By far one of the best animes I've ever seen! Perfect depth in all categories.
No, seriously I don't even have a clue why this is on MAL (since it's just a TV ad), but the animation is top notch and I look forward to seeing the movie in all it's glory.
I was actually quite surpised by the trailers and the high quality of the PVs and now having this as a TV ad gives you another good glimpse of how good this movie actually looks like/will look like. Might be one of the most amazing animations in years (at least in my opinion).
ad doesn't reveal anything particularly new about the story, but for that you can watch the normal trailers (also found on MAL, but not with their own entries, lol).
And maybe, just maybe I'm going to taste that Suntory water myself whenever I'm in Japan. Because well that's the key player in all of this anyway.
TL;DR: Thirsty for Japanese Mineral Water? Watch this NOW! Not thirsty? Then don’t.
From the visionary director of great hits like Byousoku 5 Centimeter, Kotonoha no Niwa and the 2016 blockbuster, Kimi no Na wa, comes an animation that will leave you saying, “OH MY GAWD, why is this even on MAL???” Suntory Minami Alps no Tennen Mizu, directed by Makoto Shinkai, deemed as this decades’, “Miyazaki," presents a visual brilliance in just three 20 seconds burst that will surely quench your undesired thirst.
From the story perspective, the plot is brilliant. They say a picture can tell a 1000 words. However, Makoto defied
that saying by making 20 seconds tell over 1 billion words. How does he achieve this feat? He does it through not one, not two but three 20 seconds worth of video clips. Average directors just stop at one, max they will go to is two, but Makoto showed us why three is the magic number.
There isn’t just one main character in this animation. There are TWO. First you have SUNTORY Minami Alps Tennensui Yogurina, which is yogurt-flavored mineral water and juxtaposing that you have SUNTORY Minami Alps Ten'nensui, which is mineral water. Just how complex can this animation get, right? This duality that exists in this animation alludes to the blockbuster movie of 2016 Kimi no Na wa. Both of these mineral water go through tremendous character development and growth that will leave you quenched for years to come.
The art, the animation and the music of this show is just beyond normal human being’s capacity. All of them combined create this synesthesia that leaves viewers thirsty. Not just thirsty to drink this mineral water but thirsty to experience one more short blast of 20 seconds in pure bliss.
Overall, watching this anime was a blast. It will leave the viewers satisfied and wanting to watch more. Never fear, they can always quench their thirst by flying to Japan and finding these mineral water at the store. I mean if Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana can manage to get their hands on them, why can’t you?
Thank you for reading this review, hopefully you found it as helpful as finding water near you!
Best anime i've ever seen with my own two eyes. Recommended to absolutely anyone, great soundtrack, breathtaking visuals, amazing animation, what's not to like about this anime?...
...Is what I would say if I was drunk and had low standards to begin with. Suntory Minami Alps no Tennen Mizu is just a 60 second special that is literally just 3 episodes, each which is an advert for water and at the same time, used to promote the famous movie Your Name. Why is this on MyAnimeList? I have no idea. Do I think it belongs here? No. XD
Despite that however, what I said just now was
no lie. Just like the actual movie, the visuals and animation are absolutely superb. Your Name is a piece of eye candy, and I found it very enjoyable just to see, even if it was just to waste a minute of my life. The music used are two songs, both which are used in Your Name, and both which are by Radwimps, those being "Zen Zen Zense" and "Sparkle". I love these songs, so naturally I enjoyed hearing them again.
I cannot do a "regular review" for this anime because...it's not a "regular anime" in itself. Although I will try to be as honest as I can with the ratings and go through the typical things that I would go through if this were a real anime.
Uhm...buy Suntory Minami Alps Water? Not much of any story here. Admittedly, it does give minor hints and references to what happens in the show through minor dialogue, but no major spoilers or story here.
Makoto Shinkai strikes again with his beautiful animation and visuals. Even for an advert, it's amazingly well done, especially love the animation for the water.
I love "Sparkle" and "Zen Zen Zense", two of the most memorable tracks were taken from the movie, and they sound so good. Shame though that they only last a few seconds, just like the ads themselves.
We don't even know their names by the end of this, but i'm pretty sure you know them already.
It was fine for an advert, I really liked Your Name so I don't mind seeing a bit more.
It does it's job for an advert very well and that's literally it, although credit where credit is due, nice music and amazing animation by Makoto Shinkai once again. If you've got a minute to waste, sure I guess. But it's far from anything you actually need to watch.