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Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006)

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

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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Storyline

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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 January 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Origin: Spirits of the Past See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,052
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gonzo, Media Factory See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Chouwa Oto (With Reflection)
Written and Performed by Kokia
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Superficial beauty.
5 June 2009 | by Silverotter107See all my reviews

As many agree, Origin is a beautiful anime artistically. The music, graphics, and the world created are gorgeous and it really stands above most other modern animated works. However, if you are looking for more than this, than I suggest looking else where. The beauty stops short of its appearance, and when it really comes down to plot and characters, there's nothing special. Action is slow and minimal and the people are flat, corny at times, and do not act realistically. Not to mention the plot hole here and the plot hole there... So, in summary, oh my goodness, I've never seen an anime as beautiful as this one; and oh my goodness, it's like... -poke- people don't act like that. It took a GIANT step forward in graphics and music in anime, but it also took a few step backs to times of bad characterization, and unfortunately, there's not even that much action to make up for that...


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