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Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006)

Gin-iro no kami no Agito (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Romance | 7 January 2006 (Japan)
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

Writers:

Umanosuke Iida (original story), Nana Shiina (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryô Katsuji ... Agito (voice)
Aoi Miyazaki ... Toola (voice)
Yûko Kotegawa Yûko Kotegawa ... Yolda (voice)
Masaru Hamaguchi Masaru Hamaguchi ... Cain (voice)
Toshikazu Fukawa Toshikazu Fukawa ... Hajan (voice)
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô ... Shunack (voice)
Ren Osugi ... Agashi (voice) (as Ren Ôsugi)
Omi Minami Omi Minami ... Minka (voice)
Atsuko Yuya Atsuko Yuya ... Jessica (voice)
Kurumi Mamiya Kurumi Mamiya ... Berui (voice)
Tomoko Kaneda ... Zerui (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Professor Sakul (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Old Man Nabe (voice)
Katsuhisa Hôki Katsuhisa Hôki ... Agohige (voice) (as Katsuhisa Houki)
Takehiro Koyama Takehiro Koyama ... Kuehihige (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 January 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Origin: Spirits of the Past See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gonzo, Media Factory See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

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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Ai no Melody
Written and Performed by Kokia
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Where have I seen this before?

If Origin: Spirits of the past seems familiar to you then you are not alone. Even the most indiscriminate anime fan can tell that this is basically a watered-down copy of Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind. There are so many similarities that I'm surprised no lawsuits were involved.

Set in a future where plant life has taken control of a desecrated world the survivors try to live a delicate existence between the powerful forest and the fascist military until one day a mysterious girl arrives out of the past with lots of questions and long, drawn-out answers. Meh, it's all just so generic and dull full of all the usual anime nonsense. I never really understood why the hero, Agito, falls in love with her so easily. There's not much going on between them. And who was that calling her on that weird phone thingy near the start? It's never explained.

This story has been done bigger and better 25 years ago and there's not any particular reason why anyone should rush out and see Origin. Sorry.


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