Children who Chase Lost Voices

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo

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If you could turn all your memories into a song, what would it resemble? Between being an exceptional student and taking care of the house alone during her mother's absence, Asuna Watase's only distraction is listening to her old crystal radio in her secret mountain hideout. One day, she accidentally tunes to a mysterious and melancholic melody, different from anything she has ever heard before. Soon after, an enigmatic boy named Shun saves her from a dangerous creature, unknowingly dragging Asuna on a long journey to a long lost land bound to surpass her very imagination, turning her once melodic life into an intricate requiem.

User Rating: 3.08 ( 2 votes)


English: Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Japanese: 星を追う子ども
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 7, 2011
Producers: Media Factory, Movic, Yahoo! Japan, Warner Music Japan, Marine Entertainment
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr 56 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio, Eng Sub


Makoto Shinkai – Director, Screenplay, Creator, Color Design, Director of Photography, Editing
Anri Kumaki – Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Ken Arai – Background Art
Youjirou Arai – In-Between Animation
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Not Shinkai’s best work, but still an admirable attempt at trying to replicate the fantasy excellence of Studio Ghibli with his own vision.


Это всё ещё Синкай, а значит всё ещё до слёз и душа


Shinkai trying to be Miyazaki. The result isn’t bad, the art is gorgeous but it left something to be desired. Good eye candy.


nice atmosphere, could be more impactful. still enjoyed


Shinkai’s attempt at a Ghibli film, but his own trademarks and themes still break through. A stepping stone to what was to come.


Gave me Princess Mononoke vibes. Really dug it.


Absolute nonsense plot and characters. Shinkai should stop writing the movies he directs. His characters are hollow.



    Anime is trash and so am I