A teaser for Hoshi o Ou Kodomo, the latest animé from Makoto Shinkai (The Place Promised In Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star), was posted online earlier today. The film, whose English title is Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, is scheduled for a May 2011 release. From Animé News Network:
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.
More info, as well as some shots of the film’s lovely artwork, can be found on the film’s homepage (though it helps if you can read Japanese).
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