ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo

Updated on May 8, 2012
Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo poster
Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo poster | Source

A Quest to the Underworld

Death is the one thing that is guaranteed for all living things. We are born, we live, and then we die. And the cycle continues. However, death may happen when we least expect it, and we find ourselves losing our loved ones when we least expect it. Whether it be an accident , a murder, or a sickness, death comes whenever it feels necessary without any warning. It's frustrating and miserable to lose a loved one at a young age. You feel that you have barely lived your life with that person, and in a few moments, he or she is gone. However, what if you had the chance to bring that person back to life? Like the old myths of Orpheus and Eurydice. A quest to the underworld to bring back that one person back to life.

Meet Asuna, a star student, but a lonely girl who spends her time listening to her late father's radio. She meets a strange boy named Shun and the two quickly become friends. However, after a nasty turn of fate, the two are separated and Asuna is thrown into a quest to retrieve her friend back from the Underworld, or in this case, Agartha. With her teacher, Mr. Morisaki, who is searching for his late wife, Asuna travels throughout Agartha, fighting its creatures and enjoying its beauty with the hopes of resurrecting her friend Shun.

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo or Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below is a film detailing Asuna and Morisaki's attempts to find their loved ones in the land of Agartha. The plot is relatively basic: a typical adventure story to find someone. At first, Asuna seems a bit two dimensional and a bit too perfect, perhaps to entail the innocence and purity of childhood, but as the story progresses, we see her flaws and her true feelings begin to surface. Morisaki on the other hand, portrays the true essence of human nature with all its flaws and desires. The movie is two hours and it starts off at a very slow pace, but soon it manages to pick up and keeps you entertained. The animation is beautiful and extremely detailed. While I did have some issues with a few plot holes, I still think that Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo is a wonderful movie for anyone who likes fantasy, adventure, and is willing to journey to the underworld.


Submit a Comment

  • KailReed profile image

    Kail Reed 

    6 years ago from Wisconsin

    Why have I not seen this already? It sounds so good!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)