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Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo


Alternative Titles

English: Children who Chase Lost Voices
Synonyms: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, Journey to Agartha
Japanese: 星を追う子ども

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 7, 2011
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.831 (scored by 34,703 users)
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Ranked: #7942
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Popularity: #789
Members: 70,840
Favorites: 287
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Synopsis

Strange sounds in the darkness... Unearthly music from an old crystal radio... These are all the warning Asuna Watase has before a simple walk to her clubhouse catapults her into a nightmarish adventure that will take her beneath the Earth to a lost land beyond the realm of legend! Attacked by a strange monstrous creature, rescued by a mysterious stranger and pursued by a relentless enemy, Asuna finds herself enmeshed in a centuries old mystery that will bind her to a strange young defender and lead her inevitably, towards a secret that may hold the key to life itself!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Watase, Asuna
Watase, Asuna
Main
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese
Kanemoto, Hisako
Canaan Praeses, Shin
Canaan Praeses, Shin
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Morisaki, Ryuuji
Morisaki, Ryuuji
Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Mimi
Mimi
Supporting
Takeuchi, Junko
Japanese
Takeuchi, Junko

Staff

Shinkai, Makoto
Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Editing, Color Design, Director of Photography, Screenplay, Creator
Kumaki, Anri
Kumaki, Anri
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance
Tenmon
Tenmon
Music
Dupac, Benoit
Dupac, Benoit
ADR Director


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"Hello Goodbye & Hello" by Anri Kumaki (熊木杏里)



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Archaeon
Dec 11, 2011
Stories about the dead coming back to life are a dime a dozen these days, mainly because of the current fascination with zombies and vampires, but rarely do we see a tale that's more akin to the legends of old, where mighty heroes brave the perils of the underworld to be reunited with their lost love.

Sorry, that should be a 12 year old girl. Let's try this again ...

Stories about children having adventures in other worlds are a dime a dozen these days, but rarely do we see a tale that's more akin to the stories of old, where brave youths traversed other realms on read more
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5camp
Nov 19, 2011
The story is about Asuna, basically the female lead from every single Ghibli movie ever, a bit of a loner girl who spends her time sitting on rocky outcrops listening to her makeshift crystal radio. One day she is attacked by a monster, who got lost on his way to a Princess Mononoke audition, but is saved by Shun, who is basically the pretty boy male lead from half of every single Ghibli movie ever (don't worry, the other half of the pretty boy male lead is role is taken up by Shun's younger brother). But then Stuff Happens that I don't want to spoil, read more
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Tyblazitar
May 7, 2011
Disclaimer: As this obviously hasn't been subbed yet, and my Japanese is nowhere near fluent, it's possible that certain minor details in the plot might have escaped me. Please keep this in mind while reading the review.

Makoto Shinkai's most recent work is something quite new for him. The main criticisms of his works has as far as I can tell been the character designs being to simplistic and rough, as well as all his three longer works being quite similar. Though I would contend the latter point, it's certain that Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo is different, in both aspects. It would seem that Shinkai has read more
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Marow
Apr 1, 2013
Imagine someone looking at Studio Ghibli in hope of creating something similar, but end up completely missing the point and delivering a train wreck of a movie. This is how I would describe Children Who Chase Lost Voices.

Although, to be perfectly honest, I do not entirely agree with the Ghibli comparison many have done. The similarities stop after a magical land, equally magical creatures and character designs that, with some small adjustments, could have come from any of Hayao Miyazaki’s flicks. The rest is characteristic Shinkai flair, albeit this time muddled with a severe identity crisis.

On a first glance Children Who Chase Lost Voices does read more
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