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Gedo Senki


Alternative Titles

English: Tales from Earthsea
Synonyms: Ged Senki, Tales of Ged, Ged's War Chronicles
Japanese: ゲド戦記

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 29, 2006
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.181 (scored by 36,576 users)
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Ranked: #27022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #973
Members: 59,064
Favorites: 109
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Lebannen, a young distraught teenage boy. While Lebannen may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Tehanu. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. He can use the boy's "fears" against the very one who would help him, Ged.

(Source: ANN)

Background

The Earthsea saga consitsts of:
A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind
and many short stories.

Judging from the description it seems the thirst three volumes are somewhat mixed together and rewritten for the movie.

Characters & Voice Actors

Tehanu
Tehanu
Main
Teshima, Aoi
Japanese
Teshima, Aoi
Ged
Ged
Main
Sugawara, Bunta
Japanese
Sugawara, Bunta
Lebannen
Lebannen
Main
Okada, Junichi
Japanese
Okada, Junichi
Tenar
Tenar
Main
Fubuki, Jun
Japanese
Fubuki, Jun

Staff

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


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"Toki no Uta (時の歌)" by Aoi Teshima




More reviewsReviews

inoneoutheother
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 read more
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JTurner
Mar 12, 2012
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 read more
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sen_mcgrath
May 9, 2011
I have not read the Earthsea novels, and have only seen this film once, so I am going by first impressions, and while admitedly this may not be particularly thorough, first impressions do count for a lot.

I did not enjoy this movie as much as other Ghibli, or anime films in general. Most of this was because I felt that many questions I had about the film and the world in which the film was set were left unanswered. This may have been because I did not read the book, however, I believe an addaptation should be able to stand on read more
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Phill-z
Oct 17, 2007
Let me explain first that I am not a Studio Ghibli fan. I find when I watch their films that I am constantly seeing the same recurring characters. Not the same TYPE of characters, just the same art. That greatly bugs me. I saw many of the same archetype characters that i've seen in every Ghibli film in this one as well.

Story: Adapted from Ursula K LeGuins Earthsea series. I've never read the series myself but from watching the anime I might just pick up a couple. I want to ask what part of the story inspired Goro Miyazaki read more
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