Children Who Chase Lost Voices DVD
About Children Who Chase Lost Voices DVD
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: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Fantasy
- Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 116
- Release Date: 11/13/2012
- Dimensional Weight: 0.33
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
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!
Journey to the Beginning of Japan
In the beginning was the spear, wielded by the gods Izanagi and Izanami, who created the world and everything in it... starting with the Japanese islands. This is how Shinto, Japan's native religion, tells it. Izanami died while giving birth to fire (LITERALLY giving birth), and her husband tried to retrieve her from the Land of the Dead.
Makoto Shinkai's movie "Children Who Chase Lost Voices" is rooted in this Shinto legend, as a schoolgirl crosses paths with an obsessed teacher whose wife died while he was at war. Determined to bring her back, he drags his student through an underground world of unknown animals, unimaginable monsters, and the ultimate questions of life.
The action starts quickly and never seems to stop, and yet it isn't a busy collection of crises. Shinkai's designs and color palette are as beautiful as always, and its moments of unearthliness happen in just the right way. This may be Shinkai's best film to date.