Children Who Chase Lost Voices / Hoshi o Ou Kodomo


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###Children Who Chase Lost Voices / Hoshi o Ou Kodomo

Genres: adventure, fantasy, romance
Themes: belonging, journey
Objectionable content: Significant
Running time: 116 minutes
Vintage: 2011-05-07

Plot Summary: The story centers on Asuna, a girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to meet a boy again, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.

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####Watch on the Anime Network Online Player

Toonami Broadcast: (November 5, 2016)

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES”

HOUSTON, June 14, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is extraordinarily proud to announce the forthcoming release of the year’s most eagerly awaited animated feature, CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES! The latest brainchild of writer/producer/director Makoto Shinkai, the pioneering creator who first turned the Japanese animation industry on its head by producing the hit VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR almost single handedly using his own personal computer, CHILDREN will be Shinkai’s longest and most complex film to date and promises to further continue the director’s evolution as one of the most important emerging talents in the animation industry. Joining Shinkai once again are some of his most trusted collaborators, including composer TENMON, who has created the score to every Shinkai film since the director’s first short, SHE AND HER CAT; animation director/character designer Takayo Nishimura and art director Takumi Tanji, who have both risen up the production chain with Shinkai, having begun as an animator and background artist respectively on THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS and 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND; and most especially the ground-breaking production company ComixWave Films, which has distributed all of Shinkai’s major works to date.

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! From Makoto Shinkai, the critically acclaimed anime wunderkind who’s thrilled audiences around the world with the masterworks VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR and THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS, comes an all new, dark and truly epic journey into a world you’ve never seen before: CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES!

CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES will begin theatrical release on June 26 – July 3 at the Nuart Theater in Los Angeles. General release through digital channels will follow with a home video release on DVD & BD later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.


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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-04-19/children-who-chase-lost-voices-to-be-screened-in-nyc-in-april
[size=20]Children Who Chase Lost Voices to Be Screened in NYC in April[/size]
posted on 2012-04-19 23:55 EDT
4 more showings of Makoto Shinkai’s latest scheduled for April 21, 22, 28, 29

The film distributor GKids announced that Makoto Shinkai 's latest animated feature, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, will be screening at New York City’s IFC Theater. Show times are scheduled for the following two weekends, April 21 and 22 as well as April 28 and 29, at 11:00 am. Ticket purchases are available Movietickets.com

Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below centers on Asuna, a girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to find a mysterious boy she just met, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.

The film is the latest work by Shinkai, the creator of Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, and 5 Centimeters Per Second. Takayo Nishimura (5 Centimeters Per Second, Before Green Gables) designed the characters and oversaw the animation process. Takumi Tanji (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days) directed the art, and musical composer Tenmon (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star) collaborated with Shinkai again on this project. The film held its North American premiere at Otakon last July.


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Well, there’s one teacher who’d be fired if this show took place in modern America :wink:

Sadly this movie doesn’t seem to focus on Oyajicon, which is how I thought it would go given the premise. It would have been a better movie if it had. You know it :wink:


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I’m burnt out on Shinkai, so I don’t know if I’ll even give this one a shot. I want to like his stuff since it looks so good visually, but the majority of his works are just so aggravating, mostly because of the way they end. The Place Promised in Our Early Days was the only one I really enjoyed.


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[size=16]English Dub Cast[/size]

[quote]Director - Steven Foster

Asuna - Hilary Haag
Morisaki - David Matranga
Shin - Leraldo Anzaldua
Shun - Corey Hartzog[/quote]

The Fandom Post


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This should come as a surprise to no one, but this cast list makes me very happy. I can’t wait to see this. I’m also curious about the digital theater showings as well. We have a couple theaters nearby that are good about getting anime films.


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The dub cast looks solid to me. With Foster directing, even if this is yet another abysmal work by Shinkai (I’ve avoided seeing it until the dub but the reviews I’ve read don’t give me hope) it will at least be watchable and probably hilarious.

I don’t think I would see this in a theater near me, despite my Sentai fandom, unless I didn’t have to pay. Luckily that just might happen as the number of people in my anime group who romanticize Shinkai sufficiently to overlook the horrendous quality of the story of his works vastly outnumber the group members who don’t, such as myself :wink:


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Cover art is out.






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[size=16]Watch Children Who Chase Lost Voices on AN Online[/size]

[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Children-Who-Chase-Lost-Voices/Watch][/url] [b]The movie is now LIVE![/b]

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I loved this movie. Fantastic story, terrific artwork and animation, and great dub to boot, but

I was a little disappointed at the ending. I still thought it was a 9.5 out of 10

Slick


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I finally got to sit down and watch this and I have to say that I enjoyed it much more than I expected. It was good to see Shinkai try something a little different than his previous works. His traditional tones of loss and longing were there, but portrayed in a different light. I have to make the bluray a priority now.

Also, I want a Mimi!


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This is flat out [size=16]GORGEOUS[/size] on BD. The colors are breathtaking.


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###Watch Children Who Chase Lost Voices (DUB) On TAN Online
###Watch Children Who Chase Lost Voices On CrunchyRoll

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-795505/global-shinkai-day-2013
###Global Shinkai Day 2013
Posted 3/13/13


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###Watch Children Who Chase Lost Voices (DUB) On TAN Online
###Watch Children Who Chase Lost Voices On CrunchyRoll

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-842341/global-shinkai-day-2014
###Global Shinkai Day 2014
Posted 3/14/14


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DVD/BD Combo Cover/Disc Art

Combo




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###Shelf Life: Children Who Chase Lost Voices
by Paul Jensen, Sep 12th 2016


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now all this needs is a sequal

More Children Who Chase Lost Voices

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Children Who Chase Lost Voices (English Dub) will be expiring from the Anime Network Online Player on October 31, 2016. The subtitled version will remain.


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###Toonami to Run Makoto Shinkai’s Children Who Chase Lost Voices on November 5
posted on 2016-10-18 08:00 EDT
Sentai Filmworks released film in theaters, on home video in 2012


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