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Giniro no Kami no Agito


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
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.251 (scored by 26,752 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1377
Members: 50,438
Favorites: 156
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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
Main
Katsuji, Ryou
Japanese
Cm Sacl, Toola
Main
Miyazaki, Aoi
Japanese
Shunack
Main
Endou, Kenichi
Japanese
Agashi
Supporting
Oosugi, Ren
Japanese
Hajan
Supporting
Fukawa, Toshikazu
Japanese
Cain
Supporting
Hamaguchi, Masaru
Japanese
Yolda
Supporting
Kotegawa, Yuuko
Japanese
Nabe
Supporting
Mugihito
Japanese
Agohige
Supporting
Houki, Katsuhisa
Japanese
Jessica
Supporting
Yuuya, Atsuko
Japanese

Staff

Sugiyama, Keiichi
Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Shimizu, Kenichi
Episode Director
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"Ai no Melody (愛のメロディー)" by KOKIA




More reviewsReviews

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 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
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
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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