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5.0 out of 5 stars Origin Spirits of the Past, 19 July 2008
This review is from: Origin - Spirits of the Past [DVD] (DVD)
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I was so looking forward to this film that I had to put it in the DVD player as soon as it dropped through my letterbox; and from the powerful and beautifully animated opening credits, with evocative music and stirring imagery, I knew I was going to be in for a treat. This film has excellent post apocalyptic and environmental themes that infuse it with a sense of drama and excitement, as soon as you've watched fifteen minutes you'll be hooked to the very end. The tag line on the cover says 'the most impressive looking anime movie to come out since Steamboy' and I'm inclined to agree. The film is beautifully rendered and the animation is lush and detailed. If you like ghibli and more modern manga and anime then this film will be right up your street. This film is superbly dubbed into English and you get none of that cheesy dubbing from past anime films i've seen. The story was reminiscent of 'Nausicaa' in places, what with the forest fighting back, but it comes from a genetic modification angle, that ties the film into advances in science since that film and the perceived dangers associated with them. At just under 90 minutes this film is a perfect length and will easily keep your attention for the duration. A top anime film that comes highly recommended.

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Initial post: 18 Sep 2008 09:25:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Sep 2008 09:38:22 BDT
Have you read the Nasuicca manga? If not you should give it a go. It takes the story much further and Origin pretty much stole it's ending (which ruined the film for me but hey ho, it was free). The Nausicca movie is the story of the first volume of the manga, of which there are 4.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2008 16:47:42 BDT
Thanks for commenting, I have read the nausicca manga and they are awesome!!!! Great recommendation.

Posted on 8 Mar 2011 08:40:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Mar 2011 08:40:41 GMT
J. Wikblad says:
Are there any option for jap audio with english subtitles?
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