Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, agrees to take a summer job at the Nagano hometown of his crush, Natuski. Meanwhile, his attempt to solve a mathematical equation causes a parallel world’s collision with earth.
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Sort of like SUMMER HOURS meets NEUROMANCER meets SHONEN JUMP, a sci-fi attempt to recast the crumbling of Japanese culture as a spiritual rebirth, feudal ideas reawakened through a mastery of baseball, math, and video games. Wishful thinking, I guess, but there is a certain radiance to wishful thinking rendered with this technical clarity...
one of the most brilliant Anime works I've seen in a long time.
the complexity and detail of the animation (as well as the script), is highly reminiscent of the works of Satoshi Kon, especially the sequences in OZ which brought immediately in mind "Paprika".
a wonderfully layered film that play to all the basic human emotions.
Simply an experience so wonderful that I wouldn't mind watching again and again.
Enjoyed it from the very first to its very last second. Nostalgia kicked me very hard, as I had to think of "Digimon: Our War Game" throughout the whole film. Turned out that Hosoda directed that one too – awesome!
KOI KOI!!!! perfect in every aspect, legit motions, extremely fluid animations, crazy details, and a story unlike any other. at first i thought it was gonna be just another time-killer. but they proved me wrong. props to hosoda and once again, madhouse! godddaaamnn
An enjoyable movie, but also extremely forgettable. The first part is great, with likable character and even a little of genuine drama. The real problem are the last thirty minutes, that are just boring and nonsensical. So much potential wasted.
I have a friend on here who thinks that this movie is a brilliant allegory for the increasing interconnectivity and hyperreality of post-industrial society. I think that Hosoda's not that kind of filmmaker. Not bad, but I liked Girl Who Lept Through Time way better.