Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Weathering With You

Synopsis: Three years after Your Name, Makoto Shinkai returns with his latest film, Weathering With You. When small town high schooler Hodaka Morishima makes a go at living on his own in Tokyo for the first time, it isn’t long before he finds steady work writing for a local magazine focused on all things strange and supernatural -- but the most interesting thing happening in the boy’s life is the unusual weather. Rain’s common enough in the city that at first, no one makes much of the recent torrential showers that never seem to end, but unbeknownst to nearly everyone, a young girl named Hina Amano who has the ability to control the weather walks among them. [Source: Golden Village]

Another good anime film by Makoto Shinkai. Striking similar style as "Your Name", good music and at times, moving plot will keep the audience captivated on the screen. I must say the English translation of the movie title doesn't do the movie any justice. Perhaps, "Child of the Weather" would be a more fitting title compared to "Weathering with you". Good movie to catch in this season of anime film feast. On a side note, perhaps the author is trying to make a point on global warming?

Rate: 7.5/10

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rascal Does Not Dream Of A Dreaming Girl

Synopsis: Sakuta Azusagawa is a second-year high school student living in "Fujisawa", where the sky and sea shines. The exciting everyday life with his upperclassman and girlfriend, Mai Sakurajima, takes a turn at the appearance of his first love, Shoko Makinohara. For some reason, "two versions" of Shoko exists—a junior high student and an adult. Sakuta is made a fool by “Adult Shoko” as he somehow but reluctantly ends up living with her. His relationship with Mai becomes strained. Meanwhile, Sakuta learns that “Junior High Shoko” is diagnosed with a serious illness and his scar starts to hurt again. [Source: Golden Village]

If you have not watch the prequel anime "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai", do not catch this movie at all cost or else, you will end up being confused, see stars, don't understand what is going on, wandering why people start clapping at the end of the show..... like me. So yup, the only thing I can understand is the characters keep trying to go back to the past to save people...sounds like Stein Gate....hmm

Rate: 5/10