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justsomeaccount



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:53 am Reply with quote
Edit: Woops, I posted this comment in another review, my bad Anime hyper. Already deleted.

If you allow me a little bit of criticism to the review (haven't watched the movie yet, I want to), I found the constant comparisons to "your name." and quite a few of the paragraphs being "not as good as this movie" unnecessary, especially because despite "your name." 's popularity, not all have we seen that movie yet (in some countries like mine it didn't even come out), so this review doesn't stand very much on its own or describe the movie on its own terms; which is okay if the movie is constantly comparing itself and be based on another, like you said about 5 centimeters per second (those comparisons and Shinkai's broad style I get), but it doesn't seem to have that much in comparison with "your name." in particular (which from what I know, while a Shinkai movie, it has a lot of differences that doesn't seem to be in this movie you reviewed) other than the same studio made some movies with Shinkai. It reminds me when people constantly talk down Pixar movies for not being "as good as Toy Story", it feels like putting a lot of pressure on some studio for not making constant outstanding quality one after another, especially when it's different directors.

That's my main criticism of the review, otherwise it's good, and I'm interested in seeing it, I'm very glad chinese productions now have the resources to allow new anime directors with some particular vision to the spotlight and I want to see this one's contributions.
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:04 am Reply with quote
Really exciting to see Haoliners/CoMixWave collaboration even if the results are less than stellar! I'm interested to see this now because I am among a group of Shinkai-ophiles that really dislikes 5cm/s so changes are likely to be improvements, especially if the conclusion is other than "reconnect? Nope, too late..."
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BlueMax66



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:26 pm Reply with quote
Explain how you managed to see the film when it's not even out yet?
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justsomeaccount



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:27 pm Reply with quote
^ ... because he's in Japan? Just as it says in the subtitle description?
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Sulfy



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:00 pm Reply with quote
Interesting, I didn't even know a new project was even on the horizon from Shinkai's company (or a collaboration to boot) but here we are. I'll have to keep it in the back of my head - especially as someone who loves 5 cm per second. Still haven't seen .your name though (even though I own it), so some of the comparisons in the review fall short for me.
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configspace



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:08 am Reply with quote
What's the difference between the "international version" Netflix licensed and the original Japanese theatrical version?

I think it's misleading to promote this as somehow related to Shinkai and your Name in English marketing materials when he wasn't involved in the creation but shares the same production company, Comix Wave. After reading the review it seems like one has to lower their expectations a bit
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BlueMax66



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:13 pm Reply with quote
The review in question evaporated, so there's no way to check now. Hopefully, we can talk more about this once it comes out for everyone to check out, I'm quite curious to see what it's about for myself.
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:27 pm Reply with quote
Having seen this at AX, I like it and thankfully the "5cm/s-segment" was a lot more upbeat. The "A little Fashion Show" segment was really well done too. I hope people give this a chance.
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BlueMax66



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:19 pm Reply with quote
Film's definitely worth watching. I greatly enjoyed it, and personally, I recommend the original review's author to take a look at this post, too: there are so many details and nuances that are worth checking out.
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