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ORIGIN

It is 300 years into the future. Earth’s environment had been devastated by mankind’s own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The world balance is tipped when a young boy named Agito stumbles across a machine that glowed in a strange blue hue inside a forbidden sanctuary. The machine, which has preserved a beautiful girl named Tula from the past, is activated. Tula has a “mission” that had been entrusted to her by the past...

Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2006
Official Competition

Austin Fantastic Film Festival, 2006

Sitges International Film Festival, 2006

Director Keiichi Sugiyama collaborated on episodes
of the popular series:

City Hunter
Macross 

Neon Genesis Evangelion

“Some of the reaction said it was better that the latest Ghibli.”
TWITCH

“The smooth and elegant style of Origin makes the discovery of its universe and story a real pleasure.”
LE MONDE

“The most impressive-looking anime movie to come out since Steamboy.”
ANIME NEWS NETWORK

Keiichi Sugiyama
2006 | Japan | Drama, Fantasy | 95'