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Shinkai Makoto's New Movie Hoshi o Ou Kodomo Announced

by dtshyk
Nov 6, 2010 3:44 AM | 107 Comments
According to Cinema Today, Shinkai Makoto's new anime movie "Hoshi o Ou Kodomo (Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below)" was announced to be premiered in 2011. A trailer will be streamed on Yahoo Japan on November 9th.

Hoshi o Ou Kodomo official website
Team Shinkai official blog

Staff
Director & Scenario: Shinkai Makoto
Character Design & Animation Director: Nishimura Takayo
Art Director: Tanji Takumi ("5 Centimeters per Second", "The Place Promised in Our Early Days")
Music: Tenmon

Synopsis:
Asuna lost her father and lives a lonely life listening to mysterious music coming from her father's crystal radio. One day she sets out for a journey to see a boy again. Through the adventure, she experiences a parting and finds the cruelty and the beauty of the world.

Source: Cinema Today

Update
To be premiered next May.
Trailer: http://meta.yahoo-streaming.jp/webevents/yahoo/movies/hoshi-o-kodomo/trailer01_1m.asx (ASX via Yahoo Japan)
Copy on Youtube
Official website fully opened

Updated on Dec 22
Cast
Asuna; Kanemoto Hisako
Shun/Shin: Irino Miyu
Morisaki: Inoue Kazuhiko
Shimamoto Sumi
Hidaka Rina
Takeuchi Junko
Orikasa Fumiko

Source: Official blog

20 of 107 Comments Recent Comments

YES! I'm definitely watching it!

Jul 16, 2011 9:28 PM by Mystere

Eldrich said:
I'm having hard time tracking japanese news regarding this anime. As a foreigner, how am I able to watch it? Is there going to be a DVD release soon? I will appreciate every useful information. Thank you in advance for responding in here or sending me a private message.

galimx said:
When will the BR realease come?

porthunt said:
galimx said:
When will the BR realease come?


The same question here. >:


bump for justice

Jul 16, 2011 2:01 AM by LexLeogryfon

galimx said:
When will the BR realease come?


The same question here. >:

Jun 9, 2011 10:11 PM by porthunt

When will the BR realease come?

May 28, 2011 4:32 PM by galimx

I'm having hard time tracking japanese news regarding this anime. As a foreigner, how am I able to watch it? Is there going to be a DVD release soon? I will appreciate every useful information. Thank you in advance for responding in here or sending me a private message.

May 10, 2011 12:48 PM by Eldrich

This should be watched only on BLU-RAY!

May 9, 2011 12:14 AM by Ludicross

I know what i'll be doing after the AP exams ^^

Apr 8, 2011 11:38 AM by hell0kitY

dang, that's nice...love the visuals, as usual, and the world looks positively sugoi ^^
May 7th, it's coming out on. can't wait.

Mar 14, 2011 8:49 PM by Paladin65536

linnaes said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37GhIqsO28

Holy crap, new trailer looks impressive as hell O__O


Wow it looks amazing! thanks for the update on the trailer!

Mar 14, 2011 2:33 AM by flyingeagle666

linnaes said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37GhIqsO28

Holy crap, new trailer looks impressive as hell O__O


Wow it looks amazing! thanks for the update on the trailer!

Mar 14, 2011 2:33 AM by flyingeagle666

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37GhIqsO28

Holy crap, new trailer looks impressive as hell O__O

Mar 13, 2011 5:30 PM by linnaes

Sounds interesting! I'll be sure to watch it.

Feb 27, 2011 8:58 PM by Avalongus

OMG, I've just heard of this movie and I'm already totally excited!!!!

I just hope that this time he manages to put a good story together since it looks like as if this movie actually has a story and is not "slice of life" only like "5cm per second". The place promised in our early days was rather disappointing in the story-telling departement.

Feb 11, 2011 8:24 AM by tempo_plus

Looks great!

Is that a Japanese cinema release in May 2011? If so when will we get a chance to watch it??

Feb 11, 2011 7:31 AM by flyingeagle666

just-away said:
I've waited too long for this, def'n holding high expectations. Shinkai mentioned that a major theme is going to be "distance" like 5cm so I'm expecting another gloomy/melancholic movie. Although 5cm was a success, Shinkai and his work is still minor/underrated so I hope this will be the movie that puts his name up there, at least to the same lvl as Tokikake & Summer Wars. cant wait


Shinkai is actually pretty popular among directors. ^^ He currently holds the title, "The Next Miyazaki" Which is definitely appropriate. Although, a bit more fame wouldn't hurt =] He deserves to be known by everyone. He really is a great anime director! :D

Jan 24, 2011 2:13 PM by -Nagisa

from the website the animation looks like it will be good ^^

Jan 22, 2011 5:57 PM by CrystalLake

Holy crap, how'd I miss this news update? Makoto-san's work is awesome! =D

Has the same art directer and animation directer as 5cm, as well as the guy who made the music from all his recent movies, as well as the ef series.

This is definitely going on my Plan to Watch list...as soon as someone adds it to MAL! =)

Jan 22, 2011 9:48 AM by Paladin65536

Wha...a new Shinkai movie and I haven't heard about it for 2+ months? Can't wait ^__^

I'm expecting a lot, and from what I've seen, the artwork's gonna be breathtaking as expected, and the movie's probably gonna be amazing. But I wonder if it can top 5 cm/s...

Jan 20, 2011 7:05 PM by linnaes

I've waited too long for this, def'n holding high expectations. Shinkai mentioned that a major theme is going to be "distance" like 5cm so I'm expecting another gloomy/melancholic movie. Although 5cm was a success, Shinkai and his work is still minor/underrated so I hope this will be the movie that puts his name up there, at least to the same lvl as Tokikake & Summer Wars. cant wait

Jan 18, 2011 7:54 AM by just-away

Excited! But from the trailer it looks like it'll be taking more of a Ghlibi route than a 5cm one. Resemblance to Tales from Earthsea(?)

Jan 16, 2011 1:09 AM by -abenobashi

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