Ranked #2090

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2006
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.331 (scored by 21,864 users)
Ranked: #20902
Popularity: #1083
Members: 38,306
Favorites: 114
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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

Katsuji, Ryo
Katsuji, Ryo
Sakura, Tula
Sakura, Tula
Miyazaki, Aoi
Miyazaki, Aoi
Endo, Kenichi
Endo, Kenichi
Hamaguchi, Masaru
Hamaguchi, Masaru


Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Sugiyama, Keiichi
Sugiyama, Keiichi
Shiina, Nana
Shiina, Nana
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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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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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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Sep 4, 2015
Origin: Spirits of the Past follows Agito in a world where humans and the forest no longer live peacefully. In Agitos attempt to get extra water for his father he is caught by the forest and in his attempts to escape he stumbles across, Tula a girl put to sleep inside of experimental coffins in which people from the past can awake in the present day. Throughout this series you see humans struggle against the forest or so they thought. This is a heart warming story of preservation of humans, the earth, and a love story of two kids from another time. I personally think read more
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Jul 11, 2015
Honestly, let me start by saying i'm a little biased against mecha anime but that doesn't mean I dislike all of them - I found Innocent Venus to be quite enjoyable. I didn't really like Giniro no Kami no Agito though, although i'm not entirely sure why. It just felt quite dry and bland with not much character development.
STORY- The plot doesn't sound too bad, actually. Maybe it was due to the plot execution?
ART - It was okay. Above average, I guess.
SOUND - Let me first say that the only reason I watched this was because I really liked the ending song "KOKIA-Ai no read more
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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. 
reportRecommended by Rakuenless

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