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Tales from Earthsea (Gedo senki) - Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara, Goro Miyazaki

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An adaptation of Ursula K Le Guin's novel A wizard of Earthsea, the first book of the award-winning Earthsea cycle which includes The tombs of Atuan, The farthest shore and Tehanu.

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strangely... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren (Junichi Okada), a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Theru (Aoi Teshima). For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy's "fears" against the very one who would help him, Ged.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film animation adventure fantasy magic wizard dragon shapeshifter spell anime Ursula K LeGuin witch

Persons of interest

  • Junichi Okada .... Arren
  • Aoi Teshima .... Theru
  • Bunta Sugawara .... Haitaka
  • Yûko Tanaka .... Cob
  • Teruyuki Kagawa .... Hare
  • Jun Fubuki .... Tenar
  • Takashi Naitô .... Hazia dealer
  • Mitsuko Baisho .... The Mistress
  • Yui Natsukawa .... The Queen
  • Kaoru Kobayashi .... The King
  • Ursula K Le Guin .... Author
  • Goro Miyazaki .... Screenwriter
  • Keiko Niwa .... Screenwriter
  • Goro Miyazaki .... Director

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Theatrical report

Tales from Earthsea (Gedo senki) confused me. I couldn't figure out the characters' motivations. I read the books 20 years ago so I don't remember the story at all but that shouldn't make a difference. I expect more from Miyazaki. There were some nice pictures, though.

The animation, adventure, fantasy movie Tales from Earthsea (Gedo senki) is directed by Goro Miyazaki and stars Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English, French, Japanese, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries: Behind the microphone
    • Featurettes: Japanese TV special
    • Galleries: Alternate angle storyboards
  • Subtitles: English

Government security censorship classification

M (Moderate animated violence)

Surveillance time

115 minutes (1:55 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 26 April 2007 - Brisbane
Film: 17 May 2007 - Sydney
Film: 31 May 2007 - Melbourne
DVD rental: 12 September 2007
DVD retail: 12 September 2007

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