Your Name.

Your Name. ★★★

Uhhhhhhhhhhh what.

So yeah, I’ve liked a lot of anime movies, but I generally don’t like anime shows, and this is more in line with those than, say, Perfect Blue. It’s also extremely highly acclaimed, praised for a gorgeous art style, but like... what else does this have?

Maybe I’m just stupid, but this was wayyyyyy confusing. It’s almost like it expected me to have some sort of internal anime logic processor to figure out what was going on, and it just did not click. Crazy shit happened every few minutes, and it would take a little while for me to really understand what exactly was happening. It’s all legitimately insane stuff, and I don’t think always in a positive way.

It doesn’t help that because this is so jam packed with nonsense, the characters have absolutely no depth to them. I learned NOTHING about them besides the fact that they weren’t happy with their lives before shit hit the fan, and then that’s the end of that. It’s all plot after that. Just, why.

The last thing mostly has to do with localization ( I feel). The lyrics to the songs being on screen during certain moments made this feel like it was either interspersed with music videos or episode intros/closers every 30 minutes. The music most of the time was already distracting (it’s very good, but it felt way too emotional to really connect with the film), but here it just completely broke immersion. If you want the lyrics to matter that much, just make a musical.

This is an incredibly negative review, but I honestly had a blast with how dumb and crazy this was. Not a popular opinion, I know, but to me, this felt like the crazy shit I watch with friends on movie nights than some high art. I guess I should prepare for my crucifixion.

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