The main character in this is so lovable, and the animation is gorgeous. It keeps Shojo/Young Adult plot beats exciting with its humour and suspense. Some parts of this are really heartbreaking, too. I really like a lot of this film, but there are some major plot inconsistencies mainly re: the logic of Chiaki. I think this might be a perfect film if not for the last three minutes which are kinda eyebrow raising.
teori dimana bolak balikin waktu tuh kayaknya sama ajh hampr di setiap film, pasti ada konsekuensinya dan ada korban yang tanpa sadar jadi pengganti kita. Film ini entah mengapa repetisinya kuat banget ampe gue peribadi bosen ngeliat repitisinya. Endingnya memang gak yang diduga, menyenangkan
The best film of mr. Hosuda's films. It is the most perfect match of what he's good at in both style and content. The animation is crisp and specific, with great use of exageration at moments, and the characters are extraordinarliy human. The only bad thing is the scifi twist that I found lame and unnecessary in a fine magical realism story.
7 - Decided to revisit this favourite from my teenage years, since it was one of the very few anime experiences I've ever had that left me with pleasant memories. It's incredibly wholesome and charming, if a bit too obvious here and there, and it holds up very well.
Hosoda's film finds a quite lovely balance between its time travel and romance traits, making both interesting and engaging while allowing them to mould together to make for an overall very enjoyable film. It falls in on itself a little bit towards the end with a whole mass of confusion resulting from who is jumping where, but it makes you not worry about that too much by being so charming. Delightful stuff.
I'd heard good things about this and had been saving it. I wish I hadn't. Yes the animation is lovely, the images are beautiful, but I feel they deserve a better script than this! It's just a teenage romance story, which is fine, but I guess from all the reviews . . . I was expecting more. Much more. She can travel through time, and she doesn't really DO anything. I didn't like any of the characters either. Shame.