The year is 2027, and the city of Kyoto has undergone tremendous technological advancement. Within the city lives Naomi Katagaki, a socially awkward and introverted boy with a love for books, and Ruri Ichigyou, a girl with a cold personality who is often blunt with people, but shares his love for reading. Despite having similar interests, Naomi is afraid to approach Ruri due to her unfriendly nature.
One day, as Naomi goes out for a walk, a crimson aurora pierces through the sky for a brief moment before vanishing. Shortly after, he sees a three-legged crow and a mysterious hooded man who reveals himself to be Naomi from 10 years in the future, explaining that he has come to change an imminent tragic event that happens to Ruri shortly after they start dating. Initially taking his words with a grain of salt, present-day Naomi follows his future self's instructions and starts getting closer to Ruri, determined to save her.
Hello World focuses on the present Naomi alongside himself from 10 years into the future. With the help of his future self, Naomi begins his preparations to save Ruri. Will he be able to change the future?
Well, well. What have I got to say... That was some pretty good words coming from a guy who has spent so much time trying to get her to wake up again. This Sci-Fi romance film was something I wouldn't have expected to be extraordinary, I kind of kept my hopes down for the entire film. But after watching the movie, it felt... decent? good? I was confused at that point. However, what I CAN say is that the romance was implied pretty strongly on the main character. Spending 10 years to save a girl you literally
just started dating with? That's some sheer determination there my good old friend. Enough sputtering filler phrases, let me start my review on Hello World.
To begin with, the story felt... confusing? Especially at the end, it might make you go, "what just happened?" Well yeah, that was me as well. But if you got confused at any part during the movie other than the last, I suggest you go watch Steins;Gate again to turn yourself into a true mad scientist! (Not sponsored by Dr. Pepper) However, you got to catch the information quickly especially at the first when it was the most crucial about his future self explaining about ALLTALE Quantum technology. If you missed that, good luck trying to understand the whole movie. If you didn't miss that however, good for you then! You have just gotten the whole gist of the movie. Now onto the romance, as a romance-freak, I don't know I should be happy or not. But all Naomi did was just follow his future self's instruction and got her in the basement. Why can't that happen to me as well? I want my future self to get me a girlfriend too! Sadly, this is indeed a Sci-Fi movie so I cannot complain and whine about it, but still!
Now onto the art & animation, which the art felt lackluster in emotions for a Romance film. However, do keep in mind that this a full CGI film, so get ready to see some wack animation. I only noticed one however, but it downgraded the whole thing since that animation was literally one of the simplest ones that is given a lot of time, I can probably do it as well. Back to the art, although lackluster, there were a few scenes that were incredibly cute thanks to the visuals. So it depends on whether you care about the Romance or the Sci-Fi, and then you see it yourself from a specific viewpoint then on. What I have to seriously criticize on however is the amount of color they used in the movie. Oh my lord there was so much rainbow beams shining everywhere my eyes actually hurt from watching. That is one thing I want everyone to take note of : A LOT OF RAINBOW
Not to mention, the music was pretty dope. It's honestly personal preference though since we all have different tastes in music. But for me, I loved it. As for the voice actors, they've honestly done a pretty good job at... doing their job? There were some moments however that should've been implied harder than what was screened. So... director's issue? I don't understand the industry that much so I assume I have no say in something trivial like this. But still, good job.
Okay, Ruri and Naomi were so cute together it just felt amazing. (and then the story went downhill from there but let's not talk about the sad times) | Naomi in the future felt like a how a mentor should feel like, although there were *some* "disagreements", he has done his part well at tutoring himself in the past. Naomi in the past wasn't a wimp either, you can see the his development throughout the story through sheer willpower to save Ruri. He isn't that wimpy kid that doesn't even dare to enter the library anymore, he is a reliable and independent teen that people can rely on. As for Ruri, the only true character development she got was only when she is with Naomi. But without her, this whole story wouldn't have existed so she is still crucial for the story.
Haha, I know everyone is waiting for this. If you hated this movie, you will want me to type here : I hated this shit 0/10 no watch pls. Vice versa, if you loved this movie, you will want me to type here : I loved this movie omg 10/10 pls watch. I'll be honest here, I have mixed feelings for the movie. For me, I love sci-fi theories and I read a lot about them. So naturally I understood and enjoyed the movie. But at the same time, I love to look at things on an unbiased scale. What about the people who just came here with no knowledge of sci-fi whatsoever? Will they know what's the butterfly effect? A parallel world? A paradox? Naturally, they will get confused and not enjoy the movie as much as I did. Personally, the romance contributed a great factor for those who did not understand the sci-fi stuff IMO. As I said above, I am a romance-freak, so I savored every moment of romance the movie contained. Now for the big revelation, I will get my enjoyment an 8/10.
Overall, if you have epilepsy, I will not recommend this movie due to the amount of colors and the motion. If you do not however, I can recommend it if you like Sci-Fi or romance. Or else, if you just like anything you watch then why are you here? Go ahead. However, if you are a critic that hates CGI, romance and time traveling. Then please, do not watch this. I already warned you beforehand. Well then, signing off. El Psy Congroo
A Sci-Fi Romance Film themed:
What if you had the chance to change one important day? A new day that can save the life of the only girl you loved. Will you take the risk and face the dangers and consequences?
A man travels in time from the year 2027 to relive his school years and to correct a bad decisions.
"I just wanted to see her smile again."
"Even if the world is destroyed, I want to see you one more time."
Movie Review: (Non-Spoiler)
Great and interesting story. Romance: 10/10.
At first it was confusing for me, then I realized "You're lucky if you've already watched
Steins;Gate" as it's really the best Sci-Fi anime that ever existed. We go back to the movie, since it's a Sci-Fi anime, you would really be confused at first then until there's the time where you'll finally get the flow of the story.
I can give it a 10 overall in the story but there were just some cliche scenes.
That plot twist tho. It made me happy and broken-hearted at the same time.
Animation: 10/10 MINDBLOWING!!
If you're a fan of art or animation scenes then this movie is a must watch for you. There were some aesthetic and realistic sceneries that you'll love to see. The movie is CGI overall. ROYGBIV animation means a lot of RAINBOW colored animation and effects. I get it why they focused on CGI. I loved the animation overall.
The soundtrack is literally great as well as the sound effects. It really syncs with the animation and the scenes
Cute and almost similar to KyoAni (the character designer was from Tamako Market/Love Story so basically that's his reference in my opinion). Best character was Naomi the male lead, his character development throughout the movie was amazing but without Ruri the story would be different.
Japanese Actors/Actress voicing an anime character is not new to me since I'm an avid fan of them and JDrama as well but I love the way they perform each of their roles especially Tori Matsuzaka who voiced the older Naomi. The chemistry of Minami Hamabe and Takumi Kitamura never changed since their portrayal of "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas" Live Action (I love these two ❤)
The movie was not I've expected after watching the trailer several times. It was totally unexpected for me so I really enjoyed the whole movie. I was like, "Ohh, so this movie is something different." Some cute moments etc,. The story, animation, characters, casts and sounds were great overall. ❤❤
Best Sci-Fi Romance anime movie I've seen and watched so far.
Don't tell me I made it overrated. To be honest I just really love Sci-Fi anime and then you add or mix it with romance?? Oh my, it's already a bonus ❤
Must-watch for animation lovers especially those who love Sci-Fi a lot.
Congrats 🎉 and Thank You ❤ to all the people who were behind in making this wonderful movie.
Been invited to watch this-- advanced special screening in PH. Oct 28.
It's definitely 100% CG but it's not a bad cg. It's a very well made cg, consistent, trippy -- there's so many "inception-ish" going on and I understand why they made the whole thing in cg.
- The characters are likeable like they are straight outta tamako market
- The sound design is outstanding 10/10
- Story is interesting, some parts are cliche but the plot twist is a bruh moment
- art is.. its ajin on steroids
Im gonna rewatch it again when it airs here on the 30th.
PS: I enjoyed this more
than Weathering with you.
Sword Art Online + Summer Wars + Inspection = Hello World
The Ending is a WTF Moment
I understand the ending 10/10 👍👍
Here's My Own Theory after watching the Movie
Basically Space Naomi is The REAL Naomi, He's the one who got struck by a lightning you can see Adult Ruri's Back has a burn, Adult Naomi said something bad happened right so something happened to Earth that's why they the Left The Earth and Ruri brought her with him in Outer Space she's the one waiting for Naomi's Recovery. and ALLTALE Naomi is just a Tale
we see a Normal Highschool Boy named
Naomi trying to be courage and shizzz @+$+$(#)#($
then The Future Naomi came he wants Naomi to have a Girlfriend awwweeee Ya Future Naomi wants to steal ALLTALE Ruri so the Ruri in Future Naomi's World can wakeup @&#-#+
Ruri Story: Coma Ruri got struck by a lightning, Future Naomi failed to protect her, he's desperate to get Ruri's consciousness back so he and he's fellow weebs made ALLTALE there's Ruri! This time Future Naomi will save Ruri but nope he wants her Data so on and so on
*Future Naomi Successfully Stole Ruri from ALLTALE* Ruri's Data is Back She's Now ONLINE, But Future Ruri still Loves ALLTALE Naomi because her Data is full of ALLTALE Naomi OOF
Future Naomi is Sad, *ALLTALE Naomi gained GOD MODE* OK I'M GOING TO SAVE MY RURI!!! Went to Future Naomi's World,
Future Naomi: Who's There?
ALLTALE Naomi: It's Me!
Future Naomi: It's Me Who
ALLTALE Naomi: IT IS I THE BEST NAOMI!!! BETCH!!
Future Naomi: OOF!!!
Ruri: SAVEEE MEEEEHHHH
ALLTALE Naomi went to Future Naomi's World to save his love Ruri, Future Naomi is shookt why is there monsters here? this is the real world right?!! Or maybe IT'S NOT :O *surprised pikachu face* Future Naomi IS WOKE AF he realized this is not the real world, ALLTALE Naomi and The Fused Ruri went back to ALLTALE but ALLTALE Naomi need to delete Future Naomi to stop the Monster *then we cried* oh so sadddd RIP Future Naomi. ALLTALE Naomi and Ruri Happily Ever After well they never existed its just a TALE. MINDBLOWN!
Ending - Naomi is In The Space WHATTTT Ruri WOKE NAOMI!
So it's the other way around Ruri is the one trying so hard to make Naomi wakeup, Naomi is the One who got struck by a lightning see that huge burn on his back, something terrible happened to earth so they went to Elon Musk's Empire In Mars, Naomi's consciousness is still stuck in Earth he later realized that's not the real him so he wokeup. THE END