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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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Featured in Jambareeqi Reviews: Origin: Spirits of the Past (2013) See more »

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Chouwa Oto (With Reflection)
Written and Performed by Kokia
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Waste of interesting ideas ...
2 November 2011 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

In short, this film was an overall disappointment in many levels. The story contained some very interesting ideas, but they were delivered in a blunt and mediocre fashion. Some of these concepts are clumsily mentioned and ignored for the rest of the film.

At times I got the feeling that this film tries to force its message on me. There were way too many clichéd and predictable moments to make things worse.

The main characters were annoying and shallow. The film doesn't give enough focus to any of the characters but continuously shuffles from one to the other in a disjointed fashion.

The visuals were impressive but that's something very common among many anime films. At times it felt as if some scenes were artificially added for visual value.

Gin-iro no kami no Agito, feels pretty much like an incomplete story board strung together hastily. If you are a fan of this genre, I recommend that you are better off with titles as 'Princess Mononoke', 'Grave of the Fireflies' or 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind'.


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