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Children Who Chase Lost Voices [Blu-ray/DVD] [4 Discs] [2011]

  • SKU: 30968221
  • Release Date: 07/19/2016
  • Rating: PG
$12.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 17)

    Special Features


    • A brief interview with Makoto Shinkai
    • Full-length commentary featuring Makoto Shinkai, production staff and VA
    • Interviews with the staff & cast
    • Japanese promotional video
    • Japanese teasers
    • Sentai trailers
    • The making of Children Who Chase Lost Voices
    • The works of Makoto Shinkai

    Synopsis


    Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below
    This adventure from Japan follows a girl named Asuna through a magical journey to a fantastic realm where mythical creatures roam, fairy-tale heroes fight for good, and even those who have died can still come back to life again. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

    82%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hauntingly beautiful

      Posted
      Dval
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      Give Makoto Shinkai the budget that Disney gives Miyazaki, and films like this would skyrocket here in the States. Picked this title up on a monthly run down to the Brentwood, TN store since they carry a pretty large selection of anime. Didn't realize that I already had a movie, "Voices of a Distant Star" by him as well. Going to have to watch that one again. "When she hears a strange song from a crystal radio, Asuna tunes into more than just a magical stream of music. Soon, she is transported to a mysterious world where mythical beasts roam and brave warriors fight for their lives. Agartha is a land of breathtaking beauty and unimaginable danger -- a place where, it is believed, even the dead can be brought back to life. But at what cost?" "Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below" is an incredibly beautiful movie. The plot flows very quickly and smoothly. The only real "slow" period is at the very beginning where were exposed to the every day life of Asuna even as the seasons change and time goes by. Plenty of action, no cursing, and amazing visuals deliver a complete package that is very fulfilling. Perhaps one of the best features of this film is the lack of CG usage. Shinkai, in a Q&A session in the extras, expresses his preference of great 2D visuals, especially with the backgrounds, to deliver the most impact. The artwork is beautifully rendered with the passage of time superbly represented as the sunlight rises of fades in each scene. The Japanese countryside is great enough, but Agartha is awe-inspiring. Musical score is done extremely well, too. I really enjoyed the closing theme "Hello and Goodbye." Even the English dubbing was incredibly well done. Truthfully, I wasn't expecting a ton from Sentai Filmworks, but I was blown away by their performance. Will have to go back through to watch it with the original voices and subtitles later on. Also, Sentai has a horrible track-record for any sort of Extras, but "CWCLVFDB" #long abbreviation# actually has a lot. Have some good trailers, even if they don't do any narration. 50 minutes of cast interviews. Director Q&A. Other films from Shinkai. Was great to watch them all. Definitely, I'd recommend this title to everyone. It's fantastical in nature, but the ideals represented are firmly grounded and realistic. A great telling of finding love, losing those close to us, and overcoming loss.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Story for any Anime Enthusists

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      DragonEmperor
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      I rather enjoyed this film! It was a very moving piece of artwork and creativity. I really enjoyed the main song that played on the Main menu and during the end credits. I will say this much for this particular film and not a negative at all. I did see a lot of similarities to A Hayao Miyazaki film. Reason why I am giving it a 4 out of 5 stars is I felt the run time was a bit long and I felt at certain times things moved a little too quickly to personally get a true understanding of what was occurring.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Killer Anime

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      KBurgos
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      This movie rocks. I highly recommend it to any anime fan especially fans of Studio Ghibli films, this will be the guy who takes his place when he retires. Animation is beautiful and the Bluray transfer is glorious. The story itself is epic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Did not quite resonnate with me

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      isamudyson
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      Although the plot had great potential and deep thematic elements, the buildup to the climax was a bit too slow and the run time a little too long. Rent it first.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      For fans of fantasy, adventure, and anime.

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      WeekendAggro
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      A fun although at times serious adventure set in two worlds. If you enjoyed full Metal alchemist or Miyazaki films, you can appreciate this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A New Classic

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      MaeEverglow
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      If you're a fan of such classics as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time or any of the Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli films, you will love this movie! I guarantee it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Spaceman
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      This is a great movie. Has good writing and you can enjoy the story line.get this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as studio ghibli anime

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      im2flip
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      This movie was ok but not as good as any studio ghibli anime movie. I fell asleep twice trying to finish watching it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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