Giniro no Kami no Agito


Origin: Spirits of the Past

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Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2006
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.121 (scored by 3173331,733 users)
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Ranked: #30622
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Popularity: #1816
Members: 62,215
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Synopsis

Three hundred years ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the mutation of all forests on Earth. Armed with consciousness, the vegetation sought to destroy all of humankind, and the war that ensued turned the planet into a hellish dystopia.

In the present day, Agito, a young boy, lives with his father in Neutral City—a village maintaining an uneasy truce with the neighboring forest. One day, Agito, on his way to collect water, becomes separated from his friend and stumbles upon a relic of the past: a girl sleeping in a mysterious machine.

Agito awakens the girl, Toola Cm Sacl, and introduces her to the village. But outside forces have ulterior motives for the girl, who holds the key to restore the Earth. Misguided by Shunack, a soldier from the old world hellbent on destroying the forest, Toola follows him despite Agito's warning. Determined to save Toola and unify humankind with the forest, Agito borrows the power of the forest and pursues her.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Agito

Main
Katsuji, Ryou
Japanese

Cm Sacl, Toola

Main
Miyazaki, Aoi
Japanese

Shunack

Main
Endou, Kenichi
Japanese

Hajan

Supporting
Fukawa, Toshikazu
Japanese

Agashi

Supporting
Oosugi, Ren
Japanese

Minka

Supporting
Minami, Omi
Japanese

Cain

Supporting
Hamaguchi, Masaru
Japanese

Yolda

Supporting
Kotegawa, Yuuko
Japanese

Agohige

Supporting
Houki, Katsuhisa
Japanese

Kuchihige

Supporting
Koyama, Takehiro
Japanese

Staff

Sugiyama, Keiichi
Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Shimizu, Kenichi
Episode Director
Haga, Hitoshi
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

"Chouwa oto ~with reflection~ (調和 oto~with reflection~)" by KOKIA
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Ending Theme

"Ai no Melody (愛のメロディー)" by KOKIA



Jun 9, 2008
kiriska (All reviews)
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
Nov 12, 2009
lolitoads (All reviews)
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
Nov 5, 2007
moozooh (All reviews)
After reading the synopsis, you would probably think this movie was something for Studio Ghibli to create. And the truth is, it's not just obviously inspired by Miyazaki's [early] works—it feels more like the creators were moved by Laputa, Nausicaa, and Princess Mononoke so much they tried their best to outright rehash their story and some of the characters here. Which, admittedly, was a decision that both made the movie as good as it was, and ironically, hurt it the most.

The similarities are in fact so intense it would be easy to confuse with the aforementioned movies. We have here a remarkably comprehensive reproduction of read more
Jan 9, 2011
venka21 (All reviews)
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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