Children Who Chase Lost Voices (movie)

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Alternative title:
Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below
Hoshi o Ou Kodomo (Japanese)
Journey to Agartha
Los niños que buscan voces perdidas (Spanish)
Viagem para Agartha (Portuguese)
Viaje a Agartha (Spanish)
Voyage vers Agartha (French)
Ловцы забытых голосов (Russian)
星を追う子ども (Japanese)
追逐繁星的孩子 (Chinese (Taiwan))
별을 쫓는 아이:아가르타의 전설 (Korean)
Themes: belonging, journey
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 808 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 127 votes (sub:97, dub:25, others:5
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Excellent: 209 votes (sub:164, dub:37, ?:1, others:7
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Lithuanian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Very good: 228 votes (sub:179, dub:38, raw:1, others:10
5 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Good: 130 votes (sub:101, dub:24, others:5
2 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 60 votes (sub:43, dub:11, ?:1, raw:1, others:4
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 So-so: 30 votes (sub:21, dub:3, raw:1, ?:1, others:4
1 French subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:3)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1117 users, rank: #1035 (of 7042)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.000 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.5835, rank: #482 (of 7060)
Weighted mean: 7.950 (Very good), rank: #531 (of 7060) (seen all: 7.96 / seen some: 6.27 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.943 (Very good), rank: #377 (of 5330)
Running time: 116 minutes
2014-10-11 (HBO Latin America)
Premiere date:
2011-05-07 (Japan)
2011-12-17 (Malaysia, Comic Fiesta 2011)
2012-03-28 (Italy, Future Film Festival)
2012-09-13 (Australia, Reel Anime)
2016-12-01 (AniFest Argentina)
2016-12-01 (AniFest Paraguay)
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
"Hello Goodbye & Hello" by Anri Kumaki
News: Show:
Opening Ceremonies (Jul 29, 2011)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Children Who Chase Lost Voices (Blu-Ray) 2012-11-13 (from $31.98)
Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Children Who Chase Lost Voices - [Sentai Selects] (BD+DVD) 2016-07-19
DVD (Region 1)
    Children Who Chase Lost Voices (DVD) 2012-11-13

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Screenplay: Makoto Shinkai
Music: Tenmon
Character Design: Takayo Nishimura
Art Director: Takumi Tanji
Animation Director: Takayo Nishimura
Executive Producer:
Hiroaki Kitano (Yahoo JAPAN)
Katsuharu Nagata (Media Factory)
Masaki Yasuda (MOVIC)
Naohiro Futono (Marine Entertainment)
Noritaka Kawaguchi (CoMix Wave Films)

Assistant Animation Director:
Hirofumi Nakata
Taisuke Iwasaki
In-Between Animation: Yuumi Enozawa
Layout: Mao Lamdo
Orchestra Conductor: Akifumi Tada
Production Committee:
Mariko Takeda (CoMix Wave Films)
Nobuhiro Kamata (Yahoo JAPAN!)
Shin Fujimaki (Marine Entertainment)
Shintaro Inoue (CoMix Wave Films)
Tatsuhiro Nitta (Media Factory)
Tsutomu Yanagimura (Yahoo JAPAN!)
Yoshinori Hasegawa (MOVIC)
Yumi Wakabayashi (Yahoo JAPAN!)
Storyboard Cooperation: Takayo Nishimura
Theme Song Composition: Anri Kumaki
Theme Song Lyrics: Anri Kumaki
Theme Song Performance: Anri Kumaki (ED)
Voice Direction: Yuji Mitsuya
Hisako Kanemoto as Asuna Watase
Kazuhiko Inoue as Ryūji Morisaki
Miyu Irino as

Fumiko Orikasa as Asuna's Mother
Junko Takeuchi as Mimi
Rina Hidaka as Mana
Sumi Shimamoto as Risa
Tamio Ohki as Old Man (from Amaurot)

Ai Horanai as Student
Aki Kanada as Student
Hiroko Midorikawa as Villager
Hiroshi Shimozaki as Villager
Kanae Itō as Seri
Kazuhiro Fujiwara as Villager
Keiko Katsukura as Elder
Kenji Hamada as Commander of Arned Priest
Mao Kobayashi as Student
Mariko Nagahama as Villager
Mayumi Tsuchiya as Student
Mika Ishibashi as Villager
Naomi Matamura as Villager
Risa Mizuno as Ms. Ikeda
Saya Horigome as Student
Shigeki Ōyabu as Villager
Takashi Hondō as Villager
Takeshi Maeda as Asuna's Father
Tomomi Saito as Student
Toshiki Masuda as Villager
Yuka Terasaki as Miki
Yūtarō Honjō as Villager
Yuuna Inamura as Yuu Yazaki

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Steven Foster
Audio Engineer: Cesar Iserny
BD Authoring: David Williams
Commentary Translation: Jackie McClure
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Sound Design: Christopher Bourque
Subtitle Script: Dwayne Jones
Subtitle Timing: Dwayne Jones
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
Corey Hartzog as Shun
David Matranga as Ryuji Morisaki
Hilary Haag as Asuna Watase

Andrew Love as
Arned Priest Soldier 2 (uncredited)
Asuna's Father (uncredited)
Emily Neves as Mana
George Manley as
Arch Angels' Soldier (uncredited)
Commander of Arned Priest
Marcy Bannor as Old Lady in Village (uncredited)
Rob Mungle as
Arned Priest Soldier 1 (uncredited)
Old man walking from village (uncredited)
train conductor (uncredited)
Sam Roman as Old Man of Amaurot
Shannon Emerick as Lisa Morisaki
Shelley Calene-Black as Asuna's Mother
Susan Koozin as Elder

English companies
Adult Swim (Toonami)
MHTV (Marshall Islands)
GKids (USA)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand.)
Manga Entertainment (UK and Ireland)
New Video Group (USA)
Section23 Films (North America)
Viz Media Europe (EUROPE)
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE (Subtitled & Dubbed)
The Anime Network
Licensed by:
Kaze (UK and Ireland)
Sentai Filmworks
French staff
French companies
ADR Director: Benoit Du Pac
Broadcaster: J-One (from 29 March 2015)
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: Anaphi Studio
French cast
Lucille Boudonnat as Asuna Watase
Nicolas Djermag as Ryûji Morisaki
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Theme Song Performance: Fàtima Ayats (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Ryuji Morisaki (Spain dub)
Bernardo Mayorga as
Shin Canaan Preases (Colombian Dub)
Shun Canaan Preases (Colombian Dub)
Camilo Rodriguez as
Insertos (Colombian Dub)
Ryuji Morisaki (Colombian Dub)
David Jenner as
Shin (Spain dub)
Shun (Spain dub)
Klaudia Kotte as Lisa (Colombian Dub)
Omar Barrera as Comandante de los Sacerdotes (Colombian Dub)
Violeta Bibiloni as Asuna Watase (Spain dub)

Alfonso Vallés as Old Man of Amaurot (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Mana (Spain dub)
Carmen Calvell as Asuna's Mother (Spain dub)
Graciela Molina as Lisa Morisaki (Spain dub)

Ariadna Jiménez as Seri (Spain dub)
Assumpta Massutí as Yu Yazaki (Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac as Commander of Arned Priest (Spain dub)
Jordi Nogueras as Asuna's Father (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Elder (Spain dub)
Marta Barbará as Professor Ikeda (Spain dub)

Ana Valeiras (Spain dub)
Ariadna Jiménez (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós (Spain dub)
Cesc Martínez (Spain dub)
J. Ignacio Latorre (Spain dub)
Javier Roldán (Spain dub)
Jordi Nogueras (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén (Spain dub)
Santi Lorenz (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Canal+ Xtra (Spain)
HBO (Latin America)
HBO Latin America
Teleantioquia (Colombia)
Madness Films (Argentina; limited; subtitled; Paraguay; limited; subtitled)
Selecta Visión (Spain)
The Japan Foundation (Latin America)
Internet Streaming: Filmin (Spain)
Licensed by: The Japan Foundation (Latin America)
Italian staff
Italian companies
Distributor: Kaze (Italy)
Italian cast
German staff
German cast
Dialogbuch: Detlef Klein 
Dialogue Director: Detlef Klein
Übersetzung: Simone Gisler
David Wittmann as Shin
Matthias Klie as Ryūji Morisaki
Maxi Häcke as Asuna Watase

Anja Rybiczka as Mana
Ghadah Al-Akel as Lisa Morisaki
Katrin Zimmermann as Asuna's Mother
Silvia Mißbach as Ikeda

Christoph Banken as Asuna's Father
Eva-Maria Werth as Presbyterin
Tilo Schmitz as Kommander
Uli Krohm as Ältester
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany
Dubbing: VSI Berlin
Internet Streaming: Anime-on-Demand
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: Qatar Today TV
Arabic cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Flávia Narciso as Asuna Watase

Adrian Tatini as Shun
Diogo Marques as Shin
Felipe Grinnan as Ryuuji Morisaki
Rita Almeida as Seri
Sicilia Vidal as Mana

Clarice Espíndola as Lisa Morisaki
Denise Reis as Mãe de Asuna (Asuna's Mother)
Gabriela Milani as Yu Yazaki
Glauco Marques as Soldado (Soldier)
Maralise Tartarine as Anciã (Elder)
Raphael Ferreira as Ryuuji Morisaki (young, on flashbacks)
Ricardo Teles as Soldado (Soldier)
Tatá Guarnieri as Pai de Asuna (Asuna's Father)
Wellington Lima as Ancião (Old Man)

Portuguese companies
HBO Family
TV Zimbo (Angola)
TVM (Mozambique)
Distributor: Borsalino (Brazil)
Internet Streaming:
Looke (subtitled)
Licensed by: The Japan Foundation
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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