Makoto Shinkai’s New Movie – Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below

Was surfing around the net and I found this.

I can’t wait to see this movie. Makoto Shinkai first appeared with the movie Voices of a Distant Star, and his last work before this movie was 5cm per second, which as you all know, was fantastic. (You can read my review of it here)

Plot Summary
The story centers on Asuna, a girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to meet a boy again, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.

Shinkai’s movies were always so heartwarming and filled with such fantastic animation that it just takes your breath away. His background art of the sky is always so amazing and magical with such crisp animation and almost borderline-fantasy backdrops that would make you feel like you are in a different world altogether. But what makes it so realistic still is that his character designs are really normal and never over the top, which allows the viewer to connect with the character. After all, despite our love for bishies, they can’t really be considered realistic and these real-life bishies are usually too far out of our reach in our daily lives.

Whilst 5cm per second had a more melo storyline, this one seems like there would be more action/fantasy in it (or so the trailer seemed to imply). But whatever the case, the movie is surely bound to be good and I have a feeling I am going to end up crying whilst watching the movie just like what happened when I saw ‘5 centimeters per second’. I just wonder what had happened to Shinkai in his life that would allow him to create such heart-wrenching and bittersweet plots.

The movie had premiered in Japan in Japan in May and the Blueray disc should be out in a couple or so months. So until then, we will just have to wait and satisfy your craving with the trailer.

Here’s a longer version of the trailer which shows us more of the plot of the story.

So who’s going to watch this movie when it comes out?

-ra out!


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Posted on July 21, 2011, in 5 Centimeters Per Second, Anime, Hoshi o Ou Kodomo, News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Oh so excited! I absolutely love 5 Centimeters Per Second. I will definitely be watching this when it comes out:)


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