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: 6.811 (scored by 9025490,254 users)
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Ranked: #50942
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Popularity: #1561
Members: 149,805
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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


Feb 28, 2022
This movie does a great job of feeling like just a small part of a much larger fantasy epic. Not many of Stuido Ghlibli's films go for a full high-fantasy feel. Most of them are at least grounded in reality in that they take place in a post-war Japan. The few ones that take place in a completely different world stand out as special because of the sheer imagination on display. It really does feel like an entirely new world has been created here and we get just a peak into it.

The magic system is always a huge part of what makes a good fantasy ...
Jun 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I generally enjoy Ghlibi movies, and I really enjoyed the Earthsea Cycle by Ursula Le Guin. However, this movie adaption failed to capture what makes the Earthsea Cycle so interesting and captivating with its deep lore and rich worldbuilding. It simply didn't match. While the aesthetic upheld traditional Ghibli standards, the experience felt alienated from the original novels. Although the movie shared many characters name and places, the movie was not a true adaptaion of the series, but rather a retelling of the Earthsea Cycle, like how there are many different versions and retellings of classic fairy-tales.
For those who are ne wto the Earthsea world, ...
Mar 31, 2024
It was the worst anime I've ever seen, and I watched Bible Black (also not recommended for many reasons, even if you're just horny). At least in BB the creators knew what they wanted to do. Otherwise there was no plan or idea for this movie other than what they already had from the book.
Character sucks, story sucks, character's designs most of them sucks, main villain sucks. At least the backgrounds where nice but it's only good things in this movie. Atmosphere sucks. I love fantasy and they ruined it.
I do not recommend, even if you had to choose between watching it or watching ...

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