MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,409 this week

Journey to Agartha (2011)
"Hoshi o ou kodomo" (original title)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 4,131 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 35 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Journey to Agartha (2011)

Journey to Agartha (2011) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Journey to Agartha.
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

On Christmas Eve three homeless people living on the streets on Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find the parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya
Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto
Time of Eve (2010)
Animation | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the not too distant future androids have come into common usage. Taking the androids for granted, humans treat them as if they were common everyday tools, while on the other hand, some ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Miki Itô, Yuri Lowenthal
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.

Director: Isao Takahata
Stars: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Youko Honna
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. With her newfound power, she tries to use it to her advantage, but soon finds that tampering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Keiichi Sugiyama
Stars: Ryô Katsuji, Aoi Miyazaki, Yûko Kotegawa
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa
Ocean Waves (TV Movie 1993)
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

Director: Tomomi Mochizuki
Stars: Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Yoko Sakamoto
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without ... See full summary »

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Yuka Terasaki, Rei Nakagawa, Takeshi Maeda
Their Standing Points (Video 1999)
Animation | Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A lonely young woman adopts a cat on a rainy day.

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Makoto Shinkai, Mika Shinohara
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

Director: Takahiro Ômori
Stars: Hiroki Goto, Asami Imai, Taya Jun
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hilary Haag ...
Asuna Watase (voice)
Corey Hartzog ...
Shun (voice)
Leraldo Anzaldua ...
Shin (voice)
...
Ryuji Morisaki (voice)
...
Asuna's Mother (voice)
Shannon Emerick ...
Lisa Morisaki (voice) (as Shannon Emmerick)
Sam Roman ...
Old Man of Amaurot (voice)
Emily Neves ...
Mana (voice)
Brittney Karbowski ...
Seri (voice)
George Manley ...
Commander of Arned Priest (voice)
Kalob Martinez ...
(voice)
Andrew Love ...
(voice)
Justin Doran ...
(voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuhiro Fujiwara ...
Villager (voice)
Kenji Hamada ...
Commander of Arned Priest (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 May 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Die Reise nach Agartha  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Flawed but with immense beauty
9 September 2011 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Since Hoshi no koe I've been a big fan of Makoto Shinkai and I always find his movies so beautiful that make him the only anime producer who is comparable with Miyazaki Hayao. For his latest work "Children who chase voice from deep below", the story settings and the characters are quite different from his previous works. The idea is likely inspired by the many old myths like the story of Orpheus, who traveled to the underworld and by his music softened the hearts of Gods. Yet "Children who chase voice from deep below" keeps on the track with Shinkai's previous works in discussing loneliness of human beings, but unlike "5 centimetres per second", with hope and love this time.

The music, once again, is perfect and the scenes are delicate and tender. When watching this you find yourself immersed in a dream-like situation where the sky and the trees and the world are of the beauty that far beyond your imagination. Shinkai created perfect environments, the moving wind and the colourful insects, every single detail in every single scene is fantastic. The plot line is a romantic imagination. It portrays a journey of finding hope and love after the every loss throughout our life. It's a reflection of life with fantasy elements. To recover from immense sorrow and stand up again and look forward to the future. I love the message the movie brought to me. However, the story does have flaws. The pace of some parts is too slow while of some parts is too fast. It can be explained by looking at the length of the movie, which is of the longest in Shinkai's works. And obviously, he still has to look for better ways to deal with a "long" movie. Besides it is a pity that Shinkai abandons his talent on talking about modern city life but tries to give a tribute to Miyazaki Hayao by duplicating many elements in Ghibli's anime movies. I have this impression because while watching I thought of Miyazaki Hayao's works like "Princess Mononoke" and "Laputa" in several occasions, yet not as good as those works. A good try with rooms for improvement. After all,however, I still love this film. It reminds me of the beauty in our life. I am particularly touched while on the edge of death the girl Asuna recounts every person in her life she is loved by and says, "After all it was only because of my loneliness." It moves me so much that how our every day will be if we treasure the people still beside us instead of looking for someone or something that is so abstract and beyond our reach. If you love Shinkai, go watch it. It is, definitely, a touching piece for all of us.


48 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is a sincerely love letter to Ghibli (No spoil) pookpooi
On Letting Go... Cooper_Temple_Clause
Detail at the ending proguers
Another Question About The Climatic Ending spiritfingers
Eligible for 2013 Oscars? RonAltman
Blu-ray release for North America on November 13th ThePhoenixLives
Discuss Journey to Agartha (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?