Owen Baldner’s review published on Letterboxd:
Makoto Shinkai is a blessing unto this world. Truly.
Your Name is by far one of my favorite animated films of all time. Breathtaking in every frame I was spellbound the entire time. To say my hopes were high for Weather With You would be an understatement.
And he met them.
The animation is truly spell-binding. The world feels vibrant and alive with every scene and I never want to rip my eyes away. The emotional core of the film between these two lost souls just trying to find their place in the world is beautiful and poetic. How nature binds them and the world around them is spectacular. His way of weaving fantasy into the mundane makes me question whether or not everything in life isn’t touched by a little mysticism.
I honestly think that if you were to ask me to paint a portrait of my soul I would just point to Your Name and Weather With You. Nothing compares. Ugh. Thanks Makoto. I love you ❤️