The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.
A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. These two broken pieces come together and heal one another as they learn what it is to walk.
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
I loved this short about three seasons between a girl, her adopted cat, and the cat's new lover. The cat certainly had an entertaining and very animated prescence in the film. The graphics were great, even in black and white. The story was very sweet and focused on the dialogue of the cat as it gets adjusted to its new environment, its newfound love in a cat (Mimi, cute), and it's adoration and loyalty to its new owner.
You should see this one on the Voice Of A Distant Star DVD (American version) because those two together are a delight. I gave this short film a 9/10, and many other people loved it, too...it won a few awards I think.
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