Children Who Chase Lost Voices (星を追う子ども, Hoshi o Ou Kodomo, lit. “Children Who Chase Stars”), known as Journey to Agartha in the UK, is a 2011 Japanese anime film created and directed by Makoto Shinkai, following his previous work 5 Centimeters per Second. This film is his longest animation film to date and is described as a “lively” animated 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 on May 7, 2011.
Strange sounds in the darkness… Unearthly music from an old crystal radio… These are all the warning Asuna Watase has before a simple walk to her clubhouse catapults her into a nightmarish adventure that will take her beneath the Earth to a lost land beyond the realm of legend! Attacked by a strange monstrous creature, rescued by a mysterious stranger and pursued by a relentless enemy, Asuna finds herself enmeshed in a centuries old mystery that will bind her to a strange young defender and lead her inevitably, towards a secret that may hold the key to life itself![sociallocker]
ED Theme: “Hello Goodbye & Hello” by Anri Kumaki
Hoshi o Ou Kodomo Original Soundtrack (w/scans)[/sociallocker]