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Apr 30, 2:09 PM
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Overated af!! Everything was predicted... Lots of plot holes... Pace of movie kinda fast!!! 5.5/10
 
May 1, 7:22 AM
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this anime was part time travel part romance but whatever you label it it was really great one of the best anime movies I have seen in a long while and I kid you not this was done before the movie fireworks but the theams are similar but your name was done much better I highly recommend this film
 
May 7, 3:20 PM
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I feel like I have seen the most beautiful thing ever created.
 
May 19, 9:27 AM
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Dont understand y is top2 anime. I liked it, rated 9, but i dont think it was second best anime ever
 
May 19, 9:27 AM
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Dont understand y is top2 anime. I liked it, rated 9, but i dont think it was second best anime ever
 
May 19, 5:08 PM
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gud movie yes yes yes.. maybe a special to see when taki and mitsuha are together as adult uwu
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May 20, 8:39 PM

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Although some people should have mixed feelings about the plot holes or the lack of the explanation, the show is a good entertainment from the start to the end. If you like this show, you may like "the girl who leaped through time" that has kind of bitter aftertaste compared to this show.
 
May 21, 3:36 PM

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I'm crying like an idiot T_T

On a serious note, the animation in this is beyond anything I've ever seen before.
When Taki wrote "I love you" on her hand... that was it, I started crying and didn't stop until the end then.
 
Jun 4, 11:07 AM

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The best anime movie ever.
 
Jun 4, 9:07 PM
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WTF did i just watch,this is TRUE ART.
 
Jun 16, 6:31 PM

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Well done. Story was very compelling. Animation was excellent. 9/10
 
Jun 19, 10:23 AM

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Didnt cry because I watched it with company. But was quite there. (.❛ ᴗ ❛.)

The I love you part really got me. So cliché yet I fell for it again.( ´ ∀ `)ノ~

Good shit.(*꒦ິ꒳꒦ີ)
 
Jun 25, 11:54 AM

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Woah... Just... Woah. What a breathraking movie. The animation was top-notch, borderline realistic, and the characters.. I feel that this was the 1st time in my anime watching carrier that i actually felt connected to them, they were a bit simple yet realistic... The story was emotial, atrough i hate emotions but it impressed me, and the music is just extra to this awsome movie! I will watch Makoto Shinkai's other movies, and i more hyped for Tenki no Ko after that!
 
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@OozaruPenguin Be warned that apart from the visual craft (and focus on distance&relationships), his style differs a lot from what this movie is. (Tenki no Ko will probably be more like Kimi no na wa)
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Jun 26, 3:10 AM

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@Rei366 Well yes, i've been thinking about watching "5 centimeters per second", seems different from his latter works, but it deals with the same topic. Tenki no Ko's atomsphere is very interesting, and i like that its a bit more obviously supernatural, kinda curious about how he executes this idea.
 
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While this movie is nowhere near the best animated movie of all time nor the single most enjoyable. This movie should be at least appreciated for introducing anime into the mainstream audience although graphics is only where he is outstanding at. Anime isn't all about DxD and cartoon pornography, people. Makoto Shinkai is probably the luckiest hack at the moment in anime industry yet he deserves the praise for creating anime that can reach the deeper heart of the normies that ew-ing on anime based on stereotypes of the medium and the fans. I believe there are some moments when a mere mediocrity can shine to become more than just basic and average to be forgettable, this is one of the instance of that.
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Jul 7, 3:02 AM
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Completely blown away by the movie. It was visually stunning with heartbreaking romance and beautiful OST. A. Definitely 10/10
 
Jul 16, 12:55 PM
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edelgord said:
While this movie is nowhere near the best animated movie of all time nor the single most enjoyable. This movie should be at least appreciated for introducing anime into the mainstream audience although graphics is only where he is outstanding at. Anime isn't all about DxD and cartoon pornography, people. Makoto Shinkai is probably the luckiest hack at the moment in anime industry yet he deserves the praise for creating anime that can reach the deeper heart of the normies that ew-ing on anime based on stereotypes of the medium and the fans. I believe there are some moments when a mere mediocrity can shine to become more than just basic and average to be forgettable, this is one of the instance of that.


Studio Ghibli introduced anime into the Western mainstream, probably significantly more than this film.

I'm curious why you think this movie was mediocre; I believe that it's quality goes far beyond the visuals. It has a really well-crafted story and (in my opinion) very likable and relatable characters. But I think the best thing about this movie is how it uses visual storytelling and symbolism to add complexity and nuance. For example, how the splitting comet symbolizes the divergent timelines, or how we see multiple shots of the same area at different times in the film (for example, when Taki tries to call Mitsuha on the bridge, and then later we see Mitsuha on the same bridge trying to call Taki in the flashback). Some of the visual metaphors even are related to his other films: for example, in 5 Centimeters Per Second, there's an upward shot of the moon with a single telephone wire running across the frame, symbolizing how one of the characters is seperated from the other. In this film, there's a shot in this film with the exact same moon, but this time there are two telephone wires that run perpendicular to each other, symbolizing how Mitsuha and Taki are connected. It took me several rewatches to realize this, but it really shows why this film is so re-watchable in the first place: because Shinkai packs in a lot of detail that makes this film feel more alive and nuanced. For example, the whole opening sequence has the twist cleverly concealed in it, but it's not until you rewatch it that you realize this; or how the opening shot literally shows the comet fragment falling towards Itomori. Just like a dream, we quickly forget about it, not realizing the significance of it; just like how Mitsuha and Taki remember their dreams. I've re-watched this film seven times and still discover little details I missed. In other words, calling this movie mediocre with the visuals being the only good thing about it is... in my opinion, short-sighted.

If this is a mediocre movie for you, what would you show as an example of an 'excellent' anime movie? I'm honestly curious.
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Wow, It's beautiful, breathtaking, but I'm few people that run on salty and bitter train, now I wonder if this end with 'happy ending', what would it be? Would it get better rating or lower because being cliché romance anime? Or "it isn't like Shinkai's movie at all"?

But tbh, I want that end instead of this one lol. I'm not into Shinkai's movie before

still no wonder why it's highly rated and the best movie out there.

Now imma wait for "Weathering With You"
 
Aug 4, 5:09 AM

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Rated it 8/10, so I voted for 4/5. I liked it, but timetravel always brings some complications in storytelling.. and the ending was kind of a cocktease :P

ThatOneDev said:
edelgord said:
While this movie is nowhere near the best animated movie of all time nor the single most enjoyable. This movie should be at least appreciated for introducing anime into the mainstream audience although graphics is only where he is outstanding at. Anime isn't all about DxD and cartoon pornography, people. Makoto Shinkai is probably the luckiest hack at the moment in anime industry yet he deserves the praise for creating anime that can reach the deeper heart of the normies that ew-ing on anime based on stereotypes of the medium and the fans. I believe there are some moments when a mere mediocrity can shine to become more than just basic and average to be forgettable, this is one of the instance of that.


Studio Ghibli introduced anime into the Western mainstream, probably significantly more than this film.

I'm curious why you think this movie was mediocre; I believe that it's quality goes far beyond the visuals. It has a really well-crafted story and (in my opinion) very likable and relatable characters. But I think the best thing about this movie is how it uses visual storytelling and symbolism to add complexity and nuance. For example, how the splitting comet symbolizes the divergent timelines, or how we see multiple shots of the same area at different times in the film (for example, when Taki tries to call Mitsuha on the bridge, and then later we see Mitsuha on the same bridge trying to call Taki in the flashback). Some of the visual metaphors even are related to his other films: for example, in 5 Centimeters Per Second, there's an upward shot of the moon with a single telephone wire running across the frame, symbolizing how one of the characters is seperated from the other. In this film, there's a shot in this film with the exact same moon, but this time there are two telephone wires that run perpendicular to each other, symbolizing how Mitsuha and Taki are connected. It took me several rewatches to realize this, but it really shows why this film is so re-watchable in the first place: because Shinkai packs in a lot of detail that makes this film feel more alive and nuanced. For example, the whole opening sequence has the twist cleverly concealed in it, but it's not until you rewatch it that you realize this; or how the opening shot literally shows the comet fragment falling towards Itomori. Just like a dream, we quickly forget about it, not realizing the significance of it; just like how Mitsuha and Taki remember their dreams. I've re-watched this film seven times and still discover little details I missed. In other words, calling this movie mediocre with the visuals being the only good thing about it is... in my opinion, short-sighted.

If this is a mediocre movie for you, what would you show as an example of an 'excellent' anime movie? I'm honestly curious.


You're so right about the opening slowly making more sense. When it's revealed that the girl went to Tokyo and that's how Taki got the armband, you're like '.. oh wow, that's right'.

Honestly, I'm usually 'meh' on timetravel, but it was pulled off really well here, espescially with the clever uses of flash forward and flashbacks.
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Besides the plot twist, the good animation and likeable characters, there is nothing else.

Slightly overrated movie. 6/10 for the movie.
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Sep 7, 2:32 PM
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Art, breathtaking, masterpiece... All words that can be used to describe this movie

I almost teared up when I saw what Taki wrote on Mitsuha's hand before the fall.

Animation 10/10
Sound 8/10
Story 7/10
Enjoyment 20/10
 
Sep 9, 12:45 AM

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The animes of Makoto for me is the best anime ever..., especially this one and I hope it will be changed by Weathering With You (because I dont watch it yet)...
This plot makes me think many times to understand it..
So, until now, i am not sure I have understanded this one, everyone help me to understand!
 
Sep 11, 6:57 AM
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Looks nice but god is it boring as hell.
 
Sep 11, 11:47 AM

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Absolutely loved it!
10/10 easy.
 
Sep 15, 10:33 PM

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This movie is not bad, but from everything Makoto Shinkai has done I still prefer Garden of Words and 5cm per Second than this.
 
Sep 22, 9:50 AM
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10/10 masterpiece imo
 
Sep 22, 6:19 PM

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This is my first Shinkai film and I gotta say. I started off on the right foot. I can see why this movie was hyped up by almost everyone. 9/10, would definitely recommend.
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