While interesting to see one of Makoto Shinkai's earlier works, this left me not really feeling anything. The first section was gorgeous and emotional, but the rest left me wanting.
Beneath the facade of a comfy "Magical girlfriend" genre, this is unquestioningly a lolicon primer/grooming show that reinforces toxic relationship ideals.
Despite taking place in a restaurant, this is not a food or cooking anime. Rather, it's a Josei harem romance that borders on the line of being a Soap Opera.
Focusing primarily on strong sisterly bonds, this movie is less of a Post-War Drama and more of a Period Drama (think Jane Austen meets Charles Dickens). It has calmer pacing than the series with even more gorgeous art and animation.
If you’re hungry for more slice of life with extra helpings of sugary “Moe” to the point it’s almost cloying, yet has some genuinely good moments, go pick it up. There are better mindless slice of life shows, but I didn’t resent watching this one.
A truly beautiful movie with interesting, fresh, and unexpected elements, but still in the shadow of its predecessor, Your Name.
With some extra sentimental feels and more polished animation, this is a great finisher that fits right in with usual K-On shenanigans.
KyoAni breathes their signature love into this piece, making it another great show for de-stressing and having a stakes-free good time.