022 / 103 minutes / Unclassified all ages

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Refreshing animation about college students devoted to competitive gliding

Tamaki is an ordinary girl who idealises love, and she moves from the countryside to Tokyo hoping for fun times in college. However, an unexpected event results in her joining the competitive gliding club. She gets swept away by the charms of gliding and surprises teammates with her unexpected abilities, despite her clumsy appearance. The inter-university competition is approaching. Can Tamaki lead her university to victory? And will her relationship with her older teammate move forward? 

This coming-of-age animation portrays college students enthralled by the blue skies, throwing themselves full-heartedly into the world of flying. The relatable heroine starts out as an ordinary girl and gradually discovers her own talents and matures while struggling with relationships. Blue Thermal is notable for visuals saturated with beauty and openness that enable viewers to share with the protagonists the thrills and pleasures of flying. This film creates a refreshing emotional experience by taking the universal coming-of-age story depicted through various sports and telling it through the unusual sport of gliding.  

Audience warning: contains mild language

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Screens in: Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Director: Masaki Tachibana

Cast: Mayu Hotta, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Junya Enoki, Mikako Komatsu and Daisuke Ono

Genre: Anime

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles