Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo

Children Who Chase Lost Voices

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Synonyms: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, Journey to Agartha
Japanese: 星を追う子ども
English: Children Who Chase Lost Voices
German: Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Spanish: Viaje a Agartha
French: Children Who Chase Lost Voices
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 7, 2011
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks, GKIDS
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 9863198,631 users)
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Ranked: #18382
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Popularity: #1133
Members: 216,986
Favorites: 681

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If you could turn all your memories into a song, what would it resemble?

Between being an exceptional student and taking care of the house alone during her mother's absence, Asuna Watase's only distraction is listening to her old crystal radio in her secret mountain hideout. One day, she accidentally tunes to a mysterious and melancholic melody, different from anything she has ever heard before. Soon after, an enigmatic boy named Shun saves her from a dangerous creature, unknowingly dragging Asuna on a long journey to a long lost land bound to surpass her very imagination, turning her once melodic life into an intricate requiem.

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Winner of the Platinum Grand Prize during the 2012 Future Film Festival, held in Italy.

Characters & Voice Actors


Hidaka, Rina


Shimamoto, Sumi


Hamada, Kenji

Watase, Father

Maeda, Takeshi


Itou, Kanae


Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Director of Photography, Creator, Screenplay, Editing, Color Design
Kumaki, Anri
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance


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Ending Theme

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


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 ...
Dec 2, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Every year or so, there is usually an epic movie that comes out on the silver screen. A story of a kid sucked into a fantasy world of some kind, willingly or not, and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. These films have almost become a dime a dozen these days, so they really need to be excellent and memorable to become a classic. Sadly, I don't really feel like this one treads new ground.

In this tale, we follow Asuna, a regular, independent teenage girl. We also meet a substitute teacher (Morisaki) and follow them through an underground world to play God and revive ...
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 ...

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