News Otakon to Premiere Makoto Shinkai's Hoshi o Ou Kodomo
posted on 2011-07-20 09:40 EDT
The organizers of Otakon announced on Wednesday that the July 29-31 event will host the American premiere of Makoto Shinkai's latest film, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below (Hoshi o Ou Kodomo), in Baltimore. The screening will be in Japanese with no subtitles, but Shinkai will appear at a Q&A session afterwards.
The film 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 find a mysterious boy she just met, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.
Takayo Nishimura (5 Centimeters Per Second, Before Green Gables) designed the characters and oversaw the animation process. Takumi Tanji (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days) directed the art, and musical composer Tenmon (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star) collaborated with Shinkai again on this project.
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