Ranked #2164

Giniro no Kami no Agito

Alternative Titles

English: Origin: Spirits of the Past
Synonyms: Gin'iro no Kami no Agito, Gin-iro no kami no Agito, Silver Haired Agito, Agito with Silver Hair, Origins: Spirits of the Past
Japanese: 銀色の髪のアギト

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2006
Producers: Aiko, Yahoo! Japan
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.321 (scored by 22,476 users)
Ranked: #21642
Popularity: #1112
Members: 39,577
Favorites: 119
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Synopsis

A failed DNA experiment with plants has changed the world forever. Having demolished the moon, the intelligent and aggressive plant-life has spread to the earth and destroyed the human civilization. The few humans that remain struggle to survive, while maintaining an uneasy truce with the restless forest. One day, a villager named Agito stumbles across a stasis unit hidden deep in the forest and awakens a very cute girl from the past. Having slept for the past 300 years, Tula steps into a very different and strange world. The neighboring high-tech village of Ragna is still locked in a bitter war with the forest and when they become aware of Tula, they realize that she is the key to activating her father's final and ultimate weapon of humanity—a weapon designed to totally destroy the forest. When Tula is taken by the warriors of Ragna, Agito makes a pact with the forest to gain the strength and incredible powers to not only save her, but to stop the weapon from destroying both the forest and his village.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Agito
Agito
Main
Katsuji, Ryo
Japanese
Katsuji, Ryo
Sakura, Tula
Sakura, Tula
Main
Miyazaki, Aoi
Japanese
Miyazaki, Aoi
Shunack
Shunack
Main
Endo, Kenichi
Japanese
Endo, Kenichi
Agashi
Agashi
Supporting
Osugi, Ren
Japanese
Osugi, Ren

Staff

Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer
Sugiyama, Keiichi
Sugiyama, Keiichi
Director
Shiina, Nana
Shiina, Nana
Script
Maeda, Mahiro
Maeda, Mahiro
Storyboard, Mechanical Design

Opening Theme

"Chouwa oto ~with reflection~" by KOKIA

Ending Theme

"Ai no Melody" by KOKIA



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kiriska
Jun 9, 2008
Like some bastard child of Akira and Princess Mononoke, Origin is one of the strangest movies I've seen in a while...

STORY - Origin's (I'm going with the English title because it's easier) central theme is the age old man versus nature. What I found particularly interesting though, is the semi-lack of advanced technology and the steampunk-like environment of the movie's present day, even if the conflict was initially caused by the usual advanced bio-experimentation we're all used to. Further intriguing is the fact that the audience is not automatically expected to side with nature in this movie (as is usually the case); because the people read more
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moozooh
Nov 5, 2007
This review tries hard to not spoil anything, but you might probably want to postpone reading everything after the introductory paragraph to not get any wrong impressions.

The introductory paragraph goes here. After reading the synopsys, you would probably think this movie was something for Studio Ghibli to create. And the truth is, it's not only obviously inspired by Miyazaki's [early] works, it feels more like the creators were moved by Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa, and Princess Mononoke so much they tried their best to recreate their story and some of the characters here. Which was a decision that both made the movie as good read more
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lolitoads
Nov 12, 2009
Having heard great things about Origin from various sources, I jumped at the chance to purchase the DVD cheaply on Amazon. When it arrived, I was excited, the blurb on the case leading me to remember the hype when it was first released; 'dreamily beautiful,' 'breath-taking,' 'almost painfully beautiful,' one couldn't blame me for expecting a lot from the film, and I couldn't help but expect a lot, with Neo's feature on the film in mind which compared the film to Ghost in the Shell: Innocence! Now, I'm not an enviromentalist by any means, so I do admit I was skeptical when I read more
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venka21
Jan 9, 2011
Day 1: Origin: Spirits of the past

Take two of Miyazaki’s greatest classics, "Valley of the Wind" and "Princess Mononoke". Put them in a blender with choice elements of "Titan A.E". and "Ferngully: The last rainforest" pulse a couple of times, strain and call it a film. That is pretty much about what Gin-iro no kami no Agito or Origin Spirits of the Past is.

I have heard that every so often an anime company will try their hand at making a story that is reflective of the works of Studio Ghibli. This is I’m sorry to say is apparently Gonzo’s attempt as well as read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Mononoke Hime
Both deal with the relationship between nature and humans. The OSTs are wonderful. The scenes of fight are very well done (even if Gin'iro no Kami no Agito is futuriste and Mononoke happens in the past).  
reportRecommended by Lip
Anime: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
They have nicely similar story lines... "man devastates the earth and the forest comes back with a vengeance."

They both have good dramatic action. I personally liked Nausicaa more but the main character in that was a girl so i relate better with her than the male main character in Agito. Still Agito was a great movie with better art and graphics than the older Nausicaa. It was definitely one of the better movies i have seen lately. So if you enjoyed either of these movies, be sure to check out the other.  
reportRecommended by June
Anime: Ibara no Ou
There are similar themes of nature taking over, although for different causes and reasons. The main characters in both films also strike a few similarities: one being that they suddenly find themselves involved in a situation seemingly beyond their control and that they both have someone very close to them, someone they would go to the ends of the earth for. 
reportRecommended by Touka
Anime: Blue Gender
Both animes begin with a human from the past that has been put into a cryogenic capsule and awakens into a distant post-apocalyptic future.Both main characters have a destiny to help the present world.Origin is more about the conflict between an failed experiment that made the nature go out of control and technology,whereas in Blue Gender the conflict is not internal,but external,the humans fighting against aliens. 
reportRecommended by HotaruKara
Anime: Sakasama no Patema
Both have a female lead who goes where they are told not to.
Both start off with having to wear special suits.
If you watch both you will see what I mean. 
reportRecommended by NekoZabuza
Anime: Jyu Oh Sei
Both are about a world where man must fight against the sentient Earth and plant-life for survival. Both spend most focus in the wilds and a medieval-like setting, but occasionally break away to show brief moments of highly futuristic technology as well. And finally, both feature a main character with a mop of hair as white as the snow. 
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