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.
A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
The "new sibling romantic comedy" revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an ... See full summary »
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.
Honestly, who translates these movie titles? what is 'weathering?' humph!
i watched the subtitled version, and the animation was equally as gorgeous as 'kimi no na wa.' there was an interview with shinkai after the preview screening where he explained the difficulty in animating rain: tracing the path of each drop, accounting for refraction, and having to draw things twice - the actual person or object as well as its reflection.
the musical score is once again the result of close collaboration with radwimps. sometimes scenes were animated AFTER the songs were received, which seemed unusual.
the story of 'tenki no ko' (child of weather) is closely tied to japanese people's relationship with the four seasons. there are folkloric elements that are hard to convey, but it's a visually gorgeous film.
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