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

  • SKU: 30968221
  • Release Date: 07/19/2016
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 16)

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



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

82%of customers would recommend this 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

    Posted
    nerdgamer
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    anime rulez great movie great animation just great

    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: 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    Joey
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    Not as good as 8mm or Your Name, but still a good movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks great

    Posted
    StrakAttack
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    Great movie and looks beautiful. Can't wait to see what else this director does!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    nicole
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    It's great movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exciting animated film

    Posted
    AnonyReviewer55
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    Great story and strong characters. This movie is good for the entire family. Worth watching!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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