Makoto Shinkai's Hoshi o Ou Kodomo Film Teaser Posted
posted on by Egan Loo
The Yahoo! Movies Japan website began streaming teaser footage from Makoto Shinkai's Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below film on Tuesday at noon Japan Time (Monday at 10:00 p.m. EST). The film is the latest work by the creator of Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, and 5 Centimeters Per Second. The new film will open in Japan in May 2011.
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 meet a boy again, 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) 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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