Hibiscus’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film is more painful than anything Haneke.
This film is more painful than anything Noé.
This film is more painful than anything Trier.
And maybe that's because of how relateble it is.
I haven't felt this much in a long time. People that avoid these kinds of films because of their preconceived notions and prejudices towards anime should definitely reevaluate things. It's all cinema.
Stay open-minded, and watch films like these. I will probably never forget this movie.