Ho appena finito di vedere questo capolavoro, scrivo con le lacrime agli occhi, visti tutti gli altri film di Shinkai, con questo stavo rimanendo deluso, lo stile era troppo simile a quello di Miyazaki, la storia non sembrava originale, eppure ogni minuto che passava cresceva in me una malinconia che pochissimi film mi hanno dato, fuori dal suo stile, Shinkai gira quello che sarebbe stato il miglior film di Miyazaki
I found it to be one of the most beautiful animations I've seen in recent time. The beginning starts off slow and is quite repetitive as the MC goes through day by day activities, but once the movie reaches Agartha, I completely forget that and experience all of the artwork of the landscapes and creatures as if I were Asuna exploring the world for the first time.
Visivamente maestoso e visionario, Shinkai si dimostra un'eccellente talento con parecchia strada da fare. Bisogna mantenere una propria direzione piuttosto che omaggiare l'inarrivabile Miyazaki, di fatto Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo sembra uscito direttamente dallo Studio Ghibli, con la differenza che abbiamo una trama piuttosto altalenante e stiracchiata.
I'm one of the very few who has had the chance to see it premiered at one of the two venues that it has been publicly previewed at in America. This movie is literally SOAKED in Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki, but Shinkai manages to take that aspect and brilliantly make it his own. I'd be amiss to say that it is his best movie (5 Centimeters per second is the best), but my god how good it is! Everyone must see it this!!
Gorgeous animation and that's why it's a shame that a film with one dimensional characters and a story that tries so hard to be Studio Ghibli but can't help itself by falling back on every anime troupe bullshit cliché that made me want to put my fist through the screen of this near 2 hour meandering movie is completely wasted. Watch Nausicaä if you want a similar film with actual depth and emotion over this shit!
the designs are beautiful, and there's something beautifully sad about life and death premise. But that's that only. The characters are two-dimensional, and though gimmicky and flashy the fantasy is, but it's a super mess, pointless, and not holding up to a thing.