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HououinKyouma    807

 
 

 

So this is Shinkai's newest film, I saw it today and honestly was pretty damn impressed. I wasn't a fan of kotonoha no niwa, and honestly besides 5 cm most of Shinkai's films have been meh. Especially hearing that body swapping was a big part of this film I was dubious, but honestly this is better than 5 cm even though it has its fair share of flaws. I sort of want to watch it again, but it was only a limited release here in California and today's the last day its showing and they're all sold out. If you can catch this in theaters I would highly recommend it, especially if this is still playing near you.

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It looks really good, from what I saw in the trailer. Very impressive. The story and anime looks amazing.

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HououinKyouma    807

The trailer really sells this film short, and many reviews describing this as "a girl and boy body swap love story" also sell this short. I can't say much more with out spoiling things, but this is unique in many aspects compared to the rest of Shinkai's filmography. This film makes me wish I could've seen 5 cm/sec on the big screen.

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website is bad    2172

i think youll find this synopsis to be the best one at selling the idea of the movie without spoilers

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HououinKyouma    807

Also, don't ruin the movie for yourself and watch the rip, since this apparently is getting a wider American release at the beginning of 2017.

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Nish    253

I saw it premiere in UK cinemas a couple of weeks back - despite all the information telling me it was subbed it ended up being dubbed which was a bit of a disappointment (the english voice actors weren't terrible but they weren't amazing), but it was a beautiful film. I enjoyed it a lot and i'm looking forward to rewatching it subbed at some point.

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HououinKyouma    807

I hope the US wide release isn't dubbed, since there's like 5 minutes of sweet, sweet kanahana at the beginning (Mitsuha's teacher in Itomori is the same teacher from Kotonoha no Niwa and Kanahana reprises that role).

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Mr Dragon    312

I've missed quite a lot of major releases, but this might actually be my favourite film of the year. I totally agree that the trailer synopsis sells it short, but for reasons obvious if you've seen the film, it's for a very good reason.

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HououinKyouma    807

Yea the more I think about this and talk to people about it, the more I like it. I think it floats somewhere towards the bottom of my t10 or just outside of it for films I saw this year.

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Aaron    2022

watched it.

 

really beautiful, really well balanced, nice animation. had that disney magic to it. 

 

if you put 100 people in a room and told them to rate it, they'd nearly all probably give it an 8-10/10 but i dont think it'd hit THAT many 10s. 

 

is it overrated? yes. 

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Haruki    9172

i just watched it in theaters

 

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10/10

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SageRhapsody    272

Going to go watch it next week.

 

My expectations are not set high.

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SageRhapsody    272

cuz i'm a fucking hipster. 

 

When a bunch of people hype shit for me I tend to become biased against it

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HououinKyouma    807
On 4/14/2017 at 8:00 PM, SageRhapsody said:

cuz i'm a fucking hipster. 

 

When a bunch of people hype shit for me I tend to become biased against it

wow thats p cool of u man

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2K18    255

i didn't think it was that good either, it seemed like a standard anime flick to me, and some of the animation cycles were so comical that it was hard not to laugh which ruined the tone of the film

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SageRhapsody    272

^ I agree 100%.

 

It seemed pretty standard and pretty much right after that whole painting-style scene the entire movie went downhill. It started getting repetitive and a little forced, as well as rushed. And I was dissapointed that

in the end they end up meeting eachother

which trivializes the whole point of the entire movie, and their whole struggle. Feels like they just threw that in there so people wouldn't be sad or upset if it didn't happen.

 

Not to mention how atrocious the rotoscoping was 90% of the time. As 2k17 mentioned the animation really detracted from the film many times. As the funimation subs were fucking so much worse than they usually are which is strange considering it got an actual movie theater release. 

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mark    3105

I keep seeing pictures of this anime everywhere 

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SageRhapsody    272

As usual with anime that gets so hyped it becomes something even people who aren't into anime watch, it's average at best, and way over hyped.

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