Anime Movie Review:
Origin: Spirits of the Past
The above video is the trailer to the movie, as well as the main theme of the movie. It’s also a good introduction to the movie itself.
So here I am! Months since my last post! Well with a renew energy for blogging I’m back! I’m going to try to review a new anime or movie or game weekly, so if your curious about the above anime then take a read and see what I have to say.
Now without spoiling it much I’m going to try to explain the plot. It’s a little weak at times. The basic idea behind the start of it is that some scientists wanted to create a tree that can live in even the harshest of clients so to decided to put them on the moon. Like any anime shit goes wrong and the trees take on their own agenda and well destroy EVERYTHING. With the moon exploded and the snake trees making it to earth and over running humans, nearly wiping them out, we cut to three-hundred years later… welcome to the earth reborn! Now humans and the forest have to live beside each other, and if you piss the forest off they take your water away. Great. There is also a city-state that wants to destroy the forest but luckily the hero’s village is called Neutral City and stops both sides from killing each other. Of course its a good idea to destroy the forest, most logical thing but. The forest can destroy the world? How? In comes the cutest thing to it. Zruids, which are essentially wood nymphs but in an anime term I guess. They kinda act as the supervisors of the forest and bla bla bla plot, which is never really explained.
So we have the basically three people who matter, and side characters. Theres Agito, the hero, Toola, the heroin from the past, and Shunack, the “bad guy”. Along with them you have Agito’s best friend Cale, whose sister (Minka) is in obvious love with Agito and says it quite often, their parents are part of the three people who found the Neutral City, along with Agito’s father. The three of them all have silver hair which means they were given power by the forest and become basically superhuman, but with a price.
Agito is actually a neat character to relate with. He’s got the best quality in him. although its shown later that he has a hard time controlling his anger when shit happens. He’s first to find the Heroin and shows us how heroic he can be by saving the day! Later he too becomes enhanced (when his hair turns silver and he gets super strong) which he uses to save his will be girlfriend.
Toola is the annoying heroine of the story. She starts out oblivious to the world coming out of a three-hundred year sleep. She strangely accepts the fact that she’s here, it’s almost too perfect. She spends time with Minka, who tells her that she’ll be the one to marry Agito and not her, and making friends with a few in her village. When suddenly the bad guy appears says one word and convinces her in three minuets that this world is bad and she can fix it! Well typical dumb bitch, thank you.
Shunack is another person from the past, but nothing is known about him. All you know was he was in the Neutral City for a while then goes to the war country.
Not much to say about it other than its AMAZING! As heard above that’s the main opening. The music in the movie is well picked and timed and everything about its good. It’s the one strong point of the movie.
For the most part the theme is obviously nature and how we should respect it but it also gives a feeling of how there’s a seed is us that needs to blossom. Watch it and interpret it for yourself.
Music is super good
The characters are remember-able
The interpretative has a nice meaning to it
The Artwork is amazing
The adorable nymphs!
Short, way to short
Plots kinda weak at times
Although I loved this movie, the plot at times seemed weird. This would have made an amazing 13 episode anime with more character development and a more solid plot. I definitely recommend this movie and its a nice watch if you dont have a lot of time (its only roughly 95 mins long).