Children Who Chase Lost Voices Blu-ray
About Children Who Chase Lost Voices Blu-ray
From Director Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 cm per Second) comes Children Who Chase Lost Voices!
When she hears a strange song from a crystal radio, Asuna tunes into more than just a magical stream of music. Soon, she is transported to a mysterious world where mythical beasts roam and brave warriors fight for their lives. Agartha is a land of breathtaking beauty and unimaginable danger - a place where, it is believed, even the dead can be brought back to life. But at what cost?
Special Features: Interviews, The Making of, Japanese Promo Video, Japanese Teasers, The Works of Makoto Shinkai.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Fantasy
- Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 116
- Release Date: 11/13/2012
- Weight: 0.33
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
It is about Makoto Shinkai evolving as an artist becoming the equal to Miyazaki
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Makoto Shinkai was said to be, 'the new Hayao Miyazaki.' After seeing the movie, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, I can see he has. I would put the movie having the young romance of Whisper of the Heart and Princess Mononoke with the pacing of Howl's Moving Castle. One difference is that Mr. Miyazaki often has an ecological theme to his work, Shinkai is more about relationships.
In his first major work, Voices of a Distant Star, A young man is ever waiting for his girl to call him, as she goes further and further into space the wait becomes longer and longer. The longing, love and dedication to her are for me Voices was about. I often think that this work was prophetic in that American troops were having the same feelings, men and women, as tours of duty were added on and on. I was told that he did this work on his own home computer and all I thought was WOW!
In Lost Voices I see a more matured artist with a more complex story. Asuna, a young girl with a strange crystal for her radio is fascinated with the underworld. After meeting a boy she gets infatuated only to see him die. The journey that shefollows into the under world is just as strong as Bilbo's in, The Hobbit, but much more personal with the relationships with the people she meets. You are left with the chance she may never come back, but that is part of the suspense.
I did have to remind myself that in Asian films, a love interest or relationship is not always a the happy ending. Sometimes it is tragic and some of this is in the film. A bit of the film near the end seemed a bit choppy, besides that, It is a wonderful film and one to go into my best of slot next to Miyazaki's films at the store.
I would like to thank the former ADV and Sentai Productions for bringing us the works of Makoto Shinkai.
Director Makoto Shinkai's best work to date - worth seeing
This is Director Makoto Shinkai's best work to date. His previous movies were Voices of a Distant Star and Five Centimeters Per Second. This latest movie: Children Who Chase Lost Voices follows in the style of a Studio Ghibli movie, very well done, worth seeing!
Chasing the Voice of Innocence and Love
by Crystal -
Children Who Chase Lost Voices is a very moving film about adolescence, lost love and having the courage to live on without them. Both Asuna and Mr. Morisaki, though very different in character are easy to relate to, since each of us has lost something or someone who has mattered to us. They both deal with their grief in different ways and come to their own conclusions about life and what its worth is. Makoto Shinkai is a wonderful film maker and I enjoy his work. The animation and graphics of this movie are amazing, and the soundtrack is beautiful and becomes part of the film. I highly recommend this movie because of it's awesome, on point storytelling and never-disappointing artwork and direction. Do yourself a favor and see this one for yourself.
Touching animated film worth watching!
by Ivan -
Makoto Shinkai, the former Falcom graphic designer, who took the anime industry by storm back in 2001 when he released his anime OVA titled "Voices of a Distant Star", which he created on his Power Mac G4 and using several software and voice acted by he and his wife Miko and music provided by his friend Tenmon.
The OVA inspired many for the fact it was independent, created on a small budget but looked significantly better than some major anime series by well-known animation studios.
Shinkai returned, after an extensive research, with the animated film "Children Who Chase Lost Voices ("Hoshi o Ou Kodomo") which he directed, wrote and produced.
And now the film was released in the U.S. on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Sentai Filmworks.