wow, do i really have to say more than this... just wow. There aren't really many words to describe it... just wow, amazing, outstanding, superbly beautiful, 9/10 will cry, even if you are a very tough kind of person emotionally like i am (i never cry in funerals for example) you WILL cry watching this.
You know, i find it very hard to give a meaning to life, and after years of investigation i found that moments of happiness and learning, learning whether it is morally or in other ways, to be the main goals of life. Happiness has many ways to be achieved, by
helping others or by experience. At least that's the way i think about it. And if you want to get those kind of amazing experiences... just watch this movie. I would advise you to:
-pick up that girl/guy you like and ask him/her to go with you watch this movie. Because it's going to tear him/her up emotionally and it's going to give you an amazing experience.
I watched this movie alone though, and i can see why it has such an high rating on mal and i dare to say it should have it even higher, there's no way a movie like this can be disliked unless if it's someone who purposely wants to dislike it.
The way it's built is amazing. The inner relationship between the two persons who are the same is amazingly well done and props for the drawers they deserve to be congratulated, this movie has some amazing art that rivals studio ghibli. The story follows two high school kids (typical from anime) who wake up at random different days in the same body, basically switching their souls to two different bodies. From there they try to find who is the other person and why they are switching bodies but in such a way that makes it seem it is not really a drama or a anything we've ever seen... you could call it a drama but it's so quiet and peaceful and at the same time so powerfully emotional everyone should watch it. A masterpiece like i've never seen before.
ABOUT THE COMPARISON WITH SPIRITED AWAY
I watched spirited away yesterday for the first time and now i've watched this movie and i was somehow compelled to write a review about this movie but not about spirited away. The two movies are probably to the general opinion the greatest anime movies (if not of all animated movies ever created, both 2d or other genres, but that opinion isn't so popular) ever created. I must say, spirited away is unexpectedly cute and it's not scary for someone over 12 at all. It is a mix of magic and reality and it is one of the few movies (together with kimi no na wa of course) that really transport the viewer to inside the movie, like if we were really there watching. Both are, however, different because the first is focused on fiction with a bit of reality and the other on reality with a bit of fiction. Both of them deserve perfect score from me in all ways, although both kind of lack in the sound. If i had to pick one i wouldn't, simply as that.
Do i recommend it? the movie has very few flaws if no flaws at all in my opinion, and right now i can't think of anything i didn't like besides the songs (they weren't really god knows level) but who wants pop songs in a movie like that? So i rate it: flawless.
I NEVER RECOMMENDED SOMETHING SO PASSIONATELY IN MY LIFE, SO PLEASE WATCH IT, IT'S PERFECT!!!!
EDIT: -1 to the sound and story and -2 to the characters. The characters were actually pretty bad and unoriginal and the sound was pretty average actually. The story wasn't perfect put i still liked it very much and i still loved the movie and thought like i was having an never before eyegasm after watching but now so many days after, i compare it to other movies and i'm like "meh, not as good as spirited away and the dissappearence of suzumiya haruhi". The review before the edit was unedited for futuristic nostalgia waves purposes