History Film / ChildrenWhoChaseLostVoicesFromDeepBelow

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/children_who_chase_lost_voices_from_deep_below_1425.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:''It was a journey to say goodbye.'']] Released in May 2011, [[MakotoShinkai Makoto Shinkai's]] ''Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below'' focuses on Asuna Watase, a cheerful girl who embarks on a journey to say farewell. Contrasting his previous films, it is far more spirited and lively, telling of the implications behind life and death, as well as happiness and despair, and the folly of blind determination. With a running time of nearly two hours, it is the longest of all of his works. Asuna is a middle school student. Her father passed away while she was still young, and her mother works long shifts as a nurse. Despite being an excellent student and proficient at household tasks, she is able to find time to visit her secret hiding spot at the top of a hill, and uses a unique crystal her father left behind to listen to radio stations. She encounters a strange melody which remains with her, close to her heart. Her life changes when she encounters a "[[EverythingsWorseWithBears bear]]" and promptly saved by a {{bishounen}} named Shun, who wields the same kind of crystal Asuna uses. Shun reveals that neither he, nor the "bear", were from Earth; instead, they are residents of Agartha, the underworld where lush fields bloom and where majestic monsters roam. They spend a short period together before Shun passes on, leading Asuna to feelings of longing. It isn't long before Ryuuji Morisaki, a substitute teacher, discusses [[JapaneseMythology the legend of Izanagi and Izanami]] in class, piquing Asuna's interest. She visits him later that day and comes to learn of his intentions, eventually agreeing to accompany him on his journey to Agartha. ---- !!The movie contains examples of: * AKindOfOne: [[AztecMythology Quetzal Coatl]] is a collective term referring to the guardians of Agartha. * AllMythsAreTrue: In general, elements in existing myths (such as [[EldritchAbomination mythical beasts]]) can be found in Agartha. * AltumVidetur: Latin names are fairly common, whether it be locations like ''Finis Terra'' [[note]]"Edge of the world"[[/note]] or items like the ''clavis'' [[note]]"Key"[[/note]]. * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Morisaki is warned numerous times about the hazards in bringing his wife back from the dead, but pays the price for seeing it through, when he [[spoiler: loses an eye]] in the process. * BigDamnHeroes: Shin saves Asuna and Manna after the latter two are captured in the dead of night by Izuko. * TheButterflyOfLifeAndDeath: A blue butterfly flutters around following [[spoiler:Shun's death]]. * ChekhovsGun ** The mysterious crystals Asuna and Shun possess are referred to as a ''clavis'', which were created as keys to Agartha. In addition to granting the users immense powers, they power the ability to grant wishes, [[spoiler: including the power to bring the dead back into the world of the living]]. ** The melody Asuna hears at the beginning is revealed to be [[spoiler:Shun's final song]]. It touches her heart and is explained to be a vessel of a being's memories. * CuteMute: Mana, the little girl who Shin and Asuna rescue. * DisappearedDad: Asuna's father died when she was little[[spoiler: and is implied to have been Agarthan, because he left behind a Clavis for his daughter and the Izoku consider Asuna to be "defiled."]] * FalseCameraEffects: There is a JitterCam effect during certain action sequences, as well as a ridiculous amount of attention paid to shifts in lighting within scenes. * HaveYouSeenMyGod: Shakuna Vimana is a massive ark that God himself wields to oversee Agartha. * HereditaryCurse: The Izoku are a cursed tribe, doomed to wander Agartha aimlessly. ** The "Defiled," children of [[spoiler: mixed topsider and Agarthan heritage]], have a related curse - the Izoku hunt them in order to maintain balance. * HumansAreFlawed: Driven by a lust for power, historical figures delved into Agartha and confiscated much of its treasures. Having been troubled by centuries of warfare with the surface world, Agartha sealed itself off to prevent any futher contact. * IllGirl: Morisaki's wife was suffering from an unspecified illness and succumbs to it. * MundaneUtility: Aside from its powers, the clavis is used as a semi-conductor in Asuna's radio. * NeverGotToSayGoodbye: This is shared by Asuna and Morisaki; in both cases, they were unable to properly say farewell before someone close to them died. * NonHumanSidekick: Mimi, Asuna's "cat." * PartingWordsRegret: Morisaki regrets being unable to take care of his wife in light of the war he was fighting. * ThePowerOfLove: Love for a lost one drives the actions of the characters, but this is {{deconstructed}} when [[spoiler:Morisaki uses Asuna as a sacrifice for reviving his wife, Lisa]]. * SceneryPorn: Whether it be Agartha or Earth, the scenery is spectacular and gives some of the [[RealLife best sights in the world]] a [[UpToEleven run for its money]]. Of note is [[http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_QeHABiGnC8/TvzKF6BuewI/AAAAAAAAJns/5pANnsbeCVA/s912/L%252520Pictures%252520Infinite%252520Zenith%252520Backup%252520Folder%252520Anime%252520Screenshots%252520Children%252520who%252520chase%252520lost%252520voices%252520from%252520deep%252520below%252520-%252520CWCVFDB-00174.jpg Finis Terra]], the location of the Portal of Life and Death. * TheSixties: The helicopter used by Arch Angel is an AH-1 Cobra with a modified gun; the Cobra was deployed in the 1960s, and it is revealed that Morisaki fought on the European theatres in WorldWarII. The presence of typewriters and the design of vehicles reinforce this setting. * ShoutOut: As a MakotoShinkai work, several elements from his previous films make an appearance: ** Asuna's cat is named Mimi, in keeping with the name of the cats in Makoto Shinkai's earlier works. ** Agartha was the name of a planet in VoicesOfADistantStar. * SnowMeansDeath: Asuna's father died during the winter. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shin, Shun's twin brother, arrives after [[spoiler:Shun's death]]. Their similarities are such that Asuna initially mistakes him for Shun. * TimeSkip: The epilogue seen during the credits is set several years after Asuna leaves Agartha. * WrongGenreSavvy: Asuna remains optimistic and hopeful even during the darkest points in the film; this element prevents the film from being an outright Tearjerker. ----
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/children_who_chase_lost_voices_from_deep_below_1425.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:''It was a journey to say goodbye.'']] Released in May 2011, [[MakotoShinkai Makoto Shinkai's]] ''Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below'' focuses on Asuna Watase, a cheerful girl who embarks on a journey to say farewell. Contrasting his previous films, it is far more spirited and lively, telling of the implications behind life and death, as well as happiness and despair, and the folly of blind determination. With a running time of nearly two hours, it is the longest of all of his works. Asuna is a middle school student. Her father passed away while she was still young, and her mother works long shifts as a nurse. Despite being an excellent student and proficient at household tasks, she is able to find time to visit her secret hiding spot at the top of a hill, and uses a unique crystal her father left behind to listen to radio stations. She encounters a strange melody which remains with her, close to her heart. Her life changes when she encounters a "[[EverythingsWorseWithBears bear]]" and promptly saved by a {{bishounen}} named Shun, who wields the same kind of crystal Asuna uses. Shun reveals that neither he, nor the "bear", were from Earth; instead, they are residents of Agartha, the underworld where lush fields bloom and where majestic monsters roam. They spend a short period together before Shun passes on, leading Asuna to feelings of longing. It isn't long before Ryuuji Morisaki, a substitute teacher, discusses [[JapaneseMythology the legend of Izanagi and Izanami]] in class, piquing Asuna's interest. She visits him later that day and comes to learn of his intentions, eventually agreeing to accompany him on his journey to Agartha. ---- !!The movie contains examples of: * AKindOfOne: [[AztecMythology Quetzal Coatl]] is a collective term referring to the guardians of Agartha. * AllMythsAreTrue: In general, elements in existing myths (such as [[EldritchAbomination mythical beasts]]) can be found in Agartha. * AltumVidetur: Latin names are fairly common, whether it be locations like ''Finis Terra'' [[note]]"Edge of the world"[[/note]] or items like the ''clavis'' [[note]]"Key"[[/note]]. * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Morisaki is warned numerous times about the hazards in bringing his wife back from the dead, but pays the price for seeing it through, when he [[spoiler: loses an eye]] in the process. * BigDamnHeroes: Shin saves Asuna and Manna after the latter two are captured in the dead of night by Izuko. * TheButterflyOfLifeAndDeath: A blue butterfly flutters around following [[spoiler:Shun's death]]. * ChekhovsGun ** The mysterious crystals Asuna and Shun possess are referred to as a ''clavis'', which were created as keys to Agartha. In addition to granting the users immense powers, they power the ability to grant wishes, [[spoiler: including the power to bring the dead back into the world of the living]]. ** The melody Asuna hears at the beginning is revealed to be [[spoiler:Shun's final song]]. It touches her heart and is explained to be a vessel of a being's memories. * CuteMute: Mana, the little girl who Shin and Asuna rescue. * DisappearedDad: Asuna's father died when she was little[[spoiler: and is implied to have been Agarthan, because he left behind a Clavis for his daughter and the Izoku consider Asuna to be "defiled."]] * FalseCameraEffects: There is a JitterCam effect during certain action sequences, as well as a ridiculous amount of attention paid to shifts in lighting within scenes. * HaveYouSeenMyGod: Shakuna Vimana is a massive ark that God himself wields to oversee Agartha. * HereditaryCurse: The Izoku are a cursed tribe, doomed to wander Agartha aimlessly. ** The "Defiled," children of [[spoiler: mixed topsider and Agarthan heritage]], have a related curse - the Izoku hunt them in order to maintain balance. * HumansAreFlawed: Driven by a lust for power, historical figures delved into Agartha and confiscated much of its treasures. Having been troubled by centuries of warfare with the surface world, Agartha sealed itself off to prevent any futher contact. * IllGirl: Morisaki's wife was suffering from an unspecified illness and succumbs to it. * MundaneUtility: Aside from its powers, the clavis is used as a semi-conductor in Asuna's radio. * NeverGotToSayGoodbye: This is shared by Asuna and Morisaki; in both cases, they were unable to properly say farewell before someone close to them died. * NonHumanSidekick: Mimi, Asuna's "cat." * PartingWordsRegret: Morisaki regrets being unable to take care of his wife in light of the war he was fighting. * ThePowerOfLove: Love for a lost one drives the actions of the characters, but this is {{deconstructed}} when [[spoiler:Morisaki uses Asuna as a sacrifice for reviving his wife, Lisa]]. * SceneryPorn: Whether it be Agartha or Earth, the scenery is spectacular and gives some of the [[RealLife best sights in the world]] a [[UpToEleven run for its money]]. Of note is [[http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_QeHABiGnC8/TvzKF6BuewI/AAAAAAAAJns/5pANnsbeCVA/s912/L%252520Pictures%252520Infinite%252520Zenith%252520Backup%252520Folder%252520Anime%252520Screenshots%252520Children%252520who%252520chase%252520lost%252520voices%252520from%252520deep%252520below%252520-%252520CWCVFDB-00174.jpg Finis Terra]], the location of the Portal of Life and Death. * TheSixties: The helicopter used by Arch Angel is an AH-1 Cobra with a modified gun; the Cobra was deployed in the 1960s, and it is revealed that Morisaki fought on the European theatres in WorldWarII. The presence of typewriters and the design of vehicles reinforce this setting. * ShoutOut: As a MakotoShinkai work, several elements from his previous films make an appearance: ** Asuna's cat is named Mimi, in keeping with the name of the cats in Makoto Shinkai's earlier works. ** Agartha was the name of a planet in VoicesOfADistantStar. * SnowMeansDeath: Asuna's father died during the winter. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shin, Shun's twin brother, arrives after [[spoiler:Shun's death]]. Their similarities are such that Asuna initially mistakes him for Shun. * TimeSkip: The epilogue seen during the credits is set several years after Asuna leaves Agartha. * WrongGenreSavvy: Asuna remains optimistic and hopeful even during the darkest points in the film; this element prevents the film from being an outright Tearjerker. ----[[redirect:Anime/ChildrenWhoChaseLostVoices]]
22nd Oct '12 2:06:36 PM MarkLungo
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* AltumVidetur: Latin names are fairly common, whether it be locations like ''Finis Terra'' [[hottip:*: "Edge of the world"]] or items like the ''clavis'' [[hottip:*: "Key"]].
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* AltumVidetur: Latin names are fairly common, whether it be locations like ''Finis Terra'' [[hottip:*: "Edge [[note]]"Edge of the world"]] world"[[/note]] or items like the ''clavis'' [[hottip:*: "Key"]].[[note]]"Key"[[/note]].

* WrongGenreSavvy: Asuna remains optimistic and hopeful even during the darkest points in the film; this element prevents the film from being an outright Tearjerker.
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Asuna remains optimistic and hopeful even during the darkest points in the film; this element prevents the film from being an outright Tearjerker.Tearjerker. ----
13th Sep '12 5:19:27 PM tehnubkilr
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* ShoutOut: Asuna's cat is named Mimi, in keeping with the name of the cats in Makoto Shinkai's earlier works. ** Shinkai previously used Agartha as the name of a planet in VoicesOfADistantStar. ** In general, this film calls to mind the visual style of early Ghibli works, particularly NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind. Some of the Quetzal Coatls resemble the God Warrior, and Mimi might have been inspired by Teto.
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* ShoutOut: As a MakotoShinkai work, several elements from his previous films make an appearance: ** Asuna's cat is named Mimi, in keeping with the name of the cats in Makoto Shinkai's earlier works. ** Shinkai previously used Agartha as was the name of a planet in VoicesOfADistantStar. ** In general, this film calls to mind the visual style of early Ghibli works, particularly NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind. Some of the Quetzal Coatls resemble the God Warrior, and Mimi might have been inspired by Teto. VoicesOfADistantStar.
31st May '12 6:49:42 AM Vongchild
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* CuteMute: Mana, the little girl who Shin and Asuna rescue. * DisappearedDad: Asuna's father died when she was little[[spoiler: and is implied to have been Agarthan, because he left behind a Clavis for his daughter and the Izoku consider Asuna to be "defiled."]]

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**The "Defiled," children of [[spoiler: mixed topsider and Agarthan heritage]], have a related curse - the Izoku hunt them in order to maintain balance.
30th May '12 8:45:12 PM Vongchild
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* FalseCameraEffects: There is a JitterCam effect during certain action sequences, as well as a ridiculous amount of attention paid to shifts in lighting within scenes.

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* NonHumanSidekick: Mimi, Asuna's "cat."
30th May '12 8:00:52 PM Vongchild
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**Shinkai previously used Agartha as the name of a planet in VoicesOfADistantStar. **In general, this film calls to mind the visual style of early Ghibli works, particularly NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind. Some of the Quetzal Coatls resemble the God Warrior, and Mimi might have been inspired by Teto.
10th Apr '12 9:00:48 PM tehnubkilr
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Asuna is a student in middle school. Her father passed away while she was still young, and her mother works long shifts as a nurse. Despite being an excellent student and proficient at household tasks, she is able to find time to visit her secret hiding spot at the top of a hill, and uses a unique crystal her father left behind to listen to radio stations. She encounters a strange melody which remains with her, close to her heart.
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Asuna is a student in middle school.school student. Her father passed away while she was still young, and her mother works long shifts as a nurse. Despite being an excellent student and proficient at household tasks, she is able to find time to visit her secret hiding spot at the top of a hill, and uses a unique crystal her father left behind to listen to radio stations. She encounters a strange melody which remains with her, close to her heart.
3rd Mar '12 2:22:43 PM TastySauce
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* PartingWordsRegret: Morisaki regrets being unable to take care of his wife in light of the war he was fighting.

* PartingWordsRegret: Morisaki regrets being unable to take care of his wife in light of the war he was fighting.
3rd Mar '12 1:54:25 PM TastySauce
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Her life changes when she encounters a "[[EverythingsWorseWithBears bear]]" and promptly saved by a {{Bishounen}} named Shun, who wields the same kind of crystal Asuna uses. Shun reveals that neither he, nor the "bear", were from Earth; instead, they are residents of Agartha, the underworld where lush fields bloom and where majestic monsters roam. They spend a short period together before Shun passes on, leading Asuna to feelings of longing. It isn't long before Ryuuji Morisaki, a substitute teacher, discusses [[JapaneseMythology the legend of Izanagi and Izanami]] in class, piquing Asuna's interest. She visits him later that day and comes to learn of his intentions, eventually agreeing to accompany him on his journey to Agartha.
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Her life changes when she encounters a "[[EverythingsWorseWithBears bear]]" and promptly saved by a {{Bishounen}} {{bishounen}} named Shun, who wields the same kind of crystal Asuna uses. Shun reveals that neither he, nor the "bear", were from Earth; instead, they are residents of Agartha, the underworld where lush fields bloom and where majestic monsters roam. They spend a short period together before Shun passes on, leading Asuna to feelings of longing. It isn't long before Ryuuji Morisaki, a substitute teacher, discusses [[JapaneseMythology the legend of Izanagi and Izanami]] in class, piquing Asuna's interest. She visits him later that day and comes to learn of his intentions, eventually agreeing to accompany him on his journey to Agartha.
3rd Mar '12 1:51:20 PM TastySauce
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Released in May 2011, [[MakotoShinkai Makoto Shinkai's]] ''Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below'' focusses on Asuna Watase, a cheerful girl who embarks on a journey to say farewell. Contrasting his previous films, it is far more spirited and lively, telling of the implications behind life and death, as well as happiness and despair, and the folly of blind determination. With a running time of nearly two hours, it is the longest of all of his works.
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Released in May 2011, [[MakotoShinkai Makoto Shinkai's]] ''Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below'' focusses focuses on Asuna Watase, a cheerful girl who embarks on a journey to say farewell. Contrasting his previous films, it is far more spirited and lively, telling of the implications behind life and death, as well as happiness and despair, and the folly of blind determination. With a running time of nearly two hours, it is the longest of all of his works.
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