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Journey to Agartha (2011)

Hoshi o ou kodomo (original title)
A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.

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Credited cast:
Hilary Haag ...
Asuna Watase (voice)
Corey Hartzog ...
Shun (voice)
Leraldo Anzaldua ...
Shin (voice)
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Ryuji Morisaki (voice)
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Asuna's Mother (voice)
Shannon Emerick ...
Lisa Morisaki (voice) (as Shannon Emmerick)
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Mana (voice)
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Seri (voice)
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A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.

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Beautiful, Dark and Enchanting
10 February 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I have been such a huge fan of Ghibli studio that i was not aware there was anything that could compare to such classic masterpieces the likes of Mononka and spirited away. But Makoto Shinkai, children who chase lost voices was amazing. It is very similar to Ghibli although different at the same time.

I love the animation, the storyline is very mature and deals with difficult issues such as, loss of loved ones, independence and making life changing decisions. I can imagine this would perhaps be a little scary for a young child to watch. I am 26 and thought at times it became a little too dark and intense. Such an original story line and original characters.

I prefer Japanese animi to Disney and American movies as the content is usually very childish and brain dead. Japanese animi really does deal with issues that some contemplate often. Life, death, love and friendship.

I can not wait to watch more from Makoto Shinkai. I rate this in the top 10 best Japanese animi :D


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