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Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006)
"Gin-iro no kami no Agito" (original title)

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It is 300 years into the future. Earth's environment had been devastated by mankind's own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryô Katsuji ...
Agito (voice)
Aoi Miyazaki ...
Toola (voice)
Yûko Kotegawa ...
Yolda (voice)
Masaru Hamaguchi ...
Cain (voice)
Toshikazu Fukawa ...
Hajan (voice)
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Shunack (voice)
Ren Ôsugi ...
Agashi (voice)
Omi Minami ...
Minka (voice)
Atsuko Yuya ...
Jessica (voice)
Kurumi Mamiya ...
Berui (voice)
Tomoko Kaneda ...
Zerui (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
Professor Sakul (voice)
Mugihito ...
Old Man Nabe (voice)
Katsuhisa Hôki ...
Agohige (voice) (as Katsuhisa Houki)
Takehiro Koyama ...
Kuehihige (voice)
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It is 300 years into the future. Earth's environment had been devastated by mankind's own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The world balance is tipped when a young boy named Agito stumbles across a machine that glowed in a strange blue hue inside a forbidden sanctuary. The machine, which has preserved a beautiful girl named Tula from the past, is activated. Tula has a "mission" that had been entrusted to her by the past ... Written by kickassdude

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The first feature-length theatrical film made by Studio Gonzo. See more »

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The ending credits are followed by a short sequence, in which we see the forest druids carrying two little babies. Assuming to be the children of Agito and Toola. See more »

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Could of been so much more
14 May 2013 | by (West Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

The film had an intriguing idea and story-line. But unfortunately they have produced a lack luster effort. With a quite unfocused story and slowly paced.

The story is set 300 years in the future, in a i would say post - apocalyptic landscape. A young boy/man Agito comes upon a girl frozen in time Tula wakes her up, which could tip the balance in an ongoing war between two factions. One whom wants to live peacefully with the forest and one that wants to bring the earth back, to the way it was. just by typing up the synopsis here, again gives me the feeling of a good idea gone to waist. One of the main things that bothered me were the way the two factions were put across, as the people who want to destroy the forest are obviously the bad guys, which is the obvious environmental message the film wants to put across and showed no subtlety while it slapped you across the face with this message, but the forest which has some mythical druids protecting it, come across to me as quite like a dictatorship holding the power over human kind. The pacing of the film was very slow with some action scenes you would hope lift the momentum for the picture which actually turned out quite bland and predictable.

The film is beautifully drawn with the huge landscapes being absolutely stunning and competing with Studio Ghibli on that front. The dubbing was pretty good and the musical score was not disappointing.

Overall an OK film, with decent elements, and an idea there that could work very well but not quite on this movie.


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