Katamari Damacy: The Movie (Kanji: 塊魂~ザ・ムービー~) is a 2004 anime film based off of the video game of the same name.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The movie closely follows the plot of the original game.

In a drunken stupor, an eccentric, god-like entity called the King of All Cosmos destroys all the stars, Earth's Moon and other such celestial bodies in the universe, save for Earth itself. Despite acknowledging his mistake, the King charges his 5-centimeter-tall son, the Prince, to go to Earth with a "katamari"—a magical ball that allows anything smaller than it to stick to it and make it grow—and collect enough material for him to recreate the stars and the Moon. The Prince is successful, and the universe is returned to normal.

A side-story follows the Hoshino family as the Prince works at his tasks. The father, an astronaut, is unable to go to the moon after it is wiped out by the King, and the daughter, whose name is Michiru, "senses" the Prince's work—she can feel when each constellation returns to the sky. Ultimately, the family, along with their house and town, are rolled up in the katamari that is used to remake the moon.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Chie Kōjiro as the Prince, the 5-centimeter-tall protagonist.
  • Mahito Tsujimura as the King of All Cosmos.
  • Kumiko Higa as Mutsuo Hoshino, the son of the Hoshino Family.
  • Nozomi Ōhashi as Michiru Hoshino, the daughter of the Hoshino Family able to connect with the Cosmos.
  • Kōji Tsujitani as Tomino Hoshino, the father of the Hoshino Family, an astronaut who had his mission called off due to the disappearance of the stars and Moon in the sky.
  • Yūko Kobayashi as Mizue Hoshino, the house wife of the Hoshino family, who loves her family very much.
  • Hiro Nakajima, Hisayo Mochizuki, Keiko Nemoto and Noriko Shitaya as the Prince's Cousins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Just two weeks after the film's original premiere, its writer, producer and director Hatsuko Koshita passed away at 69 years old. After her death, Studio XYZ officially declared the "Gamer Reaper Curse" to run in the studio and officially swore itself off video game adaptations forever.
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