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Makoto Shinkai's Hoshi o Ou Kodomo Film Dated for 2011

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The Cinema Today website confirms that Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, the latest film by Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second), will open on 2011. As previously revealed on Tuesday, the Yahoo! Movies Japan website will stream teaser footage from the project on November 9 at noon.

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.

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Update: Takayo Nishimura (5 Centimeters Per Second, Before Green Gables) is designing the characters and overseeing the animation process. Takumi Tanji (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days) is directing the art, and musical composer Tenmon (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star) is collaborating with Shinkai again.
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Director's Shinkai's new movie Hoshi o Ou Kodomo (premiered in May. Also known as: Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below) is scheduled to be released in Blu-ray on 11/25. Limited Edition will be 8715yen and regular edition will be 5775yen.

LE Specs: 2 Blu-ray discs, 116min. Japanese, English, and Chinese subtitles. DTS-HD MA 5.1ch and LPCM stereo.
*UPDATE on subs: Only main movie is scheduled to have the subtitles (via e-mail) and apparently, the Eng subs is done by Quarkboy (via blu-ray.com).

Special features:
- On the main disc (included in the regular edition as well): trailers, interview with the cast and the director (short ver.), director Shinkai filmography, Audio commentary
- On the special features disc: Interview with the cast and the director (long ver.), Making documentary, "Hello Goodbye & Hello" PV.
- Bonus material: Film strip, test comic book (as well as interview with the director and mangakas), all color image board collection, booklet

*NOTE: Most likely produced at full HD (1080p) (anibin) so it should look pretty damn good.

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via PR... | http://www.childrenwhochaselostvoices.com/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES”

HOUSTON, June 14, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is extraordinarily proud to announce the forthcoming release of the year’s most eagerly awaited animated feature, CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES! The latest brainchild of writer/producer/director Makoto Shinkai, the pioneering creator who first turned the Japanese animation industry on its head by producing the hit VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR almost single handedly using his own personal computer, CHILDREN will be Shinkai’s longest and most complex film to date and promises to further continue the director’s evolution as one of the most important emerging talents in the animation industry. Joining Shinkai once again are some of his most trusted collaborators, including composer TENMON, who has created the score to every Shinkai film since the director’s first short, SHE AND HER CAT; animation director/character designer Takayo Nishimura and art director Takumi Tanji, who have both risen up the production chain with Shinkai, having begun as an animator and background artist respectively on THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS and 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND; and most especially the ground-breaking production company ComixWave Films, which has distributed all of Shinkai’s major works to date.

Strange sounds in the darkness… Unearthly music from an old crystal radio… These are all the warning Asuna Watase has before a simple walk to her clubhouse catapults her into a nightmarish adventure that will take her beneath the Earth to a lost land beyond the realm of legend! Attacked by a strange monstrous creature, rescued by a mysterious stranger and pursued by a relentless enemy, Asuna finds herself enmeshed in a centuries old mystery that will bind her to a strange young defender and lead her inevitably, towards a secret that may hold the key to life itself! From Makoto Shinkai, the critically acclaimed anime wunderkind who’s thrilled audiences around the world with the masterworks VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR and THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS, comes an all new, dark and truly epic journey into a world you’ve never seen before: CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES!

CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES will begin theatrical release on June 26 – July 3 at the Nuart Theater in Los Angeles. General release through digital channels will follow with a home video release on DVD & BD later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.


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I bought the Hong Kong Blu-Ray, which is reasonably priced, has excellent English subtitles (presumably the same ones as on the Japanese disc), and is Region A.

There are a number of scenes in this that look like they were animated by taking scenes from Princess Mononoke and tracing over every frame.

As a whole, it can be recognized as a tribute to both Hayao Miyazaki and Team Ico's body of work in the same way that Super 8 was a tribute to Spielberg's. The most blatant Ico ripoff (not homage: ripoff) was that scene where
Spoiler:
a boy rescues a girl from the top of a yellow brick tower while humanoid spirits who want to carry her off materialize out of the ground
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