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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)
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Superficial beauty.
5 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As many agree, Origin is a beautiful anime artistically. The music, graphics, and the world created are gorgeous and it really stands above most other modern animated works. However, if you are looking for more than this, than I suggest looking else where. The beauty stops short of its appearance, and when it really comes down to plot and characters, there's nothing special. Action is slow and minimal and the people are flat, corny at times, and do not act realistically. Not to mention the plot hole here and the plot hole there... So, in summary, oh my goodness, I've never seen an anime as beautiful as this one; and oh my goodness, it's like... -poke- people don't act like that. It took a GIANT step forward in graphics and music in anime, but it also took a few step backs to times of bad characterization, and unfortunately, there's not even that much action to make up for that...


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