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Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006)

Gin-iro no kami no Agito (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Drama | 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 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 ... 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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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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Trivia

The film takes place in 2306. 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Ai no Melody
Written and Performed by Kokia
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User Reviews

 
Waste of interesting ideas ...
2 November 2011 | by uvinduSee 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 January 2006 (Japan) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,052
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Company Credits

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Gonzo, Media Factory See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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