A short one-off art piece from Masaaki Yuasa that focuses on distinct animation to tell the story, rather than dialogue. Short enough that it's definitely worth checking out, even if the style is vastly different from typical anime fare.
This sequel is more of the same Yuki Yuna fare, making it a somewhat mediocre follow up to what feels like a one-hit wonder.
Is it better to have a show be fantastic with some really bad parts, or to have one be pretty okay with no detractors?
Despite having all the ingredients to be the next anime classic, it ended up feeling like Magical Index meets the bad of Evangelion with unrealistic characters that betray their established depth and personalities.
More of the melodramatic, campy, hilarious nonsense that takes itself way too seriously that you loved from parts 1 & 2, but at a more relaxed, episodic pace.
A mature, heavy, and heartwarmingly human piece focusing on fatherhood and family. Complete with a beautiful and tender soundtrack that gets the feels rolling.
A decent prequel, has some cries, but they feel a bit shallow/forced. There isn't as much of an emotional dynamic/contrast, but it still has merit, especially the music.
Mirai is a magical family-focused movie that feels like a modern, Japanese "Coco" but with much less stress and more appreciation for simple things.