Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. About as many characters, dragons and force fields as "Pokémon" has pocket monsters, so it may be difficult for the uninitiated to keep track.
  2. 30
    This film will doubtless interest serious anime fans, but it won't win any converts.
  3. 25
    Could be the most overblown and confusing example of anime yet, as it piles one pretentious story element on top of another.
  4. 20
    It sounds as ridiculous as a "Pokemon" episode gone horribly awry.
  5. It bored me clean out of my wits.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JesseJ
    Jan 9, 2006
    6
    Kinda like a mature-rated RPG in movie form, it felt as though I was watching some Japanese game in animation. The story is one that's been seen in countless games and anime, but it was still enjoyable considering the Legend of Dragoon/Final Fantasy X/Shin Megami Tensei influences. Full Review »