Ten Shinkai-style animations bringing warmth to daily life

By Zhang Xingjian | chinadaily.com.cn | 2016-12-09 10:00
Ten Shinkai-style animations bringing warmth to daily life

A still from the movie Children Who Chase Lost Voices [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

7. Children Who Chase Lost Voices: 7.2

Children Who Chase Lost Voices, known as Journey to Agartha in the UK, is a 2011 Japanese anime film, following his previous work Five Centimeters Per Second.

This film is the director's longest animation film to date and is described as a lively film with adventure, action, and romance centered on a cheerful and spirited girl on a journey to say farewell. The film was released in Japan in May, 2011.

Specifically, Asuna is a young girl who has been forced to grow up quickly due to the death of her father, while her mother, a nurse, works long shifts at a hospital. Asuna spends her solitary days with Mimi, her little cat with strange red markings. One day, while walking to her clubhouse across a bridge, she is attacked by a fearsome creature and saved by a mysterious boy who calls himself Shun. The seed of friendship is planted and they started an adventure with each other.

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