Ged Senki

Tales from Earthsea

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Synonyms: Gedo Senki, Tales of Ged, Ged's War Chronicles
Japanese: ゲド戦記
English: Tales from Earthsea
German: Die Chroniken von Erdsee
Spanish: Cuentos de Terramar
French: Les Contes de Terremer
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 29, 2006
Producers: TOHO
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.821 (scored by 8962289,622 users)
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Ranked: #50382
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Popularity: #1557
Members: 148,664
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Calamities are plaguing the land of Earthsea and dragons have been seen fighting above the clouds—something which has never happened before. Sparrowhawk, a powerful Archmage, sets out to uncover the mystery behind these concerning events and meets Prince Arren along the way. Arren is the fugitive heir to the Kingdom of Enlad and a seemingly quiet and distressed lad. Wandering aimlessly in an attempt to escape the dark presence haunting him, he decides to tag along Sparrowhawk on his journey.

However, their arrival in the seaside settlement of Hort Town is met with unexpected trouble—Lord Cob, a powerful evil wizard obsessed with eternal life, stands in their way. Forced to confront him, the pair joins forces with Tenar—an old friend of Sparrowhawk—and Therru, the ill-fated orphan girl she took in. But the enemy's cunning hobby of manipulating emotions may just prove to be catastrophic for the young prince.

Set in a magical world, Ged Senki goes beyond the classical battle between the forces of good and evil, as it explores the inner battles of the heart.

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Ged Senki is an adaptation of part of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series; it also marks the debut of Hayao Miyazaki's son, Gorou, as director.

The film reached number one at the Japanese Box Office on its opening week with a gross of 7.7 million dollars. In 2007, it was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year and for best composer, Tamiya Terashima, at the Asian Film Awards. It also won the Raspberry Award (Bunshun Kiichigo Awards) in 2007. In 2008, it was nominated for Best Original Score for an Animated Film at the International Film Music Critics Award. It was also selected in the Out of competition section at the 63rd Venice Film Festival.

Characters & Voice Actors


Teshima, Aoi


Okada, Junichi


Sugawara, Bunta


Fubuki, Jun

Cob, Kumo

Tanaka, Yuko


Kagawa, Teruyuki

Queen of Enlad

Natsukawa, Yui

King of Enlad

Kobayashi, Kaoru



Hazia Dealer

Naitou, Takashi


Suzuki, Toshio
Kishimoto, Taku
Assistant Producer
Ishii, Tomohiko
Assistant Producer
Miyazaki, Gorou
Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics, Screenplay


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Ending Theme

"Toki no Uta (時の歌)" by Aoi Teshima


Oct 18, 2007
I realize that many people might not agree with what i'm going to say about this film, but please hear me out..

first of all.. i think too many people expected it to be like other miyazaki works.. but the worst thing you could do is assume it'll have the magic and light-heartedness of other studio ghibli films.. after all, it was miyazaki's son that directed it.. and for a first film, i don't think it could've been any better.. i suppose it's tough to keep this in mind, as the art style is the same as other ghibli films.. but please try..

that being said..

Story-i loved ...
Mar 12, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Even a prolific animation studio like Ghibli can turn out a lesser effort. Hiroyuki Morita's THE CAT RETURNS was my personal least favorite Ghibli movie, but that film, simplistic and shallow as it was, seems to have much more accolades than 2006's TALES FROM EARTHSEA, arguably one of the first productions from the studio to split audiences and critics alike.

Ironically enough, the controversy actually began prior to the film's release. It has been stated that Hayao Miyazaki had expressed interest in directing a film based on Ursula K. LeGuin's famous fantasy novels, but the author, displeased with previous attempts, declined... until the success ...
Aug 17, 2011
Back in my review of Kiki's Delivery Service I talked about how much I love Studio Ghibli and mentioned that their films generally range from good to excellent. This is not only the third exception to that I've found but also the very worst Studio Ghibli film I've seen.

Let's start with the story. The balance of a planet is being destroyed, a prince murders his father for unknown reasons and joins up with a traveling wizard. And all of this has virtually no bearing on the plot whatsoever. Yes, these scenes are mentioned later, but nothing gets done with them. Well, except for the ...

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