George Seabrook’s review published on Letterboxd:
I haven't been as spurred to hear other people's thoughts/theories as I was after watching this in forever. The logic is so overwhelmingly rooted in Japanese folklore, with none of which I had any familiarity beforehand. Which made it an odd puzzle, since a lot of the emotion spoke quite loudly to me, at least in the epilogue.
It's not the love story that screams to me, more the epilogue's sense of displacement and dissatisfaction. I haven't been able to strongly connect to love stories for a while now. Feels like a problem.